Steinitz vs Golmayo
1025
[Event "Havana"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Steinitz"] [Black "Golmayo"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C25"] [Opening "Vienna: 2...Bc5"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Bc5 3. f4 d6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. fxe5 dxe5 6. Nxe5 Qd4 7. Nd3 Bb6 8. Qf3 Nc6 9. Be2 Bg4 10. Qf4 Bxe2 11. Kxe2 O-O-O {Characteristically, Steinitz has indulged in a risky looking pawn grab. His King is unsafe, and how to complete development is a real problem} 12. Ne1 { Unquestionably the best move, protecting the c-pawn and preparing Pd3} 12... Nb4 {Attempting to cross White's Plans} 13. a3 $1 (13. d3 Nxc2 { removing the guard of d3}) 13... Rhe8 $5 {Black feels sure he can smash the White position with a few powerful blows. However, things do no turn out that way; Steinitz plays a level headed defence, not weakening his position any further} 14. axb4 Nxe4 15. Qf5+ { An important intermediate check, bringing his Queen to a safer spot} 15... Kb8 16. Nxe4 Rxe4+ 17. Kd1 Rf4 18. Qh3 Re8 (18... Qxb4 19. d3 Rf2 20. Be3 Qxb2 21. Bxf2 Qxa1+ 22. Ke2 Re8+ 23. Kf1 Qf6 24. Qf3 { White's position is not weakened and Black lacks points of contact}) 19. c3 Qc4 20. Kc2 Rf2 21. Nd3 Rfe2 {The defence is running smoothly} (21... Qe4 22. Re1 { White forces simplifications}) 22. b3 Qc6 (22... Qe4 23. Qf3) 23. Qf3 Qg6 24. Rf1 R8e3 25. Qf5 Qc6 26. b5 Qd6 27. Nf4 $1 {retribution is near} 27... Re5 28. Qxf7 R2e4 29. d3 Re2+ 30. Nxe2 Rxe2+ 31. Bd2 $18 1-0
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Players
WhiteSteinitz
BlackGolmayo
Game
Moves31
OpeningC25 — Vienna: 2...Bc5
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentHavana
Location?
Round0