Mieses vs Maroczy
[Event "Monte Carlo"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Mieses"] [Black "Maroczy"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C21"] [Opening "Danish Gambit: Accepted, 4.Bc4"] {Defence against a gambit} 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2 d6 6. Ne2 Nc6 7. O-O Be6 8. Bd5 Nf6 9. Qb3 Qc8 10. Nf4 {At the time this game was played gambits were still very popular, since most players felt uncomfortable when having to defend. As a rule the player who had won one or more pawns tried stubbornly to hold on to them, arguing that if he could parry the enemy attack without conceding any material his advantage woud give him a certain win in the ending. Before the endgame the gods have placed the middlegame as Dr Tarrasch used to preach in those days. What he meant by that is drastically shown in the game:} 10... Bxd5 $1 (10... Nd8 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Nh5 c6 13. Re1 Be7 14. Qf3 Rg8 15. Nxf6+ Bxf6 16. Qxf6 cxd5 17. exd5 Rg6 18. Qh8+ Kd7 19. Nc3 Bxd5 $2 (19... Qc4 $1 20. dxe6+ Nxe6 21. Qxa8 Rxg2+ 22. Kxg2 Qg4+ 23. Kh1 (23. Kf1 Qh3+ 24. Ke2 Nf4+ 25. Kd2 Qd3+ $40) 23... Qf3+) 20. Qe8+ Kc7 21. Nxd5+ Kb8 22. Rac1 Nc6 23. Rxc6 $1 bxc6 24. Rb1# { Mieses-Marshall, Monte Carlo 1903}) 11. exd5 Ne5 12. Re1 Be7 $1 {Black voluntar ily returns one of the pawns, and in doing so is determinded to catch up in development. Simple and obvious though this may seem to us today, it must be remembered that this game was played in another era. The principle - brand new at the time - which Black applies here is in general a good remedy for all gambits. It is just this willingness to return the material won whenever seems proper which has damped the enthusiasm of today's players. This princple of Maroczy's is of greatest import to the defender} 13. Bxe5 dxe5 14. Rxe5 Qd7 $1 {Consistent play. Black offers a second gambit pawn as well.} 15. Qg3 (15. Qxb7 O-O {Black will have completed his development and is ready at once to start a powerful counterattack} 16. -- Bd6) 15... O-O-O $1 { Once more Black offers the gambit pawn, and this time Whte may well take it} 16. Qxg7 Qd6 $1 17. Qg5 (17. Nd3 Nd7 18. -- Bf6) (17. Rf5 Qb4 $1 { Leaves Black with a decisive attack}) 17... Rhe8 {The counterattack is now in full swing. The end of this game shows once again that the counterattack that follows a successfully conducted defence is very often overwhelming} 18. Nd2 Nd7 19. Rxe7 Qxe7 20. Qg3 Qb4 $1 21. Nf3 Rg8 22. Qh4 Qc3 23. Rb1 Qxf3 24. Qh6 Nb6 0-1
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OpeningC21 — Danish Gambit: Accepted, 4.Bc4
TournamentMonte Carlo