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Heinrich Wolf vs Frank James Marshall
Ostend (1905), Ostend BEL, rd 4, Jun-16
Sicilian Defense: Marshall Gambit (B23)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Sep-13-18  Retireborn: A pawn ending I have been scratching my head over. Wolf rejects the obvious and safe 43.Kd3 for a plan with h5 and g4 which I can only suppose was an attempt to win.

After 45...Kd4 46.b4! the draw becomes clear quickly. But what if Marshall had tried 45...b5 instead?

Then the main line seems to be 45...b5 46.b3+ (46.f4 Kd4! seems to lose) axb3 47.axb3+ Kxb3 48.f4 b4 49.f5 Kc4 50.g5 hxg5 51.h6 gxh6 52.f6 b3 53.f7 b2 54.f8Q b1Q 55.Qf4+!!

If Black takes the queen it's stalemate and if he doesn't then he must (despite his three extra pawns) submit to perpetual. Lovely stuff.

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