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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Efim Bogoljubov
Gothenburg (1920), Gothenburg SWE, rd 4, Aug-06
Queen's Indian Defense: General (E12)  ·  1-0



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Dec-18-02  ughaibu: Tarrasch blunders away a piece in the opening but works up plenty of compensation, enough to win back the piece. Bogolubow then blunders away a piece rather than winning the exchange.
May-19-03  sam jk: Bit of an odd move
May-19-03  ughaibu: Here's the full game: Tarrasch vs Bogoljubow, 1920
May-01-04  Dillinger: so this is a notable game for bogoljubov but the game score and result are both incorrect?
May-03-04  ThePurplePimpernel: Did this actually happen, though, or is it just a variation? I think the real game ended after ♙xf3. There was a short story about an old grandmaster playing the Danish and worrying: "...Tarrasch lost a game in nine moves, Alapin in five..."
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  jaime gallegos: Qh6 ??? I disagree with ughaibu , there wasn´t compensation if 28... Bxf3+ 29. Nxf3 Rh6 and blacks are better
Dec-11-04  percyblakeney: It's hard to understand how a player like Bogoljubov can make a move like 27. ... Qh6. Some sites claim that Tarrasch resigned after the ninth move, but it does seem as if this is what actually happened. Bogoljubov finished third in the tournament, behind Reti and Rubinstein:
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  Gypsy: <Some sites claim that Tarrasch resigned after the ninth move, but it does seem as if this is what actually happened.> Tournament table in Kalendovsky's 'Reti' has indeed Tarrasch as the winner here.
Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: Yikes, white blunders a piece and wins!
Aug-10-09  nuwanda:

maybe Bogo, when playing 27...Qh6, simply "forgot" that white could stop the h-pawn with his knight after 28.hg Qxf6 29.Rxf6 h3


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  whiteshark: Hypoglycaemia could be the cause of it.
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  Tabanus: The tournament book on 27...Qh6:

"Ett grovt feldrag, som väl får tillskrivas att Bogoljubow för tillfället var sjuk." - i. e., Bogo was sick!

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  Sally Simpson: Uhlmann walked into this trick years 43 later.

Uhlmann managed to wriggled out of it with a neat perpetual.

Uhlmann vs O Kinnmark, 1963

Tarrasch's play on the pinned f6 Knight and Bogoljubov's attempts at freeing it is quite instructive.

After the crisis of the pinned Knight was over it does appear Bogoljubov relaxed and miscalculated the strength of his h-pawn.

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