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Savielly Tartakower vs Semion Alapin
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 19, Sep-15
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)  ·  1-0



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Aug-15-05  paladin at large: Vigorous kingside attack by Tartakower. 31......Qd5 loses quickly.
Jul-28-06  Paladin88doug: Tartakower is an inspiration to Bird players like me!
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  ganstaman: <Paladin88doug> I love the Bird (and Tartakower) too. I transpose into it when possible now from 1.b3 (I like 1.b3 e5 much better than 1.f4 e5). I take it you play the Dutch against 1.Nf3, 1.c4, and 1.d4? I'm curious though as to what you play as black against 1.e4? I've been tempted to try 1...f5, but that's absolutely horrible (or so I hear, I've never actually tried it). I would go with 1...b6, but I've never liked the way that worked out. There just doesn't seem to be a close enough equivalent that I've been able to find yet.
Mar-07-09  YoungEd: In many of Tartakower's Bird games, Black plays an early ...c5 and ...♘c6. Tartakower usually happily trades ♗ for ♘ on c6 and takes full control of e5. At the end, Black can't stop the dual threats of ♕xf8 and ♕e7++.
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  fispok: 24.c3 is such a quiet move, it almost looks like a waiting move, but Tartakower transforms it into the destruction of the defenses. Excellent.
Mar-12-15  Karposian: <YoungEd: In many of Tartakower's Bird games, Black plays an early ...c5 and ...♘c6.>

Interesting observation. I think that a better setup for Black against the Bird is to play an early ...c6 and ...Nd7 instead of ...c5 and ...Nc6.

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