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Frank James Marshall vs Sydney Thomas Sharp
Atlantic City (1920), Atlantic City, NJ USA, rd 9, Jul-19
Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51)  ·  1-0

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Nov-04-03  mjk: 18...♘e8 looks like a prayer for 19.♖xb7 ♘d6. But 18...♖xb2 19.♖d1 threatens 20.♖xf7 ♖xf7 21.♖d8+. Is 18...♖xb2 19.♖d1 g6 good for White?
Nov-05-03
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  Calli: <mjk> I think Sharp was afraid of 18...Rxb2 19.Bb3 with the prospect of losing both queenside pawns. So Ne8-Nd6 looks reasonable. His 23...Rf8 doesn't work out well because the knight gets dislodged. Possibly better is 23...Kf8 24.Bxf7 Rc8
Nov-05-03  fred lennox: Sharp strategy seems to be against a better player it is safest to simplify. A common error. It is best to complicate. One has a better chance to get lucky.
Nov-05-03  Resignation Trap: The position after move 4 can also come out of a French Defense: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. c4 Nf6.

Many years ago, I showed this transposition to a friend, then he whipped out ECO. The transposition was not recognized by the ECO editorial staff, and appeared in two volumes. Two different evaluations for the same position!

Nov-05-03  drukenknight: did you mean to say "two chapters" or "two editions?" Either way, that is too funny.
Nov-05-03  Resignation Trap: The evaluations appeared in two different chapters : one in the French Defense, the other in the Budapest Defense.
Nov-06-03  mjk: Out with it <Resignation Trap>, what were the evaluations? vs. ?
Nov-06-03  Resignation Trap: I forgot what the evaluations were exactly. I'll have to dig out my ECO's to confirm. (But where did I put them?)
Jul-13-14
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  Sally Simpson: I used this game when I did a piece on Marshall.

I suspect that most reasonble players can point to a handful of games where they know for sure they picked up something that helped along the road. This one game helped me for numerous reasons.

Here:


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Marshall has just played 22.h3 to give his King luft. Not mentioned by Marshall (or Reinfeld) is 22.g3 serves the same purpose with a twist.

Here:


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White has just played 27.Bg6. Put the h3 pawn back on h2 and the g2 pawn to g3. The Knight is trapped.

A bit silly but around here (early 70's) I started looking for better moves the masters played.

Even now whenever I give my King luft I pause before flicking out the automatic h3. 'Is there better?..there is no such thing as automatic move in chess.'

More about this game and what put me onto Marshall here:

http://www.redhotpawn.com/blog/blog...

Apr-09-19  RookFile: Stockfish suggests 22. g4. Evidently it doesn't want to allow the knight to even make it to f5.
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