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Geza Maroczy vs David Janowski
London (1899), London ENG, rd 15, Jun-19
Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C45)  ·  1-0

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Jan-22-05  organist: The ending of this game (moves 38 on), with light annotations is given in Reinfeld's "The Complete Chess Course" pp 393-4.
Sep-11-05  alexandrovm: random game of today, for me: White seems to have a well coordinated "attack" against black; then they enter into a queen's ending with an extra pawn for white, plus two connected pawns on the queen side. Nice game by "Geza"
Mar-14-09  YoungEd: I got here from Random Game too! Maroczy just seems to have his way the whole game. This is how the Scoch is supposed to work; I wonder why it doesn't see more top-level action.
Mar-15-09
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: A similar example of Queen dominating Queen occurs in this classic from Paul Keres.

J Rejfir vs Keres, 1956

Jan-21-17
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  KEG: Maroczy played for a draw from the start. His handling of the Scotch Game is further evidence for keypusher's analysis concerning the poor play by White in this tournament. Lest there be any doubt, here was the position after Janowski's 9th move:


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Not exactly a Garry Kasparov aggressive use of the Scotch!

Solely as a result of Janowski's efforts to complicate, Maroczy managed to trade down to a Queen and pawn ending in which he was a pawn up. But this ending was still a clear draw until Janowski got greedy on his 35th move. The position after Maroczy's 35. Qe1 was:


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Janowski had a draw with 35...Qc2, but--being Janowski--tried for more with 35...Qc5. This was fatal, and Maroczy, through skillful play, sacrificed two pawns on the King's side to get a winning attack with his two Queen's side pawns.

Maroczy's one slip was his 48. Qc7 (instead of the powerful pawn push 48. a4). But Janowski missed his chance on move 49 with 49...f5 instead of the far better 49...d3 (he would still have been lost, but Maroczy's task would have been more difficult). After that, Janowski was off to the races with his b-pawn.

Maroczy's handling of the ending (even with his one slip)was instructive, but his passive handling of the White pieces suggests he was fearful of engaging Janowski in a tactical fight.

This game moved Maroczy into 2nd place half-way through the tournament, and the point he got here was an important step in his eventual success of winding up in a tie for 2nd place with Janowski and Pillsbury.

Jan-21-17  ughaibu: Does anyone know when Maroczy's reputation as a queen ending wizard dates from?
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