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Mikhail Chigorin vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Chigorin - Tarrasch (1893), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 6, Oct-17
French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00)  ·  0-1

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Jan-09-13  lost in space: Saw this game the first time roughly 30 years ago. I like the systematic approach how Black made use of the white weaknesses.

Nice game by Tarrasch.

Dec-01-14  offramp: Poor Chigorin can never find a good spot to settle his queen, and his opponent plays likes a juggernaut.
May-03-15  Rama: An early example of the boa-constrictor attack.
Jun-14-15
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  yiotta: I just feel White had to play f4 around move 20, although I can't back it up with anything concrete.
Jun-15-15
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Black gained space and opened lines for his pieces and White did not. 20.f4 would have been a good time for that move. I also wondered why White didn't play c4-c5 at many places until I found a nice little trick for Black: for example, 35.c5,Qa2!
Feb-19-22
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  Chessical: "The play of Tarrasch in Game VI. was relentless from first to last. The Russian master had not even the remotest chance to come anywhere within striking distance of his opponent.

Though first player, the Russian was practically on the defensive right from the beginning of the game, which may be divided into two stages.

The Doctor in the first stage of the game succeeded, slowly though surely, in reducing his opponent to utter helplessness, until he had not a single piece in play, and White had made his last available move with his Pawns and his defence was over.

In the second stage of the game, Tchigorin could do nothing but mark time by moving his pieces while Dr. Tarrasch proceeded at his leisure to execute his captive".

Isidor Gunsberg in "St James's Gazette" of Friday 27th October 1893.

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