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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Mikhail Chigorin
Hastings (1895), Hastings ENG, rd 5, Aug-10
Queen Pawn Game: Stonewall Attack (D00)  ·  0-1

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Dec-03-03
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  Honza Cervenka: Magnificent game of Chigorin!
Sep-26-04
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  tamar: Chigorin's play at Hastings was some of the best of his career. Examining the position after the exchange sacrifice, Tarrasch could have played 31 Qb4 Bc6 32 Rc5 Qd6 and White's temporary initiative is gone and he will be pushed on the defensive trying to hold back the 3 center pawns. This looks better than the flashy 31 Qb4 e4?! 32 Rc5 d2 33 Rxd2 Rxf5 34 Qxb5 Qxc5 35 Qxc5 Rxc5 36 Rxd4 and Black will emerge with a passed a pawn, but at the cost of the connected advanced trio.
Sep-26-04
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Sometimes it seems that all of the players at a tournament will have an unspoken agreement to play aggressive, imaginative games which will remain difficult to analyze decades or even a century later. Zurich 1953 is one, Hasting 1895 another. The funny thing about Tarrasch's loss here, and his loss against Pillsbury, is that you have to be a really, really good player to lose games like those. 3...Nc6 is a lovely little shot, with the threats of both 4...e5 and 4...Nb4. White probably should have swallowed his pride and played 5.Be2,c5; 6.c3,Nc6; 7.Nf3 with a reversed Stonewall Dutch Defense, instead of a Stonewall Attack without the vital light-squared Bishop.
Sep-27-05  capanegra: 28cxd3!! is a splendid move. I love how Black, after sacrificing the exchange, patiently plays 30h6 in order to put his King into safety before launching the attack.

Chigorin played very inspired and made an outstanding score at Hastings 1895, winning over Pillsbury (who ended first), Lasker (third), Tarrasch (fourth), Von Bardeleben, Teichmann, Schlechter, Blackburne, Mason, Burn, Gunsberg, Marco, Pollock, Tinsley and Vergani. I think it is not exaggerated to say that it was his best tournament performance given the power of his opponents.

Pillsbury noted that 33.Rf8 also loses, but didn't say how. Bogoljubov gave the following continuation: 33.Rf8 d2!! 34.Rxd2 Qe4 35.Rf2 Rxf8 36.Qxf8 Bb5!

Sep-27-05  aw1988: Junior points out the strange 30...Ba6, with large advantage. Computers...

Sep-27-05  fgh: <aw1988>: Obviously, 30. ... Ba6 is the quickest way to win since it avoids a check on c8.
Sep-27-05  aw1988: I doubt any human would make such a mundane move.
Sep-27-05  fgh: Perphaps Nakamura the cheater :-) Don't forget what <LIFE Master AJ> said :-)
Sep-27-05
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  IMlday: <Englishman>: "Sometimes it seems that all of the players at a tournament will have an unspoken agreement to play aggressive, imaginative games which will remain difficult to analyze decades or even a century later." Quite true, and quite what Ray Keene was thinking while picking participants in the Staunton Memorial. The combative 'agreement' is unspoken; it just grows out of the personalities of the players.
Sep-27-05
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  offramp: Then you get tournaments like the 1st Tigran Petrosian Memorial... http://www.ruschess.com/Archive/199...
Nov-06-05  lentil: <offramp> sheesh. they must have put saltpetre in their (decaf) coffee!
Jun-01-06
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  keypusher: <offramp> that's hilarious. Three decisive games in the whole tournament?! ? Well, I'm sure it's been said, but it was a fitting memorial.
Jun-01-06
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  Gypsy: <keypusher...I'm sure it's been said, but it was a fitting memorial.> Lol.
Jul-23-09  Knight13: 16. fxe5 would've been better for kingside attack purposes.
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