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Friday, May 2, 2014

Two Queens Weren’t Enough

This game is just weird! As Tartakower described it, “…White, after winning a Q for a R, cannot prevent subsequent losses; later on even with two Q’s against a Black’s four pieces he cannot escape defeat.” The game is not perfect. In fact it is chocked full of errors, but they just make the game all the more interesting. And, we shouldn’t be too hard on the players because sitting at home going over it with Houdini is a whole lot easier sitting at the board and trying to figure things out.

1 comment:

  1. For a fair portion of the game Franz was effectively playing without two pieces, due to the pin by the Black rook on c1. He eventually had to sacrifice one of the two pieces (rook) in order to get the other one (knight) into the game.