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|Jan-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: hmmm...amazing mate|
|Jan-20-09|| ||WhiteRook48: nice Tarrasch win.|
|May-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 19...Bxh2+!!|
|May-05-09|| ||Dr. Siggy: <Bear With Me>: "According to one Russian Archivist, Black thought
for nearly one hour here, before playing this shot [18... d4!!]." (A. J. Goldsby)|
|Jun-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: um, 22...Qg3!! wins|
|Jun-02-09|| ||shalgo: <um, 22...Qg3!! wins>|
What does Black play after 23.Ne4?
|Jun-03-09|| ||WhiteRook48: oh, curses! Didn't see that|
|Aug-23-09|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera...|
New page for this game. (The old Geo-Cities site will close forever shortly.)
|Jul-06-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <Zickzack>The final position is close to a "perfect mate". It is all about beauty.|
The "perfect mate" is also known as a "model mate". While common in studies, it is a lot rarer in games:
|Aug-10-10|| ||sevenseaman: ..23.Qh1+ is a defining node. There are is a variety of moves to the win but Tarrasch takes the shortest route.|
|Sep-16-10|| ||sevenseaman: I've analysed both the games in contention for the 'Brilliancy' and my vote unequivocally goes to Tarrasch. |
Life is like that; I've seen extraneous considerations overshadow intrinsic merit far too often. People that are genuinely qualified to see real technical value (or merit)quite often do not have the requisite decision making clout.
That is how we end up with the ersatz being dished out to us in lieu of the real thing. And most of the time we do not even see the difference!
|Feb-24-12|| ||qqdos: For another take on this game and why Tarrasch apparently declined the easy mate with 28...Qg3+ and chose instead 28...f4+ leading to < "the most sadistic mate in history"> - see http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&f... by Bruce Wallace!|
|Feb-24-12|| ||Calli: I give Wallace a double question mark - "they were both German masters" ??|
|Feb-24-12|| ||siegbert: a nice mate. all three pieces involved. that makes it pure i think?|
|Feb-24-12|| ||King Death: <Calli> "N(i)emtsev" is the Russian word I've seen used for a person of German origin or to refer to the German language. Growing up in one of the Baltic states as somebody of German Jewish descent probably wasn't the easiest way to live. Even Germany with the undertone of anti Semitism before the wars may have been an improvement.|
|Feb-24-12|| ||Calli: <King Death> true about the origin of the name, but the man himself was never considered "a German master". He was described at various times as Latvian, Danish (1922 onward) and Russian (only because Latvia was ruled by Russia).|
|Feb-24-12|| ||RookFile: I'm sure that Nimzo didn't consider himself to be a German master, even though he want to college in Berlin and spent plenty of time there from World War 1 onwards.|
|Feb-24-12|| ||King Death: <Calli> Absolutely I agree, the poor man didn't know which way was up until he went to Copenhagen. To call him "German" seems anti German.|
|Feb-24-12|| ||Calli: Bruce Wallace was probably thinking of "Mein System" being in German and the phrase just came out that way.|
Per Skjoldager's book will be out this year. It is supposed to have a lot of new material about Nimzo.
|Feb-24-12|| ||King Death: <Calli> That should be a good read, I'd like to see it.|
|Feb-24-12|| ||Calli: Skjoldager has 450 games through 1924. CG has only 268 for that period. Quite an increase...|
|Feb-24-12|| ||TheFocus: Most of Per's games are known, they are just not here in <CG>.|
I have been following Per's work for a while on his Nimzowitsch website; and we have exchanged a few e-mails. When he announced he was about to publish, I offered him some material and I sent him a list of games in my database. He made a correction to one of my games, sent me an unknown game and cross-table, and declined my database as he had everything I had.
At that point, I decided I wouldn't be publishing a book on Nimzowitsch. Years of work went into it.
Remember, Per. You offered me autographed copies.
|Jul-04-12|| ||Cemoblanca: Tarrasch's System ;0)|
|Dec-16-12|| ||GrahamClayton: <Koster>This is a great game and Tarrasch was very bitter about not receiving the brilliancy prize.|
I have just read a story that Tarrasch asked Lasker at the prizegiving ceremony why he had not won the brilliancy prize for this game.
Lasker allegedly replied "The game was not only beautiful but extremely rare. Such combinations are met once in 25 years."
Lasker was referring to his own double-bishop sacrifice: Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889
, and that while Tarrasch's sacrifices were spectacular, they were not original. Can anyone confirm this story?
|Dec-16-12|| ||paul1959: <GrahamClayton> Hmm.. the anecdote is suspect to say the least. Both protagonists were not in speaking terms well before their 1908 match and the result did certainly no good. This is a typical story where the victim of a joke provides the bat to its tormentor.|
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