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Geza Maroczy vs Emmanuel Schiffers
Vienna (1898), Vienna AUH, rd 26, Jul-08
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Pillsbury Variation (D63)  ·  1-0


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Jun-01-05  Whitehat1963: 19. dxe6 definitely deserves two exclamations. A stunning move, indeed. But did the Player of the Day waltz into it without seeing the consequences or simply not seeing deeply enough perhaps. Or did he simply not see it? Either way, I love the exchange. It's a beauty.
Jun-01-05  aw1988: He probably didn't see it. To play move 19, he had to see until move 24.
Jun-01-05  fgh: Two exclamations marks? White gets enough material for the queen sacrifice. ! is ok but !! is too much here.
Jun-02-05  aw1988: Actually, the move in this case does merit two exclams. Because at the end of the calculation he would need to see Ncd6!, a move which in itself is not difficult to see, but many players would have stopped their calculation there.
Jan-08-06  Whitehat1963: Another game worthy of the annual International Knight and Fork Festival.
Feb-12-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: "!!" is certainly correct.
Mar-21-06  ice lemon tea: if the exchange is only aiming for winning more materials, anybody could do that. but that exchange is not only winning the materials but also leading to mate. so while the exchange looks nothing special on the surface, with deep calculation, 19. dxe6 definitely worth 2 exclamation marks.
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  Pawn and Two: After 19.dxe6, White has a winning position, but could not have expected the game to proceed as it did. The reason being is that Black's 20th move is a serious error.

Black should have played 20...Qxf7 21.Nxf7 Kxf7. While Black would still have a losing end game position, there would still be some fight left in the game.

Apr-29-08  LosHermanos: Hi!
I donīt think black has "some fight left" after 20...Qxf7 21.Nxf7 Kxf7 Notice that itīs followed by a strong 22.Nb5! and both rooks are hanging. 22....Rxc1 23.Rxc1 and black loses at least his white bishop, if not the remaining rook!
Oct-12-09  WhiteRook48: 18...Rac8??
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  thegoodanarchist: I submitted this for GOTD with the pun "Geza Pawn Greatness". (Gaze upon Greatness)

I think it is my best pun ever!

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  thegoodanarchist: <thegoodanarchist: I submitted this for GOTD with the pun "Geza Pawn Greatness". (Gaze upon Greatness)

I think it is my best pun ever!>

Apparently I am the only one with that POV...

Sep-28-18  EmanuelLasker: <thegoodanarchist> Brilliant!!
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