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Savielly Tartakower vs Gabriel Wood
"Knock on Wood" (game of the day May-16-2016)
Southsea (1949), Southsea ENG, rd 1, Apr-13
Torre Attack: Fianchetto Defense (A48)  ·  1-0


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  offramp: Tartakower loved the British seaside. Punch & Judy. Rock. Sandcastles. Deckchairs. Pebbles. Trousers rolled up. Handkerchief as a hat. Lolly gobble choc bombs... He loved them all.
May-16-16  AlicesKnight: <offramp> Don't we all? The other Tartakover-Wood game is interesting for its instructive WB sacrifice in an 'open' game, prising out the BK, in contrast to this one where White manages to filter through without quite tripping over his own pieces.
May-16-16  Ratt Boy: I kind of wish Wood hadn't resigned. The best end that I see is 40...♔g7 41.h6+, ♘xh6 42.♘e6#, an elegant end to Tartakower's sparkling attack.
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  Richard Taylor: Like all lively places he was a liking man who as <offramp> says loved the British seaside...he also went to the zoo, saw an orang-utang, and named his opening he would play the next day, i.e. 1 b4!!! The Orang-Utang Opening.

He was no shirker and loved a lively game, no Berlin's or dusty theoretical stuff for old Tarkatover....

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  kevin86: A lot of wood (pawns) pushed in this one!
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  offramp: <Richard Taylor> Next day he saw a red-lipped batfish.
May-16-16  waustad: Speaking of the "orangutan" opening, I was amused that when Larsen played 1.) b3 he called it the "baby orangutan."
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  TheFocus: I have played b3 b4.
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  Richard Taylor: <offramp: <Richard Taylor> Next day he saw a red-lipped batfish.>

Good God. The poor bastard/.

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