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Happened Today in the Chess World - Nov 29, 2023


Georg Marco - Source:

Today, we remember Master Georg Marco, born in Chernivtsi, Bukovina (today Ukraine), on November 28, 1863.
Marco was the second Romanian chess player - after Albin - to enter the big international tournaments circuit.
He was often remembered for his colossal figure, nor proportional to his results over the board. This kind of irony seems not to be confirmed by facts since Marco defeated the future World Champion Euwe, five world title contenders such as Chigorin, Gunsberg, Marshall, Tarrasch, Schlechter and Janowski, and some of the best players of his time: Pillsbury, Blackburne, Charousek, Spielmann, Teichmann, Bernstein, and Tartakower. Marco has also been a good problemist.

Georg Marco - Geza Maroczy, Ostenda 1905
White to move


10.Nxe6! fxe6 11.Qh5+ Ke7 12.f5!! Nf6 13.Bc5+ 1-0

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