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William Hartston vs Sergio Mariotti
Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972), Skopje YUG, rd 1, Sep-27
Vienna Game: Paulsen Variation. Mariotti Gambit (C25)  ·  0-1



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Jan-25-10  laskereshevsky: After 7. pg3xh4

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Hartston standed up from the chair and started a smiling conversation with his team-mates, but from the 11th black's move pg7-g5

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He stopped to smile, and neither no more stand uped from his chair

Dec-29-14  jerseybob: laskereshevsky: I would've stopped smiling the minute black played 4..h5, but I guess Hartston hadn't seen Mariotti's 2 wins against Gligorich! Otherwise he'd have treated this position a lot more carefully; 6.Nh4?! gives an attacker like Mariotti just what he wants, and black makes the most of it. 6.d3 looks better to me.
Dec-30-14  alfiepa: One the most interesresting game of Olympiade 1972 , typical of style of " Italian fury" in this game seems a " racking ball
very interestering ... g5 .
Mariotti ws a player of great talent
Gligoric knew very well his skill
The Mariotti - Gligoric Praha de Rocha 169 was an authentic masterpiece !
Dec-30-14  WDenayer: Incredible, this guy won two games against Gligoric! I am not so impressed with this game, but that is because Hartson makes a lot of moves I do not understand. 2.Nc3 is not such a great move and neither is 3.g3. I am not so sure about 8.d4 and what is the purpose of 9.Qe2? And so on.
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  perfidious: The Vienna is perfectly playable, if not quite so testing as other openings.
Dec-30-14  alfiepa: And that games !!!
Bobby Fischer said " Mariotti CRUSHED Gligoric"
Dec-30-14  alfiepa: And Mariotti was not an atuthentic professiona player He worked in " Banca of Roma"
Was famous for his intiguing opening choice like the Gundera's Moves in Ruy Lopez ( 3 ..Df6 ) in Ruy Lopez and in Panov variant ofCaro Kan ( Cfr Mariotti - Sawon Venice 1974) For me the world champion in 70 among "amateur"!

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