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Frank Marshall vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Marshall - Tarrasch (1905), Nuremberg GER, rd 3, Sep-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Symmetrical Variation (D40)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-25-05  Whitehat1963: Tarrasch plays the semi-Tarrasch. Any missed opportunities here?
Mar-25-05  Sydro: 21...f6 seems like a good move. If 22.Qxf6? 22...b5 wins a piece.

If 22.Qe3 Bxc4 23.bxc4 Rxc4 and black is a pawn up.

Jul-14-11  sneaky pete: 21... f6! is a move a healthy Tarrasch certainly would have found. Unfortunately our man was suffering from influenza. See
Leopold Loewy, Sr.

"An meinen Spiel sieht man ganz deutlich, wie - eine Folge der Influenze - die Ruhe der Überlegung gestört war."

Sep-15-13  thomastonk: Tarrasch was healthy during this game.

In the match book he wrote as a general remark: "Zur Steuer der Wahrheit muss ich erklären, daß ich während der zweiten Hälfte des Wettkampfs an Influenza litt, die mich sogar zwang, am 7.Oktober das Spiel auszusetzen. Die Krankheit hatte den Einfluß auf mich, daß ich mitunter sehr abgespannt und aufgeregt war. Daher mag es wohl auch gekommen sein, daß ich zu wiederholten Malen den Gewinn zu sichern versäumte."

The quote that <sneaky pete> reproduced above was made by Tarrasch after the 13th game, played on October 5 (two weeks later than this one!), and this is the exact wording: "Den zweiten Teil der Partie hat Marshall ganz ausgezeichnet gespielt, aber an meinem Spiel sieht man ganz deutlich, wie - eine Folge der Influenza - die Ruhe der Überlegung gestört war. Besonders auffallend ist in dieser Beziehung der 21. Zug."

The illness appeared once more: after the 26th move of the 15 match game.

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Game 3
from Marshall versus Tarrasch Match, Nuremberg 1905 by Chessical
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from American Chess Bulletin 1905 (July-December) by Phony Benoni

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