Monday, 6 July 2009


This is my first game using chessflash game viewer.
It is one of my favourite games of all time.
It's not a classic by any means,but it has a history to go with it.
It was played in Breslau 1912 between Levitzky and Frank Marshall(whos games i like playing over).

When as remour has it Marshall played 23.....Qg3 the crowd throw gold coins at the players.
Did people in 1912 have gold coins to throw away,i am not sure.
But it's a great story and an entertaining game.

Work out why Marshall's Queen can't be taken.

(show chess board)(hide chess board)


chesstiger said...

24. hxg3 Ne2# or
24. fxg3 Ne2+ 25. Kh1 Txf1# or
24. Qxg3 Ne2+ 25. Kh1 Pxg3+
if 26. fxg3 Txf1#
if 26. Kg1 Ne2+ although this last line doesn't seem to bring any other then a queen exchange.

linuxguy said...

if 26. Kg1 NxR and Black is up a rook. What is so funny is that this is actually an easy combination to analyze, it just looks messed-up on the face of it.

Marshall was probably thinking double-attack threatening queen and mate, simply breaking down the attack on the kings position by analysis.

linuxguy said...

Here's where I force them to throw gold coins!


CHESSX said...

Guys i will throw some virtual gold coins.

linuxguy said...