|Mar-26-05|| ||Whitehat1963: Excellent ending combination in a game that features the Opening of the Day. Marotti must have been a decent player to have played both Rubinstein and sitting champion Capablanca, but he wasn't too lucky in this opening, losing quickly to both. |
|Mar-26-05|| ||keypusher: Poor Marotti scored +1=1-13 at the London 1922 tournament (I have the book). |
I looked at this game briefly with Fritz once. Rubinstein gained a big advantage in the opening, then lost most of it (as I recall 20 Bxe8 won easily). But Marotti later went astray and Rubinstein, in the annotator's words, demonstrated his superior powers of combination.
|Mar-26-05|| ||Whitehat1963: Thanks for the details, <keypusher>. I saw from his bio that Marotti was the Italian champion. I wonder if he ever again played such high-level competition. |
|Mar-26-05|| ||keypusher: I don't think so, <Whitehat>. For another example of an Italian champion getting drubbed in an English supertournament, check out Beniamino Vergani at Hastings 1895. He did, however, beat Schlecter. |
|Mar-26-05|| ||Whitehat1963: Thanks again, <keypusher>. |
|Jan-01-07|| ||ivanov90: Rubinstein's combination is not clear, because if black had played 30...Bf6! (instead 30...Bh6??) combination coundn't be workable.
Also Rubimstein could win on 20th move - 20.Rxe5! (instead 20. f4)|
|Jan-23-11|| ||swr: Amazing, what you can find, going through the Opening Explorer!|
1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 g6
3. Nc3 Bg7
4. e4 d6
5. f3 O-O
6. Be3 c5
7. Nge2 Nc6
8. Qd2 cxd4
9. Nxd4 Nxd4
10. Bxd4 Bd7
And we have the game's position after 10 moves, but arrived at through a Samisch Gambit (KID) Declined!
|Jan-24-11|| ||sevenseaman: Marotti gets himself into the coils of a boa constrictor!|
|Jun-13-13|| ||phil6875: <ivanov90> was correct. If Marotti had played 30...Bf6 the position was =. And yes, Rubinstein missed the very strong 20. Rxe5 which leaves White in a very advantageous position.|