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Milan Vidmar vs Frank James Marshall
New York (1927), New York, NY USA, rd 8, Mar-01
Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Variation (E11)  ·  0-1



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Jan-02-15  Severin: Marshall's only win out of 20 games in this tournament.

He has a very poor position out of the opening, but stays in the game w/ accurate play and turns the tables around move 30 or so. 33. f5? feels like a mistake and Marshall pounces on it, soon converting it into a near-decisive advantage. Nice use of the knight pair in a well-played end-game for black.

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  plang: Black's plan of 8..h6 and 9..c5 left him with a clearly inferior position with his development lagging. White's advantage started to diminish after 21 Nd4?; with either 21 Ne5 or 21 Bd3 White would have maintained a large advantage. The weakening 22 f4? was a second error; 22 Qb1 was a more efficient way of breaking the pin. 30 g4? further weakened White's kingside; 30 Rd2 would have been more solid. After 33 f5?! Black clearly had the advantage; Nunn offered 33 Nd7..Qd8 34 Nxf8..Rxd3 35 Rxd3..Qxd3 36 g5..hxg 37 fxg..Ne5 38 g6..Kg8 39 Nh7..Nf3+ 40 Kh1..Nxg6 41 Ng5..Nxg5 42 hxg..Qxe4+ 43 Qg2 with a likely draw.

Nunn after 39..Kxg7:
"The only visible remnant of White's kingside pawn advance is the exposed h4-pawn. Since in addition White's bishop is inferior to the e5-knight, it is clear that White is now fighting for a draw."

43 Nd3..Nxe2 44 Qxe2..Qxd3! would have cost White a piece.

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