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Studying the Classics: 1889 WCC

Studying the Classics: 1889 WCC

Aug 25, 2014, 9:27 PM 0

Good time of day to you my chess friends,

While I know it has been quite some time since I last updated any interesting material on this blog that was not related to some recent tournament in which I competed, I would like to return to more study-oriented posts. I hope to resume my coverage of the Alekhine-Bogo WCC that I started quite some time ago, but just recently I have been looking into the games of the 1889 WCC between Steinitz and Chigorin (ther first clash for the world title). In this post (which should be quite lengthy, and hopefully in good proportion useful for study/instructive) I will show my analysis (not assisted by an engine) of what I found to be some of the most intriguing games of the match from a strategic perspective.  There are many sharp games and bountiful blunders to follow, but I hope you will find the games instructive. I know that in studying them, I have found them good for my chess development.

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