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|Oct-23-07|| ||LIFE Master AJ: One of the most famous chess games of all time.
It is well known that both players failed to find the best move.
... and that Marco resigned ... in a winning position!!!
|Oct-24-07|| ||ongyj: <YouRang> Thanks. I thought it might be interesting in a case, where both players see different 'truths'(lines) in the minds and shout "I resign" at the same time... That would be a comical draw, I suppose? =) Or maybe, both players should be 'awarded' a loss? ^Ô^|
|Oct-25-07|| ||Colonel Mortimer: <<lifemaster aj>... and that Marco resigned ... in a winning position!!>|
I suppose it could be a wharped corollary for the times that people don't resign in a losing position..
|Dec-14-08|| ||WhiteRook48: Resign in a won position
By Georg Marco
|Apr-06-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 36...Bg1!! wins|
|May-26-09|| ||WhiteRook48: with white's only saving line being 37. Kxg1 Rxd3 38. Bxd3|
|Dec-09-09|| ||ka.chessmate21: whatever u do
|Dec-24-10|| ||nendwr: I don't think anyone's mentioned the possibility (after 36...Bg1!) of 37.Ng3. Why doesn't this work? If 37...Rxd3 38.Bxd3 then black has a material advantage, but no obvious threats that I can see. I'd be tempted to play 38...Bf2 and wait for white either to blunder or resign, but that isn't really very satisfactory.|
|Feb-25-11|| ||Tigranny: Isn't it a blunder to resign in a won position?|
|Feb-26-11|| ||sevenseaman: A mistake? It is what you see or are shown later; otherwise it could well be happening all the time.|
Fun however lies in finding and not being shown.
|Jun-08-11|| ||Phony Benoni: Yes, it's looking like <OOPS!> week here in the Land of the GOTD and the Home of the Pun.|
Next thing you know, they'll use one of my games.
|Jun-08-11|| ||sevenseaman: The revelation of the faux pas was a surprise but now too famous a game to vanish from memory easily.|
|Jun-08-11|| ||scormus: Unbelievable way for a game to end. Great pun|
|Jun-08-11|| ||Tigranny: Is this blunder week?|
|Jun-08-11|| ||IRONCASTLEVINAY: famous game famous blunder|
|Jun-08-11|| ||David2009: Building on <Phony Benoni>'s comment this is one of the great historical chess might have-beens. Staunton never beat Morphy, Morphy never beat Steinitz, Fischer never beat Karpov, Ignatz Von Popiel never beat Max Weiss. If only he had - what a GOTD and PunOTD that would have made!|
|Jun-08-11|| ||kevin86: Another classic blunder:36...♗g1!!-threatens mate and wins the enemy queen,instead,black resigns! Ouch!!|
|Jun-08-11|| ||sfm: It has been mentioned earlier, but still:
Don't miss out on Tim Krabbe excellent page on this subject:
|Jun-08-11|| ||queenfortwopawns: I was kinda disappointed 21.Nxh6+ wasn't played.|
|Jun-08-11|| ||TheTamale: At first the pun seems beneath contempt. But after you play the game through, it's actually pretty funny.|
|Jun-08-11|| ||screwdriver: Very nice shot of Bg1. But, I'll admit I didn't see it and thought black was simply going to lose a piece. I would've resigned too. Even with the move, white would have a knight and a rook with 3 pawns versus a queen and 4 pawns. Obviously black should win, but who knows if you're not using a chess program.|
|Jul-24-12|| ||rounak: marco the mad|
|Jun-15-15|| ||Shoukhath007: Amazing move ' In my opinion greatest move in chess history' if he would have been played bg1.|
|Jun-23-15|| ||Mating Net: Tough to find ...Bg1 given that it's not a check. Fortunately, we can learn from this failure and train ourselves to spot these types of moves.|
|Jun-12-17|| ||Marcelo Bruno: The Argentinan-Brazilian author Idel Becker mentions in his "Manual de Xadrez" (Chess Manual) 1. ... Bg1 as the winning move that Marco missed.|
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