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Savielly Tartakower vs Roberto Grau
Olympiad (1935), Warsaw POL, rd 1, Aug-16
Old Indian Defense: Two Knights Variation (A54)  ·  1-0


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  plang: 13 Nc5 is a gutsy pawn grab. Many players would feel unconfortable allowing their King to be chased to the queenside but Tartakover had seen farther than his opponent.
Jun-10-06  Petrocephalon: Yes. I wonder how far ahead he calculated?
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  plang: I think ..21 Nc5 was a mistake connecting the two pawns. Whites play after that was fairly staightforward.
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  Phony Benoni: Reinfeld comments that 21...Nc5 was bad because it united White's pawns, but that the knight was useless for any other purpose. He noted also that that White couldn't have grabbed the pawn with 13.Bxc5 Bxc5 14.Nc5 Qa5+.
Aug-19-06  agentniner: Could 29...Bc6 work for Black?
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  Phony Benoni: <agentniner> I don't think 29...Bc6 helps much: 30.Bxc6 bxc6 31.Re7, and Black will not be able to save the c-pawn since 31...Rc8 is simply answered by 32.Rc7 anyway.
Aug-19-06  suenteus po 147: <agentniner> After 29...Bc6 I see this: 30.Bxc6 bxc6 31.Re7 and then white seems to stand much better. The black king has no room to move (unlike white's centralized king) and the black rook has to guard the connected pawns.
Aug-19-06  suenteus po 147: Oops! I mean, yeah, what <Phony Benoni> said :)
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Oct-26-17  Retireborn: Interesting flag next to Grau. Is the central symbol different from the usual sun, or are my eyes deceiving me?
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  keypusher: <Retireborn> Yes, looks like. Also the top and bottom bands appear to be different colors, or maybe just different shades. An improvised flag?

Oct-27-17  Retireborn: <keypusher> Yes, might be. This was a first-round game, so they might have got a better one later.
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