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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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0 3652 Last Post 03/31/10 at 16:47:22
By: notyetagm
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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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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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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
1 3378 Last Post 10/03/09 at 18:02:13
By: micawber
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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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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
1 2982 Last Post 01/24/08 at 09:01:29
By: Matemax
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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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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
2 1614 Last Post 10/29/18 at 22:59:11
By: FreeRepublic
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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 3857 Last Post 01/06/10 at 01:10:01
By: Bowen
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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
2 4090 Last Post 07/31/08 at 09:16:20
By: Strategy_Rules
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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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Returning the pawn
In a recent game, I met an idea I wasn't familiar with.
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...

Started 08/05/19 at 23:31:09 by RdC
3 1423 Last Post 08/07/19 at 19:13:47
By: Jack Hughes
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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