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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Hermann von Gottschall
Breslau (1925), Breslau GER, rd 10, Jul-31
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63)  ·  0-1



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Jun-17-05  Knight13: 28... Qxf5? leads to 29. Bd3!! and White wins the queen, for 29... Qf6 30. Re8#.

I don't know why Tarrasch lost the game by 29. g4??. I think he was planning a Kingside attack by placing a strong knight on f5. But then Tarrasch overlooked 29... Qxc3!, which wins a rook.

Good game.

Jun-17-05  Shams: <Knight13> right idea but wrong move order -- 29.Re8+ first would be the response to 28...Qxf5? Note white's f-pawn is hanging.

White's 28.Nf5 forces 28...Ra1 due to the threat of 29.Nxh6+! which wins the queen (29...Qxh6 30.Re8+ Kh7 31.Bd3 and 31...g6 leads to mate on h8). But now 29.Nxh6? Kh7! and black is up material. So, what should white have played on his 29th move?

this game is a nice find, bro.

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  Honza Cervenka: <So, what should white have played on his 29th move?> 29.Kh2 unpinning the Rook e1 or simply 29.Rxa1 Rxa1+ 30.Kh2. The Knight on f5 is safe in both cases.
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  joegalby: 33 years since their last game that must be a record
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  Phony Benoni: <joegalby> Maybe not. Jacques Mieses and Arnold Van Foreest have a 49-year gap between games:

They were both at Scheveningen 1913, but Van Foreest withdrew before their game was played. While our database is incomplete, a quick check in a couple of sources turned up no other games between the two.

Samuel Reshevsky and Reuben Fine also have a decent gap of 35 years between 1951 and 1986:

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