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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Alexander Fritz
Breslau (1889), Breslau GER, rd 12, Jul-23
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-23-04  Hektor: At least I can see the reasoning behind the draw here, unlike 99% of the other under 10 move GM draws. White is unable to free his queen, while black (now down 2 pawns) has little desire to continue.
Aug-13-04  tomh72000: Tarrasch, you spoon :(
Jan-02-05  rochade18: Rxa3 is worth a try, isn't it?
Jul-31-05
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  Honza Cervenka: <Rxa3 is worth a try, isn't it?> Probably not. That is exactly what was Tarrasch expecting when he played 5.Qxb7. After 8...Rxa3 9.bxa3 Nc2+ 10.Kd2 Nxa1 11.c5 planning e3 and Bb5 black Knight is trapped and white has an advantage according to Tarrasch.
Apr-11-12  RodeOrm: A little curiosa about this game, the kid he was playing was about 10-12 years old, and i think it was a simul game, the Nb4 is a funny little drawing trap in an op ening that saw its best about the same time as DR T, i read it in a funbook about GM´S getting stucked in funny openingtraps, the title of the book, (as well as the book) are since long gone from my memory, but the game stucked to it...

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Jul-05-15
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  RookFile: Good for Fritz. He caught Tarrasch sleeping here and got a good draw.
Jul-06-15
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  moronovich: Not many players are able to draw Fritz.
Kudos to Tarrasch.
Jul-06-15  Poulsen: <RodeOrm> Where did you get that info about A. Fritz?

According to this site the 'kid', mr. Fritz, was 32 years at the time of this game - roughly 5 years older than mr.Tarrasch himself!

Also according to this site the game was played in the main tournament of Breslau 1889 - the first major international event, that saw Tarrasch as winner.

Jul-06-15  Poulsen: Actually the 'kid' also managed to beat both Alapin, Sciffers and Blackburne in this tournament - the latter ruined a good position into a total loss:

A Fritz vs Blackburne, 1889

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