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Roberto Grau vs Max Euwe
Paris Unofficial Olympiad (1924), Paris FRA, rd 3, Jul-??
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D48)  ·  1-0



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May-30-05  paladin at large: A tense battle - Grau does not show favorably in the db, but he was Argentine champion and highly regarded by Capablanca.
Jun-12-09  KASTILOWSKY: besides the lost of the queen by the discover attack the white announces mate in 5 . take a look.1-Qg4+ Kh7.2-Nf8+ Kg8.3-Nxd7 Kh7.4-Nf6+ gxf6.5-Qg8++ .
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  penarol: <KASTILOWSKY> 2.QXg7++ seems to be shorter...
Jun-15-09  KASTILOWSKY: my GOSH!
Dec-26-13  paulofx2071: (Grau, 1936 revista Neoplan, "Roberto Grau el Maestro", 2005) Existen movidas erroneas

17).... Raxd8
19).... B(e7)d6
21).... B(d6)f5

26)Qxd3 amenaza QxRd8#, and 26)...Rd8xd3 27)Rc8#

so 26)..... R(d8)f8

Dec-26-13  paulofx2071: The game continue,
47)..... Kh7
48) Qxg7#

("Roberto Grau, El Maetro", 2006)

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  maxi: Complex struggle. It would be nice if ChessGames corrected the score, not hard since it is given and commented in its entirety by Grau himself in "Roberto Grau, el maestro", by his daughter Gloria C. Grau.
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  maxi: As a matter of fact, here's the game:

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 e6 5. Nc3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9. O-O c5 10. Qe2 Bb7 11. b3 Be7 12. Bb2 O-O 13. Rac1 Qa5 14. Bb1 Rfd8 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16. Rfd1 b4 17. Rxd8+ Rxd8 18. Nd1 Nce4 19. Bd4 Bd6 20.Bxf6 Nxf6 21. e4 Bf4 22. Rc4 Qh5 23. Bd3 a5 24. Nb2 Ba6 25. Rc2 Bxd3 26.Qxd3 Rf8 27. Nc4 h6 28. g3 Bc7 29. Kg2 Qg6 30. Ncd2 Bf4 31. Rc5 Bxd2 32.Nxd2 Nd5 33. Qf3 Nc3 34. Rxa5 Rd8 35. Qe3 Qf6 36. Nc4 Nd1 37. Qf3 Qe7 38.e5 Rd5 39. Nd6 Rd2 40. Ra8+ Kh7 41. Re8 Qa7 42. Ne4 Rd5 43. Ng5+ Kg6 44.Nxe6 Ne3+ 45. fxe3 Rd2+ 46. Kh3 Qd7 47. Qg4 Black resigns

The version in CG does not make logical sense in several places. Grau's score does.

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  maxi: Grau explains the garbled score by saying that it was transmitted incorrectly by telegraph from Paris to Buenos Aires. It was then published by "El ajedrez argentino" in this form, and chess publications all over the world followed suit.

I have sinned myself similarly. In the corrected score I transcribed I wrote 38...Rd5. It should have been 38...Rd4.

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