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Frank James Marshall vs Mikhail Chigorin
Monte Carlo (1902), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 4, Feb-07
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07)  ·  1-0


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Sep-23-03  bishop: Marshall routs Chigorin and the Chigorin. The experimental 4...Na5 has not been tried again, according to the Opening Explorer.
Nov-26-03  mikebpresident: The wierd thing about this game is that I think Chiggy would have been fine with ...6.Bxe6, sure white can win the pawn back after 7.Qa4+ ...Nc6, 8.Bxc4 that is a lot of wasted time, and now black can trade off white bishops, which is what black usually wants to do anways. I think chig was tired and didn't want to play, or was to lazy to fight it out.
Feb-21-04  capanegra: <mikebpresident> Maybe he was tired, as the game before he had fought for 144 wearisome moves to beat Mason. On the other hand, Chiggy was famous for his incredible blunders, and 7fxe6?? is just one more of his collection.
Apr-08-04  notyetagm: That's the amazing thing about Chigorin. He could play tactics brilliantly but would also play the occasional howler like 7 ... fxe6?? here or in that World Championship game against Steinitz when he moved his bishop off the h2-b8 diagonal and allowed a simple mate in 3.
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  tamar: The 23rd game Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 was worse if only because he had played so brilliantly before 32 Bb4???
Apr-19-04  ToTheDeath: I agree with you Mikeb- except after 8. Qa4+ Nc6 is bad because of 9. Rd1, then the queen has to move to a bad square and black is way behind in development. The right move is ...c6 which guards the knight and gives the queen a spot to go to on b6 after Rd1. White's advantage, if any, is minimal.
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  Honza Cervenka: The gamescore is not complete here. This game was a little bit longer. See Marshall vs Chigorin, 1902
Premium Chessgames Member We fixed it now, thanks Honza.
Apr-06-05  Minor Piece Activity: Looks like 6...c6 could be an improvement to preface e6. capanegra, what is the alternative to 7...fxe6? I am guessing 7..Bxe6 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Rd1+? Still looks dangerous after Nb5.
Apr-15-05  EmperorAtahualpa: How embarassing!
Apr-15-05  paladin at large: Boy, no kidding! This beats even Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 in terseness.

Chigorin must have spent a long night in the casinos before this one......probably after this one, too.

May-23-06  Castle In The Sky: Blunders away! Even great players are human.
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  vonKrolock: <♕h5+> Thanks <Calli>!
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  FSR: This looks like a five-minute game you win against some random guy on the Internet, not a tournament game against a man who's played two matches for the World Championship.
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  GrahamClayton: The game was featured in article in a January 1940 issue of "LIFE" magazine, using a board to show each move. Marshall claims in the article that Chigorin resigned after move 8:

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