Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Queen Replication

Carlos Torre Repetto (1904-1978) was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. At the age of 6, he learn to play chess. In 1915 he moved to the United States and in 1924 came to international attention impressing masters by his high quality of chess assessment.

Torre made his European debut in 1925, taking part in events with more experienced masters.

At the Moscow tournament (1925), he placed fifth, winning a famous game against Lasker. His chess career ended prematurely because of mental illness in 1926.

In 1977 FIDE awarded him the International Grandmaster title based on his results in the mid 1920s. Torre was the first Mexican to ever achieve this title.

Today’s game is assigned to Carlos Torre. The name of his opponent is unknown because probably was played in a simultaneous exhibition.

The game features the classical variation of the Caro-Kann Defence.

This game illustrates the defects of poor assessment that frequently affect club players. As always declared by the great Bobby Fischer: “Chess demands total concentration”. Following that sentence, studying and playing games, is the way to achieve mastery in chess.

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