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Spielmann v. Stoltz (1931): Remarkable Queen and Rook Sacrifice

Mar 21, 2011, 10:26 PM 0
An amazing Queen and Rook sacrifice created a win for Black out of its Closed, French Defense, Tarrasch variation.  What is remarkable is that it was the Swede Stoltz who turned the tables on Spielmann, the man who wrote the book on The Art of Sacrifice in Chess.  Although they had long been important chess centers, it was not until the late 1930s that Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries produced players of note.  Most prominent amongst those whose play led the Swedish team were Gideon Stahlberg and the brilliant, erratic Stoltz.  Both had outstanding performances at international tournaments.  Please enjoy the most famous game by Stoltz with all annotated comments by Reuben Fine (1951).

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