Exciting Scotch Gambit Win: Steinitz vs Lang 1-0

I may be an old lion, but I can still bite someone’s hand off if he puts it in my mouth. – Wilhelm Steinitz

The first world chess champion knew what he was talking about. He is also credited with – among a whole lot of other things – of having improved his chess to an amazing degree after the age of 21! Here is an exciting Scotch Gambit by the Master. Watch out for the sacrifices. How many can you spot?




Wilhelm Steinitz – Lang

Result: 1-0
Site: Vienna
Date: 1860

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.d4 exd4 4.¥c4 £e7 5.O-O ¤e5 6.¤xe5 £xe5 7.c3 c5 8.f4 £f6 9.e5 £b6 10.¢h1 ¥e7 11.f5 d5 12.¥xd5 ¤h6 13.f6 ¥f8 14.¥xh6 gxh6 15.¥xf7+ ¢xf7 16.£h5+ ¢e6 17.£e8+ ¢d5 18.cxd4 ¥e6 19.¤c3+ ¢c4 20.d5 ¦xe8 21.¦f4+ ¢d3 22.¦d1+ ¢c2 23.¦f2#

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