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Savielly Tartakower vs Mir Sultan Khan
Sultan Khan - Tartakower (1931), Semmering AUT, rd 12, Jan-30
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06)  ·  0-1


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Apr-26-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Tartakower was from my point of view unprofessional to play after at least 50th move.

Otherwise, great play with black pieces by Indian.

Apr-26-05  Karpova: tartakover is well known for that strange behaviour. he did the same thing against Capablanca:
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1928
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1925

and Rubinstein:
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1928
Rubinstein vs Tartakower, 1928

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  keypusher: Agree with both of you. This was the decisive game of the match (Tartakower had won the preceding game to bring about a tie), which is some excuse.
Apr-27-05  Karpova: tartakover obviously wanted to win the match but khan easily repels all of white's efforts to get an attack.
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  DarthStapler: Good endgame play by Sultan Khan
Dec-26-08  shahid431: Late Sultan Khan is from Pakistan so he is Pakistani not Indian.
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  Benzol: <shahid431> <Late Sultan Khan is from Pakistan so he is Pakistani not Indian.>

Did Pakistan exist as a country before WW2?

Dec-26-08  Emma: Well said Benzol
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  andrewjsacks: Insultingly late resignation, which I am surprised to find from Tartakower.
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  beatgiant: <andrewjsacks> I don't think any insult was intended, nor was it unusual <from Tartakower>, who was noted for playing out lost games to the bitter end, even against very strong players. <Nobody ever won a game by resigning> is famously attributed to him (although I'm not sure of the actual source).

Here is an example playing out a dead lost ending against Capablanca for a couple dozen moves (Moscow 1925) Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1925 and I can provide many more examples on request.

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  andrewjsacks: <beatgiant> You make interesting points. Thank you.
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  beatgiant: <andrewjsacks> Just noticed that <Karpova> already said the same thing with more details above back in 2005.
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  andrewjsacks: <beatgiant> Thank you again. Now I notice that too.
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  perfidious: <Paul....Did Pakistan exist as a country before WW2?>

Not so far as I know, but revisionist historians may well have a different view on this. (laughs)

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  beatgiant: <Benzol>

Neither India nor Pakistan existed as a country under those names until 1947. Before that, the British Empire had a possession it called India. That historically included places that now belong to quite a few different countries (at least today's independent India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen I believe).

In 1947, Sultan Khan's native place became part of Pakistan when that part of British India became independent. Maybe it would be most accurate to call him a player from the future Pakistani part of British India.

He was the British champion and played first board for Britain in Olympiads.

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