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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Week 39B-2013 Had Eight Players – and Fischer’s #4 Grandmaster
Lots of casual games played and some nice conversation - over
coffee too at Teekos! If you have not been to our Thursday location, come by and give
yourself a treat. It’s a beautiful location with great coffee and tea drinks.
Now we continue with Bobby Fischer’s 1964 list of his top
ten grandmasters of all time:
#4 - Siegbert Tarrasch
Chess players generally
fall into two main divisions: the ones with rules, axioms and master plans and
stick to them dogmatically; and the ones that know the rules and axioms but who
are quick to take advantage of unforeseen developments on the board.
The best chess players are a combination of the two.
Tarrasch was much closer
to the first category. He was a rule of thumb player; Knights should only be on
c3, f3, c6 and f6; Bishops are always better than Knights; etc.
Tarrasch followed the rules so strongly, that he is among
the greatest players of all time.
His play was razor-sharp
and in spite of his devotion to this supposedly scientific method of play, his
game was often witty and bright.
He was a great opening theorist. Vastly superior to Emanuel
Lasker for example.