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Carlos Torre Repetto vs Fred Dewhirst Yates
Marienbad (1925), Marianske Lazne CSR, rd 7, May-28
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Two Knights System (B08)  ·  1-0


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Aug-27-04  lao tzu: nice finish, if 28..Rf8 29.Nh6 mate
Torre was a great "piece player" indeed
Aug-28-04  Lawrence: <lao tzu>, a warm welcome to this fascinating site from all of us, when I saw your name last week I didn't recognize it as being a new one. Does seem sort of familiar.......hem, hem.
Aug-28-04  lao tzu: <Lawrence>, thx for the welcome- i agree- this place rocks!
Jul-04-09  Atking: 11...f5? is weak but the way Torre used it is marvellous. Hypermodern vs Classical chess. Don't move e pawn it will be dead... comes in mind. Here e7 never moved and when White take it Black could resign. Again 7.Be3 is subtle : True White lost a tempo by Bc4 and Bd3 but Black did it too by d6~d5. therefore usuals 7...Bg4 8.h3 BxNf3 9.QxBf3 Nd4 9.Qd1 c5 10.a4 one day c3... usually not good to give up light square Bishop in KI; Or 7...Ng4 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 g5 10.Bg3 e5 11.dxe Nxe5 (11...dxe5? 12.h3) 12.NxNe5 NxNe5 13.Be2 ~14.f4 looks more easy to play on white side. Carlos Torre was a great player. A shame he could not prolong his chess career.
Sep-28-11  SirChrislov: <12.Bxc6!> Torre spent more than 50 min. analizing the position and going against his predilection for bishops, found "the most difficult move of the game", in his own words. "The exchange seems innecessary, but it is base to a profound plan"

<12.Rae1> White concentrates his forces in the center and king's wing, a thing that black cannot imitate and this the idea of BxN of which Torre was so proud.

<18.c4> Strengthens his position even more. White looks for more than the instant advantage that could be obtained with <18.Ne5>

<22.Re6> Again, building the pressure. Torre positions his pieces at maximum activity before the final KO.

Torre considered this the best game he ever played.

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  Ron: Its interesting to see how 21st Century technology evaluates chess games from the pre-computer era.

After Black's 12. ... Qd6, Stockfish 7 gives White an advantage of at least .50.

However, it is not impressed with Torre's move 13. Bxc6. It fritters away White's advantage. A better line for White is: 11. c3 e5 12. Bxc6 exd4 13. Nxd4 bxc6 14. Qa4 c5 15. Nb3 Bd7 16. Qh4 Bf6

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