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Henry Bird vs Wilhem Steinitz - Classical Ending 9 of 150

Nov 17, 2007, 6:42 AM 1

Keep an eye on Steinitz's Queen side pawn play, it was awesome long term positional planning. Wilhelm Steinitz (1834-1900) is regarded as the first world champion. He applied the strategic dogma of Cluley: an attack has to be prepared. Steinitz is called the founder of positional chess. He applied this approach in Vienna 1873. Back in those days his opponents found his style boring. Today's modern players respect his positional abilities.


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