Friday, 8 August 2008
THE FIRST GRANDMASTERS OF CHESS PART 2
The second of the first Grandmasters of chess is German siegbert Tarrasch.
During a 5 year period won some great tournaments Breslau 1889, Manchester 1890, dresden 1892 and Leipzig 1894.Also during this time he declined a chance to play Wilhem Steiniz the then world Champion in 1892, as the demands of his medical practice were to great.I am sure if he had played Tarrasch would of won.
He finally got his chance for a world championship match in 1908 against Lasker, but by then he on the decline and was out classed.
Here i give a Tarrach game that has sacrifices,forks,checks and discovered checks.
A great game of the time.