|Jun-14-04|| ||Swindler: Is it just me, or is this game were "un-Tarrasch". He seems to break many of his dogmas, not unusual, but here it seems bad. What with that ...c6 and ...b5 manouver for example? Shouldn't Black develop some pieces instead of doing pawn moves? Reminds me of the famous Morphy-Isouard and Brunschweig game. |
|Nov-07-04|| ||DanielBryant: Morphy-Isouard came immediately to mind. |
|Nov-18-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: 7. ...Be6 looks better. |
|May-02-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: The Swedes won this one without <acirce>! How ever did they manage it?|
|Nov-11-11|| ||Marmot PFL: <Is it just me, or is this game were "un-Tarrasch". He seems to break many of his dogmas, not unusual, but here it seems bad. >|
Looks that way to me too. Wouldn't surprise me if they had the colors reversed.
|Nov-11-11|| ||Magic Castle: Looks like they have treated the GM well and he returned the favor. this is what we call a "Courtesy Win".|
|Nov-11-11|| ||al wazir: What was the point of 16...f6 ? I think 16..Nac5 or 16..Ndc5 or even 16...Rb8 would have been better for black.|
|Nov-11-11|| ||brankat: Tarrasch must have had a real bad day.|
|Nov-11-11|| ||whiteshark: It seems Tarrasch really had it here...
<In psychology, <Stockholm Syndrome> is a term used to describe a real paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them.
These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness>
|Nov-11-11|| ||abuzic: <al wazir: What was the point of 16...f6 ? I think 16..Nac5 or 16..Ndc5 or even 16...Rb8 would have been better for black>|
Already black is on the defencive and played 16...f6 which is pointless. The other choices although better, but white keeps the initiative:
<18...Nb6 19.Nxb6 axb6 20.Qxb6+ Ke8 <(20...Kd7 21.Qc7+ Ke6 22.Qe7+ Kf6 23.Rd5+ Kxf4 24.Qe5+ Kg4 25.Qg3#)> 21.Rhe1+ Ne4 22.Qc6+ Kf8 23.d7 and white's attack leads to mate: 23...Ke7 24.Qc5+ Kf6 25.Qc3+ Ke7 26.Bd6+ Kxd7 27.Bb4+ Ke8 28.Qc6+ Bd7 29.Qxd7#>
<19...Kd8 20.Ne6+ Ke8 21.Qd8#>
20.Nxa8 White is up the exchange + 2P and threatening Qd8#.
<18...Qf5 19.Qxg7 Rf8 20.Bg5+ Nf6 21.Qxf8+ Kd7 22.Qxf7+ Kc6 23.Qc7+ Kb5 24.Nc3+ Kc4 25.b3+ Kb4 26.Kb2>
22.Rd2 this endgame must be winning for whtie.
III. 16...Rb8 seems the best choice for black
<17...Bb7 18.Qxg7 Rc8+ <(18...Rf8 19.Bg5+ Ke8 20.Rhe1)> 19.Nc7; 17...Ndc5 18.d7>
21.bxc3 and white is R+2P for 2N.
|Nov-11-11|| ||bengalcat47: Rather unusual to see the Swedes playing an opening named after the Danes!|
|Nov-11-11|| ||rapidcitychess: Tarrasch decided suicide was a good option for his position.|
|Nov-11-11|| ||Sleeping kitten: 10. f4 would have won material at once, 10...a6 being insufficient on the ground of 11. d6+ d8 12. xd5.|
|Nov-11-11|| ||howlwolf: In the small print it says Tarrasch -Stockholm. is it possible that CG screwed up the title and that Tarrasch had white?|
|Nov-11-11|| ||Phony Benoni: I have no hard evidence of this, but I suspect the game is part of a correspondence match against members of the Stockholm Chess Club in consultation. We have the other game, in which Tarrasch has White and also loses:|
Tarrasch vs Stockholm, 1913
Normally, face-to-face consultation games are against a small number of players. Their names are given or the group is labelled as "Allies". Correspondence games, in which various members of the club may participate at various times, are usually labelled with the name of the club.
It's also possible that the opening variation was chosen ahead of time. Tarrasch would certainly have played a more accepted line in a serious game.
|Nov-12-11|| ||kevin86: I guess the pun means that Tarrasch was "identifying and sympathyzing" with the SCC-I don't think so-lol|