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Ossip Bernstein vs Savielly Tartakower
Paris (1937), Paris FRA
Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (C41)  ·  0-1

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Jan-20-07  McCool: Position after 8...Nc6


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There is more here than meets the eye, as in this pretty line of play: 9 ♕xb7?, ♘b4; 10 ♕b5+, c6; 11 ♕a4, ♘c5!! winning White's ♕ (for if 12 ♕xb4, ♘d3+).

My source (see my games collection) tells me that Ossip Bernstein played as White in this game, and therefore Savielly Tartakower played as Black.

Jan-20-07
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  keypusher: Yes, <McCool> Tartakower also says he had Black here in his 1931-1954 best games collection. It's in the notes to M Lowtzky vs Tartakower, 1937.

Tartakower describes the conclusion as follows:

<13....Q-Kt4; White resigns.

'An immortal game!' exclaimed Rossolimo, who was present at this encounter.

'Mortal rather, for me!' snapped back the ever alert Bernstein.">

May-11-18  OBIT: 9. Qxb7 is actually best. After 9...Nb4 10. Qb5+ c6, instead of 11. Qa4? White can play 11. Qe2 and stands better.
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