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Rudolf Spielmann vs Savielly Tartakower
Vienna m (1913), Vienna AUH
Old Indian Defense: General (A53)  ·  1-0


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Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 7...h6

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..h6?! It is probably better for Black to omit this move altogether. 7.h4! Typical of Spielmann. 8...hxg5 9.hxg5 not only regains the piece, but gives White the open h-file.

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 10...c6

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11.f3?! Trying to start a pawnstorm, but giving Black counterplay by weakening the g3 square. 11.Be2 is better.

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 12...Qxe7:

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13.Bd3. <Not 13.g4? Ng3 14.Rh2 Nxf1 15. Rxf1 Nxc4>

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 14.Rh2:

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14...Rd8 <hmmm...The point of this move is not clear. Why not 14...Re8 ?>

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 20.g5!:

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Keeping lines closed. 20...hxg5 21.hxg5 Qxg5+ 22.f4! is dangerous for Black.

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 23...b4:

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24. Na4!
Watch this Knight, its tour is worthy of note!

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 25.Nb6:

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If 25...Rxd6 26.Qxd6 Ra7? 27.Qxe7 Rxe7 28.Rd8+ Kh7 29.Nd7! winning. Relatively best is 25...Rxd6 26.Qxd6 Qxd6 27.Rxd6.

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 27.Nf6+!:

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The Knight obviously cannot be taken, but 27...Kf8 had to be tried.

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 27...Kh8?:

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28.Qe5! A back rank tactic! Now if 28...Be6 29.g6!

Jun-07-13  Resignation Trap: Position after 32.Qd4:

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32...Rf8 <This loses instantly, but no better is 32...Qf8 33.Nxh5+ Kg8 34.Nf6+ Kh8 35.h5 c5 36.Qe5, and the threat of 37.h6 and 38.Nd7+ still wins.>

Aug-24-13  Glossu: Hello Resignation Trap:

I am a fan of Master Kholmov and saw that you were publishing his games from his Lithuanian Book. Do you think you can share them? Many thanks!

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