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Frank James Marshall vs Geza Maroczy
Ostend (1905), Ostend BEL, rd 5, Jun-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation (D50)  ·  0-1



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Nov-04-05  Runemaster: Since no one has commented on this classic queen ending, I will. Once that ending is reached, Maroczy manages to use constant threats by the queen to improve his position and makes it all look so easy.
Mar-03-06  Ingolf: Nice zugzwang at move 39. Marshall can only avoid immediate pawn loss by 39.Qa2, but then Qd1+ completely paralyses the white queen and the black king comes to the assistance of his spouse.
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: This ending grows more astonishing the more I look at it. The manner in which Maroczy paralyzed White's entire position with only a Queen looks like the sort of thing that a few centuries earlier would have been condemned as witchcraft (as has been said of one of Rubinstein's endings).
May-02-08  Lutwidge: Ostend 1905 seems to be one of the peaks of Maroczy's career. He scored ~75% vs most of the world's best (except for Rubinstein and Lasker).

This endgame is maybe the most memorable of the many remarkable ones played by him during that tournament.

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