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Savielly Tartakower vs Rafael Domenech
Sitges (1934), rd 7, May-??
Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46)  ·  1-0


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Aug-05-04  ArturoRivera: 33.-Bxb7!, now if 33.-...Nxb7? 34.-bxa6! winning back the piece and snathing the pawn (of course black cant hang on to the piece, otherwise the pawn would queen)
Dec-18-04  GreenDayGuy: What a beautiful game. Tartakower sure knows how to finish an endgame.
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  akiba82: If 19...h6 20.Bxh6 gxh6 21.Rd7 Qc8 22.Qf5 and wins according to Tartakower. A mistake would be 26Bxf7 Kh8! 27.Rxd8 Qxd8 28.Qd2 Qxh4 with advantage to Black-Tartakower. This ending well illustrates the problems Knights have in dealing with remote passed pawns.
Aug-02-05  notyetagm: Beautiful endgame play by Tartakower. I just love the concluding 35 ... ♘xb7 36 b6! and now the two connected sixth-rank passed pawns beat the two Black minor pieces. I knew that they beat a rook but here they defeat two minors!
Apr-08-06  suenteus po 147: <iron maiden> This game seems to be conspicuously absent from your "Pawns" collection.
Apr-09-06  iron maiden: Not anymore; thanks.
Nov-06-08  sleepyirv: 37.a7 has a nice slap in the face quality. Black is already preparing for an endgame after 37.axb7.
Apr-20-11  qqdos: This was one of the games chosen by Irving Chernev for inclusion in his book The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played. He described it as follows: "This game flows along with such grace,charm and wit, it is hard to realize that it offers more than mere entertainment." They don't write them like that anymore!
Jul-15-12  backrank: The position after 36. b6 is rather unique:

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Two minor pieces being totally helpless against two passed pawns!

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  Mating Net: The sequence beginning with 33.Bxb7! illustrates why Rook pawns are kryptonite vs a Knight. The stallion can't stop the a pawn even though it is still two squares away from the promised land.

Kudos to Tartakower for producing one of the all-time endgame gems.

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