Marshall, Steinitz, Lasker: Best of 1890s-1910s | Games to Know by Heart – GM Ben Finegold

Grandmaster Ben Finegold looks at three memorable games from the decades around the turn of the 20th century. The “Gold Coin Game” Levitsky-Marshall is included. Did spectators really throw money at the board in appreciation?

Stefan Levitsky vs Frank James Marshall, 18th DSB Kongress (1912): C10 French, Marshall variation
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Curt von Bardeleben, Hastings (1895): C54 Giuoco Piano, Greco’s attack
Emanuel Lasker vs William Ewart Napier, Cambridge Springs (1904): B34 Sicilian, accelerated fianchetto, modern variation

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