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Fritz Riemann vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Breslau (1880)
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation General (C30)  ·  1-0



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Mar-29-05  like a GM: Oh my God! What a game!! 15.g5 nice positional sacrifice! 30.f6 the beginning of the end!
Feb-12-08  holland oats: 28.d4? Rf6 29.Rh7 (29.Bh7 Kf8 =) Rxg6! 30.fxg6 (Rxg7 Rxg7 ) Qf6! 31.g7 Qf4+ 32.Kd1 g4! 33.Rh8+ Kxg7 34.Qh7+ Kf6 = (the black king is safe from mate and black has a perpetual at his disposal)

Much better would have been 28.Rh7, forcing black to trade queen for rook (if ...Qf6 29. Rxc7 and black is still forced to lose the queen)

Oct-25-14  TheBish: The problem with 28. Rh7? (which I rushed into in Guess the Move!) is 28...Qxg6! 29. fxg6 Rf1+ 30. Kd2 Rf2+ 31. Qxf2 Bxf2 32. dxc4 g4 and Black wins. Even after 28. d4 exd4 29. Rh7?

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__________________ Black to play and win __________

Black still wins with 29...Qxg6! 30. fxg6 Rf1+ 31. Kd2 Rf2+ 32. Qxf2 dxc3+ 33. Ke2 Bxf2 34. Kxf2 c2 35. Rh1 Rb8 36. Rc1 Rxb4 37. Rxc2 Rxa4.

28. d4!? was a good practical try, but after 28...exd4 (28...Rf6 also draws according to Rybka) 29. Bh7+ Kh8! draws, as White has nothing better than a draw by repetition (not 30. f6? Rxf6 31. Rxf6 Qxf6 32. Bg6+ Kg7 33. Qh7+ Kf8 and White's attack runs out of steam).

So Tarrasch's 29...Kf7? was a blunder that cost him the game!

Also, <holland oats>, after 28. d4 Rf6 29. Rh7 (Rybka likes 29. Qh5 g4 30. Rh7 Rxg6 31. fxg6 Qf6 32. Rf7 Qh8 33. Rh7 Qf6 34. Rf7 with a draw by repetition) 29...Rxg6 30. fxg6 Qf6 31. g7 Qf4+ 32. Qxf4 (not 32. Kd1? Qf3+ 33. Kd2 Qd3+ 34. Kc1 Qxc3+ 35. Kb1 Qd3+ 36. Kc1 Qe3+ 37. Kd1 Qxd4+ 38. Kc1 Qe3+ 39. Kd1 Qd3+ 40. Ke1 Qxe4+ 41. Kd1 Qxh7) 32...exf4 33. Rh8+ Kxg7 34. Rxa8 Bxd4 35. Kd1! (not 35. cxd4? f3 36. Kd1 c3 and a Black pawn will queen) 35...Bxc3 36. b5 axb5 37. a5 Bd4 38. a6 Kf6 39. a7 Bxa7 40. Rxa7 c5 41. Rd7 Ke5 42. Re7+ Kd4 43. Rg7 Kxe4 44. Rxg5 b4 45. Kd2 b3 46. Rg4 d5,

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and with 5 passed pawns for the rook, Black is winning!

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  Honza Cervenka: Of course, 28.Rh7 would be a grave mistake for 28...Qxg6! -+ but after 28.Qh5 it seems to be that Rh7 is unstoppable threat. Riemann missed quite a lot of much better continuations in the game, for example simple 27.Qxc4+ wins instantly. Another missed opportunity was 18.Qh2! Ne7 19.Qh7+ Kf7 20.Rh6! (but not 20.Bh5+ Kf6) with threat 21.Bh5+.

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