|Dec-15-02|| ||Kulla Tierchen: 41...Bc1 wins as with 42. Kg3 g6 43. Qh4 Bxf4+ 44. Kxf4 und so weiter. |
|Feb-21-04|| ||ughaibu: In case anyone's unclear about what a "bad bishop" is. |
|Dec-19-04|| ||ksadler: This is one of the most impressive demonstrations of getting a space advantage that I have ever seen. |
|Dec-20-04|| ||keypusher: It's pretty tough to inflict two bad bishops on your opponent at once, but Tarrasch did it here. |
|Dec-20-04|| ||fred lennox: With 8.a4 Spielmann decides to give Tarrasch the center and go for wing attack. With such strategy about every piece becomes "bad". Note, Tarrasch hardly heeds the feeble attack. |
|May-26-05|| ||perfidious: Check the game Bogolyubov-Tarrasch, Vienna 1922, for another Open Spanish where White allows his light-squared Bishop to be entombed.|
|Jun-05-05|| ||Kangaroo: Check several other games by Tarrasch,
Von Gottschall vs Tarrasch, 1896 after the 68-th move, or
Bogoljubov vs Tarrasch, 1922
after the 16-th move. <This is what <perfidious> meant, I assume.>
|Jun-17-06|| ||GeauxCool: Tarrasch was noted for his handling of the two Bishops. In this game, he is noted for his handling of the opponents two bishops as well.|
First White bishop is immobilized at move 18.
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Second White Bishop is immobilized at move 28.
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By move 33, White can only mark time until black finds a way to break through, but by then White can resign.
|Nov-28-07|| ||Dr. Siggy: Dr. Tarrasch, "The Game of Chess", englisch transl., London 1935, pages 417-23:|
[About 5... Nxe4!:] "This I hold to be the best - and completely satisfactory - defence of the Ruy Lopez. For a long time its worth was brought into question by the strong attacking move 8. a4. However, since Schlechter in his match with Dr. Lasker demonstrated a strong counter to that move in 8... Nxd4, which has been endorsed by further investigations, there is no longer any fault to be found with this defence."
[About 11... c5!:] "The best move, first played in the Cologne tournament, 1911. The move is very unpleasant for White for now he is continually threatened with the imprisonment of his King's Bishop and can avoid disadvantage only by the most extremely careful play."
[About 18... c3:] "This shuts in the Bishop for ever - a position that one seldom sees."
[About 41... Bc1!!:] "The move Bc1 is analogous to the blocking move of the 'Indian Problem'; intrinsically it is an extraordinarily unlikely, even ugly move, since the Rook which is to give mate is masked. The 'Indian' character of the move is seen in the following variation: 42. Kg1 Be3+! 43. Kh2 Bxf4+ 44. Bg3 Th1#. Another possibility is 42. Be1 Bxf4+ 43. Kg1 Bg3! followed by mate or the gain of the Queen. The main variation is 42. Kg3 g6 43. Qh4 Bxf4+! 44. Kxf4 g5+, and Black wins."
|Jul-06-09|| ||WhiteRook48: imprisioned sacrificial player|