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Carl Johan Margot Carls vs Rudolf Spielmann
18th DSB Kongress (1912), Breslau GER, rd 2, Jul-16
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: This game features a very effective attack against a formidable opponent, and should be better known. Carls using his favourite English opening outplays Spielmann who uses a King's Indian set up

<19.Qg5!!> demolishes Spielmann's K-side and culminates with <25.Rf8+!> exposing all of his opponent's defensive weaknesses.

<26...Rg7> 27.Bxe8 Rxg5 28.Bf7+ Kg7 29.hxg5 Be7 is no better a defence.

<27.Bf7+> Kh7 28.Qg6+ Kh8 29.Qg8#

Oct-11-05  AlexanderMorphy: This is Carls' biggest victory in his chess career...if he could play such fine chess against Spielmann, why didn't he do it against weaker opposition?
Oct-11-05  psmith: Clearly he was using a computer.
Oct-11-05  psmith: Or could it be that sometimes people play above their level?
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  OhioChessFan: Qg5 and Rf8+ are both great moves. If I was told who played the game, I surely would have thought it was Spielmann who pulled off such a great attack.
Feb-28-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: However, most of all I like d-pawns in this game :)
Jun-24-06  rjsolcruz: This game, on account of Carl of Bremen, Germany's fine win over Spielmann, may be the reason why the early 3.g3 set-up is now known in opening theory as the BREMEN VARIATION.
Sep-16-08  Jason Frost: <psmith: Or could it be that sometimes people play above their level?> He was an IM so I wouldn't say that play at this high of a level was an anomoly for him.
Nov-27-10  sevenseaman: A good game with Spielman awkwardly at the wrong end!
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  whiteshark: Don't challenge the Carl!

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