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Arturo Reggio vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Monte Carlo (1902), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 15, Feb-27
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights Variation (B45)  ·  0-1

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Apr-29-04
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  Chessical: This is a beautiful and striking short game. Its brevity from the profundity of one of the payers, rather than any obvious mistake.

Not all critical Sicilian theory is modern. Dr Tarrasch was a very accurate analyst, and as Bobby Fischer noted his play could be extremely sharp. Similar deadly opening preparation for Tarrasch can be seen in: Tarrasch-Zukertort, Frankfurt 1887 (which I will submit to the database).

Eating the R kills Reggio, <9.Qf3> is modern theory.

If <15.Qd2> Bxc3! 16.Qxc3 Nf3+ 17.Ke2 Qxc3

Reggio lost to the good doctor at Monte Carlo three years in a row.

Apr-30-04  Lawrence: <Chessical>, Junior 8 says that there is an obvious mistake. Besides 9.Nxa8 eval -0.99 (9.Qf3 +0.58) Reggio committed the mega-error of playing 13.Be3 eval -7.49 (13.Be2 -1.54).
Jun-24-06  Abimelech: 7. f3 can be played to protect e4. If 7.Qd3 the Bishop can still capture at c3 forcing bxc3, so Black can double the White pawns at c3. There is 7.Bd2 which drops the p at e4.
Oct-05-06  Abimelech: My June 24'06 comment should have noted that the Bishop Capture does not force bxc3. Black does need to honor the Doctor's 7.Bf4!
Apr-26-15  ScottElliott: The formation of the knight, bishop, knight and queen along the b2-e5 diagonal at the conclusion of this game is quite artistic!
Apr-26-15
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  offramp: <ScottElliott>, it is, and if the f7 pawn was on f6 the whole long diagonal would be full, which you don't see often.
Jan-30-20
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  sea7kenp: It looks like White can, at least temporarily, forestall Mate by 15 Kd2 but, after surrendering his Queen for a Knight, doesn't have much left.
Jan-30-20  JimNorCal: Agree ScottElliot and o/r that diagonal lineup of black pieces is amazing

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