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Malcolm Barker vs W Marshall
Easter Congress (1951), Birmingham ENG
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52)  ·  1-0



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  vonKrolock: A longer version of G Barker vs W Marshall, 1951
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  vonKrolock: <10...♘e7>?! An invitation for the sacrifice in 'f7'. To take in 'c4' is a better option

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.♗xf7! The only readilly available game where black escaped alive from this was

[Event "Haapajarvi op"]
[Site "Haapajarvi"]
[Date "1998.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Verkasalo,Tommi"]
[Black "Hautala,Roman"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "C52"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 d6 7.Qb3 Qd7 8.dxe5 Bb6 9.Nbd2 Na5 10.Qc2 Ne7 11.Bxf7+ Kxf7 12.e6+ Kxe6 13.Ng5+ Kf6 14.e5+ dxe5 15.Nde4+ Kg6 16.Nd6+ Nf5 17.Ndf7 Re8 18.Qe4 h6 19.Nxe5+ Rxe5 20.Qxe5 hxg5 21.g4 Nh6 22.Qxg5+ Kh7 23.Be3 Bxe3 24.fxe3 Qd3 25.Qxa5 Bxg4 26.Kf2 Rf8+ 27.Kg2 Qxe3 28.Rhf1 Bh3+ 0-1

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  sachistu: The other version (G. Barker - W Marshall) should be deleted as incomplete and incorrect. White was indeed Malcolm Barker and Black was Walter Marshall. However, the venue is incorrect. It was played during the Birmingham Easter Congress and was a qualifying tournament to determine the English representative at the World Junior Championship.

In addition, the score given here is incorrect. Instead, Black played 16...Nac6. There followed 17.Nc5+ Qf5 18.Nh4+ and Black resigned.

I do not know where the version given here (16...Qd5)came from. It looks like computer analysis, after which it seems Black (not White) is winning.

Barker in CHESS (Vol 16 April 1951 p.139) also says after 14...Kxg5 15.f4+ "with a winning attack", which seems like a rather casual statement. It may be true, but it seems far from clear.

I'll submit a correction slip.

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  keypusher: An article at this link by Baruch Wood has Black resigning after 16.Nf3 with a note that the threat to win Black's queen two ways is unanswerable. Not so after 16....Qd5. But white is indeed winning after 14....Kxg5 15.Nf3+ Kh5 16.h3 g5 17.Bxg5 Nf5 18.g4+ Kg6 19.gxf5+ Kxf5 20.Nh4+.

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  keypusher: <Barker in CHESS (Vol 16 April 1951 p.139) also says after 14...Kxg5 15.f4+ "with a winning attack", which seems like a rather casual statement. It may be true, but it seems far from clear.>

Yes, in fact SF thinks Black has a completely won game (about -10) after 15....Kh6, e.g. 16.Ne4 Qf5 17. Qe2 Kg6 18.h3 h5, etc. C'mon, Malcolm!

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