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Carlos Torre Repetto vs Morris A Schapiro
"Torred and Feathered" (game of the day Nov-03-2009)
Exhibition Game (1924), Manhattan CC, New York, NY USA, Dec-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: Capablanca - General (D30)  ·  1-0



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Aug-14-04  ArturoRivera: One word for Torre: Brilliant!!!
Aug-14-04  zynoble1: its nice to see players from my country... are there any other mexican players besides carlos torre?

BTW.. very nice game..

May-21-06  syracrophy: After 31...Kxe8 32.exd7+ Kxd7 (32...Kd8 33.Re8+) 33.Re7+ winning easily.


Oct-28-06  syracrophy: 20. exf6 g6 <Or 20...g5 21.♘xg5 hxg5 22.♕xg5+ ♘g6 23.♗xg6 with unstoppable mate> 21. Qh4 <Threatening mate in two. Useless was 21.♗c2? ♗xf3! 22.♕xf3 ♖ac8 23.♕e3 ♔h7 and Black defends himself succesfully>21...e5 22. dxe5 <Again, the most precise move. If 22.♕xh6 ♕xf6 23.dxe5 ♕g7 24.♕xg7+ ♔xg7 25.♗e2 ♘e6 and black has some compensation for the pawn. It's clear that the White ♗ is untouchable: 22...cxd3? 23.♕xh6 ♘e6 24.♘g5 with unavoidable mate> 22...Bxf3 23. Qxh6 Ne6 24. Bxg6! fxg6 25. Qxg6+ Kf8 26. gxf3 Qb7 27. f4! <With the strong threat of 28.f5!>27...Nd4 <There was no salvation anyways> 28. Rxd4! Rxd4 29. e6 <With the double threat 30.e7+ and 30.♕h6+ followed by mate> 29...Rd7 <Trusting on saving the ending after 30.exd7 ♕xd7 31.♕h6+ ♔g8, etc> 30. Re1 <The most simple. White renews the threat 31.e7+. The reply is forced>30...Re8 31. Qxe8+!! <Black resigns. After 31...♔xe8 32.exd7+ ♔xd7 <Or as well, 32...♔d8 33.♖e8+>33.♖e7+ and curtains down> 1-0
Oct-28-06  syracrophy: 14. e5! Rd8 15. Qe4 Nf8 16. Rfd1 <It would have been premature to play here 16.♕g4? in sight of the reply 16...f5! 17.exf6 ♗xf6 and black would at least win one ♙<18.♘e2 e5!>> 16...Bb7 17. Qg4 c5 <The ♙ of b5 can't be captured: 18.♘xb5? a6 19.♘c3 ♕xb2 20.♖b1 ♗xf3!> 18. Ne4 c4?! <It was essential to play now 18...♗xe4 followed by 19...♖ac8. Now, black's hopeless to next sequence> 19. Nf6+! <Starting a combination against which Black has no good defense> 19...Bxf6 <In case of 19...♔h8 20.♘g5! For example:

A)20...g6 21.♘xf7+ ♔g7 22.♕f4! cxd3 23.♖xd3! g5 24.♘h5+ ♔h7 25.♘xg5+! hxg5 26.♕f7+ ♔h6 27.♖h3 followed by mate

B)20...♗xf6 21.♘xf7+ ♔g8 22.exf6! g5 23.♘xh6+ ♔h8 24.♘f7+ ♔g8 25.♕xg5+! with mate in three: 25...♘g6 26.♕xg6+ ♔f8 27.♘h6 and 28.♕g8#>

Oct-28-06  syracrophy: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5 h6 <Strong move that puts on doubt the value of the dubious 4.♗g5. White's now forced to give away the pair of ♗ without apparent compensation, because it doesn't work: 5.♗h4 ♗b4+ 6.♘c3 dxc4 7.♕a4+ <If 7.e4? g5!> 7...♘c6 8.a3 ♗xc3+ 9.bxc3 ♕d7 10.♗xf6 gxf6 11.♕c2 c5>5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. Nc3 <More aggressive is 6.♕b3 c6 7.♘bd2 ♘d7 8.e4 dxe4 9.♘xe4 ♕f4 10.♗d3> 6...c6 7. e3 <The best and the most simple. 7.♕b3 has no more sense, as the ♙ of d5 is very well protected> 7...Nd7 8. Bd3 Qd8 <It's necessary to take the ♕ back, because she does no good on f6. Of consideration was: 8...♗b4 9.0-0 ♕e7 10.♖c1 0-0 11.a3 ♗d6 to reply to the advance 12.c5 with ♗b8, with good game> 9. O-O Be7 10. e4! <White takes advantage of development to smash the center. If now, 10...dxe4 11.♘xe4 0-0 12.♘g3 b6 13.♖e1 with strong iniciative> 10...dxc4 11. Bxc4 O-O 12. Qe2 b5?! <Looking for a fast offensive on the queenside, in combination with ...♕b6, ...a6 and ...c5; but it's too risky, as now White controls the center. Preferable was the passive defense 12...b6> 13. Bd3 Qb6 <Following his plan, but here 13...♗b7 was better>
Nov-03-09  SuperPatzer77: Instead of 30...Re8, 30...Re7, 31. fxe7+ Qxe7, 32. Re5! (threatening mating attack) Qg7 (only move), 34. e7+! Qxe7 (leaving Black no choice), 35. Rxe7 Kxe7, 36. Qe4+ (winning the Black Rook).

So, White's powerful reply to Morris Sharipo's move 30...Re8 is 31. Qxe8+!! Kxe8, 32. exd7+ (double check) Kxd7, 33. Re7+ Kc6, 34. Rxb7 Kxb7, 35. f7 (f-pawn goes queening) 1-0.

Brilliant tactics by Carlos Torre-Repetto!!


Nov-03-09  Aniara: New York 1924 - but not the famous New York 1924 tournament that Lasker won, right? Does anybody know if there was a "B" group in New York 1924?
Nov-03-09  RandomVisitor: 4 minutes per move:

Carlos Torre-Repetto - Morris A Schapiro

New York, USA New York, USA, 1924

[Rybka 3 ]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 Qxf6 6.Nc3 c6 7.e3 Nd7 8.Bd3 Qd8 9.0-0 Be7 10.e4 dxc4 11.Bxc4 0-0 12.Qe2 b5 13.Bd3 last book move

13...Qb6 0.33/20
14.e5= 0.14/18
[Rybka 3 : 14.a4 b4 15.a5 Qc7 16.Na4 Qxa5 17.e5 Rd8 18.Rfc1 Qc7 19.Qe4 Nf8 20.Nd2 Bd7 21.Nb3 a5 22.Nac5 Bc8 23.Qg4 f5 24.exf6 Bxf6 25.Re1 Rd5 26.Be4 0.33/20 ]

14...Rd8 0.44/20
[Rybka 3 : 14...Bb7 15.Qe4 g6 16.Qe3 Kg7 17.a4 a6 18.Be4 b4 19.a5 Qc7 20.Na4 Qxa5 21.b3 Qc7 22.Rac1 f5 23.exf6+ Rxf6 24.Rfd1 Raf8= 0.14/18 ]

15.Qe4= 0.02/20
[Rybka 3 : 15.a4 b4 16.a5 Qc7 17.Na4 Qxa5 18.Rfc1 Rb8 19.Qe4 Nf8 20.b3 Qc7 21.Rxc6 Qd7 22.Ba6 Bb7 23.Bxb7 Qxb7 24.Rac1 Rbc8 25.Nb2 Rxc6 26.Qxc6 Qxc6 27.Rxc6 g5 28.h3 0.44/20 ]

15...Nf8 0.21/18
16.Rfd1= -0.08/21
[Rybka 3 : 16.a4 a6 17.axb5 cxb5 18.Qxa8 Bb7 19.Qxd8 Bxd8 20.Be4 Ng6 21.g3 Ne7 22.Kg2 a5 23.Rfc1 Qa6 24.h3 b4 25.Bxb7 Qxb7 26.Na4 Nf5= 0.21/18 ]

16...Bb7 0.08/19
17.Qg4 -0.30/19
[Rybka 3 : 17.Qe2 a6 18.Be4 c5 19.d5 exd5 20.Nxd5 Bxd5 21.Bxd5 Ra7 22.Be4 Rad7 23.Rxd7 Nxd7 24.b3 Qe6 25.Rd1 Nf8 26.g3 Rxd1+ 27.Qxd1 Nd7 28.Qd5 Qxd5 29.Bxd5 g5= 0.08/19 ]

17...c5 -0.13/18
18.Ne4 -0.30/18
[Rybka 3 : 18.Nxb5 cxd4 19.Rac1 Rac8= -0.13/18 ]

18...c4 0.41/21
[Rybka 3 : 18...Nd7 19.dxc5 Bxc5 20.Nf6+ Kh8 21.Nh5 Bf8 22.Qf4 Kg8 23.Rac1 Rac8 24.Rxc8 Rxc8 25.h3 Bxf3 26.gxf3 Nc5 27.Bf1 b4 28.b3 Rd8 29.Rd4 Qa5 -0.30/18 ]

19.Nf6+ 0.41/21 Bxf6 0.51/21
20.exf6 0.51/21 g6 0.51/19
21.Qh4 0.35/18 e5 1.03/21
[Rybka 3 : 21...h5 22.Qf4 Nh7 23.Bxg6 fxg6 24.Qh6 Rd7 25.Ne5 Nxf6 26.Nxd7 Nxd7 27.Qxg6+ Kf8 28.Rac1 Bd5 29.Qxh5 Ke7 30.Rc3 Rf8 31.Rg3 Rf7 32.Qg5+ Nf6 33.a3 a5 34.Re3 b4 35.f3 bxa3 36.Rxa3 0.35/18 ]

22.dxe5 0.93/20 Bxf3 1.81/22
[Rybka 3 : 22...h5 23.Qf4 Bxf3 24.Qh6 Ne6 25.Bxg6 fxg6 26.Qxg6+ Kf8 27.Qh6+ Kg8 28.gxf3 Rxd1+ 29.Rxd1 Rd8 30.Re1 Qc7 31.Qg6+ Kf8 32.Qxh5 Qf7 33.Qh6+ Ke8 34.Kh1 Rd7 35.Qh8+ Qf8 36.Qh5+ Qf7 37.Qf5 Nd4 0.93/20 ]

23.Qxh6 1.81/22 Ne6 1.81/22
24.Bxg6 1.81/22 fxg6 1.81/21
25.Qxg6+ 1.81/21 Kf8 1.81/20
26.gxf3 1.81/19 Qb7 1.98/18
27.f4 1.72/17 Nd4? 14.98/11
[Rybka 3 : 27...Qf3 28.Qh6+ Ke8 29.f7+ Ke7 30.Qf6+ Kf8 31.Rxd8+ Rxd8 32.Qxe6 Qxf4 33.Kf1 Qxf7 34.Qh6+ Qg7 35.Qh5 Qf7 36.Qh8+ Ke7 37.Qh4+ Ke8 38.e6 Qg6 39.Re1 Rd6 40.Qh8+ Ke7 41.Qc8 Rxe6 42.Qc5+ Kf7 1.72/17 ]

28.Rxd4 14.43/12 Rxd4 15.01/11
29.e6 14.40/11 Rd7 14.54/11
30.Re1 9.29/11 Re8? 17.31/11
[Rybka 3 : 30...Rad8 31.e7+ 9.29/11 ]

31.Qxe8+ 11.38/8 1-0

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  kevin86: White eventually will pick off the black queen via shewer.

Triplets triumph!!

Nov-03-09  patzer2: After 18...c4?!, the sham sacrifice 19. Nf6+!! initiates a strong demolition attack against the castled Black King position.
Nov-03-09  patzer2: The demolition 24. Bxg6!! is a decisive followup after the blunder 22...Bxf3?? 23. Qxh6! Ne6 .
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  Phony Benoni: <aniara> There was no "B" group at the New York 1924 International Tournament, but around that time there were plenty of opportunities in New York for casual or competitive play.
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  Once: Just look at those crazy white pawns playing noughts and crosses on the kingside! A brilliant finish -

a knight sac on move 19...

a second knight pseudo sac on move 23...

a bishop sac on move 24...

an exchange sac (rook for knight) on move 28...

a queen for rook sac on move 31...

And black resigns before white gets to add a discovered check, skewer and pawn promotion to the sequence of fireworks. There is even a cute underpromotion in one variation:

31...Kxe8 (forced) 32. ed+ Kf7

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Now, 33. d8=Q wins handily enough, but let's be Dr Evil cruel and crush all resistance with 33. d8=N+

Great game.

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  fm avari viraf: A very entertaining game with lots of pyrotechnics!
Nov-03-09  WhiteRook48: 32...KxQ 33 PxR ch KXP 34 f7 Qc8 35 Re8 and it's over
Nov-03-09  patzer2: A likely continuation in the final position is 31...KxQ 32 PxR ch KXP 33. Re7+ Kc8 34. RxQ KxQ 35. f7 .
Nov-03-09  hedgeh0g: I wouldn't give moves like Bxh6 "!!", because most patzers would spot them. The follow-ups, however, were masterful.

Great game!

Nov-03-09  SuperPatzer77: <WhiteRook48: 32...KxQ 33 PxR ch KXP 34 f7 Qc8 35 Re8 and it's over>

<WhiteRook48> Take a look at <patzer2>'s simple and faster analysis. See below:

32...Kxe8, 33. exd7+ Kxd7, 34. Re7+ (much simpler than 34. f7) Kc8 or Kc6, 35. Rxb7 Kxb7, 36. f7

32...Kxe8, 33. exd7+ Kd8, 34. Re8+ Kxd7 (forced), 35. Re7+ Kc8 or Kc6, 36. Rxb7 Kxb7, 37. f7

32...Kxe8, 33. exd7+ Kf7, 34. d8=N+! (fork check) (34. d8=Q ) Kxf6, 35. Nxb7

Beautiful combination by Carlos Torre-Repetto!!!!


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  anthro: The loser of this game had a much happier life than the winner. Irrelevant, of course, to the game.
Aug-30-10  sevenseaman: Simple, easy to understand, gripping and brings the bacon home quickly.
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  Phony Benoni: Played at the Manhattan Chess Club on December 15, 1924. Torre had been scheduled to give a simul that evening, but the turnout was so poor that this exhibition game was arranged instead. (American Chess Bulletin, December 1924, p. 214).

For once, we can be grateful for poor attendance at a chess club.

Jul-18-19  NBZ: Fantastic game!

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