Development of Talent

Studying Charousek's early games is an interesting and revealing pleasure. The following aspects are remarkable 1.A11 the games were written down by him, accurately and with comments. His knowledge of opening theory is impressive. 2.Jen Pap was probably his strongest opponent in those days (and also the strongest master in his home town). 3.His distinct tactical style prevailed right from the berginning of his chess career.His chess partners didn't know much about positional play so it was easy...

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White declared mate in 5 moves 37. c6+ xc6 38. xc6+ Bb7 39.1xa7+ xa7 40.1al + a4 41.Bxa4 1-0 l.e4 e5 2. f3 c6 3. b5 g6 4.0-0 4.d4 - game Nrs.44, 67 4 7 5.Bel 5.c3 a6 6. a4 b5 7. b3 b7 8.d4 d6 9.a4 ge7 10.dxe5 dxe5 ll. xf7+ (Verduga-Bisguier, Lone Pine, 1977) 5 ge7 6.c3 0-0 7.d3 d6 8. g5 A9.f4 8 h6 9. f3 < h7 10. bd2 d5 11. f d4 12. g3 id6 13. a4 e6 14.ie2 Iad8 A15 dxc3 16.bxc3 xd3 15.c4 The following moves are commented by GM G. Barcza ol5.Sc2 15 c8

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IV.Childhood and Youth 11 Game Nrs. 1-14 13 V. Development of Talent 23 a.A Casual Game Game Nr. 15 27 b.Match Charousek vs.Engl nder, Kassa 1891-1892 d.Match Charousek vs.Makovetz, Budapest 1893 f.Match Charousek vs.Mar czy, Budapest 1895 VI. On the Road to Fame 54 b.Match Charousek vs.Mar czy, Budapest 1895 d.Match Charousek vs.V.Exner (I), Budapest 1895 f.Match Charousek vs.V.Exner(II), Szekesfeherv r 1896 Game Nrs.77-79 80 h.International Tournament at Nuremberg 1896 i.Appendix Nuremberg...