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Frank James Marshall vs Vladimir Sournin
9th American Chess Congress (1923), Lake Hopatcong, NJ USA, rd 12, Aug-20
Slav Defense: Three Knights Variation (D15)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-06-07
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  Phony Benoni: Of course, Black leaving a piece hanging detracts a bit from the interest of this game. But he was in trouble anyaway, since bishop moves allow White to win a pawn with 19.dxc6 and 18...c5 19.Qxb4 isn't so hot either.

15.e5 is quite interesting, as White grabs space at the cost of backwarding his d-pawn. I was expecting the d5 psuh instead, now or later, but perhaps Marshall distrusted the simplification involved (for instance, Black can consider ...Ne5).

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