St. Louis Post-Dispatch/The Eighth Chess Game
|The Eighth Chess Game|
|St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Monday, February 8, 1886, Page 2|
THE EIGHTH CHESS GAME
Steinitz and Zukertort Renew
Their Battle at Harmonie Club Today
The beautiful character of the third day of the chess match between Messrs. Zukertort and Steinitz had an enthusing effect upon the players, as was evidenced by Steinitz leaving his quarters across the street at 1:30 and taking his place at the open window of the Harmonie club at Eighteenth and Olive Streets and letting the warm southern wind blow through his whiskers for the half-hour preceding the game. Zukertort was not so prompt in getting on the field.
Promptly at 2 o'clock Steinitz led off with the white, playing his pawn to the king's fourth and then four moves were rapidly made and the game was just growing intricate enough to hush the murmur in the room when Zukertort observed that his clock was not running, and after the white had played the fifth move, a recess of twenty minutes was taken, whilst the committee skirmished around for another clock. When a clock was secured the game ran on.
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