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  1. 25 Sep '08 16:32
    If I'm not mistaken, didn't Victor Korchnoi have a game with the ghost of a chess player? I think it was the ghost of Maroczy. Does anyone know the story?
  2. 25 Sep '08 17:32
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    If I'm not mistaken, didn't Victor Korchnoi have a game with the ghost of a chess player? I think it was the ghost of Maroczy. Does anyone know the story?
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1486372
  3. 25 Sep '08 17:33
    Haha. I am at a loss but at his age I wouldn't be surprised if he talked to ghosts.
  4. 25 Sep '08 17:55
    It's a shame Maroczy went to all the trouble of playing dead and didn't even win.

    It reminds me of a chess cartoon I saw. There is a man playing his dog at chess. The spectators look amazed. The man says " What? I beat him most of the time."
  5. 25 Sep '08 18:00
    He had a good milk commercial.
  6. 27 Sep '08 04:54
    I thought the comment about Maroczy never playing that line of the French while he was alive pretty much disproves it and why should this game have taken 7 years to play?
  7. 27 Sep '08 05:00
    Originally posted by Uries
    I thought the comment about Maroczy never playing that line of the French while he was alive pretty much disproves it and why should this game have taken 7 years to play?
    Maybe Emanuel Lasker and Abe Lincoln were coaching Maroczy. Perhaps, Lasker taught it to him.
    I imagine it took 7 years for Korchnoi to pay the guy enough money to "summon" all the moves.
    Just a guess.