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|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.
|Sep-20-17|| ||RookFile: Gee, I'm a school teacher but I want to be allowed to run off and play in chess tournaments whenever I want. Too bad we all can't get an arrangement like that.|
|Mar-13-18|| ||zanzibar: An interesting consult game, which played out a little longer than perhaps it should have (till 3AM):|
A great photograph of Maroczy and various Manhattan CC members is included.
|Mar-13-18|| ||zanzibar: <A week's engagement booked by the Bulletin for Geza Maroczy at the
Mechanics Institute chess rooms in SanFrancisco, for the week of April 30 to
May 5, had, as a matter of course, to be canceled, and the Hungarian champion
found time instead to go to New Orleans.>|
ACB v3 N5 (May 1906) p82
Explaining how Maroczy ended up in New Orleans instead of San Francisco during his American tour.
|Jan-19-19|| ||Pyrandus: Maroczy was better than Portisch?|
|Jan-20-19|| ||gezafan: <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.>|
I agree. Maroczy was a very underrated player. Had he ever been able to play a match with Lasker he would have given him a tough time.
The Maroczy bind was named after him, a formation which is still frequently used today. Maroczy was also an expert in the French defense.
|Mar-03-19|| ||Pyrandus: The Great Hungarian Champion.|
|Mar-03-19|| ||Damenlaeuferbauer: Géza Maróczy, one of the great experts in the history of the French defense and queen's endings like the all-time greats Mikhail M. Botwinnik and Viktor L. Kortchnoi, played a very interesting and complicated correspondence chess game against V. L. Kortchnoi from the white side of the French Winawer Poison Pawn variation from 1985 to 1993. Unfortunately, at the end he lost a drawn position in a rook and pawns ending.|
|Mar-03-19|| ||Momentum Man: I lost a blitz game with the Black pieces. My friend used the Maroczy bind to crush me like a bug.|
It was unpleasant.
|Mar-04-19|| ||pazzed paun: Maroczy was dead before Korchnoi became a grandmaster|
|Mar-04-19|| ||Stonehenge: Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985|
nonsense of course, but amusing nonsense.
|Mar-05-19|| ||Momentum Man: "I agree. Maroczy was a very underrated player. "|
Haha, Mr. "gezafan"!
I think you must be biased, as your user name indicates.
But of course, not too biased, since Mr. Maroczy is for sure underrated!
Notes by Alekhine in his book confirm that the 4th (official) World Champion had great respect for G.M.
|Mar-06-19|| ||JimNorCal: Ed Lasker, in his memoir Chess Secrets, says that Maroczy was considered World Champion material. So this seems to be a common opinion. I don't recall EL saying that about Sammy Reshevsky, for example.|
|Mar-06-19|| ||Robed.Bishop: <Momentum Man> Here's a decent video on the Maroczy Bind by Seirawan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icJ... . |
At least I thought it was decent...
|Mar-06-19|| ||Momentum Man: Thanks, Mr. Bishop! I will take a look at it when I am not at work (please don't tell my manager I am reading chessgames now 8)|
|May-20-19|| ||hemy: Picture of Geza Maroczy, Ostende, 1905.
from the "Das Interessante Blatt",August 3, 1905, p. 9.
The article about the tournament is on page 11.
Small adjustments to the picture were made by me.
|Jun-20-19|| ||Grad: He is real Bobby Fischer.|
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