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Geza Maroczy vs Rudolf Rezso Charousek
Match (1895), Budapest AUH, rd 2, Apr-19
Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Variation (C44)  ·  1-0


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  jessicafischerqueen: This is <Round Two> of the first <Charousek-Maroczy> Match Budapest Chess Club 1895

<Charousek> won this Match +2 -1 =0

Dec-30-11  master of defence: Where is the win here?
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  Phony Benoni: <master of defence>:

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After Black recaptures the bishop on b6, White will have rough material equality with 3 pieces for a queen. He will then play 20.Nd4 followed by 21.Ne6, winning at least the exchange in addition.

Dec-30-11  master of defence: Oh, <Phony Benoni> i donīt see well the position. Thanks.
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  Garech: Nice queen sac and clearly winning! It was a surprise that white did not play 11.Re1+, which also leads to a huge advantage (over three pawns according to Fritz 12).

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The Ponziani is surely suboptimal, but it's a good surprise weapon and an opening in which engine prep will surely serve you well.



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