Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Steinitz annotated game vs Gunsberg - The Cambrian Swansea

The Cambrian, Swansea Wales
18 December 1891
Chess column found in this newspaper from Swansea area, Wales. Chess editor James Glass.

Wilhelm Steinitz vs Isidor Gunsberg 0-1, World Chess Championship Manhataan 1890
Queen's Gambit Accepted
Historical WCC match between Steinitz and Gunsberg. In this column, the Cambrian quoted Steinitz's annotation from the New York Tribune. Enjoy the simple explanation by the world champion.

White to play and mate in two moves, composed by Mrs T.B.Rowland
Usually the solution can be found on the next issue

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The following good story is told of the great Steinitz, in the days when he played for a shilling a game at Simpson's Divan. A provincial player engaged with him en even play, and Steinitz won several games in rapid succession. Said the amateur, "I fear I do not afford you much amusement, but really, I am only a beginner.: Mr. Steinitz said no apology was required, and went on pocketing the shillings. Presently the amateur was satisfied, and said, "What is the fault of my play?" "Well, " ,said Steinitz, "you half played me thirteen games and you have never moved your Knigth at all." "ah," said the Provincial, "you forget that I told you I am a beginner; I do not understand the Knights' move yet".

The Cambrian chess column
18 December 1891 -  Welsh Newspapers Online 
tags: chess history, chess championship match, age of chess, steinitz anecdotes 

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