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Ignatz von Popiel vs Georg Marco
"Ignatz is Bliss" (game of the day Jun-08-2011)
Monte Carlo (1902), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 1, Feb-03
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0
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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
think first!!!
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
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  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
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  kevin86: Another classic blunder:36...♗g1!!-threatens mate and wins the enemy queen,instead,black resigns! Ouch!!
Jun-08-11
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  sfm: It has been mentioned earlier, but still:
Don't miss out on Tim Krabbe excellent page on this subject: http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess/c...
Jun-08-11  queenfortwopawns: I was kinda disappointed 21.Nxh6+ wasn't played.
Jun-08-11
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  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
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  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.
Sep-17-17  Magnus Kasparov: I wonder if anyone ever showed Marco how he could've won this.
Feb-26-18
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX4....
Jan-27-19  SpamIAm: Popeil pocket fishes a victory in troubled waters.
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