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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
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  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.

Bitzovich

Feb-02-04  clendenon: Its not mate cause white can play 51.Qxg7
Feb-02-04
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  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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