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Correspondence Chess • Cecil Valentine De Vere (?) vs Wilhelm Steinitz (?)

Cecil Valentine De Vere (?) plays Wilhelm Steinitz (?) in a casual imported game of chess. Wilhelm Steinitz (?) resigned after 27 moves. Click to replay, analyse, and discuss the game!

C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defense, Rio Gambit Accepted

Cecil Valentine De Vere (?)
1 Inaccuracies
1 Mistakes
0 Blunders
25 Average centipawn loss
Wilhelm Steinitz (?)
3 Inaccuracies
5 Mistakes
1 Blunders
60 Average centipawn loss
[Event "Dundee Congress"] [Site "https://lichess.org/TEn5gcn2"] [Date "1867.09.05"] [Round "2"] [White "Cecil Valentine De Vere (?)"] [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz (?)"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [Variant "Standard"] [TimeControl "-"] [ECO "C67"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defense, Rio Gambit Accepted"] [Termination "Normal"] [Annotator "lichess.org"] 1. e4 { [%eval 0.27] } 1... e5 { [%eval 0.26] } 2. Nf3 { [%eval 0.33] } 2... Nc6 { [%eval 0.42] } 3. Bb5 { [%eval 0.27] } 3... Nf6 { [%eval 0.33] } 4. O-O { [%eval 0.31] } 4... Nxe4 { [%eval 0.37] } { C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defense, Rio Gambit Accepted } 5. Re1 { [%eval 0.13] } 5... Nd6 { [%eval 0.16] } 6. Nxe5 { [%eval 0.23] } 6... Nxe5 { [%eval 0.26] } 7. Rxe5+ { [%eval 0.08] } 7... Be7 { [%eval 0.11] } 8. d4 { [%eval -0.37] } 8... f6?! { (-0.37 → 0.41) Inaccuracy. Best move was Nxb5. } { [%eval 0.41] } (8... Nxb5 9. Rxb5 d5 10. Bf4 O-O 11. Nd2 b6 12. Nf3 Re8 13. Qd2 c5 14. Rb3 Bf5 15. Re1) 9. Re1 { [%eval 0.12] } 9... Nxb5 { [%eval 0.15] } 10. Qh5+ { [%eval 0.25] } 10... g6 { [%eval 0.32] } 11. Qxb5 { [%eval 0.29] } 11... c6 { [%eval 0.51] } 12. Qb3 { [%eval 0.18] } 12... d5 { [%eval 0.28] } 13. c4 { [%eval 0.28] } 13... Kf7 { [%eval 0.25] } 14. Nc3 { [%eval 0.37] } 14... dxc4?! { (0.37 → 1.10) Inaccuracy. Best move was Qb6. } { [%eval 1.1] } (14... Qb6 15. cxd5 Qxb3 16. axb3 Rd8 17. dxc6 bxc6 18. Be3 a6 19. Rec1 Rb8 20. Na4 Bd7 21. Nc5) 15. Qxc4+ { [%eval 0.95] } 15... Kg7 { [%eval 1.21] } 16. d5 { [%eval 1.06] } 16... cxd5? { (1.06 → 2.91) Mistake. Best move was Re8. } { [%eval 2.91] } (16... Re8 17. Be3) 17. Nxd5 { [%eval 3.0] } 17... Bf8? { (3.00 → 4.77) Mistake. Best move was Bd6. } { [%eval 4.77] } (17... Bd6 18. Bf4 b5 19. Qc6 Bxf4 20. Qxa8 Be5 21. Rad1 Qf8 22. Qxa7+ Qf7 23. Qc5 Bg4 24. f3) 18. Nxf6? { (4.77 → 2.69) Mistake. Best move was Nc7. } { [%eval 2.69] } (18. Nc7 Bd7 19. Nxa8 Bc6 20. Be3 Qxa8 21. Rad1 Rg8 22. Bd4 Qd8 23. Bc3 Qc7 24. Bxf6+ Kxf6) 18... Qxf6 { [%eval 2.87] } 19. Bd2 { [%eval 2.81] } 19... b5? { (2.81 → 5.23) Mistake. Best move was Qf7. } { [%eval 5.23] } (19... Qf7 20. Qd4+ Kg8 21. Bc3 Qg7 22. Qd5+ Qf7 23. Qxf7+ Kxf7 24. Bxh8 Be6 25. Rad1 Rc8 26. Bc3) 20. Qd5 { [%eval 4.3] } 20... b4? { (4.30 → 6.20) Mistake. Best move was Be6. } { [%eval 6.2] } (20... Be6) 21. Rac1 { [%eval 5.64] } 21... Qf7?? { (5.64 → 8.85) Blunder. Best move was Qd6. } { [%eval 8.85] } (21... Qd6 22. Qxa8) 22. Qxa8 { [%eval 8.45] } 22... Be6? { (8.45 → 9.83) Mistake. Best move was Bc5. } { [%eval 9.83] } (22... Bc5 23. Rxc5) 23. Qe4 { [%eval 9.58] } 23... Bxa2 { [%eval 13.48] } 24. Qe5+ { [%eval 12.92] } 24... Kg8 { [%eval 12.0] } 25. Rc7 { [%eval 10.81] } 25... Qd5?! { (10.81 → Mate in 6) Checkmate is now unavoidable. Best move was h5. } { [%eval #6] } (25... h5 26. Rxf7) 26. Qxd5+?! { (Mate in 6 → 10.11) Lost forced checkmate sequence. Best move was Qf6. } { [%eval 10.11] } (26. Qf6 Qf7 27. Rxf7 Bxf7 28. Bh6 Bxh6 29. Re7 Be8 30. Rxe8+ Bf8 31. Qxf8#) 26... Bxd5 { [%eval 9.87] } 27. Re8 { [%eval 9.38] } { Black resigns. } 1-0