chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing


register now - it's free!
Arpad Vajda vs Mario Monticelli
"Super Mario" (game of the day Mar-25-12)
Budapest (1926)  ·  Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Rubinstein Variation (E15)  ·  0-1
To move:
Last move:

explore this opening
find similar games 2 more A Vajda/M Monticelli games
sac: 17...Bxg2 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To see the raw PGN for this game, click on the PGN: view link above.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-21-08  paladin at large: This is an exciting game. The Italian champion takes you on a wild ride beginning with 17....Bxg2. Monticelli won Budapest 1926.
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The e-pawn arrives on e7 at move 18 and actually manages to promote at move 38. This really is a good game!
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: Dr. Vajda wastes too much energy on the P promotion, taking his Q out for the purpose.

Monticelli grabs initiative with 23...Nh2+ and never really relinquishes it.

A very enjoyable, pulsating game.

Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: Where's the win after 35. Qxa6 ?
Mar-25-12  I play the Fred: <al wazir>, what about 35...Bc2++:

36. Ka2 Qb2#;

36. Kc1 Qb2#;

36. Kxc2 Qb2#

Too easy - I feel like I'm missing something in your question...

Mar-25-12  consul: The game after 17. d6 is exciting. However i would like to know whether there were chances for White to hold a draw or even to win... I can't analyze that further...
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: Really exciting stuff. White seemed to have a pleasant edge out of the opening, but then he let the black pieces get too much mobility.

Fun to watch black allow a pawn promotion because he had calculated that his attack was strong enough.

Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Someone has a good sense of humour with the last two GOTD
Mar-25-12  newzild: Staggering complications.
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: My head is spinning....
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Garech: Superb game and great play for the exchange on the black side!

White, however, did have some chances if he had played more accurately after the initial sacrifice, but naturally it was very hard to navigate.

For example, instead of 20.Qd6, Bf4! maintained a good edge:


click for larger view

The big concern is that Qc6 will be coming, but white can defend okay with perfect play.

Also, instead of 21.Bf4 (now clearly losing) Qxb6! just held on:


click for larger view

with a probable 21...Qxe7 and 22.Bxc5 and ample 'counterplay.'

The engine like 23.Be3! was apparently a safer defence than 23.Kf1, too.

Once the black pieces are permitted to they perform an awesome attack - great play from Mr. Monticelli - the kind of game we all want to play every time we sit down behind the pieces!

Cheers,

-Garech

Mar-25-12  Penguincw: Way too many minor pieces for white to cope with. Also, while the queen is out and about trying to win pieces and pawns, it's a perfect time to go get the queen.
Mar-25-12  acapo: 15.e5 looks premature white could finish developing with 15.Bd2,Qc2,(adding more support to e4 and connecting the rooks) before opening the center
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <I play the Fred>: Sorry. There were several places in the game where white could have deviated from the game line, and I thought that this was one of them. I posted that without really looking carefully at it.
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <paladin at large> pointed out that Monticelli won Budapest 1926. Actually he tied for first--but this was not an insignificant result:

1 Gruenfeld X = 1 = = = 1 = 0 = = = = 1 1 1 9.5
2 Monticelli = X 0 = 0 = = 1 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 9.5
3 Kmoch 0 1 X = = 1 1 = = 1 = = 1 0 0 1 9.0
4 Rubinstein = = = X 1 0 = = 0 = 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.0
5 Takacs = 1 = 0 X 1 = 0 = 0 = 1 1 1 = 1 9.0
6 Nagy = = 0 1 0 X 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 = 8.5
7 Colle 0 = 0 = = 0 X 1 = = = 1 0 1 1 1 8.0
8 Reti = 0 = = 1 0 0 X 1 = 1 1 = 0 = 1 8.0
9 Mattisons 1 0 = 1 = 1 = 0 X 1 0 = 0 1 = 0 7.5
10 Tartakower = = 0 = 1 1 = = 0 X = 1 = 0 = = 7.5
11 Vajda = 0 = 0 = 0 = 0 1 = X = = 1 = = 6.5
12 Havasi = 1 = 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 = X 0 1 1 1 6.0
13 E. Steiner = 0 0 0 0 0 1 = 1 = = 1 X 0 1 0 6.0
14 Yates 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 X 0 1 6.0
15 Prokes 0 0 1 0 = 1 0 = = = = 0 0 1 X 0 5.5
16 Znosko-Borovsky 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 = = 0 1 0 1 x 4.5

Looks like a very close and hard-fought tournament!

Mar-25-12  randyjohnson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph6w...
Mar-25-12  abuzic: 40...Qb4+
41.Kb2 Bd1+
42.Kc1 Qc4+
43.Kb2 Nd3+
44.Rxd3 Qc2+
45.Ka3 Qxd3+
45.Kb2 Qb3+
46.Kc1 Qc2#.
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  SuperPatzer77: After 42...Nd3, White has no defense against the Black's double mating threats - 43...Qb2# or Qg1# so, he resigns.

White to move - see diagram


click for larger view

a) 43. Ra2 Qg1#

b) 43. Nf3 Qb2#

c) 43. Nf5+ gxf5, 44. Qxf7+ Kxf7, 45. Ra2 Qg1#

0-1

SuperPatzer77

Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  SuperPatzer77: < I play the Fred: <al wazir>, what about 35...Bc2++: >

See diagram after 35. Qxa6 (<al wazir>'s suggested move)


click for larger view

<I play the Fred> 35...Ba2++ is also good

35...Ba2++! see below:

36. Kxa2 Qb2#

36. Kc1/c2 Qb2#

<I play the Fred>'s move is 35...Bc2++! (also good).

SuperPatzer77

Mar-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: The fur flies in this one!
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Interesting Games
by Easy Point
Never relinquish initiative
from sevenseaman's favorite games by sevenseaman
Call of the wild
from Calar's favorite games by Calar
doubledrooks' favorite games
by doubledrooks
38.e8=Q+ (???)
from Promotion: Middle Game by Penguincw
March 25: Super Mario
from Game of the Day 2012 by Phony Benoni
Super Mario!
from Nova's favorite games 3 by Nova
JohnO.O's favorite games part 4
by JohnO.O
white queens but black wins!
from polygamy or what's an extra Q among friends? by kevin86
yy_WILD + CRAZY TACTICAL BATTLES
by whiteshark
Aggressive play
from Italian gems Part I by Karpova


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies