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|Feb-03-05|| ||beatgiant: <Kingdumb>
43. Kc5 Qxf2+ 44. Kd6 Qxb6 45. Rcf1 c5+ 46. Kd7 Qc6+ 47. Kd8 Ke6 48. Rg7 Qd6+ 49. Kc8 Qf8+ 50. Kc7 Qxg7+ is one example of how hopeless it is for White.
|Feb-03-05|| ||patzer2: (49) Tartakower Saviely - Euwe Max [C53]
5, Venice it ITA 5, Venice it ITA, 1948
1.e4 e5 2.f3 c6 3.c4 c5 4.c3 b6 5.d4 e7 6.0–0 d6 7.h3 f6 8.e1 0–0 9.a3 d8 10.f1 e8?! <10...exd4 11.Nxd4 Re8= was probably a better idea> 11.c4! f6?! <11...Be6 12.a4 Bxc4 13.Bxc4 a5 defends better> 12.a4! c6 13.xb6 axb6 14.b3+ e6 15.xb6 <White now has a won position> 15...g5 16.c4 h6 17.h4 h7 18.hxg5 hxg5 19.dxe5? <White starts to give up his won position here, but after 19.Bd3! g4 20.Nh4 White is still on track to win> 19...dxe5 20.e3 h8 21.g3 g6 22.g2 f4+ 23.gxf4?? <After 23.Bxf4! Bh3+ 24.Kg1 gxf4 25.Nh4+ Kg7 26.Red1 Nd6 27.Qc5 White could've had decent counterchances> 23...h3+ 24.g3 <Putting up more resistance, but futile was 24.Kg1 gxf4 25.Nh2 Qg7 26.Bf1 Qh6 27.Bxf4 exf4 28.f3 Qg5+ 29.Kh1 Bxf1 30.Qf2! (30.Rxf1?? Rxh2+ 31.Kxh2 Ng7–+) 30...Ng7 31.Rxf1 Nh5 32.Rfd1 Ng3+ 33.Kg1 Rh3 34.Qg2 Rah8–+> 24...exf4+ <White is busted, but the followup by Black leaves it a bit in doubt> 25.xf4 d7 26.h2 gxf4+ 27.xf4 h4+?! <27...Bg2! is more effective now than on the next move> 28.e3 g2 29.f3 xe4+ <Also winning was the simple pin 29...Rh3!>
|Feb-03-05|| ||patzer2: 30.xe4 <now White is in Black's pursuit (i.e. King Hunt) web> 30...d6+ 31.d3 f5+ 32.d4 f4+?! <Better and winning immediately was 32...Qxf3! 33.a5 Qxf2+ 34.Kd3 Qf5+ 35.Kd4 Qg4+ 36.Ke3 Nxc4+> 33.d3 xc4+ 34.c2 xf3 35.b3 e4+ 36.b2 d3 37.g1+ f7 38.ac1?? <Putting up more resistance was 38.Rgc1 Qd2+ 39.Ka3 Ra6 40.Qe3 Qxe3 41.fxe3 , when White has drawing chances.> 38...d2+ 39.a3 c4+ 40.bxc4 xa4+ 41.xa4 a2+ 42.b4 b2+ 0-1 <and White resigns in light of 43.Kc5 (43.Ka5 Qa3#) 43...Qxf2+ 44.Kb4 Qxb6+ –+> |
|Feb-03-05|| ||patzer2: This game was entertaining but far from perfect, but that also makes it worth studying. Tartakower had the game won early but threw it away with the weak 19. dxe5? and the blunder 23. gxf4?? |
Euwe's sacrifice with 22...Nf4+!? had potential and was actually winning after 23. gxf4?? Bh3+! . However, Euwe almost let Tartakower back in the game with the dubious 32...Qf4+?! Fortunately for Euwe, Tartakower returned the favor with the blunder 38. Rac1?? and it was soon over.
|Feb-03-05|| ||Leviathan: thanks <keypusher>! that's a very nice game, just added it :) |
|Feb-03-05|| ||Bobsterman3000: wow
This win took incredible vision, nerve and execution.
|May-24-05|| ||aw1988: An old acquaintance made a rather humerous remark about this game and the Geller 1953 one:|
Chess fans look at the masterpieces of Euwe, and they see him as a wonderful player. They especially come upon Tartakower and Geller. But Euwe is not praised for these games. These are his two greatest, but fans hate him for it? Why is the legend hated? With the Tartakower game, he would have an excuse for losing, and in the Geller game, well, it is composed! Perhaps Euwe should be excluded from the list of world champions... it would make the scientific players smile.
|May-31-05|| ||Richard Taylor: great game by Euwe < Bobsterman3000 > - says it all|
|Jul-18-05|| ||notyetagm: What a beautiful concluding combination 39 ... c4+!! 40 bxc4 xa4+! 41 xa4 xa2+.|
|Aug-03-05|| ||Whitehat1963: Nice counter attack. It took me a couple of minutes to figure out the outcome after 43. Kc5. (Opening of the Day)|
|Feb-03-06|| ||TheAlchemist: "Don't Shoot The Piano Player" is also an album by Elton John, I think.|
|Feb-09-06|| ||notyetagm: What a tremendous king hunt by Euwe!|
|Feb-12-07|| ||Themofro: What an awesome game and enjoyable game!|
|Jan-16-08|| ||2021: I though the game ended after 43.Kc4 Qxf2+|
|Apr-14-08|| ||grandpianomaster: Little did these guys know that nearly 60 years later someone would comment on this game with the word "piano" in his username! What a coincidence!|
|May-31-08|| ||Salaskan: What was the purpose of 9...Nd8 10. Bf1 Ne8? Suddenly both players move their developed minor pieces to the back rank again, for no apparent reason.|
|Oct-17-08|| ||Sem: An illuminating game, since in his books Euwe - modesty incarnated - always belittled his achievements by commenting on his own defeats against great masters or his wins against weak opponents.|
|Jan-14-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Euwe's king hunts are amazing!!
By the way, did anyone play classical music when this game was played? :D
|May-01-09|| ||musterlukas: All whites problems start from move 17.h4 ?!|
|May-01-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: I found this to be a very entertaining game, and one that did both players credit.|
|Sep-04-09|| ||TheMacMan: you all are wrong about the pun, i guess no one here is a fan of cinema, French Filmmaker Francois Truffaut, has 4 masterpieces, they include "Dont shoot the piano player", "the 400 blows" and "Jules and Jim"|
|Sep-20-10|| ||Aware: The film is called "Shoot the Piano Player"... Loved the film|
|Sep-20-10|| ||paladin at large: A good effort by the 61 year old Tartakower, who played very well over the years against Euwe and did not ever lose to him until he, T, was 49.|
|Sep-20-10|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: What amazing blacks king tour !!|
|Oct-07-10|| ||sevenseaman: When the White Q assigned itself the menial chore of going after the b6 pawn, I felt it was a waste of a tempo. It was more; the Q never left b6 and the cows came home.|
A good hardworking win. I developed loads of respect for Max Euwe when I came across his 'Road to Chess Mastery'. It was my first book on the game and I still feel, the best I've read.
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