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Carlos Torre Repetto vs Morris A Schapiro
"Torred and Feathered" (game of the day Nov-03-2009)
Exhibition Game (1924), New York, NY USA
Queen's Gambit Declined: Capablanca - General (D30)  ·  1-0
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Aug-14-04  ArturoRivera: One word for Torre: Brilliant!!!
Aug-14-04  zynoble1: its nice to see players from my country... are there any other mexican players besides carlos torre?

BTW.. very nice game..

May-21-06  syracrophy: After 31...Kxe8 32.exd7+ Kxd7 (32...Kd8 33.Re8+) 33.Re7+ winning easily.

AMAZING!

Oct-28-06  syracrophy: 20. exf6 g6 <Or 20...g5 21.♘xg5 hxg5 22.♕xg5+ ♘g6 23.♗xg6 with unstoppable mate> 21. Qh4 <Threatening mate in two. Useless was 21.♗c2? ♗xf3! 22.♕xf3 ♖ac8 23.♕e3 ♔h7 and Black defends himself succesfully>21...e5 22. dxe5 <Again, the most precise move. If 22.♕xh6 ♕xf6 23.dxe5 ♕g7 24.♕xg7+ ♔xg7 25.♗e2 ♘e6 and black has some compensation for the pawn. It's clear that the White ♗ is untouchable: 22...cxd3? 23.♕xh6 ♘e6 24.♘g5 with unavoidable mate> 22...Bxf3 23. Qxh6 Ne6 24. Bxg6! fxg6 25. Qxg6+ Kf8 26. gxf3 Qb7 27. f4! <With the strong threat of 28.f5!>27...Nd4 <There was no salvation anyways> 28. Rxd4! Rxd4 29. e6 <With the double threat 30.e7+ and 30.♕h6+ followed by mate> 29...Rd7 <Trusting on saving the ending after 30.exd7 ♕xd7 31.♕h6+ ♔g8, etc> 30. Re1 <The most simple. White renews the threat 31.e7+. The reply is forced>30...Re8 31. Qxe8+!! <Black resigns. After 31...♔xe8 32.exd7+ ♔xd7 <Or as well, 32...♔d8 33.♖e8+>33.♖e7+ and curtains down> 1-0
Oct-28-06  syracrophy: 14. e5! Rd8 15. Qe4 Nf8 16. Rfd1 <It would have been premature to play here 16.♕g4? in sight of the reply 16...f5! 17.exf6 ♗xf6 and black would at least win one ♙<18.♘e2 e5!>> 16...Bb7 17. Qg4 c5 <The ♙ of b5 can't be captured: 18.♘xb5? a6 19.♘c3 ♕xb2 20.♖b1 ♗xf3!> 18. Ne4 c4?! <It was essential to play now 18...♗xe4 followed by 19...♖ac8. Now, black's hopeless to next sequence> 19. Nf6+! <Starting a combination against which Black has no good defense> 19...Bxf6 <In case of 19...♔h8 20.♘g5! For example:

A)20...g6 21.♘xf7+ ♔g7 22.♕f4! cxd3 23.♖xd3! g5 24.♘h5+ ♔h7 25.♘xg5+! hxg5 26.♕f7+ ♔h6 27.♖h3 followed by mate

B)20...♗xf6 21.♘xf7+ ♔g8 22.exf6! g5 23.♘xh6+ ♔h8 24.♘f7+ ♔g8 25.♕xg5+! with mate in three: 25...♘g6 26.♕xg6+ ♔f8 27.♘h6 and 28.♕g8#>

Oct-28-06  syracrophy: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5 h6 <Strong move that puts on doubt the value of the dubious 4.♗g5. White's now forced to give away the pair of ♗ without apparent compensation, because it doesn't work: 5.♗h4 ♗b4+ 6.♘c3 dxc4 7.♕a4+ <If 7.e4? g5!> 7...♘c6 8.a3 ♗xc3+ 9.bxc3 ♕d7 10.♗xf6 gxf6 11.♕c2 c5>5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. Nc3 <More aggressive is 6.♕b3 c6 7.♘bd2 ♘d7 8.e4 dxe4 9.♘xe4 ♕f4 10.♗d3> 6...c6 7. e3 <The best and the most simple. 7.♕b3 has no more sense, as the ♙ of d5 is very well protected> 7...Nd7 8. Bd3 Qd8 <It's necessary to take the ♕ back, because she does no good on f6. Of consideration was: 8...♗b4 9.0-0 ♕e7 10.♖c1 0-0 11.a3 ♗d6 to reply to the advance 12.c5 with ♗b8, with good game> 9. O-O Be7 10. e4! <White takes advantage of development to smash the center. If now, 10...dxe4 11.♘xe4 0-0 12.♘g3 b6 13.♖e1 with strong iniciative> 10...dxc4 11. Bxc4 O-O 12. Qe2 b5?! <Looking for a fast offensive on the queenside, in combination with ...♕b6, ...a6 and ...c5; but it's too risky, as now White controls the center. Preferable was the passive defense 12...b6> 13. Bd3 Qb6 <Following his plan, but here 13...♗b7 was better>
Nov-03-09
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  SuperPatzer77: Instead of 30...Re8, 30...Re7, 31. fxe7+ Qxe7, 32. Re5! (threatening mating attack) Qg7 (only move), 34. e7+! Qxe7 (leaving Black no choice), 35. Rxe7 Kxe7, 36. Qe4+ (winning the Black Rook).

So, White's powerful reply to Morris Sharipo's move 30...Re8 is 31. Qxe8+!! Kxe8, 32. exd7+ (double check) Kxd7, 33. Re7+ Kc6, 34. Rxb7 Kxb7, 35. f7 (f-pawn goes queening) 1-0.

Brilliant tactics by Carlos Torre-Repetto!!

SuperPatzer77

Nov-03-09  Aniara: New York 1924 - but not the famous New York 1924 tournament that Lasker won, right? Does anybody know if there was a "B" group in New York 1924?
Nov-03-09
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  RandomVisitor: 4 minutes per move:

Carlos Torre-Repetto - Morris A Schapiro
[D43]

New York, USA New York, USA, 1924

[Rybka 3 ]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 Qxf6 6.Nc3 c6 7.e3 Nd7 8.Bd3 Qd8 9.0-0 Be7 10.e4 dxc4 11.Bxc4 0-0 12.Qe2 b5 13.Bd3 last book move

13...Qb6 0.33/20
14.e5= 0.14/18
[Rybka 3 : 14.a4 b4 15.a5 Qc7 16.Na4 Qxa5 17.e5 Rd8 18.Rfc1 Qc7 19.Qe4 Nf8 20.Nd2 Bd7 21.Nb3 a5 22.Nac5 Bc8 23.Qg4 f5 24.exf6 Bxf6 25.Re1 Rd5 26.Be4 0.33/20 ]

14...Rd8 0.44/20
[Rybka 3 : 14...Bb7 15.Qe4 g6 16.Qe3 Kg7 17.a4 a6 18.Be4 b4 19.a5 Qc7 20.Na4 Qxa5 21.b3 Qc7 22.Rac1 f5 23.exf6+ Rxf6 24.Rfd1 Raf8= 0.14/18 ]

15.Qe4= 0.02/20
[Rybka 3 : 15.a4 b4 16.a5 Qc7 17.Na4 Qxa5 18.Rfc1 Rb8 19.Qe4 Nf8 20.b3 Qc7 21.Rxc6 Qd7 22.Ba6 Bb7 23.Bxb7 Qxb7 24.Rac1 Rbc8 25.Nb2 Rxc6 26.Qxc6 Qxc6 27.Rxc6 g5 28.h3 0.44/20 ]

15...Nf8 0.21/18
16.Rfd1= -0.08/21
[Rybka 3 : 16.a4 a6 17.axb5 cxb5 18.Qxa8 Bb7 19.Qxd8 Bxd8 20.Be4 Ng6 21.g3 Ne7 22.Kg2 a5 23.Rfc1 Qa6 24.h3 b4 25.Bxb7 Qxb7 26.Na4 Nf5= 0.21/18 ]

16...Bb7 0.08/19
17.Qg4 -0.30/19
[Rybka 3 : 17.Qe2 a6 18.Be4 c5 19.d5 exd5 20.Nxd5 Bxd5 21.Bxd5 Ra7 22.Be4 Rad7 23.Rxd7 Nxd7 24.b3 Qe6 25.Rd1 Nf8 26.g3 Rxd1+ 27.Qxd1 Nd7 28.Qd5 Qxd5 29.Bxd5 g5= 0.08/19 ]

17...c5 -0.13/18
18.Ne4 -0.30/18
[Rybka 3 : 18.Nxb5 cxd4 19.Rac1 Rac8= -0.13/18 ]

18...c4 0.41/21
[Rybka 3 : 18...Nd7 19.dxc5 Bxc5 20.Nf6+ Kh8 21.Nh5 Bf8 22.Qf4 Kg8 23.Rac1 Rac8 24.Rxc8 Rxc8 25.h3 Bxf3 26.gxf3 Nc5 27.Bf1 b4 28.b3 Rd8 29.Rd4 Qa5 -0.30/18 ]

19.Nf6+ 0.41/21 Bxf6 0.51/21
20.exf6 0.51/21 g6 0.51/19
21.Qh4 0.35/18 e5 1.03/21
[Rybka 3 : 21...h5 22.Qf4 Nh7 23.Bxg6 fxg6 24.Qh6 Rd7 25.Ne5 Nxf6 26.Nxd7 Nxd7 27.Qxg6+ Kf8 28.Rac1 Bd5 29.Qxh5 Ke7 30.Rc3 Rf8 31.Rg3 Rf7 32.Qg5+ Nf6 33.a3 a5 34.Re3 b4 35.f3 bxa3 36.Rxa3 0.35/18 ]

22.dxe5 0.93/20 Bxf3 1.81/22
[Rybka 3 : 22...h5 23.Qf4 Bxf3 24.Qh6 Ne6 25.Bxg6 fxg6 26.Qxg6+ Kf8 27.Qh6+ Kg8 28.gxf3 Rxd1+ 29.Rxd1 Rd8 30.Re1 Qc7 31.Qg6+ Kf8 32.Qxh5 Qf7 33.Qh6+ Ke8 34.Kh1 Rd7 35.Qh8+ Qf8 36.Qh5+ Qf7 37.Qf5 Nd4 0.93/20 ]

23.Qxh6 1.81/22 Ne6 1.81/22
24.Bxg6 1.81/22 fxg6 1.81/21
25.Qxg6+ 1.81/21 Kf8 1.81/20
26.gxf3 1.81/19 Qb7 1.98/18
27.f4 1.72/17 Nd4? 14.98/11
[Rybka 3 : 27...Qf3 28.Qh6+ Ke8 29.f7+ Ke7 30.Qf6+ Kf8 31.Rxd8+ Rxd8 32.Qxe6 Qxf4 33.Kf1 Qxf7 34.Qh6+ Qg7 35.Qh5 Qf7 36.Qh8+ Ke7 37.Qh4+ Ke8 38.e6 Qg6 39.Re1 Rd6 40.Qh8+ Ke7 41.Qc8 Rxe6 42.Qc5+ Kf7 1.72/17 ]

28.Rxd4 14.43/12 Rxd4 15.01/11
29.e6 14.40/11 Rd7 14.54/11
30.Re1 9.29/11 Re8? 17.31/11
[Rybka 3 : 30...Rad8 31.e7+ 9.29/11 ]

31.Qxe8+ 11.38/8 1-0

Nov-03-09
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  kevin86: White eventually will pick off the black queen via shewer.

Triplets triumph!!

Nov-03-09
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  patzer2: After 18...c4?!, the sham sacrifice 19. Nf6+!! initiates a strong demolition attack against the castled Black King position.
Nov-03-09
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  patzer2: The demolition 24. Bxg6!! is a decisive followup after the blunder 22...Bxf3?? 23. Qxh6! Ne6 .
Nov-03-09
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  Phony Benoni: <aniara> There was no "B" group at the New York 1924 International Tournament, but around that time there were plenty of opportunities in New York for casual or competitive play.
Nov-03-09
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  Once: Just look at those crazy white pawns playing noughts and crosses on the kingside! A brilliant finish -

a knight sac on move 19...

a second knight pseudo sac on move 23...

a bishop sac on move 24...

an exchange sac (rook for knight) on move 28...

a queen for rook sac on move 31...

And black resigns before white gets to add a discovered check, skewer and pawn promotion to the sequence of fireworks. There is even a cute underpromotion in one variation:

31...Kxe8 (forced) 32. ed+ Kf7


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Now, 33. d8=Q wins handily enough, but let's be Dr Evil cruel and crush all resistance with 33. d8=N+

Great game.

Nov-03-09
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  fm avari viraf: A very entertaining game with lots of pyrotechnics!
Nov-03-09  WhiteRook48: 32...KxQ 33 PxR ch KXP 34 f7 Qc8 35 Re8 and it's over
Nov-03-09
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  patzer2: A likely continuation in the final position is 31...KxQ 32 PxR ch KXP 33. Re7+ Kc8 34. RxQ KxQ 35. f7 .
Nov-03-09
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  hedgeh0g: I wouldn't give moves like Bxh6 "!!", because most patzers would spot them. The follow-ups, however, were masterful.

Great game!

Nov-03-09
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  SuperPatzer77: <WhiteRook48: 32...KxQ 33 PxR ch KXP 34 f7 Qc8 35 Re8 and it's over>

<WhiteRook48> Take a look at <patzer2>'s simple and faster analysis. See below:

32...Kxe8, 33. exd7+ Kxd7, 34. Re7+ (much simpler than 34. f7) Kc8 or Kc6, 35. Rxb7 Kxb7, 36. f7

32...Kxe8, 33. exd7+ Kd8, 34. Re8+ Kxd7 (forced), 35. Re7+ Kc8 or Kc6, 36. Rxb7 Kxb7, 37. f7

32...Kxe8, 33. exd7+ Kf7, 34. d8=N+! (fork check) (34. d8=Q ) Kxf6, 35. Nxb7

Beautiful combination by Carlos Torre-Repetto!!!!

SuperPatzer77

Nov-03-09
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  anthro: The loser of this game had a much happier life than the winner. Irrelevant, of course, to the game.
Aug-30-10  sevenseaman: Simple, easy to understand, gripping and brings the bacon home quickly.
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