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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Isidor Gunsberg
Hamburg (1885), Hamburg GER, rd 8, Jul-18
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
May-18-04  ksadler: I think that Gunsberg played a great game here, defending adequately and then capitalizing when Tarrasch ran out of options.
Mar-14-08  mpl: Probably Tarrasch left out a win at move 24. Instead of 24. ♕f6 the attack on the rook with 24. ♘f6 would have been better. After 24... ♖f8 the blow 25. ♘xf5! exf5 26. ♘xd5 clearly favours white. But also the better reply 24... ♖h8 leads to a great advantage for white, after 25. ♖ae1! bxc3 26. bxc3 ♘d3 27. ♘xf5!

a) 27... exf5 28. ♘xd5

b) 27... ♘xe1 28. ♘xe7! ♕b2 ( 28... ♘d3 29. ♘exd5! ) 29. ♘g6 ♖xh5 30. ♘xh5+ ♔c7 31. ♕g3+

c) 27... ♕b7 28. ♖b1 ♕a7 29. ♕g7

d) 27... ♕a7 28. ♕g7

May-20-10  Polerio: Tarrasch himself indicates a win for White by sacrificing a Knight after Black's 15...h6. It goes like this: 16.Nxe6! fxe6 17.Qg6+ Ke7 18.Qh7 Kf7 19.f5 exf5 20.Rxf5+ Ke6 (20...Nf6 21.Rxf6+) 21.Qxg8+ Kxf5 22.Ng3+ Kg6 23.Bh5 mate. If 19...Ne7 (to keep the Rook defended) 20.fxe6+ Ke8 21.Nxg7+ Rxg7! 22.Bh5+ Ng6 23.Bxg6+ Ke7 24.Bg5+! hxg5 25.Rf7+ Kxe6 26.Qh3+ g4 27.Qxg4 mate! A fascinating attack. After 35.Bf3 Tarrasch says: "Other moves would not save the game." I dont' agree. White must play 35.h4 and if 35...Rb2+ then 36.Kh2, and White is by no means lost.
May-21-10  Polerio: Of course not 35...Rb2+ but 35...Rb1+. Sorry!
Mar-17-12  AVRO38: White had two promising lines of attack after 15...h6, but as often happens, he underestimated Black's defensive resources in the line chosen. As Tarrasch pointed out, the correct move is 16.Nxe6!
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  Straclonoor: Best chance for Tarrasch to win the game was 24.Nf6!

Analysis by Stockfish 230120 64 BMI2:

+- (7.22): 24.Nf6 Rh8 25.Rae1 Nd3 26.Nxd5 Qb7 27.Nf4 Nxf4 28.Rxf4 Rf8 29.d5 exd5 30.Rf2 Qc7 31.Rfe2 Qb6+ 32.Kf1 Qf6 33.Qxf6 Raxf6 34.Rxe7 bxc3 35.bxc3 Rh8 36.h3 d4 37.cxd4 c3 38.Ra7 Ra6 39.Rf7 Rb6 40.Rc1 Rb7 41.Rxc3 Rxf7 42.Bxf7 Ke7 43.Rc7+ Kd6 44.Ra7 Bd7 45.Nh5 Rc8 46.Rxa5 Rc2 47.Nf4 Bc6 48.Bb3 Rd2 49.d5 Bd7 50.Ra8 Ke5 51.Ne6 Kf6 52.Kg1 Re2 53.Rd8

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