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Efim Bogoljubov vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Breslau (1925), Breslau GER, rd 2, Jul-20
Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation (B04)  ·  1-0

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Feb-26-03  morphynoman2: Dr. Tarrasch absolutely overplayed.
Aug-06-04  Tennyson: I just read that one of Tarrasch favorite quips was, "I have only two words, 'check' and 'mate.'" Looks like he added two new words to his repertoire with this game. "I" and "resign." Seriously though, the game is over with 8. e6!
Aug-06-04  Lawrence: <Siegbert> has a bad day.
Jun-08-06  mjk: <Tennyson> Don't you mean "check" and "mated"? It's very hard to believe that this is the <Tarrasch>
Jun-08-06  RookFile: Well, that's what Tarrasch said to Lasker before they played their world championship match.... he only had two words for Lasker... 'check' and 'mate'..... needless to say, it didn't work out as Tarrasch had hoped.
Jul-21-10
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  GrahamClayton: 5...♕d7 supporting the Bishop was a better option than the retreat 5...♗g6.
May-28-12
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  Phony Benoni: This game really reminds me of Mitt Romney. It looks like Tarrasch wanted to prove he was just a regular guy who could play the hip hypermodern openings. But no matter how he tried, it just wasn't convincing.
Nov-22-19
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  Telemus: I've just seen secondary sources where the game ends after 21. ♕f4+, 22. O-O-O+ or 23. ♕d6#, resp.
Nov-22-19  Thief: Why did Tarrasch play the Alekhine in a serious tournament game if he didn't even know how to play it?
Nov-22-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Thief> He played it pretty well here.

Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1923

Nov-22-19  Thief: <keypusher> Oh. How would you explain this game, then?
Nov-22-19
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  keypusher: <Thief: <keypusher> Oh. How would you explain this game, then?>

1) Tarrasch was in his sixties and far from the player he had been.

2) Alekhine's Defense was still mostly uncharted territory in those days.

3) I think when Tarrasch played 5....Bg6, he just missed the possibility of 8.e6, after which he was busted. And as often happened when he knew he'd made a botch of things, he didn't put up the stoutest defense after that.

4) Bogoljubov won this strong tournament by two full points. Give him some credit -- after Tarrasch went wrong early, Bogoljubov made sure to never give him another chance!

Nov-22-19
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  Telemus: <keypusher> Well explained! You only forgot to mention that he got married between the game with Lasker and this one, and we all know what that means.
Nov-22-19
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  perfidious: Most interesting: had not known Bogo was married during this event, which would explain this success, as would prove the case with Glenn Flear sixty years on.
Feb-05-20
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  plang: 5..Bg6 was inferior; 8..f6 was awful.

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