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Frank Marshall vs August Haida
"You can run but you can't Haida" (game of the day Nov-05-2021)
Marienbad (1925), Marianske Lazne CSR, rd 2, May-22
Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit. Marshall Variation (B20)  ·  1-0



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Feb-11-04  InspiredByMorphy: Impressive play by Marshall. Takes advantage of an open position.
Mar-10-04  slylonewolf: yup...I agree.
I think the position started to open up after 13...Nxd5, which lets White exploit the pin fully to his advantage
Nov-27-08  Ladolcevita: this could be a monday puzzle
Feb-01-11  Garech: Powerful play, I'm recommending for GOTD.


Feb-01-11  sevenseaman: Beautiful game! What a flow! I cannot help preferring days when there was no engine analysis.
Jul-04-16  morfishine: Tore him to pieces
Jan-31-21  SeanAzarin: Further proof that the pin is mightier than the sword.
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  OhioChessFan: Pretty good pun.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Marshall had a genuine gift for making bad openings look good, didn't he?
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  Messiah: Extremely horrific pun.
Nov-05-21  goodevans: Nice play by Marshall, mostly...

<16.Rb1?> was a horrible move. Not only was hitting Black's Q unnecessary (pointless even?) but it also gave Black not one but two opportunities to make a real fist of it.

<16...Qc5> would have attacked the White B preventing White from playing Nb3 and gaining Black time to sure up the defence, e.g. 17.Qe2 Bf7 breaking the pin. White would have had nothing better than to regain one of the sac'd pawns with 17.Rxb7 but the Black defence holds strong.

After <16...Qc7 17.Nb3> the R sitting on b1 gave Black the chance to fork Q and R with <17...Nxc3> trading two minors for R+P (18.Bxe6+ Kh8 19.Qc2 Nxb1 20.Qxb1) with decent chances.

Having failed to avail himself of these two opportunities, Black never had another chance to save the game.

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  playground player: Love that wing gambit!

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