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Mattius vs Geza Maroczy
Budapest (1896), Budapest AUH
Center Game: Normal Variation (C22)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: The Center Game is better than it looks, since White gains a Pe4 vs. Black's Pd6 which guarantees a Space advantage, although Black gets easy development with the free tempi. Maroczy chose the amazing 10 ... Ne7!? accepting doubled Pawns on his Kingside and never even tried ... f5 to liquidate. Instead he built up a nice attacking position, then the brilliant Queen sacrifice 24 ... Qxh4!! and the rest was forced. Beautiful game!

houstonrca-tpstar0 (Yahoo 7/2/04): 1. e4 e5 2. d4 ed 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd1 Nf6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nf3 d6 7. h3 0-0 8. Nc3 Re8 (8 ... Be6) 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. 0-0 Ne5 12. Nxe5 dxe5 13. Nd5 Qd8 14. Qf3 c6 15. Ne3 Qb6 16. b3 Re6 17. Nc4 Qc7 18. Ne3 Rg6 19. a3 Be6 20. b4 Bb6 21. Rad1 Re8 22. c4 Qc8 23. c5 Bc7 24. Nf5 Kh7 25. Nd6 Bxd6 26. cxd6 Bxh3 27. g3?! (27. Qxf7) Be6? (27 ... Rxd6) 28. Qg2?! Bg4 29. Rd2 Rxd6 30. f3? Bh3 31. Qf2 Bxf1 32. Kxf1 Qh3+ and Black won (0-1).

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  tpstar: Fun with minors:

gottago-tpstar (FICS 5/9/06): 1. e4 e5 2. d4 ed 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd1 Nf6 5. Qf3!? Bc5 6. a3 d6 7. h3!? Nd4 8. Qc3? Nxe4 9. Qc4 Be6 10. Qa4+ c6 11. c3? Bb3 0-1.

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  WannaBe: <tpstar: Fun with minors:...> Think that's illegal in 49 of the 50 states. =)
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  technical draw: In which state is it legal?

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