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Jacques Schwarz vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Casual game (1883), Nurnberg, Jul-15
Danish Gambit: General (C21)  ·  0-1


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  FSR: 3...Qe7!? is an interesting move, recommended by John Watson and Eric Schiller in their excellent, if amusingly titled, "The Big Book of Busts." 4.f3? is a big fat lemon, hardly consistent with the Danish Gambit. Probably White should have played simply 4.cxd4 Qxe4+ 5.Be3 (5.Be2!? is also possible, but allows 5...Qxg2!?). On White's sixth move, he should surely have tried 6.Qxd5, at least getting a pawn for his troubles.
Jan-16-12  Memethecat: I get the feeliing black could've been engrossed in some Greek philosophical text and with an occasional glance at the board still be able produce a comprehensive win.

<sevenseaman> nameskar thanx for the welcome.

<once> your kbz on Petrosian and emulating his style was appreciated. To be able to combine his ample qualities without falling into the trap of passivity must be difficult, personally i'd settle for a spoonful of his patience.

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  morfishine: <sevenseaman> sol <Cerebral Calisthenics> 1...Ng3+ and whites only recourse is to stare at the board until his clock runs out
Jan-16-12  Llawdogg: Nice knight sacrifice and queen sacrifice.
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  FSR: <gofer: How many ways are there to skin a dead cat?> According to the book <Phraseology>, the saying "There's more than one way to skin a cat." actually refers to <catfish>, not <Felis domesticus>.
Jan-16-12  zb2cr: It's Monday, so this must be a Queen sacrifice. 16. ... Qxg1+; 17. Kxg1(forced); Rd1#.
Jan-16-12  sevenseaman: <FSR> and <morfishine> I gave this puzzle because many kibitzers were keen to take a longer route to a 2-mate POTD. I am disimpressed that you two have gone for the jugular.
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  Penguincw: Easy mate, with rook pinned.
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  gofer: <FSR>: <<Phraseology>, the saying "There's more than one way to skin a cat." actually refers to <catfish>, not <Felis domesticus>.>

Not sure where you are getting the catfish idea from, perhaps it's one of those phrases that got translated when it moved across the pond...

Jan-16-12  VincentL: "Very Easy".

16....Qxg1+ 17. Kxg1 Rd1#.

A simple start to the week.

Jan-16-12  cydmd: As <Once> has brilliantly described, the combination starts earlier than the POTD's position. Maybe a future POTD for a Wednesday.
Jan-16-12  TheTamale: What a funny game. White tries a Danish Gambit and is himself attacked right out of the starting blocks. Like me trying to throw a "Superman punch" at Jon "Bones" Jones. Fun stuff.
Jan-16-12  Patriot: 16...Qxg1+ 17.Kxg1 Rd1# - "very easy" indeed.
Jan-16-12  twin phoenix: I saw this one instantly and was like; "wow i can't believe i got a sunday puzzle so quickly." then remembered it's monday... i'm home because the MLK holiday. been in a daze ever since Green bay lost!! lol
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  Honza Cervenka: <Once><Today we see a world class master toying with his opponent.> Back in 1883 Tarrasch was a novice completely unknown to the chess world.:-)
Jan-16-12  Nullifidian: Monday queen sac again:

{16... ♕xg1+ 17. ♔xg1 ♖d1# because of the pin on the rook at f2.

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  Once: <Honza Cervenka: Back in 1883 Tarrasch was a novice completely unknown to the chess world>

Just lulling his opponent into a false sense of security, like a cat wearing a mouse costume...

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  Once: <FSR: .... their excellent, if amusingly titled, "The Big Book of Busts.">

I bought this book to keep abreast of the latest theory but was disappointed to find that it was mostly padding. Mind you, it did contain a couple of points of interest.

Jan-16-12  King Death: Poor <Once>. The guy never gets a break, just a bust. It's just like the person whose family member visits a far off place and all they get is a tee shirt.

<FSR> Reinfeld mentioned that 3...Qe7 wasn't a bad move too in his collection of Tarrasch's games and I agree with you that if somebody's going to play a gambit, why not play instead of wimping out with 4.f3.

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  chrisowen: Germain street it yop rune away candidate Qxg1+ we burgeon it tie shone rugged it take g1 a nest it ran day glorify it now rd1# pedal lagger rook ebullience bed inails.
Jan-16-12  shannie: Is this a better game than Morphy vs Duke of Brunswick?
Jan-16-12  LIFE Master AJ: 16...QxN/g1+ and 17...Rd1#.
Jan-16-12  MichaelJHuman: White was sure under pressure most of game! I am weak at chess, but it looks like white is in trouble at least by 10...Rd8. I am not sure, but it looks by then, it's too late to castle as moves become forced?
Jan-16-12  MichaelJHuman: I meant, castle effectively, sorry.
Jan-16-12  Shams: <MichaelJHuman> Sorry, but I'm not totally sure what you're asking. After 10.Nf3 castling is "on" for White. If he castled on his 11th or 12th move he would drop the Queen immediately. By move 13 White had a choice of castling and getting mated (as in the game) or leaving his king in the center and getting mated.
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