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Georg Marco vs Frank James Marshall
"Marco the Beast" (game of the day Jul-15-2005)
Monte Carlo (1902), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 17, Mar-03
Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense. Schönemann Attack (C63)  ·  1-0


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Sep-11-04  Helloween: I really enjoyed this game and its chaotic material imbalance. 7.0-0?! gives White some temporary pressure and is difficult to refute.

Notice the spiteful 39...Rf8.

Sep-11-04  Knezh: Why not 30. e6+ Bxe6 31. Rxe6 Kxe6 32. Qxg4+ ?
Sep-11-04  Knight13: This game is fun to watch and fun to study.
Sep-15-04  Helloween: <Knezh> I see 30.e6+ Bxe6 31.Rxe6 Ra1+ 32.Re1 Rxe1+ 33.Qxe1 Re8 34.Qd2 as , also.
Jan-18-05  SouCapi: <Knezh> After 30.e6+ Bxe6 31.Rxe6 Kxe6 32.Qxg4+ black plays 32...Rf5 and it seems to me that the game is far from over.
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  Benzol: "Marco the Beast". Hope his number wasn't 666.
Jul-15-05  Granite: <Helloween> I'm not certain it's fair to assume that Rf8 is spiteful since it seems to be just at the right moment to be in time pressure especially after all the complications of this game. :)

Does anyone know the time control in this game?

Jul-15-05  ajile: Looks like 7...D5 would be a better choice for Black to stay out of trouble. Taking the bishop gives up a crucial tempo plus weakens Black's Q-side badly. Black needs to get his king into safety. I'm not sure what the main line of this is but White's 4.D4 looks very good as a sharp response to F5.
Jul-15-05  Green Bishop: A rare game. Marco is very kind in the opening with 7.0-0?! and Marshall got mate in a lost position. It seems to be like a rapid game.
Jul-15-05  Knight13: I believe 7.O-O is a okay move.

I think that after move 22 Black's position is better. But he blew it with few pawn loss and letting white have the dang ol' passed pawn.

Jul-15-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Nice game.....I don't get the pun though?
Jul-15-05  white pawn: It's supposed to be like "Mark of the Beast," which is 666 which is what <Benzol> had mentioned.
Aug-06-05  Whitehat1963: This game serves as a great preview of the jaw-dropping moves to be found in the later masterpiece: Marshall vs G Marco, 1904
Jan-12-07  Total Blunder: Or is Marshall the beast here?
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  sfm: LOL! Good old svindler, Marchall! Lovely last move. He knows he is beaten, but there's juuust a microscopic change that White would be surprised and confused and grab his rook... Great game!
Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: Perhaps 39...Rxd8 was better, but then white will have the Q over R advantage anyway. Poor Marshall. (Wait, was he rich?)
Jun-17-12  vinidivici: wow 7. O-O, and sacrificed the bishop. Is it sound?
Jun-18-12  RookFile: It can't be good. Maybe white has some drawing method, but you don't just throw a bishop out the window without getting something concrete in return.
Jun-18-12  vinidivici: yeah,i think so let alone it was just at the opening. needs some guts to do that, but at least it works in this game.
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