Wilhelm Steinitz


Steinitz Annotates his Chess Game!
The following game is from the final section of the London Chess Club Handicap Tournament. The only "odds" involved are that Zukertort had to play Black, but that was enough for De Vere to take down his famous opponent. Note the excellent concluding combination! Learn more about First World Chess Champion William (Wilhelm) Steinitz

City of Vienna - City of Paris Correspondence Chess Game, 1884-1885
(Annotated by Wilhelm Steinitz). The following game is one of two annotated by Wilhelm Steinitz in the January 1886 issue of the International Chess Magazine. Here we may see Steinitz at work as a chess journalist, facing deadlines and other pressures - yet observe the care and thoroughness taken with his analysis. Both games are given in ChessBase format for download on the web page given in The Collected Works of Wilhelm Steinitz CD, for which complete details may be found there.

Wilhelm Steinitz-Zukertort Chess Game Match, 1886
This is a sample of how Wilhelm Steinitz covered the First World Championship and is presented for your enjoyment from The Collected Works of Wilhelm Steinitz. The Introduction to the Steinitz-Zukertort match will give you a taste of the excitement in the atmosphere at the beginning of the first world championship match. The game itself is richly annotated by Steinitz and shows why he is considered the world's greatest chess instructor. This extract features just one of hundreds of games (850+) annotated by the man who was the idol of Bobby Fischer and revolutionized chess into what it is today. Check out The Collected Works of Wilhelm Steinitz

Fischer RandomChess Game  in 1875
Even Bobby "Fischer Random" is not without precedent in standard chess. It is well known that Fischer is a great admirer of Wilhelm Steinitz, and has studied extensively the 1st World Chess Champion's games and writings. As a teenager Fischer was seen reading the International Chess Magazine, while as recently as 1996 he was observed buying a collection of Steinitz games (The Games of Wilhelm Steinitz) from a chess shop in Argentina. See one of the first know "Fischer Random" games player.