Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Frank Marshall vs Mikhail Chigorin
Ostend (1906), Ostend BEL, rd 7, Jun-12
Old Indian Defense: General (A53)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 14 times; par: 56 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 18 more Marshall/Chigorin games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you missed a Game of the Day, you can review the last year of games at our Game of the Day Archive.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: 28.Qh5?? is a grievous oversight, but after 28.g3 f4! 29.Bxf4 Qe4 30.gxh4 Qxf4 black has an advantage.
May-06-04  TrueFiendish: ...Qe4 conveys a tactic as simple as it is unusual, as evidenced by Marshall's missing it. I think if the h4 knight had been a d5 bishop he would never have missed it.
Apr-10-10  kjr63: Why is this called "old indian" opening? There is nothing old nor indian in this chigorin system. Rasism against the old indian players and their openings?

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
98_A53-A55_OLD Indian Defense (aka Altindisch)
by whiteshark
Game 17
from Soviet School of Chess (Kotov/Yudovich) by Qindarka
from 55d_Middlegame motifs - Alekhine's gun by whiteshark
late IQP
from Middlegame: IQP on d4 by Baby Hawk
Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
from yPins Ins & Outs, All About Pins, Pile on, Unpin by fredthebear
Santasiere's "My Love Affair With Tchigorin"
by Resignation Trap
Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
from A B C Players of Yesteryear by fredthebear
Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
from White Reversed Philidor Indians Old and Young by Apache123
July, p. 135 [Game 140 / 873]
from American Chess Bulletin 1906 (July-December) by Phony Benoni
Old Indian Defense - A53-55
by johnarleyburns
Soviet School of Chess
by samsloan
Old Indian
from IQP Games by Levit8chess

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC