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Gyula Breyer vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Berlin (1920), Berlin GER, rd 8, Dec-13
French Defense: Classical. Delayed Exchange Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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Sep-21-04  mjk: White finds the way! It's mate in 25 after White plays 64.♔xf5 <Nalimov>. Both players play the best moves, but it gets tricky for White at move 68--only the played move wins, and there are several subsequent moves that would allow Black to escape.
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  gambitfan: extremely interesting endgame Rook versus Bishop !
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  gambitfan: A very profound endgame...

6k1/4b3/6♔1/8/8/2♖5/8/8 Δ

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  gambitfan: [bad FEN: 6k1/4b3/61/8/8/25/8/8]
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  gambitfan: a very profound endgame...

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Jul-29-07  sanyas: The ending may have been very accurate, but Breyer's combination was totally unsound. Black could have won at several points, eg. 34...f2 35.♔g2 ♔h6 36.b4 ♖g8+
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  gambitfan: Endgame ♖//♗ interesting!
Apr-03-09  Granny O Doul: Nice ending, though I have seen Tal and Joel Benjamin win it similarly (granted, Breyer did it first). What's really cool is Breyer winning from a rook down. "Rich in vicissitudes", Alekhine might have said. 22.Qc2 looks like a touch-move error.
Apr-09-09  heizfeld: <sanyas: The ending may have been very accurate, but Breyer's combination was totally unsound. Black could have won at several points, eg. 34...f2 35.Kg2 Kh6 36.b4 Rg8+>

where is the pressure to move kg2?

Apr-30-15  Bycotron: Losing this end game must surely have been one of the greatest disappointments of Tarrasch's career!
Oct-02-15  Mr. V: Breyer's play seems sound to me, I disagree with the previous poster. White's passed pawn seems strong enough to make the extra rook irrelevant. Any more experienced thoughts?
Oct-02-15  thomastonk: <Mr. V> Breyer's plan beginning with 22.♕c2 is completely unsound. Look at the position which Tarrasch could have got by playing 28.. ♖ad8.

The already mentioned 34.. f2 is also good enough. Now one piece, the king, the rook or the bishop on e6 is needed to control f1, and so the pawn on f2 is as dangerous as the one on c7.

Oct-02-15  Mr. V: <thomastonk>
Thanks. I agree Black's threats are pretty overwhelming around move 28, but I think I was lost in the complications. It's truly a crazy position and it's no wonder that Tarrasch erred.
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