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Alexander Kevitz vs Frank James Marshall
Masters Tournament (1931), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Apr-18
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0


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Jul-15-04  rover: 58.Ra4!! is a brilliant move. Retreating with Kg5 looks strange, indeed my first impression was that it was a blunder, but actually nothing else works.

A) 58...Rxb6 59.Kc5+! Kg3 60.Kxb6 f5 (If black tries to shoulder white's king the pawn will be intercepted on f4 60...Kf3 61.Kc5 f5 62.Kd5 f4 63.Ke5 ) 61.Kc5 f4 62.Kd4 f3 63.Ke3 f2 64.Rf4

B) 58...f4 59.Rb4 Re1 (Rc1+?? 60.Kb5+ and white gets to keep his queen 60...Kg3 61.b7 wins) 61.b7 Re8 62.b8Q Rxb8 63.Rxb8 f5 (if Kf3 64.Kd3 f3 65.Rf8 wins comfortably) 64.Kd3 Kg3 65.Rf8

C) 58...Kg5 perhaps the most natural move 59.Rb4 Rc1+ 60.Ke4 Rc8 61.Ke5! white wins the pawn first then marches the king to c6 and c7 to win the rook. With his king out of play black is completely helpless.

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  Richard Taylor: Yes - 58. Ra4 is brilliant!
Interesting analysis -some inacurracies (in notation I mean) but I could follow it.
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