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Geza Maroczy vs Alexander Alekhine
New York (1924), New York, NY USA, rd 2, Mar-17
Alekhine Defense: Maroczy Variation (B02)  ·  0-1



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Jun-29-05  swimjt: 7... Bc5 has also been played, e.g., 8.c3 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 Nxe5 10.d4 Nxf3 11.Qxf3 Bd6 11. O-O (11.Qxd5?? Bg3+) O-O. 12.Nd2 Bd6, (Komora-Sergeev, SVK-chT 9798, 1998)
Jun-29-05  swimjt: 9. Kf1? (What was Maroczy thinking?) Alekhine gives 9.g3 Qd4 10.Qe2 0-0-0 11.c3 Qxe5 12.0-0 Qxe2 13.Bxe2 Be7 followed by ..Bf6 as equal. My Chessbase 2002 database has 6 games with this line: black wins 3 and draws 2.
Jan-04-06  Fdisk: 9. Kf1 is not too much worse than 9. g3. The crucial error was on move 16 where Maroczy should have played c3 instead of Qa4??.
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  beatgiant: <Fdisk>
<The crucial error was on move 16 where Maroczy should have played c3 instead of Qa4??>

Interesting try, but after 16. c3 Nxf3! 17. Qg4+ Qe6 18. Qxe6+ fxe6 19. fxe3 Rxd3, White still looks to be in trouble and is probably at least losing the e-pawn.

Apr-01-08  Knight13: 11. g3 followed by Nxd5 trying to lessen the damage wouldn't work due to 11...Qd5, keeping up the initiative and stuff.
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  thegoodanarchist: Making quick work of Maroczy was no easy task - nice tactical play by the Man AA!
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  gambitfan: 1) -4.35 (27 ply) 25.♖xf8 ♖xf8+ 26.♔e2 ♗g3 27.♖d2 ♖e8+ 28.♔f3 ♗xh4 29.♖e2 ♖xe2 30.♔xe2 ♔c7 31.♔e3 ♔d7 32.♔d4 ♗e7 33.♔e4 ♔d6 34.g4 g6 35.♔f4 ♔d5 36.b3 axb3 37.axb3 h5 38.gxh5 gxh5 39.♔f5 ♔d6
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