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Carlos Torre Repetto vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Marienbad (1925), Marianske Lazne CSR, rd 5, May-26
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: Torre's 31. Rxg6! is the solution to number 1749 in Chess Informant's 1980 Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames/Combinations. The combination is classified as "Demolition of Pawn Structure," via "Sacrifice on g6 (g3)."

If 31...Kxg6, then White wins after 32. Qg4+ Kh7 33. Bxf5+ Rxf5 34. Qxf5+ Kg8 35. Qg6+ Kf8 36. Bd6 pinning and winning the Black Queen .

Aug-27-04  lao tzu: Bravo!
Torre is one of those great players that not only sees what is true but what is possible also- Bravo!
May-13-15  yureesystem: Gruenfeld defended so well against Torre: Torre endgame technique is high caliber, very difficult endgame to win.I like Torre aggressiveness combining positional play to win against a very strong master: Lasker was correct about Torre is world champion contender.
Nov-06-15  Mr. V: In this opening what is White's compensation for the pawn? Development?
Sep-19-18  wordfunph: <After losing to Torre in fourteen moves at Baden-Baden 1925, Grunfeld assured his friends that he would take drastic revenge against Torre in their next encounter. They met a few weeks later in the Marienbad Tournament, and despite Grunfeld's grim prophecy, Torre won in brilliant style!>

- Curious Chess Facts (book written by Irving Chernev)

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  nizmo11: the decisive mistake was 39...Qe4 allowing 40.Qf6. Instead of this 39... Qe6! would defend. Velasco who is following Lasker's comments does not mention this in notes to game 52.

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  nizmo11: The defence 39...Qe6 means that Torre's combination with 30.d5 and 31.Rxg6 was not winning. But he could have won without any 'brilliancy':

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Here 27.h5 g5 28.c5 Nd5 29.Rxb7 looks very convincing, Knight on d5 is not enough tosave black.

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