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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Alexander Alekhine
Hamburg (1910), Hamburg GER, rd 12, Aug-01
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



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Oct-28-04  waddayaplay: Fred Reinfeld annotates this game in his crappy book "Tarrasch's best games".

To black's 5'th move he writes "An inexactitude which creates difficulties for black. ...Kt-B3 would have been simpler and better."

Why is this so? I wondered why black didn't play Bd6 instead of Be7, so that he can either play Qc7 with tempo or alternatively play Bc7 to prevent Na4. SO I did a check with Fritz, who is good at checking these things, and yes -- the tin-can agrees with me. It gives the position after 6.Ne5(?) as equal. Perhaps Alekhine was afraid of an eventual pin by Bg5 and decided to play it safe -- who knows?

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  Gypsy: Hamburg 1910 was Alekhine's first international tournament: 1.Schlechter 2.Duras 3.Nimzowich 4.Spielmann 5-6.Marshall & Teichmann 7-8.Alekhine & Duz-Chotimirskij 9-10.Tarrasch & Forgacs 11-14.Leonhardt, Salve, Kohlein, & Tartakover 15. Speyer 16.John 17.Yates.
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  chancho: The one and ONLY time that Siegbert Tarrasch, won a game of chess from Alexander Alekhine.
Sep-25-08  Fanacas: When Alekhine began to rise tarrasch his glory time was already over. Its like karpov today against the new masters.
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  whiteshark: Tarrasch lead young Al. a merry dance.
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  Honza Cervenka: 29.Bd7! Qd8 30.c6 could have shortened black's resistance here.
Sep-11-18  WorstPlayerEver: Black had to play 11... dxc4 12. Bxc4

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