Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Siegbert Tarrasch vs Karl August Walbrodt
Nuremberg m (1894), Nuremberg GER, rd 2, Aug-02
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason Variation (C42)  ·  1-0


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 6 times; par: 45 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 14 more Tarrasch/K A Walbrodt games
sac: 23.Rxa8 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have photographs. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Having obtained a reasonable position from the opening, Walbrodt plays the unmotivated 14....g5? and 15....Kh8?, allowing Tarrasch to get an immediately overwhelming position with 16. d5! (16....Nxd5 17. Nxd5 cxd5 18. Qxd5 Be6 19. Qe5+ Kg8 20. Rad1). After 16....c5, Tarrasch convincingly demonstrates his precept that a knight on b6 stands badly (17. a4 g4 18. Nd2 Rc8 19. a5 Na8 20. Nce4 (20. Nc4 is probably slightly more accurate) 20....b6? 21. axb6 axb6 22. Ra7!).

22....Rc7 gives up two pieces for a rook, but 22....Nc7 23. Bxd6 Bxd6 24. Nxd6 Qxd6 25. Nc4 isn't much of an improvement (25....Qxd5? 26. Re5). As <notyetagm> would say, loose pieces drop off.

After 26....Bxd5, Tarrasch plays the pretty "sacrifice" 27. Rxe7 Bxb3 28. Be5+ Rf6 (necessary to prevent immediate mate) 29. Bxf6+ Kg8 30. Nxb3, netting four pieces for the queen. 31....Qd6 slightly accelerates Black's resignation, though honestly I couldn't have blamed him if he had given up around move 19 or so.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 281
from Tarrasch's 300 Chess Games by yesthatwasasac
Praeceptor Mundi
by chocobonbon
Game 281
from Three Hundred Chess Games (Tarrasch) by Qindarka
Game 2
from Tarrasch-Walbrodt (1894) by keypusher
Game 105.
from Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess. Part II. by Dr. Siggy
Game 281
from Three Hundred Chess Games (Tarrasch) by Incremental

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC