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Rudolf Rezso Charousek vs Carl Schlechter
On The Rhine (1898)
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Greco Gambit (C53)  ·  1-0
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Feb-02-04  ughaibu: Charousek begins his middlegame campaign by exchanging his good bishop, he than relocates his knight to h1 to prepare his attack and from this the attack flows smothly and successfully.
Jun-30-10
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  jessicafischerqueen: This was one of two games against strong masters played by Charousek during a steamboat excursion on the Rhine between Koblenz and Koln.

The other was a victory against Emil Schallop.

At this point Charousek was already in the advanced stages of tuberculosis, and had only a few months to live.

These two games are considered his "Swan Song" in that they were the last two games he would ever play against serious competition.

Jul-01-10
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  jessicafischerqueen: Had only a few years to live, rather-

He died in 1900, but was too sick to play any serious chess after these "River Boat" games.

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