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Albert Pulitzer vs Georg Marco
"Pulitzer Prize" (game of the day Feb-17-2007)
Vienna (1896), Vienna AUH, May-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense (C37)  ·  1-0


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May-15-05  soberknight: This game gets the Pulitzer Prize. (Thanks to <tamar> for the hint.)
Feb-17-07  think: Impressive game! The Muzio gambit, while unsound, surely will catch an unwary black player. 11. Qh5 is a very impressive move: even after Qd4, black has no way to defend the f7 pawn and white intrusion. 15. Bxd5 is another great move, bringing another piece, the white knight, into the fray. And when Black seems to finally be getting developed, white lays down the final combination.
Feb-17-07  Tactic101: Nice game from the days of sacrifice and attack!
Feb-17-07  The Backward Pawn: At first I thought whites attack would run out of steam with 16...Na6 instead of Nc6? But looking a little deeper I think it plays out as (17.Qf8+ Bxf8 18.Rxf8+ Be8 19. Rexe8+ Kd7 20. Rxa8 and black is in serious trouble) (Q can't capture the knight due to Rd8+, and he will have a hard time defending his undeveloped N, and R).

Feb-17-07  alshatranji: Who is Pulitzer? He doesn't have a first name?
Feb-17-07  Rubenus: But he must be quite a strong player, defeating Marco.
Feb-17-07  tacticalmonster: 16 Na6 should win for black :

QxN is justified because Rd8+ and RxQ result in Black having an extra knight pair and an active king.

The only problem white faces are the activation of the rook and termination of the Q side majority, which can be done with ease.

Feb-17-07  psmith: This game is thoroughly unsound. Besides 16... Na6, 16... Qg7 wins for Black.
Feb-17-07  Whitehat1963: Who cares if it's unsound. It's a gorgeous combination.
Feb-17-07  uuft: I would not mind playing like this. Muzio impressive indeed.
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  fm avari viraf: Muzio Gambit sounds more like amusing as it sacrifices a N for a ferocious attack where all the Black pieces couldnot save Humpty Dumpty from the fall.
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  kevin86: Marco got "Polo-ed" in this one. The Muzio may be unsound,but must be met with the proper defense,or it will triumph.
Feb-17-07  sambo: It may be unsound, but honestly, who'd want to play against this? That would be so nerve-racking.
Mar-04-09  WhiteRook48: Pulitzer has the prize for sacrificing!
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