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Semion Alapin vs Frank James Marshall
Ostend (1905), Ostend BEL, rd 26, Jul-18
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32)  ·  1-0

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Feb-05-05  sleepkid: ...Frank Marshall gets swindled.
Feb-05-05  Milo: 13.b4 is completely winning??
Feb-05-05  Milo: 12...Bb6 13.Qe7 Qd7 14.Bc4 wins for white, I think...
Feb-05-05  Milo: The computer prefers 12...Bb6 13.Qe7 Rf7, but white still seems to pocket an exchange with a strong position.
Dec-14-05  DeepBlade: Nice mate pattern, just love short games.

Blunder: 13. ...Bb6

Apr-06-06  Whitehat1963: Another great puzzle after 13...Bb6. (Player of the Day!)
Apr-06-06  setebos: Must have been hard on Marshall to drink a dose of his own medicine.
Nov-13-07
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  hesyrett: <deepblade> said <Blunder: 13. ...Bb6> but I disagree.  The Black ♗ has no retreat apart from b6, and the only counterattack in sight is 13...♕c6 on White's unguarded ♗, but simply 14 ♔b2 renews both threats:  ♕xf2 and ♕e7.  Black's already lost by move 13, so must find an improvement earlier.  Alapin's inspiration was 13 b4!  I'd have likely played the chicken move 13 b3 allowing Black to seize the initiative with 13...♗c5 14 ♔b2 ♕d6 15 a3.
Feb-07-09
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  FSR: 12...Bc5=
Feb-20-10  BobCrisp: This game apparently ended with 14.Qe7. The Chessbase online DB has it ending with 13.Qe7 having omitted the pair of moves 12...Rd8 13.b4.
Mar-22-10
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  sfm: <I'd have likely played the chicken move 13 b3> Brilliant comment! Yes, most of us would. And had 13.b4 turned out to be a mistake, we'd all have said "Of course! How stupid to weaken his king's position like that, like another mere beginner. I'd never even have considered it." At times, this is the strength of the master - considering moves that more mortal players omit for "obvious reasons".
Mar-22-10
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  sfm: So, to wrap up, 12.-,Rd8?? was the deciding blunder. Marshall probably considered only 12.b3. As FSR writes, simply 12.-,Bc5 is fine for Black.
Nov-22-18
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  Sally Simpson: ***

According to the Soltis book on Marshall (page 86) all this including 13.b4


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which as well as giving the King a flight square to the threat of Be3+ it prevents Bc5 stopping Qe7 was all published analysis from Alapin who had analysed it all condemning 8...Bf2+

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