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Bernhard Gregory vs Savielly Tartakower
Barmen Main B, GER (1905), Barmen GER, Aug-??
Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45)  ·  0-1

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Sep-10-05  paladin at large: 38......f4 gives white the bad bishop and the loss. I assume Tartakower does not play 45.....Bxg2 in order to ensure first that the white king cannot menace the black e-pawn while black's king captures white's passed a-pawn.
Sep-10-05
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  beatgiant: <paladin at large>
<Tartakower does not play 45.....Bxg2 in order to ensure first that the white king cannot menace the black e-pawn>

On 45...Bxg2 46. Ke2 entombs the bishop: 46...Kd4 47. Kf2 Bh1 48. Bg4, followed by 49. Kg1 etc.

Sep-10-05  Calli: 51.Bb3 looks like a draw. If 51...Be8 then g4 or if 51...fxg3 52.Kxg3 Be8 then Kg4 Bd7+ Kg3 etc.
Sep-11-05  paladin at large: <beatgiant> Right - thanks.
Sep-11-05  lopium: What an horrible end for white!
Sep-11-05  paladin at large: <Calli> What if 51. Bb3 Be8 52. g4 Ka5 followed by 53....Ba4. If 54.Bxa4, the black king takes the bishop and a-pawn. If 54. the white bishop moves away, then....Bb5, allowing the black king to move to a4.
Sep-11-05  aw1988: This is funny: it's EXACTLY how I play the Slav. Good to know I'm on par with Tartakower.
Sep-11-05  lopium: Ahahahzz!! Tartakower is THE reference. Nice! Sadly he ain't here.
Sep-11-05
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  beatgiant: <paladin at large>
<What if 51. Bb3 Be8 52. g4 Ka5 followed by 53....Ba4.> White's king reaches the pawns first after 51. Bb3 Be8 52. g4 Ka5 53. Ke2 Ba4 54. Bxa4 Kxa4 55. Kd3 Kxa3 56. Kc4, followed by 57. Kd5, etc. I've been looking in vain for a way to crack <Calli>'s line.
Sep-11-05  paladin at large: My line is also inadequate because the white bishop can move to cover the a4 square as needed - not to mention your line.

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