Game of the Week: W. Steinitz vs L. Paulsen

by Merijn van Delft
7/15/2020 – In his "Game of the Week" show Merijn van Delft takes a look at the classics and presents a game between Wilhelm Steinitz (pictured) and Louis Paulsen, in which Steinitz comes up with amazing positional concepts. | Merijn's show is available at 15.00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Game of the Week #420

As the past week was a relatively quiet one, I'm using the opportunity to present an amazing classical game by Wilhelm Steinitz, played 150 years ago. He faced another absolute top player from those days, Louis Paulsen, and was at his very best shape on that particular day.

Louis Paulsen (1833–1891)

The series of creative positional concepts that Steinitz came up with in the course of just one game, left no doubt about including it in my book Mastering Positional Sacrifices.

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Merijn van Delft is an International Master from the Netherlands who lived in Hamburg for many years and is currently based in Amsterdam. After scoring a GM norm in 2017 he is eager for more. His ChessBase show on Wednesday evenings has been running for over ten years now.

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