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Carl Schlechter vs Geza Maroczy
Monte Carlo (1902), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 12, Feb-21
French Defense: Classical. Swiss Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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Nov-01-10  laikn1: Hehe! No comment for this game? Strange!
Mar-10-12  zev22407: A fine attacking game by Schelechter
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  DrNyet: Interesting. It hadn't occurred to me before, but if a system is desired to make wins more valuable than the normal scoring system, leaving wins worth 1 point and making draws worth only 1/3 (or some other fraction less than 1/2) seems easier to follow -- somehow more intuitive -- than making wins worth 3 points as we've seen lately.
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  wwall: There were 20 players in this event.
Maroczy only lost only to Schlechter and Gunsberg. Draws were 1/4 point.

Perhaps Maroczy shouldn't have castled kingside as White gets a good attack after 17.Nh4-Nf3-Ne5-Qh5. 17.Bh6 would also have been good after 17...Rf7 18.Ne5 fxe5 19.Rg3+

After 20.Qh5, White threatens 21.Rg3+.

23.Bxc5! was good, which deflects Black's queen from going to g7 later.

25.Rxg6+! looks strong, since 25...hxg6 allows 26.Qxg6+ Kh8 27.Re3, threatening 28.Rh3 mate.

After 28.Rxe6, now White is a pawn up in a good endgame.

Instead of 30.Rd3, perhaps stronger is 30.Qe6

32...f3 looks weak. Perhaps 32...Kg7 or 32...h6.

33...Rxg2+ looks hopeless. Perhaps 22...Re7 23.Qxf3 Kg8.

After 35.Qxf3, Black can resign.

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