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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Frank Marshall
Ostend (Championship) (1907), Ostend BEL, rd 16, Jun-06
Scandinavian Defense: Marshall Variation (B01)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-09-08
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  GrahamClayton: From move 23, White makes 5 successive retreating, undeveloping moves in succession:

23. Ra1
24. Qd1
25. Bc1
26. Be2
27. Bf1

Have there been other examples of 5 consecutive retreating moves in chess history?

Apr-30-17  Serpentin: Tarrasch the hypermodern!!!
Apr-30-17  offramp: <GrahamClayton: ...Have there been other examples of 5 consecutive retreating moves in chess history>

I doubt It. Well spotted, BTW!
Have a look at this, but there are not as many.
Dzindzichashvili vs Y Sakharov, 1957.

Apr-30-17  TheFocus: <Have there been other examples of 5 consecutive retreating moves in chess history?>

Perhaps in Petrosian's games?

Apr-30-17  TheFocus: Is 23.Ra1 really an undeveloping or retreating move? It is made to support the a-pawn.

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