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Vasja Pirc vs Savielly Tartakower
Amsterdam (1950), Amsterdam NED, rd 5, Nov-16
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25)  ·  0-1


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  tpstar: The aggressive e5/f5 English antidote, where Black gains a foothold in the center and on the Kingside in exchange for glaring weaknesses on d5 & e6. If 31. Qg7+?! Rxg7 32. fxg7 Bf5 holds (33. exf5 Qxd4+).

pedro_degli-tpstar0 (Yahoo 5/29/04): 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 f5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. g3 d6 7. Bg2 h6 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. e3 Be6 10. Nd5 Bxd5 11. exd5 Ne7 12. Qb3 b6 13. 0-0 Qd7 14. Rac1 g5 15. Qc4 g4 16. Nd2 Rc8 17. h4!? gh 18. Bxh3 h5 19. Nf3 h4 20. Nxh4 Bxh4 21. gxh4 Ng6 22. e4?! Nf4 23. Bxf5? Qg7+ 24. Kh2 Qg2++ 0-1.

May-30-04  Glycerius: A beautiful game on your part, tpstar, which is a rarity since many Yahoo players like to play 1-minute chess games with utter disregard for elevating chess' reputation =). Ummm...yeah, anytime Black plays ...f5 early in the opening, one should be careful, but ultimately Black's synthesis can be disproved.
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  tpstar: <Glycerius> Thanks for the feedback! It seems that in several of Black's defenses against 1. d4, the ultimate goal is ... e5 and/or ... f5, so I'm trying out this idea vs. 1. c4 = get it over with in the opening. Although the Be7 is dead wood (just like my QID) but I don't trust Bg7 here because that requires g7-g6 weakening g5 pointing toward d5 & e6! I love playing on Yahoo because the games are short, so it's great for learning opening play. Best of all, you can e-mail the game score to yourself and study it later. Even so, it is disheartening how at least a third of my opponents use computers during play. I think that explains why those 1 minute games (junk chess) are popular, because it must be another human!
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  zydeco: Nice defensive game by Tartakower.

15.Qb3 is perfectly fine for white. Pirc obviously thought he had lots of play for the pawn after 15.Ng5?!

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