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Frank Marshall vs Karel Treybal
Hamburg Olympiad (1930), Hamburg GER, rd 16, Jul-26
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10)  ·  1-0



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Feb-02-04  Resignation Trap: This is another classic Marshall Swindle.

Treybal could simply win with 49...Qxf3. However he saw that Marshall could get a perpetual check with 50. Rxg7 Rxg7 51. Qf8+ Rg8 52. Qf6+ etc. This last line would give a whole new meaning to the term "perpetual check", since both Kings would be in check at the same time.

So, instead of winning a Rook, Treybal blundered into a mate.

Feb-02-04  Bitzovich: Correct me if i am wrong, but in your line 50. .. Rxg7 is mate, and perpetual checks won't help.


Feb-02-04  clendenon: Its not mate cause white can play 51.Qxg7
Feb-02-04  Resignation Trap: The point is that 51. Qf8+, which Treybal wanted to avoid, is illegal!
Feb-02-04  Bitzovich: <clendenon> well, that wouldn't make much of a difference.. <RT> REally a one-timer by Treybal
Jun-17-05  sfm: Someone wrote somewhere that Treybal were out of time and extremely nervous. I'd believe it.
Oct-17-19  Howard: An issue of CL&R from late 1976 points out the Marshall swindle here.
Oct-17-19  Sally Simpson: ***

Soltis on his book on Marshall states (page 325) said he had access to Marshall's old score sheets.

On this one in pencil Marshall had written in large letters. 'Swindle."


Oct-18-19  hdcc: Oh Karel: "I am but a fool".

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