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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Hermann Hirschler
Nuremberg (1893), Nuremberg GER
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Defense (C39)  ·  1-0


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Feb-05-07  Aware: nice kg it sound?
Feb-05-07  IMDONE4: It doesnt look sound. I wouldve tried 7... Kg7 rather than Kg6, which looks wrong.
Feb-05-07  TrueFiendish: Nice hack, though I don't know why he had to torture the poor beggar with all those knight checks instead of just finishing him off.
Feb-06-07  vesivialvy93: A german who humiliate a jewish...
Feb-06-07  TrueFiendish: I'm not touchin' that!
Jun-03-08  Xeroxx: nice final position
Jun-03-08  Hans Jochen Peters: Before making a comment as vesivialv 93 did, one should really know about the basic facts. I do not know whether Herr Hirschler was of Jewish decendancy ( and, frankly speaking, I do not think that the answer to this question is of any interest),but Dr. Tarrasch definitely was and he had to pay dearly for that during the months between the take-over of the Nazis in January 1933 and his death in 1934. Thus, the comment of vesivialy 93 is, sorry, just nonsense.
Jun-03-08  Poulsen: <Hans Jochen Peters> You are right about this - but it should be noted, that Tarrasch was a patriotic german citizen above all - at least before the nazi took control in 1933. And both his sons - I believe - fell while fighting on the german side of WWI.

I would guess, it was hard for him to comprehend - at age 70+ - what happened to his beloved country.

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  whiteshark: Position after <21...Nxc4>

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White played <22.Nxg4+> and won beautyfully. Your task is to find the best white move, which Tarrasch had missed (#4)

<22.> ?

May-09-09  sneaky pete: Easy. 22.Nh5+ Kxe6 (... Ke8 23.Ng7#) 23.Rf6+ Ke7 (... Ke5 24.Bf4+ Ke4 25.Ng3#) 24.Rf5+ Ke6/8 25.Ng7#. Here, and on the next couple of moves, the good doctor was suffering from a bad case of <amaurosis scacchistica>.
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  whiteshark: Well done, <sneaky pete>!!!

<bad case>

Indeed it has been particularly <amaurosis scacchistica acutissima>. You can't be too careful to avoid it, even these days.


Jul-07-09  sneaky pete: With Hirschler so co-operative, this might even qualify as <amaurosis scacchistica totalis duplex benigna ridicula>.
Jul-07-09  myschkin: . . .

<Shark fricassee>

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  whiteshark: <sneaky pete> I can to confirm your diagnostic analysis. :D

<mysch> Such long words happened if you hardly take your time to breath inbetween.

2400 years old, probably the mother of all Bouillabaisses.

Jul-07-09  ounos: Nice combination at the end. But Black could have claimed a 3-fold repetition draw. Probably Tarrasch wanted to demonstrate to all spectators that his knight could go almost everywhere. "Look, it can go heeeere....and heeeere....and heere tooo...I can also capture that pawn, or that, ok perhaps I'll ignore that one, but you get the idea"
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  Honza Cervenka: <ounos: Nice combination at the end. But Black could have claimed a 3-fold repetition draw.>

Back in those times the repetition rule was different. The threefold repetition of position as it is defined by current FIDE Laws of chess was introduced only in the 1920s. Earlier the threefold repetition of moves was applied until somebody (I think Euwe) have proven that such a condition is insufficient to prevent infinite game.

Nov-21-12  mrbasso: <is it sound?>
Well, of course not but his task was to win the game, not to play sound chess.
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