27 February 2013

Lesson of the Week

This week's key position was reached by Siegbert Tarrasch when he was a young man.

Tarrasch,Siegbert - Mendelsohn,Jozsef [C80]
Breslau, 1879

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Ne7 9.Re1 Be6 10.Ng5 Nxg5 11.Bxg5 h6 12.Bf6 c5 13.c3 c4 14.Bc2 gxf6 15.exf6 Ng8 16.Qh5 Qb6 17.Qxd5 Rd8 18.Qf3 h5 19.Bf5 Rd7 20.a4 b4 21.a5 Qd8

White to move

22.Rxe6+ fxe6

My computer played 22...Be7 23.Rxe7+

(less good, but still winning is 23.Re1 Nxf6 24.Bxd7+ Nxd7 25.Nd2 Rh6 26.Nxc4 Kf8 27.Rad1+-)

23...Kf8 24.Rxd7 Qxf6 25.Nd2 Nh6 26.Be4 Qe6 27.Rd8+ Kg7 28.Rxh8 Kxh8 29.Qxh5+-

23.Bg6+ Rf7 24.Qc6+ Qd7 25.Qa8+ Qd8 26.Bxf7+ Kd7 27.Bxe6+ Kc7 28.Qa7+ Kc6 29.Qxa6+ Kc5 30.Qxc4+ Kd6 31.Qd4+ Kc7 32.Qb6# 1–0

The students also worked through Beginning Tactics 15

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