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Kenneth S Rogoff vs William E Martz
Lone Pine (1976), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 7, Mar-13
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0



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Sep-12-11  LIFE Master AJ: Nice attack by Rogoff ... terrible play ny Martz.
Sep-12-11  LIFE Master AJ: Reason for going over this game? I am trying to get a better feel for the Ruy Lopez.

I plan on going over more of Bobby Fischer's games ... plus a few hundred in this DB.

Sep-12-11  LIFE Master AJ: White to move, 23. '?'
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  FSR: 6...Nb8 and 14...Ng8 was an inspired plan.
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  FSR: We all have bad games, but Martz played this one at about 1500 strength.
Aug-01-13  DoctorD: Looks a lot like an Internet one-minute game by Black, just keep making moves that gain time.
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  FSR: Martz was awarded the IM title a year before this, not that you'd ever guess that on the evidence of this game. As I say, I'm not trying to denigrate him. I'm sure this game is not representative of his play.
Aug-01-13  DoctorD: Martz was an exceptionally skilled positional player. It's indeed hard to figure out what is going on here.
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  FSR: <DoctorD> I was present at the 1982 Cloverline Invitational in Skokie, the last significant tournament of Martz's life. Norbert Leopoldi, knowing that Martz was dying of cancer, had put it together in the hope that Martz could manage to get a GM norm and get the title before he died. Martz didn't succeed, though he didn't disgrace himself in that august company. He drew both of his games against Lein, and scored 1/2 out of 2 against each of the others: Huebner, Korchnoi, and Browne. Huebner in Chess Informant and his game collection annotated their draw at great length. W Martz vs Huebner, 1982
Aug-01-13  DoctorD: The only time I saw Martz in person was around 1975, when he showed up at a small tournament in Terre Haute Indiana. But you couldn't play/analyze around that time and not be familiar with his many good games.
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  Richard Taylor: This was a good game by Rogoff. Martz possibly had too many plans here. I think Bh6 wasn't a good plan. Bg7 and or a5 to slow or stop white's forces the Q side.
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  tpstar: White's opening play reminds me of Tarrasch vs Showalter, 1898 which featured a later strangulation-style attack on the Kingside, whereas this one is much more open.

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