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Mikhail Chigorin vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Petersburg (Match) (1893)  ·  French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00)  ·  1-0
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Aug-19-04  xiaolin: this could be the game of the day sumtime k Q
Aug-19-04  I sacrifice like Tal: I don't normally play 1.e4 but on the occasion that I do it tends to be a surprise for my opponents. Even more so when I play 2.Qe2 in reply to their 1...e6. A lot of them tend to still throw the d5 pawn forward out of habit. But other than playing 2.Qe2 in blitz, I don't think it's a very good move.

Somebody should lend Tarrasch a copy of Jeremy Silman's 'Reasses your Chess.' It seems he dosn't have a clue as to what he's doing in this game.

Mar-08-06  Knight13: Thus he loses a piece and the game.
Nov-23-06  syracrophy: Check that if 34...Rg5? 35.Qxg5!! Qxh3<35...fxg5 36.Bxd7 > 36.Qh6+ Kg8 37.Nxe7+ Rxe7 38.Rxe7 mates in a few moves <38...Qg4+ 39.Kh1 and there are no more checks>
Nov-23-06
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  Wolfgang01: <I sacrifice like Tal>Dr. Tarrasch was like we are: Mostly he talked better chess than he played it. Hahaha He went from us in 1934.
May-20-07  frank124c: If Knights are doubled it usually pays to attack both knights, this is a good way to win a piece!
Dec-04-10  JohnBoy: <Wolfgang: Dr. Tarrasch was like we are: Mostly he talked better chess than he played it.> Hardly. He was probably the best player in the world on average from 1885 until 1905. Look at his games before you make such a statement. This is hardly exemplary.
Feb-06-11  Robeson: "Somebody should lend Tarrasch a copy of Jeremy Silman's 'Reasses your Chess.' It seems he dosn't have a clue as to what he's doing in this game."

Wow, you sound like someone who knows a LOT about chess.

Feb-06-11  M.D. Wilson: <JohnBoy: <Wolfgang: Dr. Tarrasch was like we are: Mostly he talked better chess than he played it.> Hardly. He was probably the best player in the world on average from 1885 until 1905. Look at his games before you make such a statement. This is hardly exemplary.>

Why was he better than Lasker during this period?


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