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Savielly Tartakower vs Reginald Joseph Broadbent
London A (1946), London ENG, rd 4, Jan-17
Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20)  ·  1-0



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  keypusher: An impressive double exchange sacrifice and a pretty final move, sealing off the second rank. A game two decades in the making! (See Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924 .)
Jun-19-06  KingG: Very nice game, but what was Broadbent thinking when he played 19...Bxf6? Surly he knew that White would sacrifice the exchange, and would have a very dangerous attack.

Of course, after 19...exf6, White still has a strong attack, but at least Black still has his dark-squared bishop to protect the dark squares around the king.

Aug-03-08  dtsherer: i like his style he's a strong attacking player!
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  al wazir: I got the first few moves, and the general idea. I certainly wouldn't have gone into this planning to sac both ♖s.

I think black could have put up a better fight by giving back some material: 24...Bd7 25. Nxf6 Rxf6 26. exf6 Ne8 27. fxe7 Qe6.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: In my playing days, would have played the first two moves and hoped for the best. But Tartakower was a real chess player--he probably analyzed the entire game continuation.
Sep-21-19  patzer2: For today's Saturday puzzle, I got White's first three moves 20. Rxf6! exf6 21. Ng4 d5 22. Qh6 +-.

What I missed is White's third move 22. Qh6 +- is not the strongest continuation, because 22...Nb8 +- (+2.80 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 10) puts up considerably more resistance than the game continuation.

Instead, 22. Nxf6+! Kg7 23. Ng4 +- (+8.75 2 30 ply, Stockfish 10) gives White a stronger, more decisive attack.

Another neat alternative win late in White's combination is 30. Nxf6+! exf6 31. Qg5+ Kh8 32. Be7 +- (M11, Stockfish 10 @ 57 ply).

P.S.: For a White improvement, I'd start early in the opening and ditch the rarely played 6...Qb6?! 7. Na3 ± (+1.13 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 10) in favor of the popular move 6...e5 = to ⩱ (-0.29 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 10) as in Black's win in Miora Andriamasoandro vs Z Almasi, 2018.

Our Opening Explorer indicates 6...e5 has clearly favored Black in OTB play.

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  agb2002: White is one pawn down.

White can start an attack against the black king with 20.Rxf6 exf6 21.Ng4:

A) 21... Kg7 22.Qh6+ and mate in two.

B) 21... f5 22.exf5

B.1) 22... Kf8 23.f6 Bd7 (23... Ne6 24.Qh6+ Kg8 25.d5) 24.Qh6+ Ke8 25.Qxh7 Bxg4 26.Qg8+ Kd7 27.Qxf7+ Ne7 28.Qxe7#.

B.2) 22... gxf5 23.Qg5+ Kf8 (23... Kh8 24.Nf6 Ne7 25.Qh6 and mate next) 24.Nf6 Bd7 (24... Ke7 25.Nd5+ and 26.Nxb6) 25.Nxh7+ Ke8 26.Nf6+ with perpetual at least.

C) 21... Bd7 22.Nxf6+

C.1) 22... Kh8 23.Qh6 and mate next.

C.2) 22... Kf8 23.Nxh7+ recovers material while keeping the attack.

C.3) 22... Kg7 23.Rf1 followed by Bc1 looks good for White.

Sep-21-19  mel gibson: I saw that but it was too complicated to play
in a real game.
Those players were clever.

Stockfish 10 agrees with the text:

20. Rxf6

(20. Rxf6 (♖f1xf6 e7xf6 ♘e3-g4 f6-f5 e4xf5 d6-d5 ♕d2-g5 ♖d8-d6 ♘e2-f4 ♘c6-d8 f5xg6 ♖d6xg6 ♘g4-h6+ ♔g8-f8 ♘f4xg6+ h7xg6 ♖a1-f1 ♗e8-d7 ♗b2-a3+ b5-b4 ♗a3-c1 ♕b6-d6 ♗c1-d2 ♗d7-e6 ♕g5xg6 ♔f8-e7 ♘h6-f5+ ♗e6xf5 ♕g6xf5 ♘c7-e6 ♗g2xd5 ♔e7-e8 ♖f1-e1 ♖c8-c3 ♗d2xc3 b4xc3 ♗d5xe6 f7xe6 d4-d5 ♕d6-f8 ♕f5-g6+ ♕f8-f7 ♕g6-c2 ♕f7-f6 ♔h2-g2 ♕f6-d4 d5xe6 ♕d4-d2+ ♕c2xd2 c3xd2 ♖e1-d1 ♔e8-e7 ♖d1xd2 ♘d8xe6 ♔g2-f2) +7.53/37 323)

score for White +7.53 depth 37

Sep-21-19  Walter Glattke: 24.-f5!?
25.exd6 Qxd6 26.Ne5 Ne6 27.Nxf7 Kxf7 28.Qxh7+ Ke8 29.Nc3 stops mate, but white wins.
Sep-21-19  GlennOliver: Inspired attack AND defence, a lesser player than Tartakower might well not have seen this continuation through to the victory.
Sep-21-19  5hrsolver: Strangely I got all the white moves (playing guess the next move). Some of the moves may not be the best under chess engine scrutiiny but they were chess player moves.
Sep-21-19  RandomVisitor: <patzer2> pointed out how black could improve with 6...e5. For this reason, maybe white should try an even earlier improvement - perhaps 6.d4:

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<48/68 50:11 +0.54 6.d4 cxd4 7.cxd4 e6 8.Nbc3> Nge7 9.Be3 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 exd5 12.0-0 0-0 13.Nf4 Be6 14.Rc1 Re8 15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.Re1 Qf6 17.Rc3 Rac8 18.Qe2 Rf8 19.Rec1 g5 20.Rd1 h6 21.Bh3 Qg6 22.Bg4 Rcd8 23.Bh5 Qf5 24.Rcd3 Kh7 25.Rb3 b6 26.Rc3 Rc8 27.f3 Nb4 28.Qd2 Rc6 29.Rxc6 Nxc6 30.Bf2 Ne7

Sep-21-19  thegoodanarchist: GOTD title:

"Broadbent Out of Shape"

Sep-21-19  thegoodanarchist: Anyway, it looks like this has been exchange sac week...
Sep-21-19  RandomVisitor: I decided to look at this puzzle the way <chrisowen> does, and this is what I came up with:

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  chrisowen: <Random Visitor> French?
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  chrisowen: <Random Visitor> Hi bed down B20 mickey!
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  Willem Wallekers: Not so difficult for a saturday. I guessed 20. Rxf6 ef6 21. Ng4 and the rest was rather straightforward.

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