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Geza Maroczy vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Ostend (1905), Ostend BEL, rd 4, Jun-16
Sicilian Defense: Marshall Counterattack (B40)  ·  0-1



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Oct-11-08  computer chess guy: Engines like 24. b5!? but this doesn't really save White: after 24 .. cxb5 some lines are:

25. ♖xb5 h6! 26. ♘c3 ♘g4!
25. ♘c3 ♘h5 26. ♖xb5 g5!

Nov-04-12  FlintEastwood: I'm so confused and I have no engine to assist right now...why not 16. Qxf3? There are no discoveries causing back rank problems because white always has the reply Rxe8+ with tempo, followed by developing the knight, leaving the back rank defended. gxf3 simply looks suicidal. I presume I'm missing a longer term threat, but I can't see it. Did Maroczy simply underestimate the threat to his king?
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  ferrabraz: 16. Qf3 Nc5! 17. Re8 Qe8 18. Nc3 loses another pawn after 18... Nb3 and 19... Nd4 The same after 18. Qd1 Nb3 19. Ra2 Nd4
Mar-24-19  zydeco: 16.gxf3? must have been the result of some sort of hallucination. There's nothing wrong with 16.Qxf3.
Mar-24-19  sudoplatov: Stockfish dislikes 18.Re3 answering with 18....Qh4 and think it wins a Pawn.
Mar-24-19  sudoplatov: Stockfish also likes 18.Nd2 after 16...Nxc5, 17.Rxe8 Qxe8, 18.Nd2.

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