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Frank Marshall vs Siegbert Tarrasch
San Sebastian (1912), San Sebastian ESP, rd 19, Mar-15
Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit. Marshall Variation (B20)  ·  0-1



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Aug-02-07  Jesspatrick: Marshall was doing fine until he played 29.f3
Oct-28-07  Dr. Siggy: Dr. Tarrasch, "The Game of Chess", page 201:

"The passed pawn is always a force, not only in the endgame but even as early as the middle game, especially when it is fairly far advanced. If possible, therefore, the opponent must block it and, if he can, with the least valuable piece, the Knight.

"Thus in the following example [...]:
"The play was 22. Rad1 Tac8 23. c4 Nb7! 24. Re3 Nd6! (a classic position for the Knight. It blocks the passed pawn, attacks the backward one and guards the advancing one) 25. Tde1 e4 26. Nd2 Bd4, with a great advantage in position for Black. White's passed pawn will not threaten any danger for some appreciable time. 'It is better, therefore, to have a mobile majority of pawns on a flank than a blocked passed pawn in the centre', a very important principle laid down by the author."

Oct-19-14  TheFocus: <...there are some masters, unfortunately, notable among them being Marshall, who are quite devoid of any sense of tact, and who make it a matter of principle to continue playing with stupid obstinacy in the most hopeless positions. Such procedure makes them themselves look ridiculous, and is degrading to the tourney as a spectacle> - Tarrasch, about this win with Rook, Bishop and two Pawns against Marshall's lone Rook.

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