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Harold Saunders vs Savielly Tartakower
"Scarborough Fair" (game of the day Jul-03-2013)
Scarborough (1929), Scarborough ENG, rd 7, May-19
Benoni Defense: Old Benoni. Russian Variation (A44)  ·  1-0



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  Richard Taylor: Good scalp for Harold!
Jul-03-13  morfishine: Ok, I give up about this pun

Jul-03-13  offramp: Game played in Scarborough, the famously bracing seaside town. Fair.
Jul-03-13  morfishine: <offramp> Thanks, now I see
Jul-03-13  EvilTwin: poor old benoni. :(
Jul-03-13  fokers13: is Qb6 the losing move?seems like it.
Jul-03-13  jrpg: I found the youtube video more enjoyable than the game. At what point did Tartakower realise he was doomed?
Jul-03-13  Abdel Irada: <offramp: Game played in Scarborough, the famously bracing seaside town. Fair.>

Seems to have been bracing enough for Tartakower. His queen was soon to be frozen off the board.

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  Dionysius1: There's a potential pun between old benoni and old baloney at some stage, eh?
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  Domdaniel: Tartakower didn't play very well. Was the old sage in <thyme trouble>?
Jul-03-13  tatarch: <fokers13: is Qb6 the losing move?seems like it.>

I agree. Very instructive how Saunders was able to exploit it. 18.Qe2 threatening the knight check is a handsome move.

Jul-03-13  newzild: <Domdaniel> Very good!
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  kevin86: Tartakower caught in yet another brillancy.
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  kevin86: Tart's only loss in the tourney-his opponent had two draws.
Jul-03-13  Abdel Irada: <Dionysius1: There's a potential pun between old benoni and old baloney at some stage, eh?>

You should perhaps ask that of <Phony Benoni>. ;-)

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