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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Rudolf Spielmann
San Sebastian (1912), San Sebastian ESP, rd 6, Feb-26
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Morphy Attack (C78)  ·  0-1



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Feb-21-04  ughaibu: Another Ruy Lopez gets harshly dealt with.
Jul-01-06  dzechiel: What's the deal with 32...Ng5? 32...Qf2+ 33 Kh1 Qh2# seems the most expiditious. I suspect that there's an error in the score at the end of this game, that two mover is too easy for someone of Spielmann's strength to miss.
Mar-22-10  Xeroxx: Weird. But still a forced mate.
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  LIFE Master AJ: Apparently, Black did miss a simple mate at the end ... I checked the game score against the Soltis book (and CB, and a couple of other sources as well.)

The annotations symbols are those of Soltis ... this is game # 83 in his book, "The 100 Best."

Seigbert Tarrasch – Rudolph Spielmann [C84]
Master’s Tourn. / San Sebastian (6), 26,02,1912.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.0-0 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a4 Bg4 9.axb5 Nd4! 10.Bc4 Bxf3! 11.gxf3 Qc8 12.Kg2! Nh5 13.d3 g5 14.f4! g4! 15.f5 Rg8 16.Nd5 Bd8 17.bxa6 c6 18.Ne3 Bb6 19.c3 Qd8!! 20.cxd4 Qh4 21.Rg1 g3! 22.fxg3 , ('?') [>/= 22.Kf1 Qh3+ 23.Ke2 Qxh2 24.Qe1 Bxd4 25.Kd1 , - Fritz 13.] 22...Nxg3 23.Ng4! Rxg4 24.h3! [>/= 24.Kf3 Bxd4 25.hxg3 Rxg3+ 26.Rxg3 Qh5+ 27.Rg4 Qh3+ 28.Rg3 Qh5+ 29.Rg4 Qh3+ ; "=" - Fritz 13.] 24...Rg8 25.Kh2 Bxd4 26.Rg2 Ke7 27.Bd2? Nxe4! 28.Qf3 Rxg2+ 29.Qxg2 Nxd2 30.f6+ Kd7 31.Qg7 Nf3+ 32.Kg2 Ng5 0-1

">/=" means that - according to the engine - the continuation (which follws the symbol) was much better than what was actually played in the actual game.

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  LIFE Master AJ: In Soltis's Book, "The 100 Best," I found that (up until now) this has been some great annotations ... <"The Best of The Best" <<<<>>>> >

But something bad happened here, and I cannot figure out what it was. (I guess it could be possible that he just bashed this game out too quickly ... or maybe there is some other explanation.)

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