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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Louis Paulsen
2-BSB Congress (1888), Nuremberg GER, rd 5, Aug-08
Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Honza Cervenka: 37.Rg7!! would be quite crushing and brilliant shot. Still Tarrasch could have won this game but after some slips from his part Paulsen's resourceful and stubborn resistance succeeded in the end of this great struggle.
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  Honza Cervenka: 37.Rg7!! (diagram)

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37...Bxg7 38.Qg5+ Kd7 39.Bxe6+ Kxe6 40.Qf5 Kd5 41.Qf7+ Qe6 42.c4+ winning the Queen with mate in few moves following.

Feb-26-09  whiteshark: Wow <37.Rg7!!> would have been the culmination of the game.

Btw the game was played <8-8-1888>.

1888 was later called <Year of the Three Emperors> ("Dreikaiserjahr") in the German Empire, as two of them died within this year.

May-03-09  Hafen Slawkenbergius: <whiteshark> Tarrasch should have agreed to a draw three moves earlier.
Jun-02-09  WhiteRook48: maybe Tarrasch thought he will win anyway
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  dernier loup de T: And really, he could win at the move 78 by playing Ke7 instead of Bd4, LOL!!!
Mar-11-16  RookFile: I guess you have to give Paulsen credit for gritty defense, even if this should have been 1-0.

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