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Savielly Tartakower vs Jacques Mieses
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 7, Apr-24
Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. Tartakower Variation (A82)  ·  1-0

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Feb-08-05  maoam: An amusing miniature mentioned at http://www.ex.ac.uk/~dregis/DR/Prax.... I don't know how modern theory regards 4.g4, but surely 4...h6 was a sensible preventative move?
Apr-08-06  suenteus po 147: <maoam> Yes, 4...h6 at least wouldn't have hurt considering how quickly the position fell apart anyway. My absolute favorite move in terms of hilarity is 13.0-0! which looks crazy with such a safe and secure queenside waiting, but Savielly knew well the attack must press on! 15.Qf4 is crushing in light of the mating threat on two squares. Only by a sac of king's bishop and knight followed by a queen exchange could Mieses prevent the loss.
Apr-09-06  Kangaroo: Since my early chess childhood there are two variations imprinted in the memory

<A <1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g4 h6 5. h4 d5 6. g5 hxg5 7. Bxg5>> and Black is slightly better.

<B <1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g4 h6 5. h4 d5 6. Bh3 g5 7. hxg5 hxg5 8.Bxg5 Bxg4>> and Black is much better.

Poor Jacques Mieses did not read the book by Mark Taimanov !

Nov-25-07  papynchase: After Black's 9th move, Emanuel Lasker comments:

"B-kt 2 is likewise of no avail. The points QB2 and K4 are weak, P-KR4-KR5 threatens also, the KP cannot be held in the long run. White has many pieces in play, Black none, at these odds everyone would like to play gambits."

Jul-31-10  muwatalli: here is a very amusing fact/story regarding this game, this is an excerpt from tartakower's excellent best games collection. <In the first week of this tournament, although i ran all sorts of risks, I only succeeded in drawing my first five games.

Relying, then, on this 'law of series', Master Mieses facetiously apostrophised me on the eve of our encounter with these bantering words: 'Have you had sufficient preparation for obtaining your 6th draw?'

These thoughtless words must have evidently provoked Destiny, who sleeps (according to a Homeric phrase) 'on the knees of the gods' and here is how this anticipated 'draw' turned out.>

Mar-26-11  Amarande: The variations are pretty.

For instance, 15 ... Nf6 16 exf6, and the Bishop is lost too, because of the threat of 17 f7#. 16 ... Bxf6 17 Qxf6 Qxf6 18 Rxf6, and while Black can now escape with 18 ... O-O-O he is hopelessly down on material.

Or 15 ... Bf6 16 exf6 Kf7 (to prevent f7#) 17 Qh4! with the dire threat of 18 Bxg6+; e.g., 17 ... Nc7 or another indifferent move; 18 Bxg6+!! Kxg6 (if hxg6 19 Qxh8 and the Ng8 will go soon lost as well) 19 Nf4+ Kf7 (or Kf5) 20 Qh5+ Kxf6 21 Nfxd5++ Kg7 22 Rf7#.

Or 17 ... Nxf6 18 Rxf6+ winning another piece because of 18 ... Qxf6 19 Rf1.

Or instead 17 ... Bc8 (about the only other move) 18 f7+ Kd7 19 f8=N+! and now 19 ... Ke8 20 Qf7#, so 19 ... Qxf8 is necessary. 20 Qxf8 then threatens mate in two by Rf7, and if:

* 20 ... c5 21 Bb5#
* 20 ... e5 21 Rf7+ Ke6 22 Nf4+! exf4 23 Re1#
* 20 ... Nh6 21 Qxh8 Kxd6 22 Qd8+! Bd7 23 Qxa8, and it's all over but the shouting.

Jun-08-11  screwdriver: That was a quick game.
Sep-28-11  SeanBurdine: Tartakower pressed Mieses into an early mistake. If Black plays 4... P-KR3, he avoids all the sacrificial variations that come later.
Mar-03-12
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  plang: 6..Bf5 looks like a possible improvement although after 7 fxe..dxe 8 Bc4 White still has a promising position. Lasker recommends returning the pawn with 7..Nc6; after 7..e6 Black is already lost. 10 Bf4! followed by Be5 is the key to the quck victory.
Apr-29-19  alshatranji: 15. Qe5 is possible too. More flashy, though admittedly less devastating.

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