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Victor Bologan vs Arkadij Naiditsch
Dortmund Sparkassen (2003), Dortmund GER, rd 6, Aug-06
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89)  ·  1-0

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Dec-01-03  marcus13: Do you think 15.Qf3 is good???
Dec-03-03  patzer2: Naiditsch apparently loses track of opening theory with the weak 15...Be6? The correct move was 15...Bg4! 16. Q-g2 16...Qh5 with a good game for black. Too bad Naiditsch didn't play this, so we could see if Bologan had found an improvement on theory. Passive play in a black-side gambit, such as the Marshall, is not a good idea.
Dec-03-03  patzer2: <Marcus 13> 15. Qf3 may be safe for White, but if Black knows the opening theory, it doesn't give White any advantage. White's 15th offers a number of moves Black must prepare for in the Marshall, including 15. Be3 (the mainline), 15. Qd3, 15. Qe2, 15. Bc2, 15. BxN, 15. Re4 and 15. Qf3. Other than surprise value, I personally don't see any advantage to White in not playing the mainline 15. Be3 in the Marshall.

If White decides to play 15. Qf3, he must play precisely to avoid getting lost in the tactics. For some reason I have won most of my games quickly in the Marshall as Black when my opponents played 15. Qf3. One easy win against a strong opponent continued 15...Bg4 16. Qg2 Qh5 17. Nd2?? Bh3 18. Qf3 Rae8 19. Rxe8 Rxe8 20. Qd1 QxQd1, and White resigned as 21. BxQd1 Re1+ 22. Nf1 RxNf1# follows

Jan-13-04  PinkPanther: This game is a perfect example of what happens if you play the Marshall Attack and you don't know what you are doing (normally with black). You die, and you die fast! In that respect, it's a lot like the Grünfeld or the Dutch Defense, you either know those openings inside and out or you might as well not even play them.
Feb-13-04  marcus13: Thanks you. I tough i would play Qf3 but i am not sure anymore.
May-12-05  Boomie9: Isolated pawns and super-active Bishops reminds me of a famous Botvinnik-Smyslov game

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