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William Ewart Napier vs Frank James Marshall
Napier - Marshall (1896), Brooklyn, New York USA, rd 6, Oct-22
Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06)  ·  1-0


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Feb-04-05  Jaymthegenius: NO! I demand that have this fabrication removed at once! Robatch wasnt around back then to invent the opening!
Feb-16-05  Leviathan: <Jaymthegenius> I hope you are joking.
Feb-16-05  Swindler: If I remember correctly even Pillsbury used this defence as early as 1904 at Cambridge Springs.
Feb-16-05  hintza: <Swindler> This is the only game I can find of Pillsbury's where he plays the Robatsch: Schlechter vs Pillsbury, 1903.
Feb-16-05  Swindler: <hintza> My bad. It was a Pirc: Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904
Feb-16-05  hintza: <Swindler> To be fair it's a very easy mistake to make. Confusion between the Pirc, Modern and Robatsch defences is very common. I personally have trouble distinguishing them, and then you have such things as "Ufimstev system" and "the Rat", which increase the confusion...
Feb-16-05  Leviathan: I always thought that the difference between the pirc and the robatsch/modern was the move Nf6. If you play it before the 4th/5th move, it's a pirc - if you don't it's a robatsch. I don't know if there is any difference between the modern and the robatsch (aren't they the same thing?) - maybe in the robatsch you play d6,c6 and in the modern you don't...?
Jan-17-13  bengalcat47: Actually, Black's 1...g6 in response to 1. e4 by White is considered to be the King's Fianchetto Defense. But, for good reason it is almost never seen nowadays. Another obsolete opening is wen Black plays 1...b6 after White starts out with 1.e4. This opening is the Queen's Fianchetto Defense, but both of these opening are rightly considered to be very inferior for Black.
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