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Carl Schlechter vs Arthur Kaufmann
6th Trebitsch Memorial (1914), Vienna AUH
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79)  ·  0-1



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May-02-07  vonKrolock: Réti pointed out, in "Münchner Neueste Nachrichten", that this was Schlechter's hundreth tournament Game since Bad Pistyan 1912, and from those hundred Games, he lost just two - this and Schlechter vs Tartakower, 1913 <<<"Schlechter considered the drawing variations in moves 20 and 21. <But the lion, when once aroused, must conquer, or die> At such moments the lust of battle awakens in the Austrian champion, usually so phlegmatic, and he forgets his reputation as the greatest exponent of defensive tactics of all times. <...>>>>>
May-05-07  vonKrolock: <19...♕f8>! Clearly the best chance; if 19...♘f4, then 20.♗b3 etc, winning at least the exchange.

<20.g4>! Not 20.♘xc8 ♕xc5!, and the ♘ is confined in 'c8'.


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<21.♕e2>?? Schlechter could be in doubt between 21.gxf5!? ♖xd1 22.fxg6 check etc, and 21.♕b3!? etc, but this third choice was not very auspicious

<22...♗e6>! Black wins material

<23.♗b3> Hoping for 23...♖xe7? 24.♗xe6 ♘xe6 25.♕xf8 ♗xf8 26.♗xe7 ♗xe7 27.♖xe5 ♖d6 28,♖ae1! winning back a piece...

<24...♗f6>! The rest is... the rest

(notes by zk)

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  offramp: < <But the lion, when once aroused, must conquer, or die>> Reti was obviously not a reporter for National Geographic.
Jan-06-14  Karpova: Schlechter's only loss in the VI. Trebitsch Memorial, see Carl Schlechter.

It should be noted that the quote <But the lion, when once aroused, must conquer, or die.> (<Aber der Löwe, einmal gereizt, wollte durchaus siegen oder sterben.>) is from Rudolf Spielmann (also in the 'Münchner Neueste Nachrichten').

Another examples of such play from Schlechter cited are Maroczy vs Schlechter, 1905, Swiderski vs Schlechter, 1906 and Schlechter vs Nimzowitsch, 1907.

Source: Pages 220-221 of the September-November 1914 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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