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Nick de Firmian vs Michael Adams
CITS New York (1996), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Mar-26
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Main Line (C89)  ·  0-1

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May-23-05  chess man: If 21.Rxc6 21...Be4 threatens mate and attacks the Rook at the same time. Great game by Adams.
Jun-01-07
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  sisyphus: GM John Fedorowicz relates that Nick used to go on for hours about how to refute the Marshall Attack, right up until this game where he gets demolished by Mickey Adams.
Jun-09-07
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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 0-0 8. c3 d5 <The Marshall Gambit gives Black such good play for the Pawn that many avoid it with anti-Marshall moves like 8. a4 or 8. h3> 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d4 Bd6 13. Re2 <Compare 13. Re1 Opening Explorer vs 13. Re2 Opening Explorer > Qh4 14. g3 Qh3 15. Nd2 Bf5 16. a4 <16. f3 Bd3 17. Bxd5 Bxe2 Smirin vs I Naumkin, 1988 > Rae8 17. Rxe8 Rxe8 18. Nf1 <18. axb5 Nf4! 19. gxf4 Bxf4 Kotronias vs Adams, 1992 > h5 19. axb5 <19. Bxd5 cxd5 20. ab ab 21. Ne3 Bg6 Sax vs Nunn, 1988 > axb5 20. Ra6 Nc7 21. Ra7 <21. Rxc6?? Be4 and the mate threat wins the Rook> h4 22. Ne3 <22. gh? Be4 mates> hxg3 23. fxg3 Bxg3 <[last book move]<>> <So Fritz can't help White up to here> 24. hxg3 Rxe3 <Peter suggests 24 ... Qxg3+ immediately: 25. Ng2 Bh3 26. Qf1 Re1!; 25. Kf1 Bh3+ 26. Ke2 Bg4+ like the game> 25. Bxe3 <[25. Rxc7?? Qxg3+ 26. Kh1 Be4+ mates]<>> Qxg3+ 26. Kf1 Bh3+ 27. Ke2 Bg4+ 28. Kd2 Bxd1 29. Bxd1 <29. Kxd1?! Qxe3 30. Rxc7? Qg1+ & 31 ... Qh2+> Nd5 <So Black has QN vs RBB but White's King is fatally exposed, plus Black has two Kingside Pawns> 30. Ra8+ Kh7 31. Re8 f5 32. Ke2 <[32. Bc2 Qg2+ 33. Kd1 Qf1+ 34. Kd2 ]<>> Qh2+ 33. Kd3 Qxb2 0-1 <34. Bd2 Qb1+ 35. Bc2 Qf1+ 36. Re2 Qf3+ 37. Be3 Nf4+ wins, or 35. Ke2 f4 intending 36 ... f3+! winning the Bd1>.

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Oct-20-12  parmetd: sisyphus, The Fed just related that story again today
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