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Player: Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member Subject: Chess Trap #6

2014-03-29 13:54:04
Another Ruy Lopez (Spanish) Trap.

4...Bc5?, not the best as the Bishop will be driven away from this square when White plays c3 followed by d4.

If 8...exd4 9.cxd4 Bb6 10.e5 etc. and Black\'s position is in ruins.

If 12...Qe8 13.Bxc6 Bxc6 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Qg4+ Kh8 16.Qg7#.

15...Rxd8. It makes no difference which Rook recaptures.
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1Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-04-01 18:19:31
Ruy Lopez again! I am beginning to think it will be worth my trawling through your back numbers, Larry, in order to memorise the traps and put them to the test for real -

2England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-04-02 07:53:26
The original Marshal attack played by black Capablanca v Marshall, New York 1918
Insight by Capablanca :
Capablanca himself knew it would be difficult. In his own words, before playing 10 NxP, he says: \"I thought for a while before playing this, knowing that I would be subjected to a terrific attack, all the lines of which would of necessity be familiar to my adversary. The lust of battle, however, had been aroused within me. I felt that my judgment and skill were being challenged by a player who had every reason to fear both (as shown by the records of our previous encounters), but who wanted to take advantage of the element of surprise and of the fact of my being unfamiliar with a thing to which he had devoted many a night of toil and hard work. I considered the position then and decided that I was in honor bound, so to speak, to take the Pawn and accept the challenge, as my knowledge and judgment told me that my position should then be defendable.
Says it all !

3Canada  cc14226285672014-04-02 08:05:51
You need nerves of steel to play the white side of the Marshall.-

4England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-04-02 15:25:49
Yeah it`s pretty hairy stuff. I ran through moves 14 and 16, taking the black`s catastrophic for white.
Marshall must have refined the attack after this refutation ?

5England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-04-02 15:43:00
This from `wiki`
Frank Marshall has a number of chess opening variations named after him. Two gambit variations that are still theoretically important today are named after him. One is the Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez (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). Marshall\'s first well-known game with this opening was against José Capablanca in 1918, although Marshall had previously played it in other games that did not gain widespread attention. Even though Capablanca won in a game widely regarded as a typical example of his defensive genius,[9] Marshall\'s opening idea became quite popular. Black gets good attacking chances and scores close to 50 percent with the Marshall, an excellent result for Black. The Marshall Attack is so respected that many top players often choose to avoid it with \"Anti-Marshall\" variations such as 8.a4.

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