Oct 5 2009

A commemoration of Karel Treybal

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First, my profound apologies for the mispelling of Radjabov’s name in last week’s blog. Note to self -  haste makes waste.

Karel Treybal, http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/10/02/1941-karel-treybal-grand-master/

Karel Treybal, http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/10/02/1941-karel-treybal-grand-master/

On October 2, 1941, the Czech player and grandmaster Karel Treybal was shot in occupied Czechoslovakia as a suspected subversive for illegally stockpiling weapons. Considered one of the great Czech players from the turn of the century, he was executed by German occupation forces.

In the game below, Treybal defeats the reknowned grandmaster and raconteur Saviely Tartakower from the black side of a Scotch Game.

[Event "Teplitz Schoenau"]
[Site "Teplitz Schoenau"]
[Date "1922.10.09"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Tartakower, Saviely"]
[Black "Treybal, Karel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C45"]
[Annotator "Rybka 3 (30s)"]
[PlyCount "158"]
[EventDate "1922.10.02"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CSR"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1999.07.01"]

{C45: Scotch Game} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Be3 Qf6 6. c3  Nge7 7. Nc2 Bxe3 8. Nxe3 O-O 9. Be2 d6 (9… Qh4 10. Nd2 d6 11. O-O Kh8 12. g3 Qh6 13. f4 f5 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. exd5 Ne7 16. Bf3 Bd7 17. Re1 Rfe8 18. Nc4 b5 19. Na5 Qf6 20. Qd3 Rab8 21. Re2 Ng8 22. Rae1 Rxe2 23. Rxe2 a6 24. Nb3 {Gosztola,I (2265)-Papagorasz,T (2255)/Hungary 1993/TD/1-0 (62)}) (9… Qg6 10. Bf3 d6 11. O-O Be6 12. Na3 a6 13. Nac2 Ne5 14. Nd4 Rad8 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Rfe8 17. Re1 Nxf3+ 18. Qxf3 Qg5 19. c4 Ng6 20. Qd3 Qxg2+ 21. Kxg2 Nf4+ 22. Kg3 Nxd3 23. Re2 Rxe2 24. Nxe2 {Chernova,M (2074)-Pokorna,R (2372)/Germany 2004/EXT 2006/0-1 (42)}) 10. O-O Qh6 $146 (10… Qg6 11. Nd2 Be6 (11… f5 12. exf5 Bxf5 13. Nf3 Be6 14. Nd4 Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Nf5 16. Nxf5 Qxf5 17. Bf3 d5 18. Rae1 c6 19. Re5 Qg6 20. Qe3 Bg4 21. Rg5 Rxf3 22. gxf3 {1-0 Dieckmann,D-Harder,A/Germany 1998/EXT 2001}) 12. f4 f5 13. Bd3 Rae8 14. Qc2 fxe4 15. Nxe4 Nf5 16. Ng5 Nxe3 17. Bxg6 Nxc2 18. Bxh7+ Kh8 19. Bxc2 Bf5 20. Bxf5 Rxf5 21. Rae1 Ref8 22. Ne6 R8f7 23. g4 Rd5 24. g5 g6 25. Rf2 {Brinckmann,A-Junge,K/Poland 1942/EXT 2001/1-0 (41)}) 11. Nd2 Kh8 12. f4 f5 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Ne7 15. Qb3 c5 16. Rae1 Ng8 17. Bd3 Rb8 18. a4 Nf6 19. Bb5 Qg6 20. Re3 Qf7 21. Rfe1 Qc7 22. Re7 Qd8 23. R7e3 a6 24. Bxa6 Ng4 25. R3e2 Bd7 26. Bb5 Bxb5 27. Qxb5 Nf6 28. Re6 Nxd5 29. Qc4 Nf6 30. Qd3 d5 31. R1e5 Ra8 32. b3 c4 33. Qd4 cxb3 34. Nxb3 Rc8 35. Rxf5 Rc4 36. Qe5 Re4 37. Qd6 Re1+ 38. Kf2 Ne4+ 39. Rxe4 Qxd6 40. Rxf8+ Qxf8 41. Rxe1 Qxf4+ 42. Kg1 h6 43. Nd4 Qd2 44. Nf3 Qxc3 45. Rd1 Qb3 46. Rd4 Kg8 47. h4 Kf7 48. Kh2 Ke6 49. h5 Kd6 50. Rg4 Qc3 51. Kg3 Kc5 52. Rf4 Qb2 53. Rg4 b6 54. Rf4 Qe2 55. Rg4 Qe8 56. Rh4 Qf7 57. Kh3 Qd7+ 58. Kg3 Qf5 59. Kh2 Qf7 60. Kg3 Qc7+ 61. Kh3 Qf7 62. Kg3 Qf5 63. Kh2 Kd6 64. Kg3 Kc7 65. Kh2 Kb7 66. Kg3 Ka6 67. Kh2 Ka5 68. Kg3 Qf7 69. Kh3 d4 70. Rxd4 Qxh5+ 71. Kg3 Qf5 72. Kf2 h5 73. Ke3 g5 74. Nd2 Qe5+ 75. Ne4 Qf4+ 76. Ke2 h4 77. Nd2 Qg3 78. Nc4+ Kxa4 79. Nxb6+ Kb5 (79… Kb5 $19) 0-1

“Lest we forget.”