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Vidor vs Jozsef Szen
"It Goes Without Szen" (game of the day Aug-08-2007)
Budapest (1856)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Variation (C33)  ·  1-0


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Feb-11-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Double rook sac proves to be sane.
Mar-01-07  wolfmaster: Or rather, insane!
Apr-13-07  Skylark: There's no way that Qb3 alone was sound, let alone Qb4.
Aug-08-07  syracrophy: 20...♔e8 21.♕xe6+ ♔f8 22.♗d6+ ♔g8 23.♘h6#
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Or rather, In-Szen!
Aug-08-07  Magic Castle: Black was blinded with greed. 17.... Qxg4 or 17....Qd5, could have posed some problem for white or at least prolonged the game.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: For future reference, "King Vidor" would be a good title for a Game of the Day.
Aug-08-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Szen (pronounced as: SANE). You must like hungarian language :)
Aug-08-07  soberknight: It goes without Szen that Black is about to be mated.
Aug-08-07  ajile: I think 3..d5 ruins White's fun in this line.

A Anaja vs De Aguilar, J, 1967


Aug-08-07  RandomVisitor: After 19.Ng5
1: Vidor - Jozsef Szen, Budapest 1856

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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp up:

1. (-0.33): 19...Bxd4+ 20.Ke2 Ke8 21.Qxe6+ Ne7 22.Nf7 Qxa2 23.Bc7 Qa6 24.Qxa6 Kxf7 25.Qxc4+ Ke8 26.Qxd4

2. (0.00): 19...Ke8 20.Qxe6+ Ne7 21.Qf7+ Kd8 22.Qxg7 Ng6 23.Nf7+ Kc8 24.Nd6+ Kc7 25.Ne8+ Kd8 26.Nf6

Aug-08-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Rybka and RandomVisitor prove double rook sac to be inSzen. :)

Good job!

Aug-08-07  Jack Kerouac: No za-zen for Szen.
Aug-08-07  unixfanatic: Greed - a mistake often made in chess. It's amazing how if you tempt someone with something they almost always will go after it, even if it's fairly obvious they'll suffer for it.
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  Chessmensch: <An Englishman> From the lack of comments I suspect that has a limited number of movie buffs.
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  whiteshark: <EARNSKI> You don't want an answer, do you ? :D
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  kevin86: Black is down to two choices:to be mated in one after Kd8 or two after Kf8.

I notice that this game is rated as a knight sac on the sacrifice explorer-shouldn't it be noted as a two rook sacrifice instead?

Aug-08-07  Jack Kerouac: <Chessmensch> King Vidor; movie director from the 40's-50's, no?
Aug-08-07  RandomVisitor: After 11.Qb3
1: Vidor - Jozsef Szen, Budapest 1856

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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp up:

11...cxd5 12.Qxb7 dxc4 13.Qxa8 Kc8 14.Qxa7 Nf6 15.e5 Nd5 16.exd6 Nc6 17.Qa6+ Kd7 18.c3 (-1.00) Depth: 22

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  Calli: After 19...Ngf6??, it was Auf Vidor Szén for József. ;-)
Aug-08-07  tatarch: Immortal game-esque with the double rook sac... although obviously not as charming
Aug-08-07  Joshua01: 17...Qxh1 must be the losing move.
Black is up a piece, and I don't see any definitive themes if the Q's are traded off. 17...Qd5 allows either a trade off or for the black pieces to untangle themselves.

...or am I missing something here?

Aug-08-07  backyard pawn: Vidor proved to be a Szen master in this game!
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