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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Carl Schlechter
Tarrasch - Schlechter (1911), Cologne GER, rd 4, Jul-08
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79)  ·  1-0


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Aug-10-09  birthtimes: After move 30, Lasker writes, "White, with perfect judgment, wanted to bring his superiority of pawns on the King's side to bear. The weakness of Black is the g-pawn, assailable by both f5 and h5. The Black h-pawn has to protect it, the Black king again is protected by the h-pawn.

Which then is the right mode of attack? Certainly 31. h4 is indicated, to be followed up, after due preparation (White has any amount of time for preparation, since Black has no counter-threats) by h5.

But White had a wholly different plan. He made an advance, not against the immobile...weakness, but against a very mobile and therefore wholly illusory weakness, the Black bishop."

Lasker's Manual of Chess, 1960, p. 222.

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  whiteshark: Lasker wrote that <33.Kg3> was hastily, but Schlechter missed the continuation to draw. <33...Rxf4!>

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<34.Kxf4 Be5+ 35.Kf3 Qxh3+ 36.Ke2 Qg2+ 37.Kd1 Qg1+ 38.Kd2 Qxg5+>

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  whiteshark: Not mentioned in Lasker's Manual (p.222), but later Tarrasch missed the adhoc winning move <36.e5!!>

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Manifold threats are Qxg6xh5, Qxg6/+Bc2 or ♙e5-e6-e7

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Sep-19-13  rccomputacion: Que pasa si 38 ... Te3+ tomando la dama???
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  chancho: <rccomputacion>
Me parece que la continuacion seria:

39.Dxe3 dxe3 40.Tc8+ Rh7 41.Ag8+ Rh6
42.f7 ganando la partida.

Jul-28-19  backrank: Isn't 41. Bc2# stronger in the last variation?
Jul-28-19  backrank: 39... Re3+ isn't better, either: 40. Qxe3 dxe3 41. Rc8+ Kh7 42. Bc2+ Kh6 43. Rh8+ and mate next move.
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  keypusher: <backrank: 39... Re3+ isn't better, either: 40. Qxe3 dxe3 41. Rc8+ Kh7 42. Bc2+ Kh6 43. Rh8+ and mate next move.>

Nice. 38....Re3+ is simpler: 39.Qxe3 and if ...dxe3, 40.Rc8+ Bf8 41.Rxf8+ Kh7 and 42.Bc2 is mate, since h6 is covered.

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