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Amos Burn vs Siegbert Tarrasch
6th DSB Congress, Breslau (1889), Breslau GER, rd 17, Jul-26
Tarrasch Defense: General (D32)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Honza Cervenka: The game was played in the last round of the tournament and both players were weary of previous fights. It rebounded in blindness which affected both of them during this game. Tarrasch's 15...Rd8 was a blunder. After the game one of spectators showed that white could have won immediately playing 16.Rfd1 thanks to weak back rank of black. If 16...Qe6, then 17.Bxc6 Nxc6 18.Qxc6! , if 16...Qf5, then 17.Bxc6 Nxc6 18.Rxd8+ Nxd8 19.Qe8#.

Another mistake was 28...Nxd3, but Burn once again missed a decisive shot 29.Rxg7+!

Jul-31-05  Calli: "The game truly reveals the fatique which overcomes the players at the of a long tournament" - Tarrasch

Tarrasch was in first and 1½ points ahead of Burn in 2nd place. Therefore the outcome only mattered if Burn lost and Mieses might tie him for 2-3.

Sep-11-08  DarthStapler: I played 6...Bxc5 in a tournament recently and lost. This is a poor line for black, it gives white a lot of pressure
Sep-11-08  DoctorD: That is pure garbage. Black's position is in good shape if he knows how to handle it.
Aug-23-16  Straclonoor: To <Honza Cervenka> 29.Rxg7+ gives only advantage for white, not clear win Analysis by Stockfish 150816 64 POPCNT: (1.69): 29.Rxg7+ Kh8 30.Qxd3 Rd8 31.Qc2 Rxd4 32.Rxf7 Qxf7 33.Bxd4 Qe6 34.h5 b5 35.Bc3 Kg7 36.Qd3 Kf7 37.Bb4 Qd7 38.Qc2 Qe6 39.g3 Qd7 40.Qe4 Qd1+ 41.Kg2 Qd7 42.b3 Qe6 43.Qd3 Qd7 44.Qc2 Kg7 45.Kh2 Kg8 46.Qe4 Ne6 47.Qf5 Qc6 48.f3

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