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Gyula Breyer vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Gothenburg (1920), Gothenburg SWE, rd 11, Aug-17
Colle System (D05)  ·  0-1
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Nov-29-09  Dr. Siggy: This is game #6 of Dr. Tarrasch's great classic "The Game of Chess", english transl., London 1935: it repays a very lengthy study. Allow me to reproduce here the most instructive comments of the 'Praeceptor Germaniae seu Mundi' about it:

About 27... Nexc5! - "Black will not allow the threatened loss of the exchange to seduce him from accomplishing his plan. The Queen's Bishop's pawn is the key to the position and with its capture the game is strategically decided, whether the exchange is lost or not. Therefore Black's play has been justified and he has demonstrated the weakness of White's advanced Queen's side pawns."

After 33. Nd2 - "Now Black has much the superior game. In the point of material, a Rook and two Bishops are in the endgame frequently stronger than two Rooks and a Knight; moroever, the Queen's Knight's pawn must be lost. Black's centre is very strong and the advance of the Queen's and Queen's Bishop's pawns must result in two united passed pawns. White has not yet castled and, moreover, this can be prevented by Ra8 followed by Ba6. White's Rooks have no open file and his Knight is pinned, so that, in point of fact, he has only his Queen in play. Black's concern now is the tactical exploitation of the position."

About the game as a whole - "One of the best but also one of the most difficult games I have played."

Nov-29-09
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  paulalbert: <Dr. Siggy> I agree with your very high assessment of Dr. Tarrasch and "The Game of Chess". Glad to see your great personal chess success in spite of the demands of your profession. I wish I could get the chance to work seriously on chess and test myself in a tournament, but at almost 67 it's probably too late, and even if I were retired, it wouldn't change my wife's very negative perspective on chess and my spending more time on it. Paul Albert
Dec-01-09  Dr. Siggy: <paulalbet>: Thank you for your very kind words! Like you, I'm not in a position to play many official games throughout a year: in fact, the last one I played was during the Summer of 2007!... Until the "Chess computers revolution", I also played some correspondence Chess, with equally satisfactory results; but I gave it up when I realised that, at my level, I was 'doomed' to play just against machines. What a pity that was!...
Feb-05-11  Amarande: 27 ... ? - Possible weekend puzzle?
Jul-06-12  Naniwazu: Whoever said Tarrasch was dogmatic? The quote mentioned by Dr. Siggy says it all: he's willing to give up material as long as he captures the all-important c5 pawn. A very fine game by both parties. Especially the maneuvers Qd8, Be7 and Qf8 and also Ng4, Nh6, Nf7, Nd8 and Ne6 by Black are pleasing. For White it's Qa2, Qb1, Qc2 and h4, g3, Bh3.
Oct-02-15
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  keypusher: <Naniwazu: Whoever said Tarrasch was dogmatic?>

Anybody who read one of his books. There is dogma on every page.

<The quote mentioned by Dr. Siggy says it all: he's willing to give up material as long as he captures the all-important c5 pawn. >

How does that prove he wasn't dogmatic? Does being dogmatic mean you never sacrifice?

Actually this game was particularly satisfying to Tarrasch's inner dogmatist: he refuted a premature queenside pawn advance by taking over the center with his pawns.

Oct-10-19  thom0909: This is a really nice "siege" game. Some clever moves by both sides to try to capture/save the c5 pawn.
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