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|Mar-03-15|| ||waustad: I suppose by ones 145th birthday a person isn't remembered as much. I hope they'll make a todo for his 150th. He's probably the most important chess player born today. Timur Gareev and Lei Tingjie may have something to say about that in time.|
|May-06-15|| ||scheidt: I don't understand the idea that Maroczy lacked boldness or imagination. I've gone over many of his games. It may be true he lost a bit of spirit when his match with the WC Lasker fell through, a typical reaction. This may of affected his play some. Yet there is fire in his playing until the end.|
|May-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <The World has gone downhill since I was young. When I look around me nowadays, I am glad that I myself am going downhill> - Geza Maroczy (1947).|
|Jul-13-15|| ||attica: <Karpova: (Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung', 1907, page 95. Translation: Currently (i. e. 1907) there are 2 players who can lay claim to the honour of playing a match for the Worldchampionship: the German Dr. Tarrasch and the Hungarian Geza Maroczy.> The whole article is available online at http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a... and the following pages. The article is in German, but according to a footnore, it appears to be a translation from English from Laskers [or Lasker's] Chess Magazine, 1906, but I cannot find the English original online.|
|Jul-13-15|| ||attica: I meant "footnote" not "footnore"|
|Jul-13-15|| ||attica: Incidentally, the whole article is very interesting. Lasker comments extensively on both Tarrasch and Maroczy.|
|Jul-23-15|| ||attica: The game Géza Maróczy – Ödön Gesztesi,Budapest, 1 June 1905, King’s Gambit Accepted given at http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... is not in the database. Perhaps someone knows how to upload it.|
|Mar-03-16|| ||waustad: I've never seen a Sicilian with c4 and e4 to create a bind in his games. I've looked. Can somebody explain his eponymous bind?|
|Mar-03-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Geza Maroczy.
Someone really should do a book about this player.
|Mar-03-16|| ||pawnpro: He would have not beat Lasker for the world title but Lasker would have a hell of a time stopping the brilliance of Hus took development|
|Mar-03-16|| ||TheFocus: <of Hus took development>|
|Mar-03-16|| ||swordfish: Hmm.- Leko has the same hometown.|
|Nov-07-16|| ||sudoplatov: I read somewhere that much of the success of the US and Hungarian chess Olympic teams during the 1920s and 1930s was due to having Marshall and Maroczy on the squads respectively. These two had the experience to help their younger teammates with decisions between playing to win or to draw, etc.|
|Jan-14-17|| ||Chessical: "Is chess game science? Where did the inventor take his inspiration? These questions cannot easily answered. I shall make some brief remarks in regard to them. I do not accept the saying that chess is too deep for a game, and not deep enough for a science: it is neither.|
It is intellectual battle, and as such it resembles battles fought nations, but without bloodshed and waste of treasure. As a battle we see an array forces with guerilla warfare, hand-to-hand fights, skirmishes, etc. It possible that, the inventor of chess took the battle as prototype. It is reasonable to think so, some names of the pieces remind us of it. In the Hungarian language, which is allied to Asiatic tongues, as the people are to those races, the names of the chessmen show plainly the conception of chess as battle array.
Thus the pawns are called foot-soldiers, the knights are cavalrist, the bishop an orderly, the rook rampart, the queen is vizier or field marshal, and the king king, or commander-in-chief. The different nations that took the game over translated the names literally, and thus it happened that the words queen and bishop got in, which have no meaning in warfare. GEZA MAROCZY"
"Hastings and St Leonards Observer", Saturday 2nd November 1907, p.2.
|Mar-03-17|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Geza Maroczy.
|Mar-03-17|| ||TheFocus: I believe that the chess world deserves to see a good biography and game collection done on Geza Maroczy, exploring his games and career.|
Are has someone already completed one that I am unaware of?
And no, I am not able to do one.
|Mar-04-17|| ||zanzibar: Seems that having no good Maroczy bio puts <Focus> in a bind.|
(Somebody had to do it, and everybody else took a step backwards when they asked for volunteers.)
|Mar-04-17|| ||TheFocus: <zanzibar> I am already staggering a full load of books to do.|
YOU do Maroczy.
|Mar-04-17|| ||zanzibar: Who, moi?
Maybe you do, voodo, but I don't do.
(Heck, I'm still trying to get Junge's photo on <CG>)
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Seriously though, his <CG> bio doesn't look half bad.
And a real book on him should be done by the pros, like a Harding. Surely, there must be such a work in Hungarian already, just needing a translation?
Until then, there's Kmoch's article:
<[Writing about Euwe learning about Maroczy's death...] With his passing the chess world lost another
of those world masters whose fame started in the previous century. In Maróczy, however,
the chess world lost more than a grandmaster and a fine gentleman. It lost the unchallenged
champion of chivalry in chess.>
|Mar-04-17|| ||zanzibar: It's already been mentioned, but let's do it again:|
<This [code chivalry] allows us to understand the sixty-one-year-old Maróczy’s decision,
during the tournament at Bled in 1931, to challenge Nimzovitch to a pistol duel. It turned out
to be much ado about nothing, though, when Nimzovitch flatly refused to participate in what
he termed his own assassination. Maróczy was satisfied. To his way of thinking, refusal to
accept such a challenge was, as a matter of honor, worse than being shot to death.>
from same article.
|Mar-04-17|| ||zanzibar: And lest one thinks chess history is different in some other multiverse:|
<Yet Maróczy was hardly a warrior. He was, in fact, an extremely peaceful personality. I
suspect that, had that duel actually taken place, Maróczy would have been hard put to decide
which end of the pistol to hold.>
|Mar-08-17|| ||sudoplatov: In my perusing the database for closed polygons, I found another triangle.|
Maroczy beat Marshall 11-5-8
Marshall beat Pillsbury 5-4-2
Pillsbury beat Maroczy 4-3-7
|Apr-06-17|| ||MissScarlett: Maybe the best hair in chess history. Offhand, I can think of only one competitor - Paul Keres.|
|Apr-06-17|| ||john barleycorn: <MissScarlett: Maybe the best hair in chess history. ...>|
what about Anand and Rapport?
|Jun-04-17|| ||MissScarlett: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 12th 1911, Sporting Sec., p.2:|
<Deutsche Schachblatter, the organ of the German Chess Association, is authority for the report that Geza Maroczy of Budapest, who has not figured in international chess for two years, contemplates coming to America and settling here. It appears he is dissatisfied with his treatment by the Hungarian coalition government, to which, as a school teacher in the intermediary grade, he applied for a 'subvention' to enable him to follow his profession as chess master. His determination to abandon his country of birth was further stregthened, it is stated in the German publication, by the recent suicide of his beautiful sister, whom he idolized.>
Helms overlooked that Maroczy had played San Sebastian (1911) a few months earlier, but that and an event in Budapest in 1912 were his only serious tournaments between 1908 and 1920. This line in his biography, <Maróczy's chess career spanned from 1895 to 1911 and 1920 to 1936 with the break in between to allow for more time to be devoted to his profession as a mathematics teacher>, is brief to the point of obscurity. In 1908, he was Lasker's most serious challenger; in 1920, he was like a stately shadow from the pre-war world.
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