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Friedrich Saemisch vs Geza Maroczy
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 4, Aug-04
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Rubinstein Variation (D61)  ·  1-0



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Apr-05-05  Leviathan: What an effort by both players! Honestly who wouldn't have agreed on a draw around move 47, facing the long and difficult queen ending? ;)
Apr-26-05  Runemaster: A great win in a Q ending to achieve against Maroczy, known as the master of such endings.
Apr-26-05  aw1988: I wouldn't resign here. Even if it may be technically won, it is too drawish.
Apr-27-05  acirce: The final position is a tablebase draw. The result seems to be correct though, so Black lost on time maybe?
Apr-27-05  aw1988: 104 moves, it's possible.
Aug-17-05  capanegra: The result is correct. So, it must have been time.

Maroczy loosing a Queen ending on time against Samisch is a truly contradiction. ;)

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  GrahamClayton: <acirce>The final position is a tablebase draw. The result seems to be correct though, so Black lost on time maybe?

Apparently Maroczy lost on time after 14 hours of play.

Sep-26-16  sfm: Such games are bad luck. They each too much energy. Having done away with suspended games is a clear advantage for the general fairness in chess.
Sep-26-16  JimNorCal: "Maroczy losing a Queen ending on time against Samisch"

It's an insider joke but that is insanely funny!

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  woldsmandriffield: Did Maroczy really lose this game? Nimzovitch wrote the tournament book and if anyone has a copy could they perhaps check the result. Marozy's defence was outstanding and his moves don't indicate time pressure.
Jan-04-19  Retireborn: <woldsmandriffield> I have a tournament book (the Olms German reprint, not Nimzowitsch) and the annotator Becker does say that Maroczy lost on time.

The time check was on move 105 and they had already been playing for 7 hours. He mentions that the position is drawn.

Jan-04-19  john barleycorn: <Retireborn: <woldsmandriffield> I have a tournament book (the Olms German reprint, not Nimzowitsch) and the annotator Becker does say that Maroczy lost on time. ...>

Losing on time against Saemisch must have been an experience of the third kind.

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  woldsmandriffield: Thanks for confirming - rough on Maroczy.

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