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Rudolf Rezso Charousek vs Englander
"Revealed Charousek" (game of the day Sep-14-2006)
Kaschau (1894), Kassa (Kosice) AUH, Apr-??
King Pawn Game: Alapin Opening (C20)  ·  1-0
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Sep-14-06  gchristopher: Whitehat1963, 23. Re7+ the taking the queen on the 24th is not good, it seems to me: 23. Re7+ Kf8 24. Rxe8+ Rxe8 and now I don't see how white will keep both bishops.
Sep-14-06  Kwesi: Did he see the possibility of this ending when he played 17.Kh2 ?
Sep-14-06
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  kevin86: Let's see:we have a win from the oddly opened-Alapin's Opening. A queen sac,and finally a cartoonlike king chase. Other than that,it was a very boring game-lol

Alapin's Opening-let's see:you open up two lines with your first move and close them with the second.

Sep-14-06  kkkkimura: why not 23. Rf4? Doesn't it immediately take the queen with no loss? Much shorter and easier or did I miss something?
Sep-14-06  technical draw: <kkkkimura> I think you're missing something. 23.Rf4 loses the bishop on e6.
Sep-14-06  poachedeggs: "19.Qxe6..., mate in 14." Wow...who among us would have the courage (and/or instincts) to make that trade? Not me.
Sep-14-06  lvlaple: Wonder if he called it.
Sep-14-06  Ashram64: i doubt he could see the whole 15mate pattern..but each move is logically follow by another..
Sep-14-06  hellstrafer: He has probably seen that the black king would be in a hopeless position after the queen sac. There is no way he could calculate the entire mate.
Sep-14-06  Maatalkko: What the heck does the pun mean?
Sep-14-06  technical draw: <Maatalkko> Something like "discovered check"..
Sep-14-06  LivBlockade: White has a different and amusing way to force checkmate starting with 26. ♘e4+. Black moves are all forced and easy to calculate: 26... Kxh4; 27. g3+ Kh5; 28. g4+ Kh6 (if ...Kh4, then Bg3 mate); 29. g5+ Kh5; 30. Bg4+ Kh4; 31. Bg3 mate. What a finish!
Mar-21-09  WhiteRook48: and to think that white's rook is en prise the entire time
May-15-09  tommer: This game inspired a wonder in me. I was thinking that Charousek made that trap inviting black knight to go to e3 and fork the white queen, rook and bishop, maybe his strategy was to have the black knight away from the c4-f7 so his light squares bishop will be more dangerous?

However, the trap was already set after white's 15th move when the dark squares bishop moved to e5, leaving e3 unprotected. Now, what if black goes 15... Ne3? I have a feeling Charousek had a plan about it, but I can't see it. Help anyone?

Nov-06-09  VishyAnandFan: after 22.Rxf7 i found the mate while searching for the right continuation to go to the endgame (the moves were forced, white had to protect his bishop), and i am only a weak amateur, therefore charousek must have found it right from the beginning of his queen sacrifice. of course the combination is ingenious and i would have never seen it. charousek playing mate in 15. this guy is amazing, he is so inspirational!
Jul-31-10
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  jessicafischerqueen: <Technical Draw> Winner of "Funniest Kibbitzer Award" for 44 years in a row-

No surprise that our dear TD would spot a pun:

<Maatalkko: What the heck does the pun mean?>

<technical draw: <Maatalkko> Something like "discovered check".>

Much like the notorious jaguar, well spotted TD!

However, it should be noted that <Charousek> was not really a "Discovered Czech"-

Although he was indeed born in Prague, he only "lived there" for a few months.

He spent the entire rest of his life in Slovakia and Hungary.

He was ethnically Hungarian and spoke Hungarian as his first language.

He played virtually of his "home field" chess games at the <Budapest Chess Club>.

So in the "Who owns Charousek" war- and there is one- we have to award him to Hungary, surely.

So he was a "discovered Hungarian", which renders the pun meaningless.

However, for those in the CHAROUSEK IS CZECHOSLOVAKIAN school, this pun must seem particularly sweet.

Apr-01-12  Bishoprick: I don't understand 23.Rf6. Why not Rf4, and the game is over, Kg7 isn't available and Black has to give up his Queen for no compensation?
Dec-24-12  Conrad93: Most players of Charousek's ability can easily calculate 15 moves deep.
Jul-28-14
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  naresb: Combination of Double bishop with Rook controlling 'f' file.....at it's best.
Jul-28-14
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  Sally Simpson: "Did he see the possibility of this ending when he played 17.Kh2?"

According to Sergeant in 'Charousek's Games of Chess' game 93.

Charousek apparently saw the combination coming after playing his 16th move 16.Qh5


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(I love replying to these old questions. This one is 8 years. Wonder if I'll get a Thank You.)

Think I'll plumet to a new depth of complete sadness and go for questions 10 years old that can only be answered 10 years ago to the day - So I'm off to find an unawnswered question posted on the 28th July 2004.

Jul-30-14
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  naresb: <Sally Simpson>Did Charousek mean to say that position after 16. Qh5 was any way not defendable?

Had Black decided to defend (instead of counter attack with 16... Bc5 followed by 18... Ne3, 19... Nxf1), things could have been under Black's control or at lest playable, I suppose.

Jul-30-14
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  Sally Simpson: Hi naresb,

The notes are by Sergeant, I'm reading it as Charousek spotted the possibility of the Queen sac depending on Black next few moves.

Jul-31-14
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  naresb: ok, nice game.
Nov-02-15  celtrusco: Beautiful!
Apr-20-17  Moszkowski012273: Yeah 26.Ne4+... would of been damn cool.
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