Tarrasch, years before Capablanca and Fischer, showed no respect to Robatsch/Modern/Pirc
Mar 29, 2011, 12:59 PM 5
Years before the rise of Capablanca and decades before Fischer could even learn to play chess, Tarrasch had already used the e4, d4, f4 pawn pushes in the opening (see my previous two posts on how Capa and Fischer respectively finished their opponents in only 17 and 21 moves). This series of moves is called the Austrian Attack. Tarrasch demolished the Pirc/Modern/Robatsch-like formation in only 17 moves, showing no respect to black's choice of opening. He pushed his king-side pawnsdestroying what appears to be a safe cover of black's king under the fianchetto. Austrian Attack is relentless and ferocious. I like aggressive moves, making chess a very exciting game.