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Max Euwe vs Geza Maroczy
Amsterdam (1921)  ·  French Defense: Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann Variation (C13)  ·  1-0
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  Knight13: Black abandoned the Caslte King too much that Euwe destroyed its fortress and won. Interesting.
Aug-18-07  amntony: A slick French game by Euwe using the h-file :-)
Mar-11-10  Retireborn: Does anybody know the occasion of this game, was it an offhand game?
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  keypusher: <Retireborn> These two played a drawn 12-gave match in Bad Aussee, Austria in 1921 (Maroczy was 50, Euwe was 19), but this does not appear to be one of the games. So I would guess it was casual. But I don't know.
Mar-11-10  sneaky pete: From a local event, the winter tournament of Euwe's chess club ASC. Played in January 1921.
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  keypusher: <Retireborn>

<sneaky pete> is an amazing fount of historical knowledge, particularly where Dutch chess is concerned.

<sneaky pete>, did you happen to see retireborn's question about an Anglo-Dutch match in 1977?

Timman vs Miles, 1977

Mar-11-10  JonathanJ: what is the continuation? and why not 17.Nf8?
Mar-12-10  nescio: <JonathanJ: what is the continuation? and why not 17.Nf8?>

The threat is g5, followed by Nf6+ and I don't see what Black can do about it. 18...cxb2+ 19.Kb1 doesn't help.

After 17.Nf8 Black defends by 17...Qf6 and at some point ...Qg7 or ...Qe5+. There is no decision in sight.

Mar-12-10  JonathanJ: yes i see, i got something wrong in my brain ;)
Mar-26-10  Retireborn: Gosh, I had forgotten that I posted this! Many thanks to <sneakypete> and <keypusher> for their help!
Apr-26-12  thomastonk: <sneaky pete: From a local event, the winter tournament of Euwe's chess club ASC. Played in January 1921.>

In "Theorie der Schacheröffnungen", Vol. VIII (1954), Euwe calls this game a consultation game.

Apr-26-12  sneaky pete: <thomastonk> In "Theorie der schaakopeningen", volume 8 (1938), Euwe called it an exhibition game, which is also inaccurate. The game is from ASC's 1920/21 club championship, won by Abraham Speijer.
Apr-26-12  thomastonk: <sneaky pete> Thanks! Just to be sure: this game is neither related to Euwe nor Maroczy?
Apr-26-12  sneaky pete: <thomastonk> I would say it is related to Euwe and Maroczy, since the played the game. It seems Maroczy had made Amsterdam his second home in the early twenties and like Euwe competed several times in the (loosely organised) championships of both big local clubs ASC and VAS.

What I wrote earlier about Speijer isn't correct. He won the 1920/21 VAS tournament (second place Euwe, who challenged Speijer and beat him in a match in April +4 -1) and this game is from the 1920/21 ASC tournament, according to Kmoch's 1937 biography.

Apr-26-12  thomastonk: <sneaky pete> Thanks again!

You know what I am doing, and the early and mid 1920s are a hell! Euwe plays almost everywhere: ASC, VAS, single and team competitions, and next the silver queen trophy, which seems to be organised by several clubs. And then he plays even for Rotterdam ... :-)

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