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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Karl Walbrodt
Nuremberg m (1894), Nuremberg GER, rd 8, Aug-11
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07)  ·  1-0



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  keypusher: The last game of this one-sided match. Tarrasch blockades the IQP and menaces Black's queenside, provoking Walbrodt to launch an unjustified assault on White's king. Tarrasch handles the attack with ease, though Fritz prefers the greedy 28. gxh5 to 28. Ne2. Walbrodt's position goes from bad to lost after 34....Rd8? 35. Qd4, threatening Qg7# and forcing Black to shed a pawn. Tarrasch, who plays very accurately throughout, ends matters with 46. Qb8!, giving Walbrodt the choice of mate or a hopeless ending.
Apr-02-22  Sally Simpson: Playing through the game and here...

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...Black played 6...Ne7.

You utter a groan. You avoid swapping pieces if you have an IQP. But it was games like this and Tarrasch's observations that helped teach us. (6...Bb6 was the move).

So a low understanding groan for this 1894 game. If you see it in a modern game then feel free to fill the air with curses.

Tarrasch says this move (6...Ne7) has three mistakes. Allowing the Bishop to be swapped, the Knight on e7 belongs on f6 where it can use the IQP by going to e4 and Black will lose time recapturing the Knight on c5.

Apr-02-22  Sally Simpson: ...and Burn vs Tarrasch, 1889 played a few years earlier than the thread game here...

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Tarrasch played 6...Bxc5 a position and move very similar to his 1894 game. Tarrasch wrote condemning it. That game was eventually drawn He was learning from his own errors.

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