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Rudolf Rezso Charousek vs Lehner
Budapest (1897), Budapest AUH
Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  1-0


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Nov-29-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Scrolling through, my jaws dropped several times.
Nov-29-07  mrbiggs: Mine as well.

Surprisingly, all of the sacrifices seem sound--except for 16. Rf3, the correct answer to which (16...Ng4!) leads to a draw:

17. Rg3 (if the queen retreats, this move must be made anyway to defend 17...Qe5. If Qf4, black gets to trade queens and white's attack has no teeth [17...Qe5 18. h3 Qxf4 19. Rxf4 Ne5 20. Rxf6 Kg7 21. Rf1 Rf8 -=]) Qe5 18. Rxg4 (the only way to continue the attack) Bxg4 (forced) 19. Ng6, and black must accept a draw by repetition, is mated, or loses huge amounts of material.

Jul-05-09  triangulation: White played extremely well in this game. Though I think 12 Ng6 seems a much easier and safer win.
Jul-05-09  twinlark: <20.Kh1> made my jaw drop.

Shame this guy died young; Lasker thought Charousek would inevitably end up challenging him for the title.

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  ballroomblitz: Right "mrbiggs",16. ... Ng4! and it`s a draw!
Nevertheless 16.Rf3!! is a great challenge move with very subtile attacking ideas as seen in the game
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