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James Mortimer vs Savielly Tartakower
Ostend-B (1907), Ostend BEL, rd 1, May-16
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0


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Jan-29-10  jerseybob: I wonder if Duncan Suttles saw this game when he was growing up! Ala Fischer, Nxd4 somewhere around the 7th, 8th or maybe even 9th move would've been better. If the whole 11..f5?! idea is to work, black might've interpolated 12..Nxd4 and after 13.Bxd4,Bxf5. Of course after 14.Bxg7,Nxg7 he'd have a badly weakened kingside, but active pieces too. As the actual game went, 14..e5 shut off one diagonal but opened up another to 15.Bd5ch! And then the lemon 16..Qc7?(Bc6!?) brought on 17.Rac1!. Thereafter, Mortimer did a nice job of slicing the black position to ribbons. Tartakover probably thought he was playing Methuselah, but never underestimate an old player.
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  FSR: Yowch! The old "rabbit" Mortimer manhandles the future grandmaster.
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