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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Semion Alapin
Nurnberg (1892), Jul-11
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11)  ·  1-0

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Jul-23-07  DWINS: Nice finish by Tarrasch.

After 29.h4, he is threatening to win a piece by 30.Rc2, 31.Re2, and 32.Bxe4

Alapin brings his king up to defend the knight but walks straight into a mating net!

29...Kf7 30.Rc2 Ke6 31.Re2 Kf5 32.g4+ Kf4 33.Kg2!

There is now no defense to 34.Rxe4+ followed by 35.Bd2#

Dec-08-11
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  zydeco: Is this an opening innovation of Alapin's? - it's the oldest game I found with 4....g6 (Schlechter Defence) and the only game with 7....Qd6. Easy to see why nobody was inspired to play 7...Qd6 again, although it looks like a reasonable idea.

I think black had his chance to win back the pawn with 21....Rxf7 (when white can't get in Ne5), which might have been better than stirring up complications with ....Ne4.

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