Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Steinitz’s Misconception

Chess is a game which continuously evolves. Especially, the use of computers helps to quickly and accurately evaluate variations previously well considered.

For example, in the Scotch Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4) the first World Chess Champion Wlhelm Steinitz (1836-1900) considered acceptable an early play with queen on move 4…Qh4.

Nevertheless, the modern chess strategy rejects it because neglects the basic rule of developing pieces.

In today’s example, Black falls victim of Steinitz’s strategic misconception.

It’s possible to say that Steinitz’s preference for the early 4…Qh4 move, is the beginning of a trap in White’s favour.

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