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Han and Hisler Durisch vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Nuremburg (1904), Nuremburg GER
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Minckwitz Variation (C67)  ·  0-1


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  Stonehenge: I wonder what the engines think of it, after 46...Rf1.
Sep-27-12  thomastonk: <Stonehenge> 47.Bh4 (best, 47.Be5? Qe1) Rg1 (preferred instead of Tarrasch's Rh1+) 48.Kg3 Qe1+ 49.Kg4 Rxg2+ 50.Bg3 Lxc6 (cool engine chess: the only move which keeps the winning advantage!) and then Black is -2.xx.

It is also interesting to see what happens later in the game: 49.Qe3 is evaluated as a mistake and 49.Qc2 is clearly prefered with only a slight advantage for Black. Similar 50.Qd3 is clearly worse than 50.Qd2, etc.

Tarrasch's moves are best, except of 53.. Qe4, which is clearly winning, of course, but 53.. Qh2 is evaluated as even stronger.

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  Stonehenge: Thanks, that confirms what I already thought, that white played a pretty good game.
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  Sally Simpson: Hello,

Came here following a link from:

Game Collection: Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

Famous game this one. Here, Black has just played 12...fxe6.

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The Allies were in another room consulting, Tarrasch said to the spectators if White plays 13.f4 here they will get mated on g2.

White did and 49 moves later there were indeed mated on g2.

The link from whence I came is from 'Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player' by Lev Alburt, Sam Palatnik.

They make a mistake in their notes here after Tarrasch's Exchange Sacrifice.

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Here they suggest the move 26.g3 is an error due to 26...Qh5 followed by 27...Qd5.

This is wrong, as spotted by Fred Reinfeld 40+years earlier. Fred gave 26...Qh5 a ? because of the reply. 27.Qe2

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27...Qd5 or 27...Qh3 meets 25.Qxe6+ and Queens off.

The correct move, again given by Fred (That is 'Fred the Unread' as far as Alburt and Palatnik are concerned.) is 26...Bb7!

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And the Queen lands on c6 hitting g2 and h1. Now Qe2 and Qxe6+ is just a check. Instructive note that one. The backward attacking move.

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