1400-1600 elo, Learn from the Classics, Puzzles
Black to play and win. Can you find the winning move for black? Elo Strength: 1400-1600
White: Carl Hammpe
Black: Wilhelm Steinitz
Event: Vienna Championship
Solution: 30...Rxh2+ 31. Kxh2 Rh8+ mate. Black would have been lost without this combination.
Wilhem Steinitz was the first player to be recognized as World Champion, a title he held from 1886 to 1894. In this tournament (Vienna Championship 1860) finished in 2nd position behind Carl Hammpe