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Steinitz

[stahy-nits, shtahy-] /ˈstaɪ nɪts, ˈʃtaɪ-/
noun
1.
William (Wilhelm Steinitz) 1836–1900, U.S. chess player, born in Austria-Hungary.
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  • "So you may as well lock it, Steinitz," and this was done promptly.

    A Dash .. .. .. For a Throne Arthur W. Marchmont
  • I sent for Steinitz and told him to have a carriage got ready for me at once.

    A Dash .. .. .. For a Throne Arthur W. Marchmont
  • Zukertort and Steinitz are his heroes, and he is as melodious on mates as he is graceful on gambits.

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  • Compulsory quick moving is the thing for gaiety, and that is why, though we revere Steinitz and Lasker, it is Bird we love.

  • Steinitz, who beats them both in match play, does not essay more than six blindfold at a time.

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Steinitz

/ˈstaɪnɪts; German ˈʃtainɪts/
noun
1.
Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1836–1900, US chess player, born in Prague; world champion (1866–94)
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