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Frank James Marshall vs Geza Maroczy
Vienna (1903), Vienna AUH, rd 2, May-04
King's Gambit: Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (C37)  ·  1-0



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  Benzol: If 16...♘d5; 17.♗xd5 cxd5; 18.e6 will win. A good game from Marshall.
Jul-02-04  nikolaas: I never knew Maroczy could be beaten so fast.
Aug-07-04  Marquis De Sade: What's the name of this variation? It takes some brass swingers to sac the night like that.
Aug-07-04  Marquis De Sade: er...the knight. yeah.
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  tpstar: <Marquis De Sade> This is a classic Muzio Gambit, where White allows ... g4 & ... gxf3 to gain time for 0-0 & Qxf3 then smashing through on the Kingside. 6 ... d5!? was pretty bold given the circumstances - maybe 6 ... d6 7. Qxf4 Qf6 instead.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I don't think this is a Muzio; isn't that 5.0-0? There are two other ways to sac the Knight. 5.d4 is the Gullim Kassim, but I don't know the name for 5.Nc3. I used to have a Batsford book on the KG a long time ago with every obscure variation receiving a obscure name of some obscure chessplayer. It's amazing what people used to play.
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  Benzol: This variation is called the 'McDonnell Gambit' according to Korchnoi & Zak and also Estrin & Glaskov in their respective books on The King's Gambit. Other games with this interesting variation
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 and MacDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834
Aug-06-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Marshall vs Maroczy, 1903.
Your score: 41 (par = 25)


PS. Par is now 26

Jul-06-18  TheFocus: According to Marshall in <My Fifty Years of Chess>, this game ended after 16.e5. The rest of the moves are analysis.

This is also confirmed by <Das Internationale Gambitturnier im Wiener Schachclub 1903 und Baden bei Wien 1914>, pg. 19.

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