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Carlos Torre Repetto vs Reuben Fine
Match (1934), Monterey MEX, rd 1, Nov-??
Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Variation (B12)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-20-05  paladin at large: We are out of the books for the Caro Kann on move three here, are we not?

23. Nxe5 starts the decisive combination. Impressive coordination of pieces and pawns by Fine.

Torre makes a listless impression here. This must have been near the end of his career.

Apr-20-05  aw1988: No, actually. f3 is audacious, but it is nevertheless book.
Apr-20-05  aw1988:
Apr-20-05  hintza: The "main line" if you can call it that is 3...e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.Qd3 b6 7.Nge2 Ba6 8.Qe3 with a position I would not like to play, but there you go!
Apr-20-05  RookFile: Hmm? So, after move 8, the game
has transposed into a known position
from the French Defense.
Apr-20-05  hintza: French Defence?
Apr-20-05  WorldChampeen: 3. f3 --- Maybe this is called the "Fantasy" variation;

And a quick checkup may call it a "Tartakower" variation as well. ( )

Jul-13-05  calman543: Yes, it transposed into the "Advance" variation of the French Defense, but with an extra move thrown in for each player.
Jul-13-05  fgh: In the final position, the pawn's can't be stopped. Black simply plays Bxf3 and it's over for white.
Feb-06-09  jerseybob: Paladin: This was AFTER the end of Torre's career. The Torre of 1934 was a shell of the player - and some say the man too - of the mid 1920s. That early Torre was a potential world champ.
Apr-13-14  RedShield: < Visiting Mexico in 1934, Lasker [sic] won a friendly match from him by +1=1-0.>

Is the second game score known?

Jan-13-15  jerseybob: RedShield: When they say Lasker, do they mean Fine?

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