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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Karl Hollaender
Nuremberg club m1 (1892)
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: Instructive K&P endgame by Tarrasch, demonstrating the decisive advantage of the outside passed Pawn. In retrospect, Black might have done better with 26 ... Kf7 27. ed cd keeping Rooks on for a Pawn-down ending, compared to the game continuation where White traded Rooks advantageously (28. Rd8+), then centralized the King to blockade the Pe5. White's Queenside Pawns can generate a passed Pawn to distract Black's King, then the Pe5 plus the Kingside Pawns get eaten.

tpstar-cliftonm (QueenAlice 8/22/06) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 Bd7 5. Nc3 [last book move] f6 6. de [6. Be3 a6 7. Bc4 Nge7 ] de [ ] 7. Be3 Bb4 8. 0-0 Nge7 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. Qxd5 a6 11. Ba4 Qe7 12. a3 Bd6 (12 ... Ba5? 13. Bxc6) 13. c4 Qe6 14. Rad1 0-0-0 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Qd3 c5 17. Qc3 Be7 18. b4 cb 19. ab Bc6 20. Nd2 Bb7

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21. f3 [21. b5 g6 ] h5 [21 ... Qd6!? 22. c5 Qd3 23. Qxd3 Rxd3 =] 22. Nb3 h4 23. h3 g5 24. b5 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Rd8 26. Ra1 ab 27. cb c6? [27 ... Qd7 28. Rc1 Ba3 ] 28. Na5 Kc7 [28 ... c5 there is nothing better 29. Bxc5 Rd3 30. Qxd3 Bxc5+ 31. Kh2 Qd6 ] 29. Nxb7 1-0.

Aug-27-06  blingice: I was looking at this game of yours on, then came here to see if I could find which game you posted it on. How exactly does the finish go? Is it 29..Kxb7 (or lose the knight) 30. Ra7+ and then 31. bxc6?
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  tpstar: <blingice> After 29. Nxb7:

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29 ... Kxb7 30. bc+ and now the King must move (30 ... Qxc6? 31. Ra7+):

1) 30 ... Kb8 31. Qb2+ Kc7 32. Qb7+ Kd6 33. Rd1+

2) 30 ... Kc8 31. Ra8+ Kc7 32. Qa5+ Kd6 (32 ... Kxc6 33. Qb6+ Kd7 34. Ra7+ wins the Qe6) 33. Qc5+ Kc7 34. Qb6+ Kd6 35. Bc5#

3) 30 ... Kc7 31. Ra7+ transposes to (b) after 31 ... Kc8 32. Ra8+, since 31 ... Kb8 32. Qb2+ mates, or 31 ... Kd6 32. Qc5#

Q + R = easy attack :p

Sep-03-07  Dr. Siggy: Dr. Tarrasch, "The Game of Chess", english transl., London 1934, pages 132-3: - After 21... Nd7 "[...] the unguarded position of the Knight leads to a pinning attack which forces an endgame unfavourable to Black. The play was 22. e5 fxe5 (if 22... d5, White would continue the attack by 23. c4) 23. Bxc6 Re7 24. Bxd7 Rxd7 25. fxe5 Rxf1+ 26. Kxf1 Rf7+ (otherwise he will not recover his lost pawn) 27. Kg2 dxe5 28. Rd8+ Rf8 29. Rxf8+ Kxf8. The pawn ending is favourable to White. The 'Majority of Pawns on the Queen's side' must result in a passed pawn there, which will draw off Black's King while White's captures the pawns in the centre and on the King's side. There followed 30. Kf3 Ke7 31. Ke4 Kd6 32. b4 (if 32. c4, then Black, by 32... c5 33. a3 a5 prevents the establishment of a passed pawn by White and after 34. Kf5 g6+ 35. Ke4 Ke6 obtains a drawn position) a6 33. a4 g6 34. c4 a5 (if 34... c6 ou c5, then White obtains a passed pawn by 35. b5; if 34... Ke6, by 35. b5 a5 36. c5 and 37. b6; and. finally, if 34... a6, by 35. c5+ Ke6 36. b5, etc.) 35. bxa5 Kc5 36. Kxe5 and Black loses his King's side pawns."
Jan-12-09  WhiteRook48: wow, black really blunders two pawns? Well, his opponent's Tarrasch anyway...
Aug-05-13  drunknite: 18...f6 what was the pt. of that?

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