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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Peter Leko
World Chess Team Championship (2011), Ningbo CHN, rd 4, Jul-20
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89)  ·  0-1
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Jul-20-11
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  Bobsterman3000: The d6 bishop dominated for Leko
Jul-20-11
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  Marmot PFL: Seems like white never wins in the main line Marshall, aside from the occasional postal game.
Jul-20-11  JonathanJ: that's really leko?
Jul-20-11
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  HeMateMe: Hard to believe the lone Queen wins against all of the material. Marshall Gambit is not played out.
Jul-20-11  Shams: <HeMateMe> Yes, and neither is the Marshall Attack-- amazing that Marshall conceived two such daring gambits, and a hundred years on they remain not just viable but vibrant lines. Pretty remarkable.
Jul-20-11  geeker: Funny: yesterday I was all set to start in with the Leko draw jokes, but refrained. The very next day he wins an exciting game!
Jul-21-11  DrMAL: Crazy game. 30.Bg2? The rest just gets uglier...
Jul-21-11  hedgeh0g: I really don't know why White bothers to walk into the Marshall anymore. Such a headache to hang onto a pawn only to reach some drawish bishop ending.
Jul-21-11  wfarmia: 42.rxc2 what is the problem
Jul-21-11
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  perfidious: <hedgeh0g> As a practical matter, I agree-since 1975, I've had exactly one main-line Spanish with either colour, and in a second case, was facing a much weaker player who was a Marshall specialist.

Time to trot out 8.a4!

The only trouble with this line for Black is that it may be an unsuitable try for a win when facing a weaker player, given that there's more than one way to take the life out of things, as even that great expert in the variation John Nunn has acknowledged.

Jul-21-11  aktajha: <wfarmia> 42. Rxc2 Qe4 forks rook and bishop and defends the checking square e3.
Jul-21-11  andretheking: Why can't white simply play 31 Bc3 ? Won't that hold the position?
Jul-21-11
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  Marmot PFL: < andretheking:> 31 Bc3 b4 32 Bxb4 Qxd4+ then 33...Qxb2 forking R and B
Jul-22-11  positionalgenius: Some nice play by Leko, reminds me of his best years 2002-2006...
Jul-27-11  miguel8755: hola amigos hello bayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Aug-13-11  splatty: Awesome game!
Sep-12-11  miguel8755: mi nombre es miguel salgado pronto me convertire en gm bueno esa es la intencion.
Nov-09-11  msoewulff: seems like the passed pawns give the queen a win over the greater material.
Dec-14-11  chessking11: 18...f4? I play the Marshall myself, so I'm used to seeing these ideas, but I still think, "How can this possibly work?" I don't know if this will hold up...
May-18-12  Nilsson: The fantastic move to find is 19...c5!
I actually have the same position after
17.Nd2, and is studying this position.
Ivanchuk played 20.Re4, and that is not the best move. White is 1 piece up, but like most of the variations in Marshall attack, black has an advantage in " what´s in english?" Developement? I think black is ok here for at least a draw.
/JN
May-19-12  CapablancaFan: This is an example of how to PROPERLY conduct the Marshall Attack.
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