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Edward Lasker vs Frank Marshall
Marshall CC ch (1941), New York, NY USA
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation (E20)  ·  1-0



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Aug-15-05  Knight13: After 28.Qf8+ White at least have a draw. But the win is better. Marshall must've had a miscalculation. 27. Qb4! is good.
Apr-17-10  Oceanlake: Move 29 should be Rd6 ch. Then Kf4

30 h4 ch Kh5 given by Lasker in Chess Secrets, p 378.

31 Rd5 ch f5
32 Rxf5 ch gf
33 Qxf5 ch Kh6
34 Qg5 Mate

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  Jonathan Sarfati: 31.g4+ Kxh4 32.Qh6#
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  Phony Benoni: The error on White's 29th move:

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May have come fro the American Chess Bulletin (1942, p. 8). There the move is given as 39.R-Q3 (39.Rd3), which is obviously ridiculous. ChessBase (and hence our score) have changed ths to 29.Rd4.

However, Lasker himself, writing notes to the game in ACB, states:

<"If RxR, QhR8ch wins the Queen. But the text move leads to mazte.">

That makes it clear the move was <39.Rd6+>, as given n "Chess Secrets."

With the rook on d6 instead of d4:

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There is no mate in two at the end; instead, Lasker's 31.Rd5+ is the quickest way to mate.

We'll see if we can straighten this out.

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  Phony Benoni: And for the record, this game was from the 1941/42 Marshall Championship. I haven't found th eexact date as yet.

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