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Frank Marshall vs Albert Pinkus
Dimock theme (1924), New York
Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Greco Variation (C54)  ·  0-1



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  GrahamClayton: The citation for this game appears to be wrong. According to the following website, all games in the 1924 Dimock Theme tournament had to start with the Bishop's Opening, but this game is a standard Giuoco Piano.

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  kenilworthian: Actually, this game was played in another Dimock Theme tournament, probably in early 1925 (perhaps January - March). That tournament was never finished because Marshall and Torre had to leave for their European tour of Baden-Baden, Marienbad, and Moscow. Pinkus was the only undefeated player in the tournament and he won it. There were a number of theme tournaments played at the Marshall CC between 1921-1926, including a Greco Counter-Gambit (1921), Urusov Gambit (1924), Evans (1926), Giuoco Piano--Moeller (1925), Danish (1923?), and Vienna Gambit (1926). I think the date should be 1925, but I have not been able to confirm that. The Urusov Gambit tournament ended in December 1924. I don't think the Giuoco Piano one began until the following year.
Mar-17-12  Calli: The date would seem to be 4 October 1925; Here is the report from the NYT:

"Marshall Loses at Chess"

"Beaten by Pinkus After 64 Moves,
While Torre Bows To Howell."

"Surprising upsets were the order of the day in the Dimock tournament at the rooms of the Marshall Chess Club yesterday when both Frank J. Marshall, and Carlos Torre of Mexico were defeated. Marshall, with the white pieces, lost to Albert Pinkus in 64 moves after sacrificing a piece for two pawns. Torrre, playing black, was outplayed by C.S. Howell, one-time State champion, in 20 moves. In the third game of the round A. E. Santasiere won from H. Steiner in 61 moves."

NY Times October 5, 1925

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