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Savielly Tartakower vs Rafael Domenech
Sitges (1934), rd 7, May-??
Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46)  ·  1-0

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Aug-05-04  ArturoRivera: 33.-Bxb7!, now if 33.-...Nxb7? 34.-bxa6! winning back the piece and snathing the pawn (of course black cant hang on to the piece, otherwise the pawn would queen)
Dec-18-04  GreenDayGuy: What a beautiful game. Tartakower sure knows how to finish an endgame.
Dec-18-04
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  akiba82: If 19...h6 20.Bxh6 gxh6 21.Rd7 Qc8 22.Qf5 and wins according to Tartakower. A mistake would be 26Bxf7 Kh8! 27.Rxd8 Qxd8 28.Qd2 Qxh4 with advantage to Black-Tartakower. This ending well illustrates the problems Knights have in dealing with remote passed pawns.
Aug-02-05  notyetagm: Beautiful endgame play by Tartakower. I just love the concluding 35 ... ♘xb7 36 b6! and now the two connected sixth-rank passed pawns beat the two Black minor pieces. I knew that they beat a rook but here they defeat two minors!
Apr-08-06  suenteus po 147: <iron maiden> This game seems to be conspicuously absent from your "Pawns" collection.
Apr-09-06  iron maiden: Not anymore; thanks.
Nov-06-08  sleepyirv: 37.a7 has a nice slap in the face quality. Black is already preparing for an endgame after 37.axb7.
Apr-20-11  qqdos: This was one of the games chosen by Irving Chernev for inclusion in his book The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played. He described it as follows: "This game flows along with such grace,charm and wit, it is hard to realize that it offers more than mere entertainment." They don't write them like that anymore!
Jul-15-12  backrank: The position after 36. b6 is rather unique:


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Two minor pieces being totally helpless against two passed pawns!

Aug-26-14
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  Mating Net: The sequence beginning with 33.Bxb7! illustrates why Rook pawns are kryptonite vs a Knight. The stallion can't stop the a pawn even though it is still two squares away from the promised land.

Kudos to Tartakower for producing one of the all-time endgame gems.

Oct-26-19
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  fredthebear: After five moves, this game is a classic double queen pawn Colle System, 5.c3 Koltanowski Variation (D05). This is the proper opening designation.

Savielly Tartakower often played the other variation featuring 5.b3, 6.Bb2. This game does not feature any fianchettoed bishops.

Irving Chernev was wise to include this game in his book "The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy."

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