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Geza Maroczy vs Oscar Tenner
Manhattan CC ch (1926), New York, NY USA
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  0-1



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Sep-05-05  Hidden Skillz: 17.Qe6 such a deciding move.. white is forced to play gxf3 or gets mated
Sep-05-05  EmperorAtahualpa: This would make a nice puzzle for, say, Tuesdays or Wednesdays?
Nov-22-06  chessmoron: <EA> Good predictions.

Here some desperation moves for white until it gets mated: 20. Bxh7+ Kh8 21. Bxg7+ Kxg7 22. Qg6+ fxg6 23. Bxg6 Qg2#

Nov-22-06  chessmoron: 17. Be7?? 17. Bb4...draw?
Nov-22-06  goldfarbdj: For some reason I always have trouble with Wednesday puzzles. Didn't get this one at all.
Nov-22-06  sataranj: what happens after 17....Kxf3?
18.Qxe7 is not a solution of a puzzle
Nov-22-06  think: I thought this was tough for a wednesday. It just seems like there isn't anything forcing in the position.

I did get the first move, but just by luck, it looked like a good move.

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Oscar Tenner has only 22 games in the database, but they include some remarkable opponents and sparkling miniatures, including this "game" which apparently was never actually played: Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911
Nov-22-06  khense: After 17...Qe6, white's best appears to be 18. Qd1. If 18...QxB, 19. Qxf3. White has a rook for two pieces & maybe some chance to survive - black is behind in development. If 18. Qd1, f3Xg2 19. Re1 saves the bishop, although white's game is not great.
Nov-22-06  dzechiel: This one just jumped off the board at me. Saw it almost immediately.
Nov-22-06  ahmadov: A good one indeed. I also found 17...Qe6!
Nov-22-06  Towershield: <"Here some desperation moves for white until it gets mated: 20. Bxh7+ Kh8 21. Bxg7+ Kxg7 22. Qg6+ fxg6 23. Bxg6 Qg2#"> Are you using a computer here?
Nov-22-06  DWINS: Yes, chessmoron always uses a computer although he never explicitly says so.
Nov-22-06  chessmoron: <<Towershield> Are you using a computer here?> Don't tell me that humans can't make these desperation moves if you are going to be mated. I know these moves are meaningless but come on, when your king is in danger of being mated you look for checks. It's not that hard!
Nov-22-06  Towershield: Well, I don't believe you...
Nov-22-06  Biscoito: What about 18. Bf5? Am I missing something?
Nov-22-06  cjhasbrouck: I got this one pretty easily, nicely done by black using a threat with the queen for a tempo advantage to segue nicely into a winning combo.

As usual though I'm sure I'll be absolutely mystified by the Thursday puzzle.

Nov-22-06  cjhasbrouck: <Biscoito> 18. ...Qxe7
Nov-22-06  Biscoito: I wouldn´t call the position after 18. ...Qxe7 a lost game for white, at least it would be a better continuation than mate in 3 moves.
Nov-22-06  eblunt: <biscoito> 18 ... Qxe7 and Black significant material ahead.
Nov-22-06  Emanuel: what's next after 17.Bxg7 ? Black have decisive advantage or not?
Nov-22-06  Mazettakos: Ok Qe6 is the obvious move, but with 18.Bxf6 white surrenders immediately. I found as best defense (no fritz use, correct me if I am wrong) 18. Bxh7+ with the idea if 18..Nxh7 then 19. Bh4 so as to reply to 19...Qg4 with 20. Bg3. If black replies with 18...Kh8 then 19. Bf5 Qxe7, ok much better than what white obtained in the game
Nov-22-06  cjhasbrouck: Significant material without compensation is always enough to call a game.

Especially in a puzzle.

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  thegoodanarchist: I cannot believe Moroczy's play on the last few moves - where is his sense of danger? With the pawn controlling the mate square g2, he should have been wary.
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  Peligroso Patzer: This has got to be the game of a lifetime for this otherwise obscure player.

In the following game, he succumbs to a Dobias sacrifice: J Dobias vs O Tenner, 1913

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