Steinitz vs Zukertort
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[Event "match"] [Site "?"] [Round "2"] [White "Steinitz"] [Black "Zukertort"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C45"] [Opening "Scotch: 4.Nxd4 Nf6"] {38. ZUKERTORT (1842-1888) Zukertort played thousands of games with the great Anderssen. This must have been an excellent education in the realms of combinative play in so far as he needed any educating in the art. Zukertort was indeed a tremendously talented combination plyaer; morever, he avoided the common error of his day, which was to play too wildly. From the positional point of view, however, Zukertort never reached teh same heights. In both his matches with Steinitz he was consistently outplayed in this sphere. His failure was in finding of a plan appropriate to this requirements of the positions. But once on the right plan, he was dangerous even to Steinitz} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. exd5 cxd5 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 c6 11. Ne2 Bd6 12. Ng3 (12. -- Bxh2+ 13. Kxh2 Ng4+) ( 12. Nd4) 12... h6 13. Bd2 $2 Ng4 14. Be2 (14. f3 Nxh2 15. Kxh2 Qh4+ $19) 14... Qh4 15. Bxg4 Bxg4 16. Qc1 Be2 17. Re1 Ba6 18. Bc3 f5 (18... -- 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. Nf5+) (18... d4 19. Re4 { Steinitz held that White had a good game at this point}) 19. Re6 Rad8 20. Qd2 d4 $1 (20... f4 21. Qd4) 21. Ba5 Rd7 22. Rxd6 Rxd6 23. Bb4 Qf6 24. Rd1 $2 (24. Nxf5 Re6 25. Bxf8 Qxf5) (24. Re1) 24... Rd5 25. Bxf8 Qxf8 26. Nh5 Qe8 27. Nf4 Re5 28. h4 c5 29. h5 $2 (29. b4 { Steinitz claimed White still had a good position}) 29... Re4 30. c3 Qb8 { This was the last move before time control} (30... Qe5 31. Nd3 Qd6 32. f3 Re3 33. Nf2 Rxf3 34. gxf3 Qg3+ 35. Kh1 Bb7) 31. g3 (31. Nd3 Rh4 32. g3 Rxh5 33. Nxc5 Qa8 $1) 31... Qe5 32. Ng6 Qd6 33. Nf4 d3 $1 { Zukertort continues to work with tactical finesse} 34. b3 (34. Nxd3 Bxd3 35. Qxd3 Re1+ $1) 34... c4 35. Rb1 Kh7 36. Kh2 (36. Kg2) 36... Qb6 37. Kg1 (37. -- Re2 38. Nxe2 Qxf2+ 39. Kh3 Bb7) 37... Bb7 38. Rb2 Qc6 39. f3 Qc5+ 40. Qf2 (40. Kh2 Re2+ 41. Nxe2 Qf2+ 42. Kh3 Qxf3 $1 $19) 40... Re1+ 41. Kh2 $2 (41. Kg2 Re3 42. Ne6 $1 Bxf3+ 43. Qxf3 Rxe6 {Steinitz}) 41... Qxf2+ 42. Rxf2 Bxf3 43. g4 ( 43. Rxf3 d2 $19) (43. Ng2 Bxg2 44. Kxg2 cxb3 45. axb3 Rc1 46. c4 Rc2 47. Kf1 d2 48. Ke2 d1=Q+) 43... Be2 44. Ng2 d2 45. Ne3 cxb3 46. axb3 Bxg4 0-1
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Players
WhiteSteinitz
BlackZukertort
Game
Moves46
OpeningC45 — Scotch: 4.Nxd4 Nf6
Result0-1
Date
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Tournament
Tournamentmatch
Location?
Round2