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Geza Maroczy vs Frank Marshall
Ostend (1905), Ostend BEL, rd 18, Jul-07
Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense (C63)  ·  1-0



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  NM JRousselle: I don't think I have ever seen a "heavy" ending with a clever move such as 52 Ka8. The e pawn shields the White king and Black's king can not survive on an open board.
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  OhioChessFan: I love the move. Should be a POTD. I'm not sure how it'd rate. There's a lot of possible checks to tempt you, so that would make me lean toward a Friday. But it's also an only move, which a little analysis makes clear, so that would trend toward Wednesday.
Dec-11-11  TheBish: The problem with 51. Ra1? is 51...Ra3+! 52. Rxa3 g1=Q+ and draws, e.g. 53. Ka8 Qc5 54. Ra6 Qc4, etc. So Maroczy saw not only that, but that he could allow Marshall to queen with check, but after that Black's king was a sitting duck and White's was perfectly safe, thanks in part to the e-pawn.

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