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Jose Tolosa Carreras vs Joan Carbo i Batlle
"The Battle is Lost" (game of the day Mar-08-2007)
Barcelona (1898), Barcelona ESP
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C28)  ·  1-0

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Mar-08-07  TrueFiendish: Well, I hope Mr Johnson never logs on here to see if anyone has been admiring his works.
Mar-08-07  angili: I guess the knight check on the 8th move is a mistake. just for the sake of grabbing a pawn costs the game. Instead; 8...Nc6 9.g3 Ne6 seems to promise a more or less balanced game
Mar-08-07  realbrob: So Battle lost the game when he allowed 11.Qxg7 and decided to take the rook at h1, considering that after 13.Nf3 it seems Black was forced to give up the queen not to be checkmated..
Mar-08-07  Thrajin: Jose Carreras? Isn't that one of the 3 tenors, along with Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo?

:-)

Mar-08-07  gmgomes: It seems that the losing move was 12... Qxh1; black should have gone for the perpetual with 12... Qh4+
Mar-08-07  Manequinho: <blingice: It wasn't exactly double, the first was forced, second was a sac.>

That's right, the sacrife isn't acurate, the real one is 13. Nf3

Mar-08-07
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  playground player: White did a great job of putting Black's Queen out of play. It cost him a Rook on a1, but it was virtually as good as capturing the Queen.
Mar-08-07  devilwolfdog: Sure, black got checkmated, but he is a rook and knight up, so, to quote Bill Murray, he's got that going for him.
Mar-08-07
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  chrisowen: Here 8.Ba3 and white throttles black - the full nelson
Mar-08-07  Themofro: Fascinating game by white, reminescent of the Immortal game.
Mar-08-07
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  fm avari viraf: After White's 13.Nf3! Black is forced to grab the Rook & totally cut off from defending the onslaught of White's attack. The game still has the universal beauty & chessic fragrance!
Mar-08-07  Holmstrom: Black had a forced draw by move 12, but instead he grabbed the rook.

11. ... Qe4+
12. Kf2 Qh4+
13. Kf1 Qf4+
14. Ke1 Qe4+
and repeating.

Mar-08-07
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  kevin86: Boy did the pieces fly in this one! White's sacrificial attack leads to a quaint pawn mate in the middle of the board. White ended up with two active pieces while black's extra pieces,the rook and knight, are left parked.
Mar-09-07  realbrob: He did have the forced draw, but if the took the rook he was confident he could win... Even though perpetual check was the only good option, it seems.
Feb-20-08  sallom89: strange game :O
Feb-27-08  D.Observer: Fifteen pieces off in nineteen moves?!! Plus a pawn mate at the middle? Nice game!
Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: Battle it out and all of battle's pieces died in the battle
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: these players have hilarious names
Jan-26-09
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  GrahamClayton: White starts the game with a common opening move e4}, and ends the game with another common opening move (d4.
Feb-26-09  WhiteRook48: awesome sacrificial game in the battle
Oct-04-10  SBC: .

Dr. José Tolosa y Carreras' opponent here is J. Carbo y Batlle. Irving Chernev mis-named him "Battle" when he included this game in his 1955 book "1000 Best Short Games of Chess."

Oct-04-10  SBC: .

Probably: Juan Carbó Batlle

Oct-05-10  SBC: .

Actually, his name, in Catalonian, is Joan Carbó i Batlle

Oct-05-10
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  chancho: Batgirl is back. Excellent!
Nov-16-13  blackburne: Joan Carbó i Batlle, Spain player of Barcelona.
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