Monday, June 15, 2009
Notable Games of William Steinitz
Steinitz vs Mongredien 1862 London
This game was awarded the brilliancy prize at the 1862 London International Tournament.
William Steinitz vs Curt von Bardeleben Hastings 1895
A great attacking combination in the old 1860s style. After White's 22nd move, all the White pieces are en prise but Black is lost. The game won the first brilliancy prize of the tournament.
Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (May 17, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an AustrianPeople
The World Chess Championship is played to determine the World Champion in the board game chess. Both men and women are eligible to contest this title....
from 1886 to 1894. Some contemporaries and later writers described him as world champion since 1866, when he won a match against Adolf AnderssenAdolf Anderssen
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. Steinitz lost his title to Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
Emanuel Lasker was a Germany chess player, mathematician, and Philosophy who was World Chess Championship for 27 years. In his prime Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is still generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever....
in 1894 and also lost a re-match in 1897.