|Nov-02-04|| ||Whitehat1963: A strange way for Marshall to end the game (walking himself into a checkmate). Seems like he was disgusted with his own play. Player of the day's last game in the database. |
|Nov-02-04|| ||holierthanthou: Surely he felt disgusted if he really missed 36. Nf6+ after all that swindling. Can someone confirm the moves? They seem a bit odd I think. |
|Nov-03-04|| ||sneaky pete: <holierthanthou> The moves are correct, that is, can be found in (my Olms reprint of) the German tournament book. Imho Marshall has always been a bit overestimated, he is not really in the same league as Morphy, Pillsbury, Reshevsky and Fischer.|
His play in this game seems based entirely on cheap tricks. He is in fact so engrossed in his own schemes, that he doesn't even notice when his opponent makes the unprovocated blunder 34... d5? When after 42.Bd8 ..
Burn parries the threat 43.Ng5#, Schlechter, in the tournament book, comments: "A position like this shouldn't be continued in master practice." Marshall, true to his character, had to try a stalemate trick on moves 59 and 60 before he could resign to his fate and he did so (61.Rd1 ..) in the most ostentatious manner.
|Dec-19-06|| ||keypusher: According to the database, these two played nine decisive games. Marshall won the first six decisive games (including three under 25 moves), Burn the last three. Strange, especially since he was so much older.|
|Nov-27-07|| ||Cibator: Marshall ought to have known better than to struggle on the exchange down against Burn, who was rated one of the best defensive players of his day (with or without his pipe).|
|Feb-07-09|| ||Cibator: The last two decisive games with Burn were played after Marshall's mauling by Capablanca in 1909. I suspect he was never quite the same after that chastening experience.|
|Dec-31-10|| ||wrap99: Was 23.Rxh5 any good?|
|Dec-31-10|| ||adbat: 23. Rh5 is the best in the position, but i think the advantage of black´s remains critical|