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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Bernhard Richter
Halle (1883), Halle GER
Dutch Defense: Classical Variation (A84)  ·  0-1



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Jun-20-03  Shadout Mapes: This should be a fun game for those with the result turned off.
Jan-25-04  Fisto: Excellent.
Jan-25-04  Benjamin Lau: Catfriend, in retrospect, I think we should delete our posts on this page though, it will ruin the surprise.
Jan-25-04  Catfriend: :( Sad neccesity! O.K
Jan-25-04  Benjamin Lau: Yeah :-( but it must be done in order to preserve the surprise.
Feb-18-04  Whitehat1963: Another one that's great fun.
May-07-04  MoonlitKnight: Almost same mate as J L Hammer vs M Carlsen, 2003, for those who take intereset in such.
May-07-04  valenti: Haha the dogmatic Tarrasch gets a good whipping, 20...♕h4 being a sort of "epaulette" checkmate!
May-07-04  iron maiden: I would have preferred 20...Rxh6+ 21. Qxh6 Qxh6#, but whoever beats Tarrasch can do what he wants, I guess.
Jan-31-05  InfinityCircuit: <MoonlitKnight> Except for the small fact that Tarrasch wasn't rated 400 points below Richter.

This should be a game of the day, or puzzle.

Apr-21-06  notyetagm: So this is the famous game in which Dr. Tarrasch loses to an <Anastasia mate>, a form of <Greco mate> in which the enemy king is trapped in a corridor on the rook file by a knight on K7.
Jan-08-14  DoctorD: Given as "an actual 19th century game won by B. Richter":

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  FSR: Richter Rouser.
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  Phony Benoni: Rake your eye off the queen for just a second, and loo at the dangae she can cause!
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  offramp: Richter's Grin.
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  Sally Simpson: "Haha the dogmatic Tarrasch gets a good whipping."

These two were good friends. Tarrasch dedicated his ' Dreihundert Schachpartien' to Richter. This game and other losses are included.

Tarrasch points out a nice line here with White to play.

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11.Ng5 and if 11...0-0 12.Qh5

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12....NxQ White mates in two.

Aug-17-17  chessamateur: Nice counter, it'd be a nice Tuesday puzzle.
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  whiteshark: This game (with colours reversed) has been used* in the twenty-third episode of the third season of <House M.D.> (The Jerk).

*as best they could

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  alexmagnus: <whiteshark> "as best they could", I guess, refers to the move Rb1 inserted to make the game work with colors reversed?
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  Korora: Am I correct in surmising that 17. ♕d3 would have worked better?
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  perfidious: <Korora: Am I correct in surmising that 17. ♕d3 would have worked better?>

That loses to 17....Nf3+ and ruination follows.

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  Korora: I see. Was there some other way Tarrasch could have saved himself or do I remove this from my "ARGH" collection (of games with catastrophic blunders)?
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  whiteshark: <alexmagnus: "as best they could", I guess, refers to the move Rb1 inserted to make the game work with colors reversed?> Right! (~ 4m:30s)

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