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Laszlo Szabo vs Andras Adorjan
"Gypsy Queen" (game of the day Oct-01-2015)
Budapest (1963), Budapest HUN
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Original Marshall Attack (C89)  ·  0-1


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Mar-31-15  Bycotron: A crushing attack by Adorjan against an extremely strong opponent!!
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  Phony Benoni: Oh, my goodness, <19...Re1> is a move!
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  OhioChessFan: Wow. It displays the light square weakness of White and is really a logical move, but no chance I'd have found that OTB.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I never played this well when I was 13 years old. Was this a simul?
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  al wazir: Why didn't black play 23...Rcc1 and put white out of his misery ?
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  Sally Simpson: Hi al wazir,

"Why didn't black play 23...Rcc1 and put white out of his misery ?"

Black was trying to do just that, his 22....f5

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It threatens mate starting with Rc2+.

And yes, given the age and the fact it's the only Adorjan game in here from 1963 (and the result) a simultaneous display is a very good guess.

19...Re1! a Double-Deflection.

I'd seen the combo before, possible in a book on the Marshall or in a tactical puzzle book.

I scanned my DB. and found A. Kostiuchenko - M.Levin, Kiev, 1958 and found both that game and the thread game reached here.

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Szabo played 19.Bf4, Kostiuchenko played 19.b3 both moves met 19...Re1!

A. Kostiuchenko - M.Levin, Kiev, 1958

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 Nf6 12. d4 Bd6 13. Re1 Ng4 14. g3 Nxh2 15. Bd5 Bxg3 16. fxg3 Qxd5 17. Kxh2 Bb7 18. Rg1 Rae8 19. b3 Re1 20. c4 Rxg1 21. cxd5 Rxd1 22. Nc3 Rd3 White resigned.

Oct-01-15  The Kings Domain: Impressive game by Adorjan. Shades of Morphy.
Oct-01-15  Jazzer32: Adorjan was 13 at the time.
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  kevin86: Black's nineteenth move is brilliant!
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  perfidious: I'm a gypsy, the acid queen.......
Oct-01-15  greed and death: Stereotyping Hungarians as Gypsies is not cool.
Oct-01-15  psmith: <greed and death>: displaying anti-Rom (Gypsy) prejudice, are we?
Oct-01-15  Rookiepawn: <greed and death: Stereotyping Hungarians as Gypsies is not cool.>

It was the Queen who was called a gypsy, not the player. She did not complain so stop fussing.

Oct-01-15  newhampshireboy: 13 years old-a boy wonder I think! Nice game.
Oct-01-15  talljack: I wonder if move 19 ... Re1! is where Fischer got the idea for this same sac in his brilliancy against R Byrne later the same year. This game doesn't give a date but the Byrne Fischer game was on Dec. 28, so it had to be later than this game.
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  Phony Benoni: <talliack> It's quite possible Fischer didn't know this game at all, but that was hardly necessary to be acquainted with the tactical device behind <19....Re1>. Here's a slightly earlier example, from Harrwitz vs Szen, 1851:

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And now <19.Re8> is basically the same idea as Adorjan's. There are other examples as well..

Oct-02-15  talljack: Thanks PB. Good example.
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