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Frank James Marshall vs William Ewart Napier
"Marshalling his Forces" (game of the day Jul-08-2011)
13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902), Hanover GER, rd 5, Jul-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08)  ·  1-0



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Jul-08-11  Sularus: black seems to be undecided on whether to purely defend or to counter. but what would a patzer like me know eh ;)
Jul-08-11  hedgeh0g: Not the sort of position you're looking for when you play a gambit.
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  Check It Out: Shredder gives white (+2.75) at d=16 after move 12.

Here's a more famous game played by Napier: Lasker vs W Napier, 1904

Jul-08-11  Elrathia Kingi: The game was probably lost anyway, but black had much better chances after 28...Qxf3.
Jul-08-11  swr: Nice game by Marshall. 38. Qe5+ was an unexpected finish, but why queen your pawn when you don't have to :)
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  kevin86: Marshall wins a brilliant one vs Napier,himself a collector of great games.
Jul-08-11  swr: The pun has been used before...
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004
Jul-08-11  howlwolf: check it out, e4 was definitely the move Marshall saw when he went into the complications and gave him a close to winning advantage, even though I make that statement without aid of computer.
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  Check It Out: <howlwolf> Not sure if I understand your point. It seems to me that Marshall played fairly normal looking moves up to 12.e4.
Jul-08-11  nolanryan: help with this pun! Does it have to do with the game being played in Hanover?
Jul-08-11  WhiteRook48: brilliant
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  Check It Out: <nolanryan>

I think it just has to do with the word "marshalling", which means bringing an organized group together for a purpose and is also a play on Frank's name.

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