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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Karl Eckart
Nurnberg (1890)
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense (C07)  ·  1-0



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Aug-14-05  The Careful Cat: This game has some historical significance in that it is a very early example of Tarrasch himself using the Tarrasch variation of the French.

It is an energetic and smoothly played game by Tarrasch but I feel certain that 16.Rd1 is MUCH better, exploiting Black's awkwardly placed Bd6 and Qd7 on the d-file.

I found this idea independantly but have had Fritz run over it confirming my opinion.

The trouble with the move Tarrasch played, 16.Bg5, was Black's chance to play 16...f6. OK White still has a clear advantage but 16.Rd1 would have been MUCH more incisive.

Aug-14-05  euripides: <Cat> Welcome !

Nice game. After 16...f6 17 Nxe6 can Black survive ? e.g. 16...fxg5 17 Nxg7+ Kf8 18 Ng5 Kf7 19 Qf7+ Kh6 20 Qf6+ Kh5 (20...Ng6 21 Nf7+ Kh5 22 Qg5#) 21 Bd1+ Kh4 22 g3+#. Black must have other options but it looks grim.

Aug-14-05  euripides: The reason for the resignation is not obvious. 20...Qxc8 21 Rxc8+ Bxc8 22 Nxd6 looks good for White but not resignable - what am I missing ?
Aug-14-05  azaris: Piece down is not resignable?
Aug-14-05  euripides: <aazaris> Sorry I meant 20...Bxc8 21 Bxd7 Bxd7 22 Nxd6. But now I notice White is a rook up. Somehow I had conflated the two lines and thought white's rook had also diappeared and material was level :-).
Mar-01-07  FHBradley: I can see this is not Meister Eckart in action :-)
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