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Frank James Marshall vs Friedrich Saemisch
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 1, Apr-16
Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit. Carlsbad Variation (B20)  ·  1-0


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Apr-24-07  Trimagna: [WhiteElo "2316"]
[BlackElo "2137"]
[Opening "Sicilian: wing gambit, Marshall variation"] [ECO "B20"]
1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Be2 e5 6. Nf3 e4 7. Nh4 g5 8. Bb2 f6 9. d3 gxh4 10. O-O Nc6 11. Bh5+ Kd8 12. dxe4 Qxd1 13. Rxd1+ Kc7 14. axb4 Be6 15. b5 Ne5 16. Bd4 b6 17. Nc3 Bc5 18. Bxc5 bxc5 19. b6+ Kc6 20. bxa7 Bc4 21. f4 Ng6 22. Bf3 Kb6 23. e5 fxe5 24. Rab1+ ♗lack resigns 1-0
Apr-24-07  JG27Pyth: Lovely game. Win or lose, Marshall's play is always so fearless, you've just got to admire him. I like 15.Qe4! Queen, right in the middle of the board, right on Black's fianchettoed bishop's diagonal. Deal with it. Marshall's neutralization of the fianchettoed bishop is quite pleasing IMO

So. Is 30. ... f5? just a blunder or did Samisch have some idea there that didn't pan out? Perhaps he thought he'd disorganize/deflect Marshall's pieces from defending against black's passed a-pawn... The error there being... Marshall? Defend? Not bloody likely!

Apr-24-07  Tomlinsky: <Trimagna> Excuse me for asking but why do your posts consist of game scores with no reference as to who is playing, where they are being played and why they are of interest?
May-10-07  Trimagna: 5. Bb2 Nf6 (alternate line)
6. Bd3 e5
7. Nf3 Be7
8. O-O O-O
9. Qe2 Nc6
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  GrahamClayton: Black can also decline the gambit pawn with 3...d5:

Bronstein vs Benko, 1949

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  plang: Nowadays 3..d5 is considered to be stronger. This game was played in the first round; at Carlsbad 1923 Samisch had played 4..d5 against Spielmann but White had won that game as well. Samisch returned the pawn with 15..Nf8; the alternative 15..g6 gives White a powerful attack. Marshall recommended 23..Nxe5 24 Bxb7..Rb8 25 Ba6..Nc6 26 Bb5..Rec8 with drawing chances.

<Is 30. ... f5? just a blunder or did Samisch have some idea there that didn't pan out? > Are you suggesting an alternative? At this point Black is already lost. If 30..Rf8 then 31 Nxh6 is possible and there is no longer any threat to trap the knight with ..f5.

34 Rd1! introduced a very nice mating attack. The pretty conclusion would have been 37..a3 38 Rh8+..Rf8 39 Rb8+..Ke7 40 Rhxf8 and mate is unavoidable.

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  whiteshark: <28...Nb5!> followed by <29...bxc5> would have been the right move order, because white would have used his 29th move for Ra4 or Rd3 protecting his d-pawn. Compared to the game white would have lost a tempo at least.

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