We want Opening Traps
The vids are quite short. Are you under a time restriction, do they have to be under 4 minutes?
The Steinitz v Curt von Bardeleben game.
Deserves to be shown in full as the build up to that position is very instructive.
I like the fact you gave your own analysis after 25 Rxh7+ Qxh7 (including missing
an acknowledge mate in one) 😉 But the critical line is 25...Kg8.
That lad who added in the comments that von Bardeleben left the tournamnet
hall and comitted suicide is quite wrong. Unless von Bardeleben jumped from a
very high building. The game was played in 1895, he died in 1924.
Also who played the remaining games? His ghost?
This game was played in round 10. (and won the tournament brilliancy prize.)
von Bardeleben did not, contary to popular belief did walk out of the tournament.
The loss does however seems to have had some affect. It sent him on
run of 8 games without a win.
Rd 11 He lost to Blackburne
Rd 12 He drew with Janowski
Rd 13 He lost to Walbrodt
Rd 14 He lost to Chigorin
Rd 15 He drew with Tarrasch
Rd 16 He lost to Tinsley
Rd 17 He lost to Pillsbury
Rd 18 He drew with Schiffers
Rd 19 He beat Gunsberg
Rd 20 He drew with Teichmann
Rd 21 He beat Marco
He finished 7 equal with 11½ points W8 D7 L6
22 players took part.
Discussing this game I never fail to point out that von Bardeleben did not
walk away because he was lost and in the huff.
He had complained that when a game was finished the clapping of the
spectators put the other players who games were still in progress off.
He knew the finish of this game would raise the roof so in the interest of his
fellow players he left the hall and lost on time.
According to Edward Winter he told Steinitz he would be doing this.
An interesting character was our von Bardeleben and not a bad player either.
He liked to experiment with openings. Here is the opening from his win v Marco.
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7
The opening we now call 'The Modern.' 😕
Here is the full Steinitz - von Bardeleben game with the 'missing' Steinitz variation.