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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Alexander Fritz
Breslau (1889), Breslau GER, rd 12, Jul-23
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-23-04  Hektor: At least I can see the reasoning behind the draw here, unlike 99% of the other under 10 move GM draws. White is unable to free his queen, while black (now down 2 pawns) has little desire to continue.
Aug-13-04  tomh72000: Tarrasch, you spoon :(
Jan-02-05  rochade18: Rxa3 is worth a try, isn't it?
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  Honza Cervenka: <Rxa3 is worth a try, isn't it?> Probably not. That is exactly what was Tarrasch expecting when he played 5.Qxb7. After 8...Rxa3 9.bxa3 Nc2+ 10.Kd2 Nxa1 11.c5 planning e3 and Bb5 black Knight is trapped and white has an advantage according to Tarrasch.
Apr-11-12  RodeOrm: A little curiosa about this game, the kid he was playing was about 10-12 years old, and i think it was a simul game, the Nb4 is a funny little drawing trap in an op ening that saw its best about the same time as DR T, i read it in a funbook about GMS getting stucked in funny openingtraps, the title of the book, (as well as the book) are since long gone from my memory, but the game stucked to it...


Jul-05-15  RookFile: Good for Fritz. He caught Tarrasch sleeping here and got a good draw.
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  moronovich: Not many players are able to draw Fritz.
Kudos to Tarrasch.
Jul-06-15  Poulsen: <RodeOrm> Where did you get that info about A. Fritz?

According to this site the 'kid', mr. Fritz, was 32 years at the time of this game - roughly 5 years older than mr.Tarrasch himself!

Also according to this site the game was played in the main tournament of Breslau 1889 - the first major international event, that saw Tarrasch as winner.

Jul-06-15  Poulsen: Actually the 'kid' also managed to beat both Alapin, Sciffers and Blackburne in this tournament - the latter ruined a good position into a total loss:

A Fritz vs Blackburne, 1889

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