Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Heinrich Wolf vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Karlsbad (1923), Karlsbad CSR, rd 14, May-15
Spanish Game: Open. Breslau Variation (C83)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 10 more H Wolf/Tarrasch games
sac: 12...Bd6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You should register a free account to activate some of's coolest and most powerful features.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-24-13  estrick: This game deviates from the one played by Wolf & Tarrasch the previous year on the fifteenth move. In their 1922 encounter, Tarrasch played 15...Bd7, and the game ended in a draw.

Here, Tarrasch played more aggressively with 15... c5 and eventually won a sharp, double edged contest.

Aug-24-13  estrick: This game is included in "Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess" selected and annotated by Fred Reinfeld.
Aug-24-13  estrick: After 13...Bg5, Reinfeld says, "White's material advantage is deceptive, for his development has been retarded and Black has many hidden resources."

After 16. hxg4, he writes, "White is beset with intangible difficulties. Such positions are both tiring and discouraging, which explains why Wolf eventually drifts into a lost game."

After 29...Red8, "Tarrasch's play lacks incisiveness hereabouts; it is not easy to make further headway and the clock ticks away inexorably in such situations."

After 31 Bc5?, "Weak. White's best chance was to exchange Queens and rely on his two Bishops in the struggle to hold back Black's powerful King's side Pawns."

After 35...g6, "Note how comfortably Black can proceed in the absence of White's QB. Tarrash's plan is simple and irresistible: Black's King's side Pawns will advance triumphantly, escorted if need be by the King."

43...Kg6! "A sardonic invitation to 44. Bxe4+ Kf2; 45. Bd5 Rxe6; etc."

The Black king goes for a walk . . .

afater 51. Kc1, "A last trap: if 51. ...e2?; 52. Qg1 draws.

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <estrick> thank you for your comments on this very interesting game.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Reinfe1d is a he11 of an annotator.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jonathan Sarfati: <estrick, Reinfeld>:

After 29...♖db8, "Tarrasch's play lacks incisiveness hereabouts; it is not easy to make further headway and the clock ticks away inexorably in such situations."

Indeed so. The computer quickly finds 25... ♖cd8! 26.♕b7 ♖f7 27.♔f1} (♗lack threatened a discovered attack, and White lacks a good defence 27... ♘xf2 28.♗xf2 ♖xd2.-+

Later, there was:

29...♖ab8 30.♕a7 ♗b6! (removing the dark-squared defender) 31.♗xb6 ♖xb6 32.♘e3 ♕c5 33.♖e1 f4 -+

Thus 23.♖f1 was a losing move. After 23. ♗e2 Black still has a clear advantage but it's still a game.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
from Veliki majstori saha 6 TARRASCH (Petrovic) by Chessdreamer
Game 87.
from Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess. Part I. by Dr. Siggy
Tarrasch Plays the Tarrasch
from My 50 Years in Chess by parisattack
Chapter 9: Lopez Game 40
from Chess Openings: Theory and Practice, Section 1 by Infohunter
98_C80-C83_Ruy Lopez, Open
by webbing1947
Karlsbad 1923
by suenteus po 147
Chapter 9: Lopez Game 40
from Chess Openings: T&P, Section 1 by Infohunter by fredthebear
bengalcat47's favorite games
by bengalcat47
Tactically rich game. No. 87 in Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess
from Noteworthy Games by BAJones
Tactically rich game. No. 87 in Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess
from Noteworthy Games by Southernrun
Siegbert Tarrasch World Champ Challenger
from Players own favourite openings by biglo
98_C80-C83_Ruy Lopez, Open
by whiteshark
estrategias 2 de suetin

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC