[Event "GotM #42"] [Site "London"] [Date "1866.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Hewitt, M."] [Black "Steinitz, Wilhelm"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C23"] [Annotator "Connaughton, Ken"] [PlyCount "52"] [EventDate "1866.??.??"] [EventCountry "ENG"] {[%evp 0,52,15,16,5,15,90,80,80,32,89,26,31,1,-8,-65,-76,-117,-131,-146,-119, -147,-153,-130,-130,-218,-194,-203,-211,-508,-334,-382,-382,-653,-473,-504, -280,-364,-280,-346,-311,-315,-518,-518,-426,-29991,-29992,-29993,-29994, -29995,-29996,-29997,-29998,-29999,-30000]} 1. e4 {King's Pawn Game} e5 { Open Game} 2. Bc4 {Bishop's Opening} f5 {Aggressive but risky surge from Black early in the game.} 3. d3 Nf6 4. Ne2 Bc5 5. c3 Nc6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 fxe4 8. Bf4 d5 {This will allow for castling.} 9. Bb5 Bxd4 {Reducing pressure on the c6-Knight.} 10. Qxd4 O-O 11. Bxc6 bxc6 {[#] As we move into the middlegame Black through clever exchanges has completed all of his opening goals and now stands well.} 12. Qa4 $6 {Chasing after pawns when he should be developing.} Bd7 13. Bg5 Qe8 14. Qb3 {Too many Queen moves and White is falling behind.} Ng4 15. Bh4 e3 {[#] The King which should have been castled several moves ago must scurry and Black will have a monster passed pawn without really working too hard for it.} 16. O-O Qh5 17. Bg3 e2 {[#]} 18. Re1 {Even if White's play in this game has been questionable, Black shows wonderful mastery in the upcoming attack.} Rxf2 $1 {White can't take or it's curtains.} 19. Nd2 (19. Bxf2 $4 Qxh2#) 19... Raf8 {More pressure.} 20. c4 {Hoping for counterplay.} Rxg2+ $1 { [#] Audacious sacrifice leads White into deeper trouble.} 21. Kxg2 Qh3+ $3 { [#] Black gives even more material up to drag the White King forward to his demise.} 22. Kxh3 (22. Kh1 Rf2 $19 {[%CAl Rf2h2]}) 22... Ne3+ {Cutting off the retreat.} 23. Kh4 Ng2+ {The White King is relentlessly driven forward.} 24. Kg5 Rf5+ 25. Kg4 {The White King can finally start retreating but the terrain has changed from what he once knew.} h5+ 26. Kh3 {Back again he goes but...} Rf2# { [#] A really ingenious mating attack and the game ends.} 0-1
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