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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Isidor Gunsberg
5th DSB Congress, Frankfurt (1887), Frankfurt am Main GER, rd 10, Jul-25
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10)  ·  1-0



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Jul-30-04  fred lennox: 28...Rd1 <...admirable depth and ingenuity. The beauty of this splendid move can only be fully appreciated about eight moves on each side later on.> Steinitz
Nov-10-05  Petrocephalon: You meant of course 28.Ra6!! A Sunday puzzle I hazard no one would get. There's a cute little 'triangulation' with the queen in there: Qe4-c6-e8-e4, leading to the point of the combo, 36.c6.
Dec-01-05  Petrocephalon: Of 16.Re1:
"Nowadays I would not offer the pawn, but would continue with the simpler c5, a4, b5. The conclusion would not be so pretty, but the winning process would be more certain" - Tarrasch
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  chancho: Fantastic game by Herr Tarrasch.
Aug-21-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887.
Your score: 81 (par = 65)


PS. Par is now 66.

Aug-06-19  gosusensei: alekhine block on 22...Rb6
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  Sally Simpson: Probably my favourite Tarrasch Game and right up there in my choice of all time favorite games. (always in the top 5 depending on my mood. Today it is No.1)

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Forget Alekhine's Gun, that triple of heavy pieces on the a-file is 'Tarrasch's Tomahawk.' (and do note that the BQ on b8 covers h2. White's back rank hangs.)

White has just played 28.Rb6-a6 and had to see at the very least the next 8 moves for both sides including the marvelous 36.c6 where Reinfeld simply adds 'The point.' The first time you play it out over the board you wonder where you are going and then...'The point.'

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