|Feb-11-04|| ||Resignation Trap: I looked at this game just last night, and it seems to be a classic Marshall Swindle.
White's "attack" from moves 11-13 leads to an inferior game, and after 24 moves he seems crushed. Then Marshall uncorks 25. b3!!|
Marshall intended to play (after 25. b3 Rxc3) 26. Rxc3 Bxc3 27. Rxc3 Qxc3 28. Qe7! forcing a draw, but 27. Qe7! (one move earlier) is better.
After 29. Qd6!! Black is totally defenseless.
|Feb-12-04|| ||Calli: I think 29...Kxf6?? is a blunder. If he plays 29...Qd3, the game continues. |
|Feb-12-04|| ||notsodeepthought: I agree - taking the knight was just greedy. Unless, of course, Atkins' diet forced him to eat horse meat... (ok, it's getting late, I'll shut up now). |
|May-19-04|| ||nikolaas: <Calli> 29....Qd3 is not THAT good. There could follow: 30.Ne4 (now the queen may not be taken because of 30....Qxd6 31.Nxd6+ and Nxc8) and whit is threatening Nxg5, after wich black is lost but also 31.Qxd3 Bxd3 32.Nd6+ and Nxc8.|
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
|May-19-04|| ||clocked: the knight is on f6 not f5, so there is no fork. 29...Qd3 Nxh7 Qxd6 Bxd6 |
|May-19-04|| ||Calli: <nikolaas> black can check with the rook first to get it out of the danger 30.Ne4 Rc1+ 31.Qxe4 etc |
|May-20-04|| ||nikolaas: <Calli> I guess I talk too much... I know I'd better shut up, but I can't.|
<clocked> If white plays 30.Nxh7, why not Rc1+ and Qxh7? Perhaps (or rather probably) I'm wrong again, but I don't see the point.
|May-20-04|| ||clocked: because white either mates or wins the queen after Qd7+ |
|Jun-02-09|| ||epiglottis5: 25...Qc5 seems best after 25.b3|
|Jun-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: the position is very unclear|
|Aug-25-09|| ||WhiteRook48: or 32 g4#|
|Dec-02-10|| ||muwatalli: 25 b3 is a fairly amazing swindle, i suppose white should have simply accepted the ending with a rook for piece and 2 pawns after 29 Qd3 Nxh7 30 Qxd6 Bxd6 etc.. i saw this game in his "my 50 years of chess" and he doesn't even mention 29 Qd3 but his annotations are rather sparse compared to most chess books through-out, so i was not so suprised by that.|