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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Romberg
Odds game (1893) (unorthodox), Nuremberg GER
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0



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Jun-30-05  Knight13: 24. Kf4?? is the biggest mistake Black made. He might have won this game if he played more correctly.

30... h4 31. g4 fxg4 32. hxg4 33. h3 Kf2 and White's gonna win the e5 Knight eventually by moving the king e4 or get caught by zugzwang.

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  Honza Cervenka: The pin is real killer.:-)
Jul-31-05  Calli: Ouch! :-O An obvious fingerfehler. Romberg really meant to play 25...Nd4 .
Jul-31-05  Glycerius: It seems interesting that in this odds game, we see White's a-pawn on a3, which does not happen in the other three Tarrasch-Romberg "games" (perhaps "steamrollers" would fit the bill better). I would have liked to see 25...Rc8.
Oct-08-05  chessfreako: where's the 24. Kf4????
Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: there is no 24. Kf4, white didn't play it on move 24, and neither did Black.
Jan-14-09  WhiteRook48: maybe he means 24...Kf6
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  keypusher: Unlike in his other rook-odds games with Tarrasch, here Romberg escapes to a simple ending, still two pawns to the good.

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How can Black lose from here? Romberg finds a way.

In <Dreihundert Schachpartien> Tarrasch refers to Romberg as a "very respectable player" who won a prize in a tournament conducted alongside the Augsburg Congress.

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