Originally posted by sonhouse
Has it been done over in algebraic?
I don't know Sonhouuse.
They deserve to be to reach a wider audience (but they would be priced high).
Theses old ones will a lot cheaper (also in some cases a better quality.)
Learn Descriptive it opens up another door.
In 500 Master Games we have to remember it was a joint authorship with Du Mont.
The two styles match so perfectly that you would struggle to see who wrote what.
(though a genuine Tartakower note sticks out.)
If there is an outpost in the position then after the first steps towards it he may
write something like:
"A Knight with a future." and that is all.
You can stop and look to see what he talking about.
Premature attacks to gain material get phrases like: "A quest for loot."
I recall a note regarding the White Bishops in the Four Knights.
In some lines they pop out to b5 and g5 and return to f1 and c1.
He does not give all the how's and why's. That is explained as the game unfolds.
He simply states:
"East or West, home's best."
It is the kind of note and it's circumstances you do not forget.
Green Paladin (GPII!) 😉 seems to have covered pretty well the other reasons
for 14.Qa4. As mentioned the seeds of defeat were planted with (according to
Tartakower) 13.Bd5 instead of 13.Bf3.
It did take some excellent play from Atkins to beat him. Against a lesser
player it may have been OK.
Went to look for that note in the Four Knights.
Speilman v Rubenstein Carlsbad 1911.
Black has just played 10...Ne6 11.Bc1 (east west, home's best.)
then came 11...c6 and the b5 Bishop goes to f1.
Tartakower now adds:
"Intending entirely fresh activities after g3. The potential of the two Bishops,
to all appearances on the retired list, is remarkable."