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  Maroczy,Geza v. Chigorin,Mikhail I - Beat At His Own Game


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Sun Feb 21 2016 6:09PM | MsgID: 18862410

Hi all

I recommend the following annotation to be checked out and feedback given to the game annotator who is: Alkhemyst

Game quotation:

Beat At His Own Game

Game introduction:

Maroczy was a Hungarian Grandmaster who was thought (around the time of this game) to be a challenger to Emanuel Lasker who was then World Champion. Chigorin was a Russian Grandmaster, a founding father of the Soviet school of chess, and was an expert gambit player. Gambits such as the King's Gambit and the Vienna Gambit started to decline in popularity towards the 20th century. The game here was played in a gambit theme tournament held in Vienna, 1903.

Game conclusions:

Its been said that the best way to refute a gambit is to accept it. Having said that, one must watch out for further material greed. White put his Knight out for the taking, and Black took the bait. At Black's ninth move it where it actually started going down hill for him. Chigorin was a player experienced with gambits, but here he was beat at his own game.

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