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Geza Maroczy vs Mikhail Chigorin
Budapest (1896), Budapest HUN, rd 13, Oct-22
Dutch Defense: Classical Variation (A84)  ·  0-1
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Mar-24-07  paladin at large: An absorbing battle, full of complexities. Among key points are Chigorin's winning a pawn with 17.....Nxh2 and Maróczy's interesting attempt at counterplay with 39. exd5.
May-10-08  Resignation Trap: In "My Love Affair With Tchigorin" by Anthony Santasiere , a different sequence of moves is given after 28.a4 Rfb8:


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29.b5 Qd8 30.Bc3 g6 31.Nd2 b6 32.Bb2 Nf6 33.Rc1 Be8 34.Qa3 Qe7, transposing back to the www.chessgames.com game score at this point.

After 30.Bc3 g6, Santasiere gives this note: <Black's KB looks like a perfect lemon, but with a long experience (in my youth) with the Stonewall I always hope for better days. Now (getting old) I believe I'm more of a pessimist, especially with Tchigorin dead, and Petrosian alive!>

May-10-08  Resignation Trap: After the move 38.e4? in the same book, Santasiere wrote: <He loses patience with his dead KR, and sacrifices not a pawn but a piece - it is true that we chessmasters go temporarily (or permanently) crazy - and why not? A way to escape the tortures of chess is insanity; I could mention a dozen names in real life. But I prefer the suffering (here) while being just a bit very crazy. G.K. Chesterton said: <The logician tries to put heaven in his head, and the head bursts.> Nice going, G.K.C.!>
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