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

There is a clue unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!   [Official Contest Rules]
Please see this announcement for some updates.
(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Israel Albert Horowitz vs Max Pavey
"Pavey Peeved" (game of the day Jul-25-2004)
New York, USA Ch (1951)
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E17)  ·  1/2-1/2


explore this opening
find similar games 296 more games of I A Horowitz
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Horowitz played many better games than this-what made it so memorable was the final moves. Pavey tried to simplify only to run into a pitfall. In football it's called a HAIL MARY,in basketball it's a lob pass,in chess it is this!
Jun-05-03  ksadler: <refutor> Here's a great example of your "boxing in" technique ;)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: At what point does this swindle really begin? Is there an improvement over 76...Qxf3?

For example if 76...Ra3 (looks logical enough) then 77.Qe7+ creating complications--or can the King escape the checks??

Jul-25-04  tayer: <Sneaky: At what point does this swindle really begin? Is there an improvement over 76...Qxf3?> I was just thinking the same. It seems that the answer is 76. ... ♔d6. After that Horowitz is in zugzwang, and his best continuation is 77. ♕e3 ♕xe3 78. fxe3 with an easy win for black.
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: An amusing continuation is (after 76...♔d6)77♕d3 ♖a3 78 ♕e2 ♖xf3 CHECK!-no stalemate,as in the text.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: A Horowible end for Max. ;->
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: After falling into the stalemate swindle, Black was at his witz end - to the Max.
Jul-25-04  aw1988: I don't understand... wasn't horowitz in the 1800's not the 1900's?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <aw1988> The 19th Century player was Bernhard Horwitz (1808 - 1885). He was born in Germany but was domiciled in England from 1845.

The player of the above game was Israel Albert (Al) Horowitz (1907 - 1973). For many years he was the editor of Chess Life and Review.

Just to confuse you a little more there was another German player from Breslau Daniel Harrwitz (1823 - 1884). He was among the world's best in the 1850's.

Jul-25-04  tayer: <kevin86: An amusing continuation is (after 76... ♔d6) 77. ♕d3 ♖a3 78. ♕e2 ♖xf3 CHECK!-no stalemate,as in the text.> Maybe you mistyped or I missunderstood because I think 78. ♕xf4+ will be better for white in that variation (instead of 78. ♕e2).
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: <tayer> note:my previous move was Qd3 not e3;one cannot get to f4 from d3.My move was to avoid the exchange of queens,which would have been certain doom----without a stalemate trap lol.
Jul-26-04  tayer: <kevin86:> You are right. I was thinking on "77. ♕e3??". My mistake (sadly is too late to erase my dumb comment).
Dec-15-04  aw1988: Looking at this game, some people may merely comment "boring". However, imagine how exhausting it was for the players to invent all these wonderful maneuvers and have to concretely calculate every one of them. Great game.
Dec-15-04  iron maiden: This should go in suenteus po 147's "Never Resign" collection.
Feb-12-05  aw1988: Oh yes, and a nice swindle too.
Jul-15-08  ravel5184: <iron maiden> Game Collection: Never Resign!
May-27-09  WhiteRook48: hahahahahahaha! 78 Kh4!!
Aug-05-09  WhiteRook48: 76...Qxf3+?? gives away the win
Oct-14-09  crosscheck: 75... Ra3 is the move. 76.Qe5 Qxe5 77.Kg3 Rxf3 78.Kxf3 Kd7 79.Ke4 Ke6 and now black's q-side pawns draw white's king away, and white pawns will be eaten, and black's g & H pawns will win it.
Premium Chessgames Member
  NM JRousselle: 76... Kb6 looks pretty strong for Black.
Sep-06-13  SeanAzarin: A classic example of Tartakower's Rule in action. Why didn't White resign? Because, according to Tartakower, "Nobody ever won a game of chess by resigning."
Dec-07-13  chesswar1000: Pavey before 78. Kh4: I am so gonna win
Pavey after 78. Kh4: Any knives?
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Flaming Nora - that is a truly shocking ending! A real stunner.
Aug-02-15  d4c4daniel: There was an additional intresting way to sidestep the pitfall I think: instead of Qxf3+ ( the blunder) Rh1+!? Bxh1 (Kg2 Qh2) Qg4+ Qxg4 fxg4+ Kxg4 b3 and the pawn is unstoppable.
Oct-19-16  RookFile: Games like this are good to play through. Remember, you can only lose a game once. Before resigning, why not try a trap, even if it is unsound? What do you have to lose?
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
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 members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
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, 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?]
July 25: Pavey Peeved
from Game of the Day 2004 by Jaredfchess
Horowitz - Queen's Indian
from All games have something interesting .... by arielbekarov
stalemate fortress
from chess strategems vi - under construction by gauer
QID Classical (E17) 1/2-1/2 Super Swindle into Stalemate
from Pins Ins and Outs, All About Pins ECO A, D & E by fredthebear
Now for something completely different
by Timothy Glenn Forney
Swindle Supremo
from Caught My Fancy by tldr3
A superb stalemate
from Incredible Draws by GoodKnight
QID Classical (E17) 1/2-1/2 Super Swindle into Stalemate
from yCheckmate # Fredthebear Mating Patterns by fredthebear
A "wrong" combination that ended in stalemate
from Draws!: Stories of awe, bizarre and ingenuity by syracrophy
ravel5184's favorite games
by ravel5184
Stalemate Trap!
from Annie's Eclectica by Annie K.
Pavey finds a combination . . .
from Stalemate! by FSR
Game 52
from How to Reassess Your Chess 4th ed by Silman by skybluesky
Round 8 -- 13 Aug 1951
from 1951 US Championship by crawfb5
Sacrifices and countersacrifices
from Awesome draws by Vischer

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 | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC