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Savielly Tartakower vs Jacques Davidson
Semmering (1926), Semmering AUT, rd 3, Mar-10
Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-16-07
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  Chessical: A game in which Tartakower's sheer energy overwhelms his opponent.

Davidson at first seems to want a complex game. In a simliar position v Euwe two years earlier he had played <8...dxe4> 9.Nxe4 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 Qc7 11.Be3 f5 =

<9...Rd8> which takes away the Rook from the <f> file where it is soon urgently needed. The subsequent Steinitzean retreats of the Knights, congests Black and allows Tartakower to build his forces up easily, <9...dxe4> 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.Bxe4 Nf6=

Perhaps <17...f5> was Davidson's best chance; 18.gxf5 Nxf5 19.Bxf5 gxf5 20.Qxg5 Ng7 21.Kh8 provides fair compensation for the pawn in the insecure position of White's King.

21...Qf7 is the nervous collapse of Davidson,

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