chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Siegbert Tarrasch vs Mikhail Chigorin
Chigorin - Tarrasch (1893), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 3, Oct-13
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 2 times; par: 81 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 34 more Tarrasch/Chigorin games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can learn a lot about this site (and chess in general) by reading the Chessgames Help Page. If you need help with premium features, please see the Premium Membership Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-04-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jonathan Sarfati: Very nice to see Chigorin make good use of the bishop pair; he was not as dogmatic about knights as many people think he was.
Jan-04-11  cunctatorg: A greatest game indeed!! What a battle!!
Oct-09-11  Robeson: An excellent game by Chigorin! BTW, Jonathan, Steve Mayer refuted the idea that Chigorin ever expressed a preference for knights in his brilliant "Bishop v. Knight: The Verdict" all the way back in the 1990s.
Jan-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Tarrasch said he played 15.Kh2 because of time pressure; the time control was 15 moves an hour, and the control began on the first move! We've seen these kinds of positions in the Ruy Lopez many times, but they were new in 1893.

Tarrasch gets a nice position out of the opening, but f2-f4 looks like the wrong plan to me; I would expect a modern master to play g2-g4 and Nf5. Do you agree?

Jan-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Glad to see this match has its page at last.

Tarrasch would have been better off making the Kh2 move again when his King was on g3, but left it there move after move. Maybe after 39 Kh2 he could have put up a defense.

What a spectacle on move 44...Bd5 just before the third time control.


click for larger view

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 260
from Three Hundred Chess Games (Tarrasch) by Incremental
Game 6 in The Soviet School of Chess by A. Kotov & M. Yudovich
from yPublished Games by Year & Unconfirmed Source 3 by fredthebear
4-Ruy Lopez
by webbing1947
4-Ruy Lopez
by classicalwin2
Game 260
from Tarrasch's 300 Chess Games by yesthatwasasac
Time control was 15 moves an hour, beginning on the first move!
from 1870s - 1890s Classic Chess Principles Arise by fredthebear
Match Chigorin!
by amadeus
Game 260
from Three Hundred Chess Games (Tarrasch) by Qindarka
Chigorin-Tarrasch match
by keypusher
good games
by sk.sen
Game 281, Petersburg match, October 1893
from Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien by Honza Cervenka
Game 6
from Soviet School of Chess (Kotov/Yudovich) by Qindarka
Demian's favorite games
by Demian
Game 3
from Chigorin - Tarrasch (match) by Akavall
Berlin
by parmetd
Santasiere's "My Love Affair With Tchigorin"
by Resignation Trap


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC