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Frank Marshall vs Louis R Eisenberg
7th American Chess Congress (1904), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 2, Oct-12
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20)  ·  1-0



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Jan-22-07  hitman84: Eisenberg was clearly uncertain about Marshall's thought experiment.
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  technical draw: <Eisenberg was clearly uncertain about Marshall's thought experiment.>

You're confusing him with Einstein. Eisenberg sank the Titanic.

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  vonKrolock: <7.Kf1> According to the online base, this move reappeared in quite a few Games in these hundred and thirteen years, with a single Black victory, notably in the highest ranked encounter: Vaganian vs. Klovans, somewhere in the USSR in 1968...
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  fredthebear: Black has three problems in this game: Lack of development, centralizing the queen too early leaves her exposed, and weak squares resulting from a fianchetto after the dark-squared bishop is exchanged off.

If 18...QxNe4? 19.QxQe4 and the Black rook dare not recapture or it's a back rank mate in two by the White rook. Players must be careful about a counting advantage (Black has two attackers against one defender of the White knight) if it involves a back rank defender being pulled off the back row to recapture, leaving the back row exposed to check.

In the actual game, Black played 18...Be6 and White safeguards his queen while protecting the loose knight. Black must also get his queen to safety and defend against a future fork Nf6+. She is forced to abandon the long diagonal with 19...Qf4, allowing the White queen to take over. 20.Qd4 threatens a battery support mate, and a Nf6+ discovered attack. It's time for Black to resign, wishing he had already played Nc6.

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