Feb 102019
 

“The Game of Chess” by Siegbert Tarrasch is an instructional manual that was first published in 1931 (with an English edition publish in 1935). Written at the end of Tarrasch’s career, it is a distillation of his approach to chess, laying out the principles which he thought were necessary to follow in playing good chess.
Looking at reviews on line it seems  highly regarded, but at the same time, less well known than “My System” by his great rival, Nimzowitsch. Possibly this is because “My System” was considered revolutionary at the time, while Tarrasch was seen to be defending the older style of play. Nonetheless, looking at both books, there seems to be an overlap in certain areas (eg Rooks on the open files and the seventh rank).
At the end of the book he gives some example games, including the one below. There are two reasons why I’ve chosen this game. Firstly, the system Euwe chooses against the English, is one that Tarrasch highly praises, and is still recommended as an anti-English system today. Secondly, it is a good example of how the player with extra space can use this the generate a strong attack. Euwe gets over the ‘half way line’ first, and as a result soon has the White king in his sights.

Kleefstra,HD – Euwe,Max [A09]
Amsterdam Spielmann Toernooi Amsterdam (3), 29.03.1933 new PgnViewer( { boardName: “game943”, movesFormat: “default”, pgnString:’1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.b4 f6 4.Bb2 e5 5.a3 c5 6.bxc5 Bxc5 7.d3 Nc6 8.Nbd2 f5 9.g3 Nf6 10.Bg2 O-O 11.O-O Qe8 12.Nb3 Bd6 13.e3 dxe3 14.fxe3 Ng4 15.Qd2 Qh5 16.e4 f4 17.gxf4 Rxf4 18.Bc1 Nd4 19.Nbxd4 exd4 20.Qe2 Rxf3 21.Rxf3 Qxh2+ 22.Kf1 Qh4 23.Kg1 Nh2 24.Rf2 Bg4 25.Qd2 Bg3 26.Rf4 Bxf4 27.Qxf4 Rf8 28.Qg5 Rf1+ 0-1′, pauseBetweenMoves: 500, pieceSize: 29 } );

Space is the place
Source: Chessexpress