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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Semion Alapin
Training Match (1902), Cafe de Monaco, France
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  0-1
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Dec-23-08  Antonius Blok: Hello guys! If you hazardously found this game just see it: It's awesome, Novelty by Alapin + Very deep preparation who allows the 8.Nxd4! sacrifice.GREAT!!

After that it's a high level mastery, sharp and methodic attack and a tremendous pawns march!

Joyful delight on the chessboard !

I'm surprised It's was not already kibitzed! I'm proud to be the first who did it :p

Mar-01-09  katar: Pity that the whole idea is not at all sound. I'm sure Tarrasch regretted 13.Ne2?

13.axb4 Bxb4 14.O-O d4?? 15.Bxh7+

Apr-08-09  YoungEd: People forget how good Alapin was.
Dec-02-11  zydeco: <katar> what's unsound about it? In your variation, black ends up with the two bishops in a good position.

Has anybody else tried Alapin's idea? It seems like white is fine but has nothing special if he gives back the piece: 10.a3 (instead of Nb5) or 12.0-0 (instead of b4). Tarrasch seems to play pretty well for the next few moves trying to hold on to the piece and Alapin works up a frightening attack.

The opening book I have considers only 8....f6 for black

Jan-04-12  katar: <zydeco> Sorry, I forgot to insert a couple moves: 13.axb4 Bxb4 14.O-O d4? 15.Nxd4 Qxd4?? 16.Bxh7+

Therefore I believe that 13.Ne2 was unnecessary and a big mistake. Unless I am mistaken 13.axb4 would have given White an advantage.

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