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mage3070
mage3070
Jan 27, 2011, 8:54 AM |
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I found a cache of old chess games on the internet. The openings are interesting enough for a second look. Game #8

[Event "All-Russian+"]
[Site "St Petersburg"]
[Date "1909.??.??"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Eljaschoff, Moissei Zacharowits"]
[Black "Rozanov, V."]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo ""]
[BlackElo ""]
[ECO "B00"]

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Be3 Nf6 5.f3 d5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.Nh3 c5 8.c3 Nc6 9.O-O Qc7 10.Nd2 c4 11.Bc2 f5 12.f4 Be7 13.Ng5 Nf8 14.Qh5+ g6 15.Qh6 Bxg5 16.Qxg5 h6
17.Qh4 b5 18.b3 Ne7 19.b4 O-O-O 20.a4 a6 21.axb5 axb5 22.Ra5 Nc6 23.Ra3 Nd7
24.Rfa1 Rdg8 25.Qg3 Nf8 26.Nf3 Nh7 27.h4 Qf7 28.Qf2 Rf8 29.Bd1 g5 30.Qa2 Kc7
31.hxg5 hxg5 32.fxg5 f4 33.Bf2 Qh5 34.Bh4 Ra8 35.Rxa8 Rxa8 36.Qb1 Rg8 37.Bc2 Nf8 38.Kf2 Ng6 39.Bxg6 Rxg6 40.Qh1 Rg7 41.Qh3 Qg6 42.Re1 Bc8 43.Nh2 Ne7 44.Ng4 Nf5 45.Nf6 Kb6 46.Qg4 Nxh4 47.Qxh4 Qc2+ 48.Re2 Qxc3 49.Nxd5+ exd5 50.Qh6+ Kc7 51.Qxg7+ Kb8 52.e6 Qg3+ 53.Kf1 Qg4 54.Qe5+ Kb7 55.Qxd5+ Kb8 56.Qe5+ Kb7 57.Qxb5+ Kc7 58.Qxc4+ Kb8 59.Qb5+ Bb7 60.Qe5+  1-0

Chess Arena 3.0 calls this opening The French: Tarrasch, closed, 7.Ndf3. The critical position is 1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Be3 Nf6 5.f3 d5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.Nh3 c5 8.c3 Nc6 9.O-O Qc7 10.Nd2. Black can get away with playing either c4 or f5(I wouldn't play either). He plays both and the game crumbles around him. I would have freed up the game with 10...Be7 or 10...Qc8