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Savielly Tartakower vs Mir Sultan Khan
London (1932), London ENG, rd 10, Feb-11
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C73)  ·  0-1



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Apr-28-05  Runemaster: A strange game, and one that perhaps illustrates well Sultan Khan's great natural talent.

His queen manouvres up and down the 'b' file are unusual and at one point (after 23...Nf8) he seems to be playing a version of random shuffle chess, with a weird line-up of pieces on the back rank.

Tartakover (himself of course known for eccentric play) seems bemused by what is going on over the other side of the board and gets his queen trapped by 27...Ra8. Then Sultan Khan cleans up.

Apr-28-05  aragorn69: Weird (and nonetheless fascinating) game indeed !
Tartakower fights back and even reaches a position where he can win back the queen (38.Bd8+), but declines to do so (he would be lost after 38.-Ke8!), probably hoping for another discovered check opportunity (something like 41.-Rh6? 42.Rb8+ Ke7 43.Nd5+!), only to be thwarted by a zwischenzug (41.-c3+!, since 42.Ka2 Qe2 wins)...
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  Honza Cervenka: Steinitz would be delighted by black's play here.

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