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Rezso Charousek vs Englander
"Revealed Charousek" (game of the day Sep-14-2006)
Casual game (1894), Kassa (now Kosice/Kaschau) AUH, Apr-24
King Pawn Game: Alapin Opening (C20)  ·  1-0



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  Marius: amazing; a 15 moves forced mate
Dec-26-04  Whitehat1963: A strange ending in my admittedly blind eyes, <Marius>. I probably would have settled for 23. Re7+, taking the queen, but as you correctly pointed out, Charousek forces the game to a neat conclusion.
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  Marius: yes it seems he was a strong player who could have been better if he didnt die so young (26 years old)
Jun-24-05  ksadler: I've been going through Charousek's games this afternoon and is there a game where he doesn't sac his Queen? Other than his famous win over Lasker I suppose.
Jun-24-05  aw1988: Rudolf Charousek is known as one of the most attackative players of all time, in the ranks of Spielmann, Tal, Morphy to a certain extent (Morphy was not exactly a pure attacker, his attacks were based on logical positional foundations), Anderssen, Shirov, Kasparov, etc. Finding a game where Charousek sacrifices nothing whatsoever is extremely difficult.
Jun-26-05  lopium: Yes, this was a very strong attack.
Oct-20-05  hippatxu: Wow! Great game but GREAT end.
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  wwall: Instead of 19...Nxf1+, perhaps best for Black is 19...fxe6 20.Bxe6+ Rf7 21.Rxf7 (21.Bxf7 Kf8) 21...Ng4+ 22.Kh1 (not 22.hxg4?? Qh4 mate; 22.Bxg4 Kxf7) 22...Nxe5 23.Rd7+ Kh8 24.Rxd8 Rxd8 and perhaps Black can draw this game with opposite colored Bishops.
Dec-11-05  Calli: <wwall> I think 19.Qxe6 fxe6 20.Bxe6+ Rf7 21.Bxf7+ Kf8 22.Bxg6+ Nxf1+ 23.Rxf1+ Kg8 24.Bf7+ Kf8 25.Ne4! wins
Aug-29-06  luzhin: At first I thought Black could try to grovel out with 20...Qe7 to get into a queenless middle game with R for B+N, but then I saw 21.Nf5!!.However Black captures the White Q , White's next move will be Nh6 mate. And if 21..gxf5 then 22.Qxf5 with a mating attack.
Sep-14-06  Deefstes: What an awesome mating net! This is edge of the seat stuff.
Sep-14-06  RandomVisitor: 18...b5 followed by 19...Bd6 was safest for Black.

23...Kg7 is mate in 8.

Sep-14-06  Counterpoint: Why stuff around? White had mate on move 22.

22.Rxb7+ Kf8 (22...Qf7 23.RxQ) 23.Bg7#

Sep-14-06  spudhead: <counterpoint>23.Rxb7+ Qxe6. The rook has to defend the bishop.
Sep-14-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Kaschau (where this game was played) is the German name for KoŇ°ice, Slovakia's second biggest city with a population of 235,000. Nowadays its predominantly inhabited by ethnic Slovaks, but before the first World War the Hungarians were the majority there and until World War II Germans and Jews were significant minorities living in this city too.
Sep-14-06  Microbe: Wow! My jaw was dropped from 18.Qg4 onwards. Does anyone know how long he took to play that move? I particularly liked the discovered check on move thirty. Very cute.

That was such an awesome game that I think I'm going to go have a look at more of this guy's games!

Sep-14-06  gchristopher: Whitehat1963, 23. Re7+ the taking the queen on the 24th is not good, it seems to me: 23. Re7+ Kf8 24. Rxe8+ Rxe8 and now I don't see how white will keep both bishops.
Sep-14-06  Kwesi: Did he see the possibility of this ending when he played 17.Kh2 ?
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  kevin86: Let's see:we have a win from the oddly opened-Alapin's Opening. A queen sac,and finally a cartoonlike king chase. Other than that,it was a very boring game-lol

Alapin's Opening-let's see:you open up two lines with your first move and close them with the second.

Sep-14-06  kkkkimura: why not 23. Rf4? Doesn't it immediately take the queen with no loss? Much shorter and easier or did I miss something?
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  technical draw: <kkkkimura> I think you're missing something. 23.Rf4 loses the bishop on e6.
Sep-14-06  poachedeggs: "19.Qxe6..., mate in 14." Wow...who among us would have the courage (and/or instincts) to make that trade? Not me.
Sep-14-06  lvlaple: Wonder if he called it.
Sep-14-06  Ashram64: i doubt he could see the whole 15mate pattern..but each move is logically follow by another..
Sep-14-06  hellstrafer: He has probably seen that the black king would be in a hopeless position after the queen sac. There is no way he could calculate the entire mate.
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