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|Jan-23-02|| ||Sneaky: One of the great original thinkers in chess. And as a 1. d4 player myself, I must admit his confounded defense has caused me much consternation. |
|Apr-03-03|| ||Ron: For me, Tarrasch's "The Game of Chess" is a chess classic and when I was a boy I learned much from that book. That book has one great chess quote:|
"Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy."
|Aug-13-03|| ||Benjamin Lau: For some reason, I always confuse this guy with Tartakower. |
|Aug-14-03|| ||AgentRgent: <For some reason, I always confuse this guy with Tartakower.> LOL! That's ironic, as I can't think of two players more different. Tarrasch being very staid and dogmatic, and Tartakower a notorious prankster, who said "as long as an opening is dubious... it's playable!" |
|Aug-14-03|| ||Shadout Mapes: Kinda like how I used to get the Beach Boys and Beastie Boys mixed up... |
|Sep-29-03|| ||suenteus po 147: "Before the endgame the gods have placed the middle game." - Tarrasch|
An important adage, and one that even world champions forget on occasion. Best example: Kan vs Botvinnik, 1935
|Jan-29-04|| ||crobzub: I mix up the two of them with Taimanov...... |
|Mar-26-04|| ||ruylopez900: Some confusing advice about te endgame form the man himself... "Always put the Rook behind the pawn...Except when it is incorrect to do so."-Siegbert Tarrasch (Grandmaster Secrets:Endings) |
|Apr-30-04|| ||chessgames.com: Many thanks to Honza Cervenka for supplying us with hundreds of missing games of Tarrasch. |
|Apr-30-04|| ||iron maiden: Is it true that Tarrasch was offered a chance to play Steinitz for the WC in America in 1890? |
|May-01-04|| ||capanegra: <iron maiden>, I don’t know exactly the date, but it is true that Steinitz –who was impressed by Tarrasch’s skills after Manchester 1980, Dresden 1892 and Leipzig 1894- offered Tarrasch a chance to play a match, and the place was supposed to be La Habana, were Steinitz had many admirers after his match with Chigorin in 1889. Dr. Tarrasch denied the offer, saying that he "could not abandon his patients right now".|
The book "La conquista del título mundial de ajedrez" says that Tarrasch made two mistakes in his life (or, should I say, he lost two magnificent opportunities). The first was the one I’ve mentioned, and the second was when he rejected Lasker’s proposal to play a match in the early 1890’s (young and less experienced Lasker wasn’t the world champion yet), because of his "lack of merits". Tarrasch was in the peak of his fame then, and could have won both matches, changing chess history. He probably regretted this somewhat arrogant behavior a few years later.
|May-02-04|| ||capanegra: I just noticed that Tarrasch had refused to play against Lasker –because of his "lack of merits"- in Breslau, 1889. |
|May-06-04|| ||fred lennox: <Many thanks to Honza Cervenka for supplying us with hundreds of missing games of Tarrasch> Master calculator of this site - thank you!! |
|May-17-04|| ||GoodChessClub: Do you think Fischer and Tarrasch to some extent are similar? Both are rational and aggressive, and both may agree that 1.e4 is "best by test". |
|May-21-04|| ||fred lennox: Agressive without being being primarily a combinational player. Fisher is famous for his "straightfoward classical" playing , so too is Tarrasch, one of Fisher's favorite players. |
|May-21-04|| ||fred lennox: Tarrasch's ruling force is clarity and above all mobility not principles of good play. He was only interested in those principles which generally enhanced the ruling force. He was anti-classical in his attitude towards pawn structure, ever so was willing to sacrifice good pawn structure for the sake of mobility. Magnus Carlson shows the flame of the ruling force is as bright as ever. |
|May-21-04|| ||Gypsy: <fred lennox: Tarrasch's ruling force is clarity and above all mobility...> That summarizes the man's play very well. |
|May-29-04|| ||aragorn69: An interesting article (although not perfectly translated...) about Tarrasch as an example of a category of German Jews who desperately sought assimilation in the face of antisemitism. And how this could have been a factor on his well-known dogmatism...
|Jun-15-04|| ||PizzatheHut: I've never gone over Tarrasch's games before. Could anyone provide a few examples that are most representative of his style? |
|Jun-15-04|| ||Chessical: <PizzatheHut> The following brilliancy shows to perfection that Tarrasch had a sharp style even towards the end of his career:|
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923
|Aug-04-04|| ||nikolaas: An excellent biography can be found here: http://pages.infinit.net/tarrasch/T.... It's well worth a visit. |
|Sep-04-04|| ||fgh: I hate Tarrasch. |
|Sep-13-04|| ||Leviathan: <fgh> Why? |
|Sep-20-04|| ||Knezh: arrasch was very arrogant man. I have his books "Game of Chess" and it strikes me how depreciatingly he comments on the games of his contemporaries, while praising and self-promoting his own.
"Master Chajes apparently had very little knowledge about general opening principles"
"Dr. Perlis made was rightly punished for his carelessness."
"Contrary to whatever Doctor Bernstein might say, this was a decisive mistake"
|Sep-20-04|| ||Knezh: Tarrasch* |
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