Death of "The Black Death"

Death of "The Black Death"

kenytiger
kenytiger
Nov 19, 2007, 12:00 AM |
13 | Amazing Games

Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900), Austrian-American Grandmaster and first official World Champion, defeated English Grandmaster Joseph Henry Blackburne, alias "The Black Death" (1841-1924) in this game played in London in 1876. The game was going on a peaceful note and turned violent when White castled in the opposite side. Both players raced for the enemy King with everything they had, Black came up short. 

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