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  • #21

    Was this an actual game, or a puzzle that someone showed Tal? I would like to know the story behind it.

    It was AWESOME :)

  • #22
    But er... returning to the subject, does the Steinitz not *look* and *feel* entirely excellent? Does it not tick many boxes that abstract theory demands?... Dominate [overrun!] the center; Defend! (d4,f4,Nf3); Play with courage [GGRRR!!!]... The Steinitz looks so pretty too, tending towards a central pyramid... I doubt many sensitive types would have the heart to jeopardize its very pleasing symmetry. Anyway, I've won with it against Sourceforge MobileChess (on a Java mobile) which is probably the strongest computer opponent out there, and that's good enough for me! Now where did I put my pills?
  • #23

    Seems unlikely, but I think the penalty should be that the other player gets to keep the queen.


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