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Savielly Tartakower vs Hans Fahrni
Munich (1909), ?, Jun-20
Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15)  ·  1-0


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  knightfly: As eloquent as ever Tartakower wrote after 27.Bxf6+ "This is a case where one can distinctly observe the sympathetic influence of disease from one sick part of the organism to another; indeed, in the end it is not the square f7 but its neighbour on f6 through which the assailant makes his breach. Mate is now forced in five moves".
From 'My Best Games of Chess 1905-1930'.
Dec-03-06  euripides: Fahrni's 8...Bxg4 is unparalleled in this database and shows a striking disdain for the bishops. This disdain was of course one of the main characteristics of the then-emerging Nimzowitsch, but perhaps Fahrni took it further. It turns out that Fahrni even managed to play a game where Nimzo hung on grimly to the two bishops against him:

Fahrni vs Nimzowitsch, 1911

Dec-03-06  suenteus po 147: I love the way Savvy moves his queen here to force weaknesses in the kingside pawns. This is similar to a manuever that Petrosian would employ famously against Smyslov at a later date.
Dec-03-06  Happypuppet: The game <euripides> linked to shows another example of how Fahrni gets his pawn structure demolished by a square-hopping queen.
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  zanzibar: This game can be found in DSZ v64 (1909) p267 G7977 with Black resigning after White's 30th move.

(And the PGN EventDate should be 1909.06.14 - the start of the tournament)

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