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Fred Dewhirst Yates vs Savielly Tartakower
"Yates Mates" (game of the day Sep-02-2017)
New York (1924), New York, NY USA, rd 18, Apr-10
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1-0


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  ChessHigherCat: I don't know what kind of eevil deevil possessed Tartakower to play 23... g5 (better he should have been Taught-to-cover if not to cower!). What a horrible move from one of the all-time greats. Why not just 23...a4?
Sep-02-17  AlicesKnight: 39...Qxc1 followed by e.g. ...h6 to relieve the mate leaves fight in the position; the avoidance is puzzling. Yates plays well using and maintaining his Q-side space and c-file grip throughout.
Sep-02-17  dumbgai: Is it just me, or is Tartakower always on the losing end of GOTD? Great player obviously, but he seems to have a special ability to lose in interesting ways.
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  PawnSac: I guess dis is just da case of
< DeWorst beats DeBest >
Sep-02-17  The Kings Domain: White's win is Fischer-like in its step by step progress to victory.
Sep-02-17  RookFile: I loved Tartakower's opening - the Sicilian Kan in 1924. These guys were geniuses.
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  Willber G: <PawnSac: I guess dis is just da case of < DeWorst beats DeBest >>

Dewhirst is pronounced dew-hirst.

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  tamar: Just a case of Savielly not playing savvily enough.
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  ChessHigherCat: <tamar: Just a case of Savielly not playing savvily enough.>

Sorry to rain on your parade, tamar, but it in the relevant Uzbek dialect it's pronounced "Save Willy!" (a popular child's name in the early 19th Century commemorating a killer whale beached on the shores of Lake Azov, as you probably already know).

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  kevin86: White wins slowly, but surely.
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