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Frank Marshall vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
St. Petersburg (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 9, May-03
Old Indian Defense: Czech Variation (A53)  ·  1-0



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Apr-08-05  paladin at large: Blackburne wastes time with 21....Qc4 whereupon Marshall steadily improves his position. It looks as though Marshall learned something from Capablanca, the way he finished off the old tactician.
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  Chessical: Chessical: Blackburn plays in the style of Chigorin. He obviously wanted a fighting game, but was to castle on opposite side the best alternative?

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<16... O-O-O> 17. Nb3 Qa4 18. c5 Kb8 19. Nc3 Qc4 20. f3 seems better.

In the actual game, I don't agree that with <paladin at large> that : <"Blackburne wastes time with 21....Qc4">.

The problem appears to be that in not exchanging Queens on the 18th move, Blackburne lost an opportunity to gain equality

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