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Arpad Vajda vs Mario Monticelli
"Super Mario" (game of the day Mar-25-2012)
Budapest (1926), Budapest HUN, rd 9, Jul-06
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Rubinstein Variation (E16)  ·  0-1

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Jan-21-08  paladin at large: This is an exciting game. The Italian champion takes you on a wild ride beginning with 17....Bxg2. Monticelli won Budapest 1926.
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The e-pawn arrives on e7 at move 18 and actually manages to promote at move 38. This really is a good game!
Mar-25-12  sevenseaman: Dr. Vajda wastes too much energy on the P promotion, taking his Q out for the purpose.

Monticelli grabs initiative with 23...Nh2+ and never really relinquishes it.

A very enjoyable, pulsating game.

Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: Where's the win after 35. Qxa6 ?
Mar-25-12  I play the Fred: <al wazir>, what about 35...Bc2++:

36. Ka2 Qb2#;

36. Kc1 Qb2#;

36. Kxc2 Qb2#

Too easy - I feel like I'm missing something in your question...

Mar-25-12  consul: The game after 17. d6 is exciting. However i would like to know whether there were chances for White to hold a draw or even to win... I can't analyze that further...
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: Really exciting stuff. White seemed to have a pleasant edge out of the opening, but then he let the black pieces get too much mobility.

Fun to watch black allow a pawn promotion because he had calculated that his attack was strong enough.

Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Someone has a good sense of humour with the last two GOTD
Mar-25-12  newzild: Staggering complications.
Mar-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: My head is spinning....
Mar-25-12  Garech: Superb game and great play for the exchange on the black side!

White, however, did have some chances if he had played more accurately after the initial sacrifice, but naturally it was very hard to navigate.

For example, instead of 20.Qd6, Bf4! maintained a good edge:


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The big concern is that Qc6 will be coming, but white can defend okay with perfect play.

Also, instead of 21.Bf4 (now clearly losing) Qxb6! just held on:


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with a probable 21...Qxe7 and 22.Bxc5 and ample 'counterplay.'

The engine like 23.Be3! was apparently a safer defence than 23.Kf1, too.

Once the black pieces are permitted to they perform an awesome attack - great play from Mr. Monticelli - the kind of game we all want to play every time we sit down behind the pieces!

Cheers,

-Garech

Mar-25-12
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  Penguincw: Way too many minor pieces for white to cope with. Also, while the queen is out and about trying to win pieces and pawns, it's a perfect time to go get the queen.
Mar-25-12  acapo: 15.e5 looks premature white could finish developing with 15.Bd2,Qc2,(adding more support to e4 and connecting the rooks) before opening the center
Mar-25-12
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  al wazir: <I play the Fred>: Sorry. There were several places in the game where white could have deviated from the game line, and I thought that this was one of them. I posted that without really looking carefully at it.
Mar-25-12
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  Phony Benoni: <paladin at large> pointed out that Monticelli won Budapest 1926. Actually he tied for first--but this was not an insignificant result:

1 Gruenfeld X = 1 = = = 1 = 0 = = = = 1 1 1 9.5
2 Monticelli = X 0 = 0 = = 1 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 9.5
3 Kmoch 0 1 X = = 1 1 = = 1 = = 1 0 0 1 9.0
4 Rubinstein = = = X 1 0 = = 0 = 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.0
5 Takacs = 1 = 0 X 1 = 0 = 0 = 1 1 1 = 1 9.0
6 Nagy = = 0 1 0 X 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 = 8.5
7 Colle 0 = 0 = = 0 X 1 = = = 1 0 1 1 1 8.0
8 Reti = 0 = = 1 0 0 X 1 = 1 1 = 0 = 1 8.0
9 Mattisons 1 0 = 1 = 1 = 0 X 1 0 = 0 1 = 0 7.5
10 Tartakower = = 0 = 1 1 = = 0 X = 1 = 0 = = 7.5
11 Vajda = 0 = 0 = 0 = 0 1 = X = = 1 = = 6.5
12 Havasi = 1 = 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 = X 0 1 1 1 6.0
13 E. Steiner = 0 0 0 0 0 1 = 1 = = 1 X 0 1 0 6.0
14 Yates 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 X 0 1 6.0
15 Prokes 0 0 1 0 = 1 0 = = = = 0 0 1 X 0 5.5
16 Znosko-Borovsky 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 = = 0 1 0 1 x 4.5

Looks like a very close and hard-fought tournament!

Mar-25-12  randyjohnson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph6w...
Mar-25-12  abuzic: 40...Qb4+
41.Kb2 Bd1+
42.Kc1 Qc4+
43.Kb2 Nd3+
44.Rxd3 Qc2+
45.Ka3 Qxd3+
45.Kb2 Qb3+
46.Kc1 Qc2#.
Mar-25-12  SuperPatzer77: After 42...Nd3, White has no defense against the Black's double mating threats - 43...Qb2# or Qg1# so, he resigns.

White to move - see diagram


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a) 43. Ra2 Qg1#

b) 43. Nf3 Qb2#

c) 43. Nf5+ gxf5, 44. Qxf7+ Kxf7, 45. Ra2 Qg1#

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SuperPatzer77

Mar-25-12  SuperPatzer77: < I play the Fred: <al wazir>, what about 35...Bc2++: >

See diagram after 35. Qxa6 (<al wazir>'s suggested move)


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<I play the Fred> 35...Ba2++ is also good

35...Ba2++! see below:

36. Kxa2 Qb2#

36. Kc1/c2 Qb2#

<I play the Fred>'s move is 35...Bc2++! (also good).

SuperPatzer77

Mar-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: The fur flies in this one!

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