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Max Euwe vs Geza Maroczy
Match (1921), Bad Aussee AUT, rd 6, Aug-??
French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12)  ·  1-0



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Mar-12-04  capanegra: This is a brilliant game. In fact, Euwe plays here in quite a romantic style, and with lots of energy. Maroczy played e5 in order to stop Nf4, but nothing stops Euwe. I love 25.Nf4!
Mar-22-06  something1234: I presume that 25.Nf4!? was to give the king cover on the F file. A true sacrifice reminiscent of a real battle and allegiance. Brave knight you are gone but the memory of you lives on.
Aug-18-07  amntony: Qg4 again by Euwe :-)
Jan-10-10  micartouse: Compare the attack from moves 8-13 to the following game:

Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1921

Mar-02-12  Naniwazu: 25. Nf4 is a good move, but the immediate Bf5 works too.
Mar-02-12  King Death: < Naniwazu: 25. Nf4 is a good move, but the immediate Bf5 works too.>

So does 25.Nc3.

Nov-12-14  tranquilsimplicity: Max Euwe is simply the most obscure yet perfectly justified World Chess Champion. I wonder why Euwe is rarely spoken of. Very STRANGE!!#
May-25-18  sneaky pete: After the immediate 25.Bf5 Qe8 26.Bxd7 Qxf7+

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is unpleasant, that's why Euwe arranged for a black pawn at f4.

25.Nc3 e4+

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doesn't look like an improvement to me either.

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  Dionysius1: {12. Rh3) is a humdinger, with the defensive and aggressive energy the rook has after 13. ♗xg6
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