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Charles Jaffe vs Frank James Marshall
Marshall - Jaffe (1909), New York, NY USA, rd 3, Feb-04
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  offramp: Marshall missed a win here.

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The ending looks straightforward.
25.Nf6+ Kg7
26.Nh5+ gxh5
27.Rc6! bxc6
28.Qg5+ with perpetual check.

But after 27. Rc6!

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...Marshall could have played 27...Rd2+. The difference is that after the white king moves Black plays 28...Qd8! . That stops Qg5+, and wins.

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  fredthebear: A clearance check re-arranges the position. Good post <offramp>!

Shall we say Jaffe swindled Marshall?

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  Phony Benoni: <"Poor judgment; of course 21...Rd2+ 22.Kf1 Qd8 would have won. easily. I cannot account for hallucination except on the score of being tire."> -- Frank J. Marshall, American Chess Bulletin, March 1909, p. 55.

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