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Persifor Frazer vs Jean Taubenhaus
Paris (1888), Paris FRA
Scotch Game: Steinitz Variation (C45)  ·  1-0

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May-02-04  iron maiden: This really hurt, I bet. Instead of 5...Nf6??, Black should have put more pressure on the e-pawn with 5...Bb4.
Dec-01-05  Gantastic: Indeed -- That's really the main point of the 4... Qh4 line: Black forsakes development in order to take control of the game.

5... Bb4 is a must, and indeed, only two out of thirty-two games with the same position after 5. Nc3 have black playing anything other than Bb4.

Nov-21-08  Sem: Just as Thelonious Monk preferred his Scotch: 'Straight, No Chaser'.
Dec-28-08
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  whiteshark: A desperate housewife on the wrong path.
Jun-04-09  WhiteRook48: 5...Nf6?? totally blocks the queen's escape
Jul-15-09  WhiteRook48: well 4...Qh4 was bad enough
Oct-24-09  Don3: Instead of Qh4,Nf6 or Bc5 should have been played.
Aug-27-10  Lil Swine: you can tell from blacks playing standards he is an amateur
Jan-11-11  FourQ: I wouldn't be so hard on Taubehaus, and anyone can get trapped. If you look through his games, he had individual wins against Bird, Gunsberg, Showalter, Teichmann and Schlecter.

Of course he wasn't on the level of any of those players, but he was certainly a lesser light of the era.

Jan-10-14
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  offramp: <"Stop rolling your eyes, Frazer!">
Oct-30-15
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  Mating Net: One of the few times when Nf6 by Black in the opening is a blunder. Black must have been on auto pilot when he made this move.
Aug-28-16
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  dernier loup de T: Bad luck, g2 is covered too, lol.
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