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Franco-Benoni Marshall Counterattack
Compiled by fredthebear
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Three straight pawn moves by Black is asking for trouble. If it leads to active piece play and a safe king, then it can be worthwhile, but the center must not crumble.

As usual, there are all kinds of uncles, strange sisters, and second cousins included in here.

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Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 1-0 3 simultaneous pins
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Benoni Gambit Accepted (A43) 0-1 Uncommon start, h-file punch
H Suechting vs Blackburne, 1906 
(A43) Old Benoni, 40 moves, 0-1

Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 0-1 Discovery gains back material
W Cohn vs Blackburne, 1907 
(A43) Old Benoni, 49 moves, 0-1

The Barcza-Larson Opening/Old Benoni isn't wrong
Filip vs G Barcza, 1957 
(A43) Old Benoni, 42 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni (A43) 0-1
U Nasanjargal vs A Stukopin, 2013
(A43) Old Benoni, 44 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni A43 0-1 1...c5 2.c3 Black space advantage
D Rozhko vs Akopian, 2013
(A43) Old Benoni, 43 moves, 0-1

Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 1-0 Almost every key tactical device
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Black Pawn Phalanx Tsunami!
Zhe Quan vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 55 moves, 0-1

LEARN CHESS TACTICS, Chapter 6: Trapped Piece, by John Nunn
Dreev vs H Saldano Dayer, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Grab 2 Ps, lose time w/Q, vulnerable f7
Kasparov vs Timman, 1987 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Analyzed in Lakdawala's recent book on The Colle, page 143
C Lakdawala vs Akobian, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Hungarian vs Horwitz Def (A40) 0-1 Crossfire!
Denker vs Bronstein, 1954 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Colle 5.c3 vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Interesting OCB ending
Lilienthal vs Kan, 1936 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Cannot defend if pinned
V Kovacevic vs Marjanovic, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Isolated Pawns fall
V Kovacevic vs B Abramovic, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Colle 9.c3 Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Check out these sacrifices
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Colle 6.c3 vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 B fork ends it
T Hillarp Persson vs L Karlsson, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Colle 7.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 e-file action, P majority
B Bujupi vs F Berend, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Colle 3.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Nifty N & R tactics
A Benderac vs D Heron, 2002 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Fischer was impressed!
Portisch vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Colle 3.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Qside P majority advantage
J Paasikangas-Tella vs S Hamalainen, 2000 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening Sicilian 0-0-0 (A00) 1-0 Simplification aids White
S Ostojic vs P Markovic, 2008
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

KIA, Q's Gambit Invitation (A04) 0-1 Awesome Dbl R sacs
J Kleiman vs A Pixton, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 e7 under fire; remove the guard
J Stopa vs S Greanias, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack vs French-Sicilian (A07) 1-0Must Know this EG
Zhong Zhang vs D Marciano, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

KIA 1e4 e6 2.Qe2 (A07) 1-0 Tussle over pin; R vs B & passer
Chigorin vs Olland, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

English/Reti Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Game 5 Dynamic Reti
Miles vs Geller, 1980 
(A13) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Engl/Reti Agincourt Def./Var (A13) 1-0 Incredible offers here
Yermolinsky vs Taimanov, 1982 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

London 1883 "Zukertort's Immortal"
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 0-1Pile on pin & fork
P Sangla vs Karpov, 1968 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Tromp, Big Center Var (A45) 0-1 Solid blockade; qside invasion
E Brondum vs Timman, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Indian Game 8...e5: Knights for Knights vs Colle (A46) 0-1
A Metrangolo vs V Inkiov, 2001 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Knight's Tour Var (A61) 0-1 WC 1972 Game #3
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

12 h2-h3? Nf6xe4! yet another GM falls into a known Benoni trap
Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1970 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 34 moves, 0-1

"The Complete Benoni" by Psakhis; its "book" through 20 moves!?
P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

A rare extended fianchetto on BOTH sides of the board
Z Plecsko vs S Biro, 1997 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(C10) French, 8 moves, 1-0

Frank James Marshall (1877-1944) The Gold Coin Game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Marshall Cntrattack 3...d5 (B40) 1-0 Excellent EG tech
Unzicker vs E R Lundin, 1954 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) Bone in the throat
Greiner vs S Buntin, 1975 
(B40) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Variation (B40) 1-0 He gave her away
L Bruzon Batista vs M Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen-Basman (B40) 1-0 Q got caught grabbing b2-pawn
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 30: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs B Kostic, 1922 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Black moves his queen four times and gets smothered
D Smith vs E Heiny, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin Variation (B40) 1-0 Killer pawn
A Wagner-Michel vs Anke Fischer, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B40) 1/2-1/2 Threats & Exchanges
L Christiansen vs J A Grefe, 1977
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian 3.b3 Westerinen Attack / Dbl Fio (B40) 1-0 Develop or
Blatny vs J L Watson, 1998 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian / French. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0Bishop pair rules
T Fogarasi vs N Medvegy, 2003 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 N&B trap royalty at home
M S Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

French Def Schlechter 3.Bd3 (C00) 1-0 W rooks are more useful
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def. Schlechter 3.Bd3 (C00) 1-0Fabulous minor piece play
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Reversed Philidor vs French Def (C00) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French: Schlechter Var (C00) 1/2-1/2 Opposite color B's draw
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1896 
(C00) French Defense, 102 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Kside Fianchetto / Sicilian (C00) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5...c5 (C01) 1-0 King walk
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pin
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 1-0

Early exchanges by GMs do not have to end in draws!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Yudasin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1, 15 moves Kamikazi Bishops
A Jakab vs L Cernousek, 2003 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical Var (D32) 1-0 Dbl B sacs
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Barczay Indian (D40) 1-0 Nice Pin, Nice Sac to Escape
Radjabov vs D Gurevich, 2006
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Countergambit (E10) 0-1 Weak back rank
R Svane vs F Zeller, 2014 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 29 in Golden Treasury of Chess (Wellmuth/Horowitz)
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 49 moves, 1-0

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