An Ultimate Chess Blunder by Georg Marco

This game between Ignatz von Popiel and Georg Marco was played at the Monte Carlo Tournament of 1902. What made this particular game so memorable was the ultimate chess blunder committed by Georg Marco. The Monte Carlo tournament consisted of 20 of the world’s best players, namely Geza Maroczy, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, David Janowski, Richard Teichmann, Siegbert Tarrasch, Carl Schlechter, Mikhail Chigorin, Heinrich Wolf, Isidor Gunsberg, Frank James Marshall, William Ewart Napier, Adolf Albin, Jacques Mieses, James Mason, Georg Marco, Ignatz von Popiel, Louis Eisenberg, Theodor von Scheve, Arturo Reggio, and James Mortimer.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 c6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. d4 Nd7 6. Be3 Ngf6
7. Qe2 Qc7 8. Ng5 O-O 9. f4 b5 10. Bd3 a6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Rae1
h6 13. Nf3 Ng4 14. Nd1 c5 15. c3 exd4 16. cxd4 Nxe3 17. Nxe3
cxd4 18. Nxd4 Nc5 19. Nef5 Bf6 20. Bb1 Rfe8 21. Qf3 Ne6
22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Qb3 Kh8 24. Ng3 Bd4+ 25. Kh1 Qc4 26. Qd1
Bxb2 27. Qxd6 Rad8 28. Qb6 Rd7 29. Qf2 Bd4 30. Qf3 Rf8 31. Rc1
Qb4 32. Qd3 e5 33. fxe5 Rxf1+ 34. Rxf1 Qe7 35. Nf5 Qxe5
36. Rd1

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