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Tar Baby Defenses
Compiled by fredthebear
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This simplistic approach is versatile and active if you don't mind an IQP which requires careful watch over. Play it at the club; it'll make you a better clubber... for better and for worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health, until death or divorce do we part.

Thank you, ISeth.

Tarrasch Defense
Marshall Gambit – D32 – 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.e4 Tarrasch Gambit – D32 – 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.dxc5 d4 6.Na4 b5 Von Hennig-Schara Gambit (Hennig-Schara Gambit, Schara Hennig Countergambit) – D32 – 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4

Here's a link to Tarrasch playing his Tarrasch defense! http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...


Bird's Opening/Chess variants (000) 1-0 Really quite beautiful
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41) 1-0Alternatives in note
Julio Bolbochan vs Pachman, 1956 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var. (B14) 1-0 Black w/2 en pr
Najdorf vs Portisch, 1962 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0Central passer
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 52 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. ML (D42) 1-0 Kside attack w/help of IQP
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

QP Veresov/Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Interpose w/thy hanger!
M G Isakov vs NN, 2013 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Light notes in Reinfeld's "Complete Chess Course" pp 80-1.
J Schenkein vs Schlechter, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

London System vs Tarrasch (D02) 0-1 Unruly play!
F Ghaledar vs J Arun, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Game Copycat (D04) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Incredible straight jacket
S F St Jermain Steadman vs Ed. Lasker, 1913 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Black squeezes forward
Chistiakov vs Bronstein, 1945 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

World Rapid Championship 2015 Colle System 8.b3 9.Bb2(D05) 1/2-
Kramnik vs Ganguly, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Defense 'The Z~Phoenix Attack
H Tikkanen vs E Berg, 2012 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

An early QGD Austrian Defense (D06) 1-0 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c5?!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch1 Defense: Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1 An upset
M Gagunashvili vs B de Baenst, 2004 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch2 Defense (D32) 0-1 The Bishop pair busts up the Kside
L Koci vs P Cech, 2003
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch3 Def. Symmetrical (A56) 0-1 The W pieces left their K
P Perez Rosales vs Granda Zuniga, 2007
(A56) Benoni Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch4 Defense (D32) 0-1 Blunder ends it
M Boyarchenko vs N Antonova, 2006 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch5 Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Black tees off
A Safarian vs T Civin, 2006
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch6 Defense: Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1Notes by Schiller
B Izumikawa vs E Schiller, 1997  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch (D30) 1-0 Q sac+R sac+minor piece sac = fantastic game
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined/Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0
J Heikkinen vs B Brown, 1996 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

And here is the Doctor's proudest Tarrasch Defense moment.
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

QG Declined / Tarrasch Def. (D30) 0-1 Stunning Foresight
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1855 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def.; Black won by making only pawn moves!
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Standard 3 piece Kside attack
C Magerkurth vs A Subochek, 1950 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Two Knights (D32) 0-1 Score keeping violation
W So vs Akobian, 2015 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def Two Knights Var (D32) 0-1 Rough & tumble tackle
T Nissl vs Tarrasch, 1932 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Schara Gambit (D32) 1/2-1/2 Active
A Sharma vs Robson, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Swedish, Central Break (D33) 0-1 She robs the pin
S Khalilbeili vs Furman, 1956 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Prague Var (D33) 0-1 That loose horse will kick
P N Wallis vs Wade, 1959 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 0-1

Sodium Attack (A00) Direct hits on f7 and h7
R Durkin vs Spielman, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Claude F.Bloodgood,
C Bloodgood vs T Sanderson, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening 2.h3 h5 3.g5 (A00) 1-0 Black K caught in center
A Hurley vs E M Wilkinson, 1985
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Clemenz Opening 1.h3 into Colle (A00) 1-0Terrific Kside attack
Fine vs A Simonson, 1932 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Reversed Leningrad Dutch vs Tarrasch (A00)1-0 N fork gets piece
N M Rendlev vs S Skjolingstad, 2014
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Double pin will win
Sochor vs L van Damme, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Schiffler-Sokolsky Var (A00) 0-1 A dirty bird
Fischman vs Gaile, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Deflections
D H Fernandez vs J Jackson, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Variation (A White Hedgehog)
Fischer vs Mecking, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: English Var (A01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo/Bird-Larsen Attack: Classical (A01) 0-1 16.Qh5 was better
Robert Smith vs C M Fisher, 1873 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 20, My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1910 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening vs Tarrasch (A03) 1-0 Exchanges for connected Ps
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

A fine example of the Antoshin by Antoshin himself.
Antoshin vs J Kostro, 1971
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening / Semi-Tarrasch (A04) 0-1 "The happiest" LP
Reshevsky vs Portisch, 1964 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) · 0-1
Miles vs Joel Benjamin, 1989 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening/Nimzo-Larsen (A04) VERY efficient model game!
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Cramped W breaks free
F Crowl vs Purdy, 1939 
(A06) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

Polish Santasiere's Folly to Stonewall (A06) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
Alekhine vs J Drewitt, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Dble Fianchetto (A06) 1-0 Black's crazy lookin Q sac falls shor
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2014 
(A06) Reti Opening, 96 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0It looked like an Alekhine t-bolt
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

KIA formula vs French / Semi-Tarrasch Def. (A07) 1-0 Sub-2000 r
D McKerracher vs L Dror, 2015
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack vs Sic French (A07) 1-0 P wedge on h-file
Zhou Weiqi vs Yifan Hou, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sic French (A07) 1-0 Rapid exchanges across the board
M Thaler vs H Rasch, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 e7 under fire; remove the guard
J Stopa vs S Greanias, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack/Hungarian(A07) 0-1Black K walks up to White K
R Leather vs Lasker, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

Traditional 9.e5 KIA (A07) 1-0 Q Sac leads to Arabian Mate
A Stukopin vs B Hasenohr, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack vs French-Sicilian (A07) 1-0Must Know this EG
Zhong Zhang vs D Marciano, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian / French (B40) 0-1 Excellent defensive position
Hakan Oluc vs S Vysochin, 2006
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Fischer ignores the threatened 29 ... Rf8xNf3, plays 29 h5xg6!!
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: King's Indian Attack (A08) 1/2-1/2 5 min. Blitz
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian/French (A08)1-0 P wedge on 6th
Ponomariov vs D Sadzikowski, 2010
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio Reti, Sicilian Var (A08) 0-1 Demonic Decoy Sacrifice
G Forintos vs Spassky, 1960 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio vs Semi-Tarrash Def(A08)  0-1 Q sac, diagonal mate net
K V Shantharam vs K Murugan, 1994 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 0-1

Wojo's idea against the Tarrasch Defense
Wojtkiewicz vs Skembris, 1990 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan (A14) 1-0 weak P shield
A Nickel vs W Class, 1992 
(A14) English, 30 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def K's Knight (A15) 0-1 Fine combination
H Appel vs Najdorf, 1945 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Interference; Tag Team K chase
M Karttunen vs M J Armstrong, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Analyzed in Lakdawala's recent book on The Colle, page 143
C Lakdawala vs Akobian, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Must Know London System (A46) 1-0 Misplaced Q lets N centralize
Z Mehmet vs A Nadjar, 1990
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: London System (A46) 0-1 Disconnected Rs die off
P Brochet vs P Velten, 2015
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

London System (A46) 1-0White attack is fast & vicious; turns EG
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Kanep, 2010 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Delayed Stonewall Attk vs Indian Def. (A46) 1-0 Nifty play
Bisguier vs Lombardy, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0 Here, take her
J Vakhidov vs J Rudd, 2015 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Nice file work to protect backward P
V Vepkhvishvili vs G Bibilashvili, 1984
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 142 of My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs R Domenech, 1934 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Dark square stranglehold
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1971 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

12) Chess Masters on Winning Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian (B20) Alternative defense to BDG gets smothered
Deming vs Cornell, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Delayed Alapin (B22) 0-1 White centralize king?!
D Root vs J L Watson, 1981 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2...e6 3.d4 d5 (B22) 1-0 Positional clinic
Tiviakov vs Van der Wiel, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Find good squares, form batteries
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Greed is a sin.
Blatny vs M Werner, 1988 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Korchnoi Def (B23)1-0 P rollers opposite wings
Blatny vs N Ioseliani, 1988
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Rs use half-open g-file
A Sabani vs Adorjan, 1990
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

What a bozo! Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 1-0
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) Bone in the throat
Greiner vs S Buntin, 1975 
(B40) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian / French (B40) 1-0 Keen B sac, pawn breakthru
Leko vs W Heckel, 1989 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian/French (B40) 1-0 Obstruction from mating square
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1966 
(B40) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian/French (B40) 1-0 Jousting kNight has his day!
Fischer vs Feuerstein, 1957 
(B40) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Variation (B40) 1-0
Shaked vs J Hellsten, 1997
(B40) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian / French (B40) 0-1 Excellent defensive position
A Zaitsev vs Gufeld, 1969 
(B40) Sicilian, 69 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 N&B trap royalty at home
M S Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(C10) French, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Marshall Cntrattack 3...d5 (B40) 1-0 Excellent EG tech
Unzicker vs E R Lundin, 1954 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 30: Richard Rιti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs B Kostic, 1922 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 h-file attack w/doubled rooks
V Polonski vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1 Tight squeeze, knight forks
Grischuk vs Topalov, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1 N EG; watch youtube
S Williams vs J Hawkins, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1Promotion won't save the K
Adianto vs Fritz, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

London System vs Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1-0 Anastasia's #
J Nogueiras vs G M Todorovic, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

QP Game: London System (D02) 0-1 Pile on pin, windmilled...
R Bancod vs M K A Russell, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

QP Game: London System (D02) 0-1 N snatch leads to pin
G Palchun vs E Inarkiev, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Krause Var Copycat Def (D02) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B sacs
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Key QGD Tarrasch-like. Black survives doubled R's on 7th
N Sulava vs Rublevsky, 2001
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Symmetrical Var (D02) 0-1 Marvelous defense!!
P F Schmidt vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

QP Game, Symmetrical (D02) 1/2-1/2 Colle Cntr; Kts. outside
S Von Freymann vs Breyer, 1911
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

White sacrifices TWO queens and ends a knight ahead
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Symmetrical. Pseudo-Catalan, Dbl Fio (D02) 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs E Mikaelian, 1971
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Torre vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 1-0 Exchange Bs, play on d-file
V Vepkhvishvili vs S Feller, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zukertort vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 1-0Possible Railroad Mate
Gladys Anne Paloma vs Marie Faustine Shimwa, 2014 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Krause 4.Bf4 vs Tarrasch Def. (D02) 0-1 Thematic
Dus Chotimirsky vs Vidmar, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Var (D04) 1/2-1/2 Routine
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1899 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle 5.c3 (D04) 1/2-1/2 If you're up for it...
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 170 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System (D05) 0-1 14...h3? gives the initiative to Black
Riumin vs A Poliak, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

5.c3, 8.b3 fianchetto vs. a "Semi-Tarrasch" defense set-up
J M Hanham vs F W Lord, 1895 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

An early knarly Greek Gift 12.Bxh7+ sent correspondence style
E Prieto vs Daniels, 1988 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 0-1 Black in complete control
U Mehlhorn vs A S Rasmussen, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Chernev's "Logical Chess: Move by Move" Game 3, p.23-28
Colle vs J J G Delvaux, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Introduction, Game 1: "The Ultimate Colle" by Gary Lane
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Judgment & Planning in Chess by Euwe p. 22-27; Know this game!
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort/Rubinstein Opening (D05) 0-1 Stunning interference
M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1 Rob the pin...in 14 hours!
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1 Dreaded K-Q vs K-R ending
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 77 moves, 0-1

QGD Tarrasch Def. Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 1-0 Always check for +s
Wiersma vs Euwe, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein defeats Lasker - the first time they play.
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 319 in Chess Informant Best Games 301-400
Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1 Two batteries, rank and file
Loyd vs F Perrin, 1856 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 1-0 Teichman resigned on move 22
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 9 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Rubinstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Carl Schlechter beats Dr. Tarrasch in his own Opening
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1900 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32) 0-1 A Classic
Anand vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

B+Q battery, attack against fianchetto structure
Gulko vs J Horvath, 1985 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1Tactics break the mirror
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1934 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

Beautiful Qh6; know the opening structure
D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Notes by Lasker. Quick draw.
Teichmann vs Tartakower, 1909  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fine play by Black's rooks and in comes their monarch
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical Var (D32) 1-0 Dbl B sacs
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Black keeps coming
Maroczy vs Lasker, 1899 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Central piece play
Kramnik vs G Meier, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32) 1-0
Igor Ivanov vs W M Duckworth, 1995
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Symmetrical 0-1 Notes by H.N. Pillsbury; Cross pin
Burn vs Lasker, 1895  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

Instructional QGD, Tarrasch against a very aggressive attacker.
Larry Evans vs Larsen, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Killer Finish
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Nix the draw
Tal vs Beliavsky, 1974 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Marshall Gambit (D32) 0-1 Nice mating attack
G Oskam vs Euwe, 1920
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 En Prise Intermezzo+
Voloschin vs Forarasi, 1988
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 0-1

QGD Tarrasch, 2 Knights Var (D32) 0-1 Seize open lines
P Timmerman vs G Welling, 1986 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Both sides assault the c-pawn
N I Grekov vs N Grigoriev, 1919 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

Alexander Alekhine vs Dr. Max Euwe 26 - 20 (plus 38 draws)
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1921 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights Variation (D32) 1-0 Queen trap
Burn vs Spielmann, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1, 15 moves Kamikazi Bishops
A Jakab vs L Cernousek, 2003 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 0-1 Forced K March
Dlugy vs S Trindade, 1983 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def Schara Gambit (D32) 1-0Castled opposite, g-spike F
S Bekker-Jensen vs P Bongartz, 2014
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Schara Gambit (D32) 1-0 OCB w/connected passers
I Ivanisevic vs S Sulskis, 2011
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Schara Gambit (D32) 1-0 Discovery+ wins Black Q
N Ivanovic vs M Jovicic, 2008
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def transposes to QGA (D32) 0-1 Interesting ending
Tarrasch vs Marshall, 1914 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 0-1

Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics p. 153
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Swedish Variation, Central Break (D33) 1/2-
Gligoric vs Stahlberg, 1949
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Defense: Classical (D33) 0-1 Pile on the pin, Deflect
F Schubert vs Schlechter, 1915 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

Understanding Pawn Play by GM Marovic, Ch. 2, p. 49
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

IM Bill Hartston features this game in his "Kings of Chess."
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 Dbl Windmill
J Brach Sr vs J R von Pessler, 1910 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Prague Var (D33) 1-0 Akiba sees the trap
Rubinstein vs Leonhardt, 1912 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 "Chess Fundamentals"
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 Doubled a-pawns pass
N Noritsyn vs J Xiong, 2007
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Swedish, Central Break (D33) 1-0 Passed d-pawn
D Reinderman vs Akobian, 2010 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Prague Var (D33) 1-0 OCB middlegame
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1923 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Karpov shows how to play a N vs B endgame
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Reti Var (D34) 0-1 Nice EG
A Ramirez Alvarez vs Robson, 2012 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D34) Pawn storm committment to the very end.
Igor Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def.: Classical. Carlsbad Var (D34) 1/2-1/2EG B vs 4Ps
Ftacnik vs Palatnik, 1978 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Defense: Prague Variation. Main Line (D34) · 0-1
L Forgacs vs Tarrasch, 1912
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Carlsbad (D34) 0-1 20 moves of theory
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Advance 9...c4 (D34) 0-1 Connected Ps
Bacrot vs Grischuk, 2002 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Two underpromotions to BISHOPS!? (It didn't much matter.)
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi wins on time, but was the ending a win?
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Classical. Carlsbad Var (D34) 1-0Watch those W Ns
B Evans vs E Schiller, 2003
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Prague ML (D34) 1-0 Bloody Mary w/extra Worcester
Carlsen vs G M Todorovic, 2006 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Advance (D34) 1/2- Perpetual N threat
J Saladino vs C Cranbourne, 1986 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Def. Classical (D34) 1-0 Fine specimen of Akiba's play
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Prague Var (D34) 1-0 Threats of outside passers
V Milov vs L Christiansen, 2005
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 1-0

World Jr Ch 1980=Tarrasch Def Classical. Adv (D34) 1-0 Crosspin
Kasparov vs G Hjorth, 1980 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Classical (D34) 1-0 3 Piece attack insufficient
J P Le Roux vs O Boricsev, 2012
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 67 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Carlsbad (D34) 0-1 N blockade holds
Smyslov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D35) 1-0 B&N mate
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D40) 1-0 Dbl Bagger
Fine vs W Winter, 1936 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Var (D40) 0-1 QDbl Bagger
Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

A great advertisement for the underused Semi-Tarrasch
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Janowski mishandles his king's shield
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1898 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 Isolated P couple
Razuvaev vs I Farago, 1979 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 13
Bronstein vs G Ilivitsky, 1948 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41)1-0 N fork flips = ending
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Semi-Tarrasch (D41) 1-0 Backward a-pawn soon gone
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1998 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D41) 0-1Hanger
B Colin vs Alekhine, 1932 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 9 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41) 1-0 Passer
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 B sac, P dash
Korchnoi vs Najdorf, 1971  
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 18 in 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B Sac
Pachman vs O Neikirch, 1958 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Brilliant!!
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. ML (D42) 1-0 The Old Lion Strikes Again!
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Main Line (D42) 0-1 Flames on Qside
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. ML (D42) 0-1 Active, deep, exchange sacs
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 57 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch. PP Var (D50) 0-1 R sac, pile on pin, Q in
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 Pins & Connected Passers
A Spiller vs J Acers, 1968 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (E00) 1/2-1/2
Serper vs J L Watson, 2003
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 EG artistry
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Don't rook yourself
V David vs G Kacheishvili, 2001 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Anti-Nimzo-Indian / Tarrasch (E10) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Serious pins
A Lein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var vs Tarrasch Def (A03) 1-0 Bad Black Bs
Tartakower vs L Asztalos, 1913 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Strong center march
Antoshin vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 1-0 She grabbed the a-pawn
Rubinstein vs V N Kulomzin, 1903 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 1-0 Discovery coming
Reti vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 1-0 White Ns in the center
Alekhine vs Cercle des Echecs, 1925 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical (D34) 1-0 Minors hitting on Black Q
Rubinstein vs John Selman, 1932
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical (D34) 1-0 Black attack is rebuked
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Ng Ek Teong, 1988
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Hungarian/W Hippo (A00)1-0 W missed mate in 2, dbl discovered++
F Deacon vs V Green, 1862 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Boden's Mate; supported Rook variation on open b-file.
Joel Benjamin vs N Gamboa, 1995 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 15 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zuk. 0-1 Annotated by Nimzowitsch in his "Blockade" book.
L Van Vliet vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

London System vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 1-0 Q trap in the center
Blackburne vs Chigorin, 1897 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

London System vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 0-1 White Q blunders
A Magrin vs E Paoli, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Very French-like
A Ivanov vs V Nebolsina, 2001 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Very French-like, long game
Stuclman vs K Burger, 1996 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 90 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical (D34) 1/2-1/2 Not an easy finish
J Davidson vs Euwe, 1924 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian Var (A08) 1-0 Swingin' Swayin'
A Khavin vs Kotov, 1944 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 82 in 'Chess Praxis' by Aron Nimzowitsch.
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1927 
(A06) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

The greatest draw ever made??? (Soltis thinks so.)
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 N sac Kside attk
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

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