|keypusher: A fine game by a little-remembered master. Here are some of Tarrasch's comments from the tournament book.|
After 13. Rab1
White has developed his game very well and immediately occupies the open file on which his rook displays very great effectiveness until the end.
After 16. Bg3!
Again very good. 17. Nxc6 is threatened.
To play 17....Nc3 for the win of the a-pawn would be obviously bad: 18. Rbe1 Bxa2 19. Bf5 or 18....Nxa2 19. Qe4 with a strong attack.
On 22....Bxa2 the bishop will be won by 23. Rfe1 followed by Be4.
After White's 24th move:
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On 24....bxa4 Black stands very badly after 25. Rb7. Therefore he gives up the b-pawn in order to win the d-pawn in exchange.
25. cxb4 axb4
But he may not take the d-pawn, for on 25....Bxd4 White wins a piece by 26. Rxe7 followed by Nf5 and Nxd4, for Black cannot take back with the queen on d4 on account of Bh7+. Now the Black game is lost.
After 39. Qc4
Prettier than 39. Rxe7.
After 42. e6!
On 42....Kd8 there follows 43. e7+ Bxe7 44. Rb8+. Schiffers has conducted the entire game in outstanding style. The game belongs among the best in the tournament.