St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Steinitz Gets It
|Steinitz Gets It|
|St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Friday, February 5, 1886, Page 2|
STEINITZ GETS IT
Zukertort Gives Him the Opening for Which
He Was Yearning
The second St. Louis game in the great chess match between Zukertort and Steinitz began this afternoon at the Harmonie Club. The time set for the beginning of the game was 2 oclock, and long before that hour about a half dozen gentlemen gathered in the hall and looked expectedly at the big board placed before them. In the room where the players sit, Mr. S.M. Joseph, C.F. Wadsworth, chess editor of the Auburn Citizen, Auburn, Ill; Max Judd, and the seconds of the players stood around and discussed the merits of the last game and the probability of the winning man in the game today. The seconds remained the same as in the first game, viz.: Messrs, Duncan and Foster, and Dr. Campbell and Isador Judd as substitutes. As the hand of the clock approached the hour the audience began to increase perceptibly and those gentlemen whose perspectives to chess are well known began to stroll in by the twos and threes. Amongst those present were Albert Blair, Rudolph Koerper, C.M. Tucker of Pittsfield, Ill., Dr. L. Haydel, Mr. Wetherall, Fred Gabel, I.B. Pachall, and Col. R. G. Rowley. Steinitz arrived early and seemed confident and serene. He employed himself by pacing up and down the players room with his eyes fixed on the floor and a very meditative aspect on his face. Promptly at 2 oclock the players took their seats at the table, Zukertort leading. The colors today were Zukertort white, Steinitz black. The game ran as follows, Zukertort having the right to move first.
The opening above is the one that Steinitz declared he wanted, and it will be remembered that he said he would do up Zukertort if he resorted to it.
St. Louis is a Steinitz town, you can bet on that, said a chess player today. You see, its a matter of patriotic pride. We want to make this country the leading one in chess. We dont want to see Zukertort go back across the water with all the laurels. Steinitz is going to live in this country after this, and we ought to give him a lift. Steinitz is troubled with insomnia and complained yesterday of being unable to woo the drowsy god. The last game was the best in the series so far. It was well contested throughout, is the general verdict. A.H. Robbins, the best problemist in the city, calls off the moves for the official scorer. He keeps his eye on every move but keeps mum at the same time. He always stands ready to courteously explain the last move. The Chicago and Cincinnati papers come to hand, had a correct score of the game and S.M. Joseph, the official scorer, is tickled to think the Associated Press sent the same accurate score all over the world. Some think that Steinitz is the better analyzer but that Zukertort carries the game along the better. Others however, deny it. Steinitz is a good whist player but Zukertort can beat him. When either plays, nobody reneges.
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