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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Max Kuerschner
Nuremberg (1890), Nurnberg
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20)  ·  1-0



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Jul-01-13  Whitehat1963: Wow! What an all-out king-hunt!
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  PawnSac: really!

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Mar-06-18  RKnight: I guess Tarrasch didn't feel the need to go for the quicker, more certain win: 21 Nxd7 Nxd7, 22 R(h)e1 Bxf4+, 23 Kb1 and black is toast.
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  WannaBe: 21. Nxd7 is indeed crushing, but 21... Nxd7 is not the best/optimal response. Here's the computer analysis:

1) +10.78 (21 ply) 21...Qc8 22.Nxf8 Qxe6 23.N8xe6+ Kd7 24.Bh5 Rh8 25.Rhe1 Kc8 26.Nd5 Nc6 27.g3 Nb4 28.Nc3 a6 29.a3 Nc6 30.f4 Nd8 31.Ne4 Be7 32.Nd4 a5 33.Be2 Kb8 34.Bb5 b6

2) +18.4 (20 ply) 21...Nxd7 22.Rhe1 c6 23.Rxd6 Rxf7 24.Qe8+ Kc7 25.Qxf7 Kxd6 26.Ne6 c5 27.Rd1+ Kc6 28.Qxd7+ Kb6 29.Rd6+ Ka5 30.Nxc5 Qxd6 31.Nxb7+ Kb6 32.Nxd6 Rd8 33.Qxd8+ Kc6 34.Nf7 Kb7 35.Qd7+ Kb6 36.Qd4+ Kb5 37.Qxa7 h5 38.Ne5 h4 39.Qb7+ Kc5

3) mated-in-10 (20 ply) 21...Nd3+ 22.Nxd3 c6 23.Nxb8 Kc7 24.Ne5 Rd8 25.Rxd6 Rxd6 26.Qe7+ Rd7 27.Qxd7+ Kb6 28.Nc4+ Kb5 29.Qxb7+ Kc5 30.Qxc6+ Kb4 31.Na6#

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