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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Frank James Marshall
Paris (1900), Paris FRA, rd 11, Jun-07
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Symmetrical Variation (C43)  ·  0-1
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May-10-05  paladin at large: A fine full-blooded attack by Marshall with 13. .... Nxf2 followed by 17.... Re2. Did Pillsbury miss a saving defense after 13.?
May-10-05
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  Calli: <paladin at large> "Did Pillsbury miss a saving defense after 13.?"

13.Nd2? leaves the bishop at d3 unguarded and allows Nxf2!. 13.Nc3 is safe.

May-11-05  paladin at large: er, thanks <Calli> I am not surprised that I missed it, but am surprised Pillsbury missed it. Marshall's guns are all lined up.
May-11-05
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  Calli: <paladin at large> Looking at it again, 13.Nc3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Nd2 15.Bxh7+ Kxh7 16.Qd3+ Ne4 17.Rae1 looks complicated. Don't believe everything I say :-).
May-11-05  InspiredByMorphy: White neglected development in the opening. Look at blacks position after 11. ...Bg4 . 7.Qe2 should have kept the position equal.
Jan-18-07
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  notyetagm: 6 ... dxc3?? drops the undefended Black b4-bishop to the <DOUBLE ATTACK> 7 ♕a4+, since Black cannot reply 7 ... ♘c6?? as this move simply puts the Black knight en prise to the White d5-pawn.

Instead Black has 6 ... ♕e7+, <DEFENDING> the Black b4-bishop with <GAIN OF TIME> on the White king. -Now-, on move 7, Black can follow up with 7 ... dxc3 since his b4-bishop does -not- hang to the White queen check on a4 as it is already <DEFENDED> by the Black e7-queen.

Jan-18-07
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  notyetagm: What a massacre this is by Marshall, one tactical blow after another. In the final position, Marshall is up by a whole rook!


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Marshall was such a -god- of tactics, here wiping the super-strong Pillsbury completely off the board in just 30 moves, and with the Black pieces to boot!

Jan-19-07
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  tamar: This was round 11 at Paris. In round 14 Marshall played his famous "Pipe Game" against Burn-Marshall vs Burn, 1900

So the question is, did Pillsbury get his cigar lit before the tactics at move 13?

Sep-23-10  morphy2010: notyetagm: What a massacre this is by Marshall, one tactical blow after another. In the final position, Marshall is up by a whole rook!

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Marshall was such a -god- of tactics, here wiping the super-strong Pillsbury completely off the board in just 30 moves, and with the Black pieces to boot!

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