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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexey Shirov
Chess Classic Mainz (2004) (rapid), Mainz GER, rd 2
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Variation (C89)  ·  1-0

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Aug-12-04  jmcd2002: No comment yet on this Marshall win by Anand? Anyway, I was wondering if any of you Marshall players out there had seen anything like the exchange sac on 19 before? I don't currently play the Ruy with either white or black, but I've been thinking about adding it to my repertoire - seems that there's lots of exciting chess to be played.
Aug-12-04  Reisswolf: Yes, the exchange sacrifice is a line that has been played and analysed in the past. When the Opening Explorer was free, I saw that line in it. I've even playd the line a couple of times against 1650 players and won.

To me, the more interesting thing is that Anand allowed it in the first place. It is well-known that Kasparov usually enters into one of the anti-Marshall lines, and there is the widespread assumption that this is because the Marshall is very playable for black. But Anand never looked to be in the slightest amount of trouble in this game.

I would like to see this particular opening a lot more in top level play. It's one of my favourites.

Aug-12-04  ashalpha: 13...Qd7? The move invited Re4 when Re4 was the move white will nearly always make. 13...Nf6 was probably better planning to plant the B on h3 or g4. Any comments?
Aug-14-04  bigdave: Anand was clearly on form in this game... can white's king be any more active? And how many Marshall's have you seen where white actually wins on the kingside?!
Oct-08-04  e4Newman: Indeed <bigdave>, I think Anand needs a lot of credit for his endgame play here as well as the strength of his opening moves. Those extra pawns are a huge threat even with the piece imbalance.
Dec-03-05  rjsolcruz: I like the character of the Ruy on any color and this Marshall Gambit is like the opening scene in any James Bond movie; explosive, but it does not end there, just like in the movies.

In one of my game as white vs Nabos in the Meralco vs LRT 1 Goodwill Match in Nov 18, 2005, in Pasig City, I went to the old line 12 Bxd5 that was played in the Tal - Spassky Tbilisi 1965 Match and went on to survive the attack with the game ending in a draw after 22 moves after Marshall's initiative were exhausted.

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