|Dec-07-04|| ||Hanada: Does anyone else think this resignation was a little premature, especially for a fighter like Marshall? |
|Dec-07-04|| ||Shams: white keeps the extra piece, so...nope. |
|Dec-07-04|| ||beatgiant: <Hanada>:
<Does anyone else think this resignation was a little premature>
After 31...xb4 32. xd5 , Black is down a piece and a pawn with no compensation in a simple endgame, so it is reasonable to resign against a grandmaster like Nimzowitsch.
|Dec-07-04|| ||Calli: Marshall's 29...Kc8?? is a blunder. Kc6 keeps the game going. |
|Dec-07-04|| ||Hanada: Ah yes, of course. For some reason I had a blockage on this one. Missed the simple little pin. OK, thanks. |
|Nov-16-05|| ||aw1988: Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.|
|Dec-09-05|| ||beatgiant: <Calli>
<Kc6 keeps the game going.> Agreed, but looks to me like not for long. White's bishops and rook sweep the board and Black probably loses another pawn in the near future.
For example, 29...Kc6 30. Rc1+. If Black tries 30...Kd7 to protect the weak kingside, then 31. Rc7+ Ke8 32. Ba7 Ra1 33. Rc8+ Kd7 34. Rf8! looks like White's soon winning another pawn: 34...Rxa7? 35. Rxf7+ and 36. Rxa7, or 34...Rh1 35. Rxf7+ Ke8 36. Rxh7 Rxh2+ 37. Ke3, and the pin is no problem, e.g. 37...Bg2 38. Rh8+ Kf7 39. Bxe6+ etc.
|Dec-10-05|| ||Calli: <beatgiant> "then 31. Rc7+ Ke8 32. Ba7 .." |
32...Na6 keeps the B out of c5 and allows Ke7 - Kf6. White is on top but one never knows.
|Dec-10-05|| ||beatgiant: <Calli>
Agreed, this <keeps the game going>, although at first glance it seems White can probably win the h-pawn after a line like 29...Kc6 30. Rc1+ Kd7 31. Rc7+ Ke8 32. Ba7 Na6 33. Rc8+ Ke7 34. Rh8 Be4 35. Bg2 Bf5 36. h3, with the plan of shutting out the bishop. Black's king then falls into a net if he tries 36...Kf6 37. Bd4+ Kg6? 38. Rg8+, etc.
|Sep-22-08|| ||ruzon: Marshall is at a disadvantage throughout the game, but both he and Fred Reinfeld later missed a chance to lessen Nimzowitsch's advantage considerably with 16...Nd3+! 17. exd3 Kxd6 .|
Reinfeld suggested 16...Ng6, but that is actually a worse move than 16...Nc6 according to my friend Fritz. Nd3+ seems like a move people see more often now thanks to computers.