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Savielly Tartakower vs William Albert Fairhurst
Folkestone Olympiad (1933), Folkestone ENG, rd 1, Jun-12
Queen Pawn Game: Veresov Atack. Richter Variation (D01)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  FSR: Tartakower hung a piece with 7.Bf4?? and Fairhurst decided not to take it? I don't think so. Probably Tartakower played 7.Bh4. That also explains why he played 14.Bg3 (his bishop was hanging on h4) rather than taking the free pawn with 14.Bxc7.
Oct-26-12  Nerwal: Almost a given ♗h4 was played indeed since the c7 pawn is also hanging for a quite a few moves after ♗f4 and ♕xd5. But the whole game feels weird. It is hard to believe a master of Tartatakower's strength, with his good sense of dynamism, played a move such as 15. dxc5 in that position. Or maybe in those times the queenside majority was really overrated but it's 1933 already. Usually when such moves happen it means some miscalculation is involved so there's that. Anyway 15. ♘f4 ♕g5 16. ♖fe1! with the idea 16... cxd4? 17. ♘xe6! fxe6 18. ♖e5 trapping the queen was probably correct, when white has for sure a very nice advantage.

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White played 7.Bh4, not 7.Bf4??
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