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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Jacques Mieses
Nuremberg (1888), Nurenberg, Aug-07
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1-0



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Jun-18-05  geneven: This game doesn't appear in my Chessbase database for some reason, though it is in Reinfeld's collection of Tarrasch's games. White shuts in and attacks Black's king while defending his own in a queenless middlegame. 15. a4 is not recommended by Fritz, but it works out well.
Feb-24-10  Bridgeburner: This seems to be the first recorded use of the move <5...e5>. Mieses misplayed the game completely, but this move has turned out to be the most common fifth move in this variation of the Sicilian behind <5...d6> and ahead of <5...e6>: Opening Explorer
Feb-20-12  Naniwazu: <Bridgeburner>: It's also interesting to read Reinfeld's comments on this game in his book on Tarrasch. After the move 5...e5? he writes: "An experiment which turns out miserably; Black will have no compensation for his coming pawn weaknesses". A few moves later after 6...a6 he states: "Or 6...d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. BxN PxB 9. Na3 b5 10. Nd5 and the outlook for Black is very poor". And this is one of the main lines of the Sicilian today! Comments like these clearly show how pragmatic players are today compared to earlier.
Jul-14-17  zanzibar: This game is *not* the debut of the Lasker/Pelikan/Sveshnikov opening.

That rightly belongs (or so most think) to the Hannah--Lowe (1857) game which <CG> currently lacks.

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