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Max Kuerschner vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Nuremberg (Germany) (1890)
Formation: King's Indian Attack (C26)  ·  0-1



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Feb-05-05  capanegra: Tarrasch played a beautiful game here. The Queen sacrifice he made by moving the pinned Knight reminds me the classic game La Bourdonnais vs MacDonnell, 1834. But White helped a lot with 15.♕g5?? which brought a mate in three. Much more interesting would have been 15.♗f3 f4+, and now if:

1) 16.♔g2 ♘e3+ 17.♔f2 ♘xf3 18.♘xf3 (18.♔xf3 ♗g4+) ♘c4+ 19.♔e2 ♘xd2 20.♔xd2 ♔xd8 and wins.

2) 16.♔h3 ♘f2+ 17.♔h4 (17.♔g2 ♘xh1 18.♔xh1 ♘xf3 19.♘xf3 ♔xd8) 18.♘xf3 ♘xh1 19.♖xh1 ♗g4 20.♘e1 ♖xd8 with a superior position.

3) 16.♔h4! ♘xf3+ 17.♘xf3 ♗f2+ 18.♔g5 ♖g8+ 19.♔xh5 ♔xd8 20.♖hg1! and I can see nothing better for Black than a perpetual check.

Another good chance for White seems to be 15.h4 f4+ 16.♔h3 ♘e3+ 17.♔h2 ♔xd8 (he also have the chance of a perpetual check) followed by ♖g8, with an uncertain ending. Comments?

May-03-05  error: How should Black continue if 15.Kf1?
May-15-09  Trigonometrist: A very beautiful game...
Oct-30-21  Whitehat1963: The bold and the beautiful!

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