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Good games by Tarrasch
Compiled by waddayaplay

A collection of games of Siegbert Tarrasch . The collection focuses on strategical games.

Short intro:Tarrasch valued superior mobility higher than a position without weaknesses (unlike Steinitz). He also had a keen eye for combinations and for exploiting weaknesses in his opponents position, and a determination to play the opening very carefully.

For the interested, some fundamentals of his doctrine: 1. Mobility is the most important.
2. Mobility gives the initiative.
3. Mobility creates plans. Because when you have mobility, the plan is to keep it and to increase it. 4. Knowing how to plan is a highly important knowledge. Without it, your position with get worse and you will lose the initiative.

A pawn storm in the french exchange.
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1887
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

A pawn storm against a cramped position.
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1894 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Demonstrating again how superior mobility wins.
J Noa vs Tarrasch, 1892 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Exploting a weakened k-side, finishing with great tactics.
Tarrasch vs Pillsbury, 1898 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Cramping his opponent until he is crippled.
Tarrasch vs Showalter, 1898 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Another cramped position bites the dust
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1894 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Sac, sac, mate.
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1895 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Positional play and some clever maneuvres.
Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1896 
(C25) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

Alapin gives his opponent to much terrain on the kingside.
Alapin vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 0-1

Why precision is so important.
Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1896 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 0-1

Another game where precision matters.
H Caro vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 87 moves, 0-1

Once again, superioir k-side terrain scores.
Maroczy vs Tarrasch, 1905 
(B40) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Superb strategical and endgame play
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1903 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 83 moves, 0-1

A famous mate
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

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