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Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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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)
8 7721 Last Post 07/10/14 at 12:44:11
By: RdC
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Is the Marshall still good?
I notice that Adams is playing other lines (e.g. Petroff) rather than the Marshall. Is there an objective reason for this or is it a case of wanting to play something different? Is the Marshall still ...

Started 05/25/05 at 21:07:48 by ano (Guest)
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22 11564 Last Post 11/16/06 at 15:04:24
By: Keano
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The World Championshp and the Marhshall
The Marshall is poping up again! I dont know if i should fear this as a lopez player yet or not. but i always have a feeling of uncertainty when the world best are playing these lines!
I am infl...

Started 10/11/05 at 08:57:20 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
3 2596 Last Post 10/12/05 at 00:23:43
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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
1 3208 Last Post 07/21/08 at 11:28:25
By: Matemax
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Anti-Marshall with 8.h3 !?
I heard there is an article in the US Magazine titled "Chess Life"  which has an article on this very interesting line.  The article written by Susan Polgar in either the March or Apri...

Started 04/17/06 at 14:34:16 by BladezII
3 2381 Last Post 04/17/06 at 22:32:21
By: kylemeister
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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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30 25894 Last Post 11/30/12 at 13:49:16
By: walkingterrapin
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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
13 10379 Last Post 12/17/09 at 22:43:06
By: MNb
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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
2 3856 Last Post 01/06/10 at 01:10:01
By: Bowen
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What do you do against the Marshall?
Say you wanna play the main line of the Ruy Lopez. Then you have to decide how to react if your opponent plays 7 ... 0-0 and so threatens to launch a Marshall Counter Attack.  What is your favorite me...

Started 02/24/05 at 15:14:16 by CheckMate (Guest)
3 2543 Last Post 04/06/05 at 05:56:39
By: Fernando Semprun
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The Marshall Attack; 21 ... Rb8 busted?
Someone who's known if the Harding Line 21 .. Rb8 is busted?
(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 ...

Started 03/03/05 at 11:41:20 by CheckMate (Guest)
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By: CheckMate (Guest)
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Latest theory on Marshall gambit?
Where can I find information about the very latest theory on the Marshall gambit? What is considerd to be the best line for black as of today 2007-07-05?
Thanks for your help!

Started 07/04/07 at 22:19:28 by chesscheese
10 7066 Last Post 08/01/07 at 07:41:02
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RuyLopez Anti Marshal 8.h3
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bb5 a6
4.Ba4 Nf6
5.0-0 B37
6.Re1 bb5
7.Bb3 0-0
Instead of previous 8.a4, the most popular "Anti Marshall" nowadays is 8.h3, then conti...

Started 08/05/04 at 03:57:17 by ChessLover (Guest)
3 3102 Last Post 08/05/04 at 12:44:17
By: CraigEvans
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Ruy Lopez Anti-Marshall C88Ruy Lopez Anti-Marshall
Ruy Lopez Anti-Marshall C88 - Wolff,Patrick G 2565 - Blatny,Pavel 2515 1996 1/2-1/2
Has Black's play been refuted? (Or did I just mess it up - twice?)
The first 16 moves of this game were:<b...

Started 08/29/03 at 13:18:54 by David Hamilton (Guest)
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By: David Hamilton (Guest)
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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
3 5239 Last Post 07/24/14 at 13:25:09
By: Grunfeldhope
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Marshall 9.d4!?
Some months ago I decided to abandon the King's gambit in favor of the Ruy Lopez.
One line that attracted me was 9.d4!? against the Marshall attack.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-...

Started 02/06/07 at 01:13:13 by FightingDragon
3 2272 Last Post 02/06/07 at 17:10:49
By: Keano
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question about the 8 a4 anti-marchall
What is the best move for white in the position after
1 e4-e5 2 Nf3- Nc6 3 Bb5-a6 4 Ba4-Nf6 5 0-0 Be7 6 Re1-b5 7 Bb3-0-0 8 a4 (to prevent the Marshall Attack!)
This move 8...-...

Started 07/28/03 at 04:26:05 by franck steenbekkers (Guest)
1 2154 Last Post 11/23/05 at 12:26:28
By: bundesligaspieler (Guest)
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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
7 7744 Last Post 12/09/09 at 02:42:21
By: Reverse
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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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23 24213 Last Post 04/20/11 at 08:49:47
By: Oblonskij
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Marshall Attack; small novelty
[color=#006633]The Marshall attack is one of the most heavily analysed variations in the Spanish.
However it is perfectly playable in correspondence games, where the jungle of variations<br /...

Malushko-Micawber, corr. 2006/2007

Started 02/22/07 at 00:21:05 by micawber
3 5656 Last Post 08/03/07 at 14:49:28
By: micawber
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Marshallgambit Kevitz-var Mithrakanth-Yuartev
This game is in de chesspublishing database and the annotions are not all that good. I sent in some improvements but got a reaction back, that the notes wouldn't be revised since they were done by Mot...

Started 09/09/05 at 18:01:27 by micawber
2 1963 Last Post 09/10/05 at 01:17:50
By: Smyslov_Fan
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