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Efim Bogoljubov vs Geza Maroczy
Bad Sliac (1932), Sliac CSR, rd 11, Jun-??
Tarrasch Defense: Classical Variation. Classical Tarrasch Gambit (D34)  ·  0-1



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Apr-13-06  Whitehat1963: Impressive struggle from Old Man Maroczy against Bogo in his prime. The d and e files are absolutely overloaded in the end. Where did Bogo go wrong?
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  Honza Cervenka: The source of white's problems seems to be bad DS Bishop and black passed d-Pawn. Maybe 23.f4 was not good idea.
Sep-04-07  psmith: Fritz 5.32 thinks White made a number of bad moves and was winning until fairly close to the end.
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  Honza Cervenka: <psmith: Fritz 5.32 thinks White made a number of bad moves and was winning until fairly close to the end.>

Fritz evaluates the position in this way because of white's extra Pawn and it is also quite probable that he sees white Bg7 as a great asset instead of big problem for him. This rather shows shortcomings in Fritz's evaluating function than anything else. But I can agree that there were some inaccuracies made by both players (Maroczy missed a chance to play decisive 33...Re2! and also 37...Nxa4 would have won immediately) and that it is not clear whether black could have achieved something if Bogo would have played for example 36.Bf1 instead of 36.Rf2? which was undoubtedly a huge mistake.

Sep-05-07  psmith: <Honza Cervenka> Thanks for the insightful analysis of Fritz's (mis?)understanding of the position. I was not endorsing Fritz's evaluation, though the position is complex enough that I am not at all sure what is going on.

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