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D Genz vs D Boehmer
Colorado (1985)
Queen's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06)  ·  1-0

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Sep-21-02
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  Sneaky: I can't tell you how many games I've won with this trap. After 9. Bb5+ Black winds up at least a piece down, in all variations.

One of the more testing defenses Black may try is this: 9...c6 10. dxc6 Bg4(!) and now many players will go for the obvious 11. c7+ (since it wins the Queen back) but Black isn't doing too bad in that variation after 11...Qd7! Better for White, according to my own home-spun analysis, is 11. Nxg4, which allows Black the opportunity to try to save the queen, but at too great a cost.

If you play the Queen's Gambit you should memorize this game--this trap claims hundreds of scalps every year. If you play "Marshall's Defense" (2...Nf6) you should memorize this game and then promptly divorce youself of this half-baked tempo-losing idea!

Oct-03-02  drukenknight: can he save it w/ 9...Nd7?
Oct-03-02
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  Sneaky: No way. 9 ...Nd7 10. Bxd7+ Qxd7 11. Nxd7 and Black can either take the knight, or save his bishop, but he can't do both.
Oct-02-03  GoodKnight: This is pretty much the same as J Mieses vs Oehquist, 1895 . Amazing actually how many people have fallen into this trap if you check the database.
Oct-23-06  sandmanbrig: This trap is godly.
Sep-26-09  WhiteRook48: after playing 10...a6! (the best chance to survive) black has the most, if any, chances to draw
Oct-03-09  Katu: Actually this opening can be a two-pawn gambit with ... c6 4. dxc6 e5 5. dxe5 Qxd1 6. Kxd1 Ng4 etc... I actually won with Black many times in this defence, against equal or 100-300 points better players than me.

My FIDE rating could be around 1500-1600.

p.s.: It can be even more fun if you play it with White, with a 1. h4 tempo loss...

Jun-01-11
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  FSR: Sneaky - a very belated thank you. I have written a script for a YouTube video on traps in the QGD, Marshall Defense. I've also won quite a few games with this trap. But I had forgotten about the 10...Bg4! line until you mentioned it. I vaguely recall that someone played it against me years ago in a blitz game. I played 11.c7+? and was surprised by 11...Qd7!

Incidentally, I have also played this trap where Black has played 5...Nb6 instead of 5...Nf6. It occurs to me that 10...Bg4! might actually be a better try there, since Black's knight on b6 guards the rook, so that after 11.Nxg4 Black might actually be able to keep the queen with a move like 11...Qc7, 11...Qd6, or 11...Qd4, though White will get gobs of material (i.e. two pieces and a rook) for it.

Jul-01-11  LIFE Master AJ: This trap and Mieses vs Oehquist, 1895 have a striking similarity.
Apr-02-14  kia0708: How to sacrifice Queen early
and win the game. BRILLAINT.
Dec-06-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Cf. F Rhine vs NN, 2017 (the same idea, but with Black having retreated the knight with 5...Nb6 rather than 5...Nf6).

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