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Charles Jaffe vs Frank Marshall
7th American Chess Congress, St. Louis (1904), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 3, Oct-13
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08)  ·  0-1



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Aug-05-04  rochade18: Black always has a strong pawn on d4 in the Albin counter gambit. Marshall trades of material, having two passed pawns in the end which can hardly be stopped by the rooks.
Jan-04-06  prinsallan: I searched through my own games and found a game that was identical up to move 17... I played for mate from there, but the opposition was not very hard.

Check it out though, its a pretty nice game:
[Event ""]
[Site "Jonkoping"]
[Date "1995-07-20"]
[Round ""]
[White "Anonymous"]
[Black "Jonas Astrand"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D09"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4 4. Nf3 Nc6
5. Bg5 f6 6. exf6 Nxf6 7. e4 Bb4+ 8. Nbd2 O-O
9. Qb3 a5 10. a3 a4 11. Qc2 Bxd2+ 12. Nxd2 Qe8
13. Bxf6 Rxf6 14. f3 Ne5 15. Bd3 c5 16. O-O Qh5
17. Rf2 Rh6 18. h3 Bxh3 19. gxh3 Qxh3
20. Rg2 Rg6 21. Rxg6 hxg6 22. Be2 Rf8
23. Qxa4 Qg3+ 24. Kf1 Rf4 25. Qc2 Rh4
26. Bd1 Rh1+ 27. Ke2 Qe1# 0-1

Tell me what you think of it plz.

Jan-04-06  Saruman: <prinsallan> White could have played 25.Qe8+ Rf8 (Kh7?? Qxe5 Rxf3+ Nxf3 ) 26.Qe7 Ng4 27.Qxf8+ Kxf8 28.fxg4 is not so clear. Or 26.-g5 27.Qxc5 g4 28.Qxd4 gxf3 29.Bxf3 Nxf3 30.Qd5+ Rf7 31.Nxf3 Qxf3+ 32.Kg1 Kh7 and black should be able to win.
Jan-04-06  prinsallan: On your first variation i would not play 26... Ng4, id play d3. Ill check the other, but now I must head home. C U all tomorrow. HF and thanks Saruman.
Jan-04-06  Saruman: <prinsallan> hmm 26.-d3 27.Qxc5 dxe2+ 28.Kxe2 Nxf3 29.Rf1 is also unclear I believe.
Jan-04-06  mymt: <prinsallen> nice game! only 2 ideas I could see
1. 20. ...Rf8 get everything onboard.
2. 22. ...Kf7 & ...Rh8
Jan-04-06  mymt: forgot - the B sac is OK
everyone post their games @ ? just click on it to get the ? page
& add it to Favourites to recall it.
Jan-04-06  dakgootje: <prinsallan> Hmmm some notes...First of all: You both made some awefull mistakes, which ill try to explain with some help from Fritz ;-)

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4 4. ♘f3 ♘c6 5. ♗g5 f6 6. exf6 ♘xf6 7. e4 ♗b4+ 8. ♘bd2 O-O 9. ♕b3 a5 10. a3 a4 11. ♕c2 ♗xd2+ 12. ♘xd2 ♕e8 13. ♗xf6 ♖xf6 14. f3 ♘e5 15. ♗d3 c5 16. O-O ♕h5 17. ♖f2 ♖h6

<Fritz thinks: 17. ...♕g5 18. ♖e2 ♗e6 19. ♖f1 ♖f8 20.♖ee1 ♗h3 21. ♖e2 (white is pretty much in zugzwang) 21. ...♗xg2 22. ♖xg2 ♕e3 23. ♔h1 ♘xd3 24. ♕xa4 ♘f4 25. ♖gf2 ♖g6 26. ♕d1 ♘h3 27. ♖e2 ♕g5 (eval -2.13), which is not something everyone would play...>

Jan-04-06  dakgootje: 18. h3?

<18. ♘f1 and the game is pretty drawn (eval. 0.03)>

18. ...♗xh3! 19. gxh3??

<19. ♔f1 ♕g5 20. gxh3 ♖xh3 21. ♔e1 ♖f8 22. ♔d1 ♘g4 23. ♘f1 ♘xf2 24. ♕xf2 ♖fxf3 25. ♕e2 ♖xd3 (eval. -8.84)>

19. ...♕xh3 20. ♖g2 ♖g6?

<20. ...♖f8 which has several forced mates. Exempli gratia 21. ♘f1 ♘xf3 22. ♔f2 ♘e5 23. ♔e1 ♘xd3 24. ♕xd3 ♕xd3 25. ♖f2 ♕xe4 26. ♖e2 ♖xf1 27. ♔xf1 ♖h1 28. ♔f2 ♕f4 29. ♔g2 ♖h2 30. ♔g1 ♕g3 31. ♔f1 ♖h1#>

Jan-04-06  dakgootje: 21. ♖xg6 hxg6 22. ♗e2??

<22. ♗f1 could maybe have drawn (eval. -1.03), however there is an advantage for black>

22. ...♖f8?

<Again several forced mates like: 22. ...♕g3 23. ♔f1 ♔f7 24. ♖c1 ♖h8 25. ♗d3 ♖h1 26. ♔e2 ♕g2#>

23. ♕xa4??

<Too greedy! Now there is a forced mate for black>

23. ...♕g3 24. ♔f1

<24. ♔h1 ♔f7 25. ♕d7 ♘xd7 26. f4 ♖h8 27. ♗h5 ♖xh5#>

Jan-04-06  dakgootje: 24. ...♖f4??

<MUCH better was 24. ...♘g4 with 25. ...♕g2#>

25. ♕c2??

<25. ♕e8 ♖f8 is drawn! (eval. 0.00)>

25. ...♖h4 26. ♗d1 ♖h1 27. ♔e2 ♕e1#

Jan-05-06  prinsallan: <dakgootje> Thanks a lot for all the analyses. I must get a better chess program to eveluate for me, but since I sit on a Macintosh I am somewhat limited.

It was nice to see that the Bishop sac wasn´t all bad though.

Thanks for all the time you guys spent.
Back to the study ^^


Jan-05-06  prinsallan: Saruman said: <prinsallan> hmm 26.-d3 27.Qxc5 dxe2+ 28.Kxe2 Nxf3 29.Rf1 is also unclear I believe.

I tried some variations, but that was against my stupid mac and he lost terribly to 29... Qg2+ 30. Rf2 Ng1+
31. Ke1 Rxf2
32. Qxf2 Qxf2
33. Kxf2 Nh3+
34. Ke3? g5
35. e5? g4 and the pawn wil queen.
As I said, Sigma Chess for Mac aint a good evaluater, and soo, the comp is very bad at endgames ^^

Jan-05-06  prinsallan: <mymt> Forgot to thank you too m8, glad you like the game.

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