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|Mar-05-12|| ||talisman: Happy Birthday S.T.|
|Mar-05-12|| ||parisattack: Yessir! Your '300 Games' is a masterpiece of education and entertainment for generations of chess players.|
|Mar-05-12|| ||Interbond: AVRO38 <Actually, their nationality was German but neither one of them was an ethnic German>
If not ethnic German what else?|
|Mar-05-12|| ||lost in space: Happy birthday. You were my first chess teacher with your books. Much much much much later I also learnt something from Nimzo.|
|Mar-05-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||Phony Benoni: From the column by Isaac Edward Orchard in <Atlanta Sunny South>, July 4, 1891:|
<It is believed by many that Dr. Tarrasch is the strongest living player, excepting Steinitz. His style over the board is characterized by a depth, freshness and accuracy not unlike the play of Paul Morphy.">
Hmmm! Don't think I've ever heard it put just that way before.
|Mar-09-12|| ||brankat: <Phony Benoni> <Hmmm! Don't think I've ever heard it put just that way before.>|
It most likely did make a lot of sense in 1891, before the likes of Dr.Lasker, Schlechter and Pillsbury burst upon the scene. At the time Dr.Tarrasch was 29 years old.
|Mar-10-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <brankat> It wasn't the "second-best player" remark I thought unusual, but the comparison to Morphy.|
|Mar-10-12|| ||brankat: <Phony Benoni> The styles were different, certainly. But the author compares "depth, freshness and accuracy." I think that was true.|
|Mar-10-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <brankat> That's reasonable. I was probably taking the superficial view, but Tarrasch was clearly capable of making the board sparkle.|
|Mar-13-12|| ||whiteshark: "Nothing so easily ruins a position as pawn moves." |
~ Siegbert Tarrasch
|Mar-18-12|| ||Karpova: C.N. 7557 reproduces an article found by Gene Gnandt (Houston, TX, USA) written by Capablanca on Dr. Lasker, Tarrasch and Teichmann (page 9 of the 'Evening Post' (New York), 22 July 1916).|
Jose Raul Capablanca: <But the picture of Tarrasch during tournament play is one hard to forget. He has all the appearance of a diminutive Spartan. I have seen him in important games staring fixedly at the chess board for fully an hour, so intently that one would think his sight was piercing the table, perfectly rigid, not even the smallest muscle twitching, straight-backed and with an almost painful seriousness in his face – a living statue.>
|Mar-18-12|| ||brankat: Very impressive indeed!|
|Aug-18-12|| ||Karpova: The biography says that a WC match was planned for 1903 - the 'Wiener Schachzeitung' from 1903 reports on pages 291 to 292 that Dr. Emanuel Lasker agreed with Dr. Tarrasch on a match after the former had given a Simul at Nuremberg (+19 =5 -1) on Octobter 16, 1903. The WC match should have taken place in September or October 1904.|
|Aug-18-12|| ||TheFocus: Wasn't Tarrasch's request for a delay in 1903 due to injuries he received in an accident?|
After that, Tarrasch would not challenge Lasker, but said that Lasker should challenge HIM. This while Lasker was World Champion.
Yes, Siggy thought much too highly of himself.
|Aug-18-12|| ||perfidious: <TheFocus> Indeed it was; Tarrasch suffered serious injuries in an ice-skating accident.|
|Aug-18-12|| ||Karpova: Max Hofschläger: <[...] denn nach Dr. Tarraschs Unfall auf dem Eise ist der Wettkampf bekanntlich bis zum "nächsten Herbst", soll wohl heißen ad calendas graecas, vertagt worden. Man spricht nicht mehr davon, man hört nichts mehr davon!>|
From <Zeitgemäße Betrachtungen> on page 364 of the 1904 'Wiener Schachzeitung'.
So this proves that an accident on ice was responsible for the delay.
Though it contradicts the biography here where it says the match was planned <for> 1903 when it was planned <in> 1903 to take place in 1904 and was delayed at least until 1905, etc.
What do the Dr. Tarrasch experts say - should the biography be changed?
|Aug-19-12|| ||perfidious: <Karpova> Further corroboration from Philip W Sergeant in Championship Chess:|
<'Towards the end of 1903 it really looked as if a Lasker-Tarrasch match were coming off. Discussions reached a point that the date was fixed as the autumn of 1904, the stakes at L400 a side, the number of games to be won at 8, and the time-limit at 14 moves an hour. Unluckily Tarrasch had a serious skating accident this winter, and a postponement of the date of the match was announced.'>
|Aug-22-12|| ||Cemoblanca: Q: What exceptional circumstances will justify the stopping of clocks during a tournament game?|
A: Strangling a photographer. :D
By Dr. Tarrasch
|Jan-31-13|| ||perfidious: <Cemoblanca> Nice bit of humour from the old doctor.|
|Mar-06-13|| ||kellmano: The first son of kellmano and his wife was born yesterday, and he shares his birthday with Tarrasch. I am happy with that. He is named Alexander, after Morozevich.|
|Mar-19-13|| ||TheFocus: It is a shame that Tarrasch suffers from having a poor bio here. He deserves better.|
|Mar-20-13|| ||thomastonk: <TheFocus> That's right. So, I offer to write a new biography. Who decides this and how could it be done?|
|Mar-20-13|| ||twinlark: <thomastonk>
Bios are written by volunteers who are members of this site, such as myself. If you want to be a biographer, you could send an email to admin.
Otherwise you could ask someone else to write one and hope they can find the time to do so.
I agree that a famous historical figure such as Tarrasch needs a better bio here, so why don't you write a bio, include mention of your sources, and post it at the Biographer Bistro. If you do write a bio, I'd like to suggest you build on and add to the existing bio.
If you address that post to me, I'll know it's arrived and I'll upgrade Tarrasch's bio with your material.
|Apr-20-13|| ||Everett: I had no idea that Tarrasch crushed Marshall in a match. Game Collection: Marshall versus Tarrasch Match, Nuremberg 1905|
Thanks <chessical> for creating the game collection.
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