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Frank Marshall vs Oldrich Duras
Marshall - Duras (1913), New York, NY USA, rd 3, Oct-02
Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical Defense (C21)  ·  1-0



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Dec-12-03  d4Nf6Bg5: why 28. ..Bc3?
Jun-02-05  Heavy Metal Thunder: This is a very creepy opening, feels like anything can happen.
Jun-02-05  weirdoid: I tend to feel that most really old 1.e4 openings (K-gambit, Center game, Scandinavians, etc) are basically "accidents waiting to occur" for the unwary of both sides, but that is why they are so much fun for blitz (though this game is not blitz).

I don't see the point in 10 ... Re8+ though. I think Rg8 is better, say 11.0-0-0+ Nd7 12. Ne4 c3. Also, 28 ... Bc3 is definitely a blunder.

Oct-21-07  Ciro: Perhaps because the only possible and not see another good
Mar-15-08  tranquil simplicity: In my humble opinion, I feel that the King's Gambit is perhaps the most exciting open game favourable to the tactician and that the Scandinavian Defense especially the 2..Nf6 variation is a very solid and tactically beautiful opening. These two openings are simply not frequently used by masters, NOT because they are somewhat inferior but because they are simply "not in fashion". Chess like everything else in human life, goes in and out of fashion. So do openings.
Jul-01-08  Chessman100: <weirdoid> Actually, everything up to move 13 is theory. If you don't believe me, check NCO.
Dec-07-20  zydeco: There is a truly gorgeous sideline here starting with 15...Rxe2!? allowing white to queen with check and leaving a rook en prise.

16.g8=Q+ (if 16.Rxd6+ Ke7! 17.Rd2! Kxf6 18.Rxe2 Kxg7 with a slightly favorable endgame for black) Ke7 17.Nd5+! (if 17.Qxa8?? Ba3# or 17.Rde1 Rxg8 18.Nxg8+ Kf8 19.Rxe2 Kxg8 with a favorable endgame) Ke6 18.Nxc7+ Bxc7 19.Rd6+! clearing the d1 square for the king and allowing the queen to move.

Marshall ends the analysis here in his collected games, but the position is still full of life.

19...Bxd6 20.Qxa8 Bf4+ 21.Kd1 Rd2+ 22.Ke1 and then 22...Rxa2 loses to 23.Qc8+ Ke5 24.Qc5+! Kf6 25.Qxc4 Ra1+ 26.Ke2 Rxh1 27.Qxf4 but the computer finds 22...Rc2! when white has nothing better than perpetual check.

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  GrahamClayton: <d4Nf6Bg5>
why 28. ..Bc3?

I can only think that Duras wanted to play 29...Re8 with the threat of...Re1#.

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