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Paul Johner vs Savielly Tartakower
Berlin BSG (1928), Berlin GER, rd 13, Feb-20
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Closed Variation (B29)  ·  0-1



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Mar-29-06  suenteus po 147: A very odd looking final move, but it wins Tartakower white's queen.
Dec-23-08  YoungEd: Cute trap at the end. I guess White had to play 15. g3 to guard against the mate threat while still defending the B on g5. The game would be relatively even after that; maybe a small plus for Black.
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  FSR: Looks like 15.Qd2! was the bacon-saver.
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  fredthebear: Another "Remove the Defender" tactic in the famous Sicilian Siberian Trap.

Allowing an opposing knight to penetrate a free square in one's own camp is usually a real kick in the pants. In this case, Black penetrates with both knights to threaten Qxh2#. White can close the diagonal with 16.g3 but then would lose his queen. If 16.Q moves, then 16...NxNf3+ eliminates the defender of the h2-mating square.

Here's the 16.NxNd4 version:
P F Johner vs Tartakower, 1928

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  fredthebear: 15.h3 does not help. Black continues on with his "Siberian Trap" plan of 15...Nd4! and captures next move.

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