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a4 Anti-Marshall
Today's Svidler-Carlsen game sort of transposed into this. Carlsen played d6 against 6. d3, and then Svidler went a4, Carlsen then castled. Re1 itself wasn't played until move 14.
I uncovered ju...

Started 03/21/13 at 22:04:12 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Marshall with 12 d3
This has some appeal with the main idea that in the sequence 1. e4 e4 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 0-0 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1...

Started 09/19/18 at 23:49:19 by RdC
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By: FreeRepublic
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11...Bb7 in the Marshall Attack
I was just wondering if there is anything concretely wrong with this move instead of the overwhelmingly more popular 11...c6. I have done some analysis myself and black seems perfectly fine. I then de...

Started 07/15/08 at 20:23:14 by EricJ
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By: Grunfeldhope
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Anti-Marshall question
after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.Re1 0-0 is used to play 8.a4 which seems to be the best anti-marshall move in the position.
My question is if 8.a4 is equa...

Started 07/07/14 at 14:31:13 by Kinghunter (Ex Member)
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By: RdC
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GM Jan Gustafsson: The Marshall Attack
According to GM Hedinn Steingrimsson review of the DVD, Gustafsson is a true expert in the variation and his presentation is very good. He manages to use the multimedia format very well. He explains B...

Started 11/06/10 at 15:59:57 by Mortal Games
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By: walkingterrapin
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Avoiding early draws in the Marshall
The only thing that puts me off the Marshall is that it seems White can draw easily if he wants. For instance, in this line:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O...

Started 10/26/12 at 09:53:45 by BobbyDigital80
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By: walkingterrapin
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An Aronian bomb in the Marshall
Released just today, against Karjakin. 20...Bf4!! in a well-known position is nothing short of spectacular. Karjakin declined- maybe the wrong way. Accepting the offer is the engine's choice- no wonde...

Started 10/08/12 at 19:43:59 by PANFR
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Marshall with 12.d3
This is trouble for Black, sez I.  After 12...Bd6 13.Re1 Bf5 14.Qf3 Qh4 15.g3 Qh3 16.Bxd5 cxd5 17.Qxd5 Rad8 18.Qg2, I'm not sure that 18...Qh5 deserves the exclam that it's awarded in the pdf file her...

Started 04/09/11 at 16:05:59 by Markovich
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By: Oblonskij
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The Real Marshall Gambit
11......Nf6.  Lets talk about how sweet the attack is and why noone plays it anymore. 
Most of the time white will play along and just do the same stuff in that he plays in the normal marshall. ...

Started 11/13/10 at 21:58:15 by walkingterrapin
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By: walkingterrapin
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Understanding the Marshall Attack

Started 12/01/09 at 07:47:03 by TN
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By: notyetagm
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New Book on the Marshall coming up
According to the London Chess Centre Tim Taylor, of Bird's, Budapest and Alekhine's Defence fame, will be putting out a book on the Marshall, due October, 2010. Should be interesting to see how he han...

Started 01/05/10 at 05:29:30 by Bowen
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By: Bowen
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Marshall good for win?
I bought this book and noticed that there are some lines that end in forced draws. Does the author feel that White can force a draw in the Marshall if he wants to? I don't see Pavlovic giving any alte...

Started 12/04/09 at 06:37:19 by BobbyDigital80
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By: MNb
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Question about the mainline Marshall
A quick question about the following line:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Be3 B...

Started 11/27/09 at 23:55:29 by HgMan
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Game 3 Kasparov v Short 1993
Game 3 of this match is mentioned on page 34 of the October 2009 UK Chess magazine. The query is why Kasparov didn't try to win a pawn by 13 axb5 axb5 14 Qb3  in the anti-Marshall line 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 N...

Started 10/03/09 at 12:47:17 by RdC
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By: micawber
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Best try against the Marshall?
Hello all,
I've been working on a Ruy Lopez Repertoire for a while, and I've moved on to the Marshall, but I'm having a hard time finding anything (surprising, I know). I've been looking at 12. ...

Started 06/28/09 at 22:33:07 by TonyRo
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By: TonyRo
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Marshall / Anti-Marshall books
Hi !
Im thinking about building a repertoire for black around the Marshall Attack/gambit as an alternative to the berlin defence, which I play at the moment.
(Yes, you might wonder why I al...

Started 07/30/08 at 15:40:43 by Strategy_Rules
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By: Strategy_Rules
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Anti-Marshall question
Why not 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8. h3 h6 with the idea 9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 d5 The Gajewski variation with a tempo more. I must be overlooking something. I...

Started 07/21/08 at 10:58:22 by Blaatunge
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By: Matemax
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New Wrinkle in the Marshall
A little over a month ago Shirov used the following variation of the Marshall (introduced by Smeets and Stellwagen shortly before Shirov tried it out) to win a couple of games in the FIDE World Cup:<b...

Started 01/24/08 at 07:02:12 by OstapBender
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By: Matemax
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Marshall Attack
I am interested in learning the Marshall Attack.  I have purchased Lalic's excellent book and am also subscribed to this site.  I've heard good things about Nunn and Harding's book from 1990.

Started 11/12/07 at 10:23:19 by snakebite
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