Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Savielly Tartakower vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Semmering (1926), Semmering AUT, rd 9, Mar-18
Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 10 times; par: 62 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 11 more Tartakower/Tarrasch games
sac: 30.Rxf5+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can display posts in reverse order, by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page and checking the option "Display newest kibitzes on top."

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


Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-11-03  MoonlitKnight: According to Tartakower himself, this is the best game of his career.

After the match, Tarrasch supposedly said to him "You have great confidence in your pieces" where upon Tartakower responded: "It is the pieces that have confidence in me".

Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: What's wrong with 23...b5?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: <Honza Cervenka> Tartakower would have a very promising position after: 23...<b5> 24.gxf6 Rxf6 25.Re7 b4 26.Qd3 Rg6+ 27.Kh1 with the threat of f5 to follow.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: I think that Black can take with pawn on f6. For example 23...b5 24.gxf6 gxf6 25.Bh5 Rg7+ 26.Kf1 bxc4 27.Qxf6 Qxf6 28.Bxf6 Nxd5 etc.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: <Honza Cervenka> Instead of playing Kh1, could Tartakower simply swing the R over to the g-file?

23...b5 24.gxf6 <gxf6> 25.Bh5 Rg7+ 26.<Rg3> and Tarrasch's K is in trouble.

26..Rxg3+? 27.Qxg3+ Kf8 28.Qh4 is dreadful, but what better move can he play?

Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Hmmm, I have thought that 26...bxc4 is possible, but now I see that there is a possibility 27.Rxg7+ Kxg7 28.Qg3+ Kf8 29.f5! Bxf5 30.Bc1! and the game is over. It means that black is really in big trouble...:-)
Dec-03-09  Ulhumbrus: Black has won in the past by playing the Budapest gambit after White has answered it with plausible developing moves, for example, those which try to defend the e4 pawn.

Tartakower manages to prevail by finding an implausible developing move instead : instead of trying to defend his e4 pawn, he offers it to Black as a sacrifice, and thereafter occupies the opened e file.

In this way Tartakower ends up answering the Budapest gambit by sacrificing a pawn instead of accepting it.

Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: Had the pieces of Tartakower not even more confidence in the age of Tarrasch? With all respect due to the humor of Tartakower, a french player after all.... but maybe this is not the best of his numerous jokes: I like better his chess art, specially in this game!
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. 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: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, 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 at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

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?]
Even Tarrasch played the Budapest at Semmering '26
from A52 - The Budapest Gambit by MoonlitKnight
Game 72
from My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower by suenteus po 147
Lutwidge's favorite games
by Lutwidge
from Winning With the Hypermodern (Keene, Schiller) by Chessdreamer
Even Tarrasch played the Budapest at Semmering '26
from The t_t Players: Staunton, Steinitz & Zukertort by fredthebear
98_A52 Budapest Gambit
by whiteshark
Cheetah's favorite games
by Cheetah
Game 72 in My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
from yPublished Games by Year & Unconfirmed Source 3 by fredthebear
Game 65
from My Best Games of Chess (Tartakower) by Qindarka
Les Prix de Beauté aux Echecs (II)
by Sleeping kitten
I/65 - 'My Best Game'
from My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower by Chessdreamer
Semmering 1926
by suenteus po 147

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your 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 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC