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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Schroeder
Nuremberg (1893) (unorthodox), Nuremberg GER
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Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: wow!! You don't see a pawn mate every day.
Feb-14-09  WhiteRook48: king hunt?!
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  GrahamClayton: Tarrasch starts the game with one of the most popular opening moves, and ends the game with another popular opening move.
Nov-19-12  Poulsen: Around this time Tarrasch was still considered the main contender to Steinitz title - and he himself was certainly very aware of that.

I was somehow under the impression, that Tarrasch detested chessvariations - that he felt himself above such showoffs - but I guess, that principles can be broken with money - or perhaps I was wrong about the strict Tarrasch??


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  Honza Cervenka: <Poulsen> Around that time he lived with his family in Nurnberg where he had a medical practice and he played there a lot in local chess club of which he was a member against local players, mostly his personal friends. Some of them were fairly good players, and he was playing with them usually on even conditions, or giving them only Pawn and move odds. But some were much weaker and so he was giving them usually a Knight or Rook or Rook & Knight or Queen odds to make the game more interesting. In the club there were organized also some handicap tournaments where players were sorted according to their strenght to several categories which played each other games with odds ranging from Pawn to Rook. A few of these games Tarrasch included into his Dreihundert Schachpartien.
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  Honza Cervenka: Btw, final position is quite pretty pure and even model mate.
Nov-21-12  Poulsen: <Honza> Thx for the info - very interesting - I realize, that I still have much to learn about the good doctor.

I once (> 25 years ago) borrowed 300 shachpartie from the library, but I cant remember much about it now :-).

The period from around 1882 to around 1894 is very interesting chesswise IMO. Steinitz, fired from The Field, takes up active chess again - generally succesfull - but within the next decade or so several superstrong contenders emerged and threatened to take the crown from the aging Steinitz. Who would it eventual pass to: Zukertort, Chigorin, Tarrasch or Lasker?

The outcome decided the path of chess for the next 50 years or so - in my humble opinion.

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