Gunsberg vs Steinitz
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[Event "Ch World (match)"] [Site "New York (USA)"] [Round "16.98"] [White "Gunsberg"] [Black "Steinitz"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C51"] [Opening "Evans Gambit Accepted"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. O-O Qf6 7. d4 h6 8. Qa4 Bb6 9. Bb5 Nge7 10. Ba3 exd4 11. e5 Qg6 12. cxd4 Nd5 13. Re1 Nf4 14. g3 Qg4 15. Nbd2 Nh3+ 16. Kg2 Ng5 17. Bb2 Ne7 18. Be2 Ne6 19. Kh1 Qf5 {Here Gunsberg picked up his KN with the clear intention of moving it to h4. He even placed it momentarily on that square, and then hastily retracted the move. After a while Gunsberg picked up the Knight again and played Nh4. As he did so he shook his head and shrugged his shoulders as if to say "I'm bound to move this piece and I can't find any better place to put it"} 20. Nh4 Qxf2 {Steinitz play ed this move without pausing to think. In veiw of what had happened he was quite convinced that his opponent had overlooked, until too late, that his f-pawn was unprotected} 21. Ne4 {Rude awakening. The only square for the Queen is e3, but then come Bf1 and the Queen is snared in mid-board} 21... Qe3 22. Bf1 {The instince to win material can manifest itslef in some strange ways. We must make it clear, howevver, that Gunsberg's tactics here are not to be condoned. After the game Steinitz pointed out that Gunsberg had himself been the victim of similar tactics, in a match game with Chigorin, and that on that occasion Gunsberg had been extremely angry} 1-0
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WhiteGunsberg
BlackSteinitz
Game
Moves22
OpeningC51 — Evans Gambit Accepted
Result1-0
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TournamentCh World (match)
LocationNew York (USA)
Round16.98