Originally posted by Pacifique
Could you take a look in opening books or databases before posting such a crap in forum?
Aw P that was a wee bit harsh.
There is a lot more crap in the chess forum these days.
This was refreshing chess. The lad will learn a lot more about
this opening from the rest of the lads on here than he would
seeing it tagged with a ? in some opening database.
Yes it is yet another opening twist attributed to Frank Marshall.
a 21 year old Pillsbury is in town to give a blindfold simul.
One of his adversaries was a 16 year Frank Marshall.
Here is the game. It appears Marshall slung on 2..Nf6 to get Pillsbury
out of the book and attack him.
Marshall writes in 'My Fifty Years of Chess.'
"An inferior move which permits White to gain control of the centre.
2...e6 or 2...c6 are better second moves for Black."
Although Marshall knew it was dodgy he did on occasion play it
a few more times throughout his career. Once against Alekhine.
In his game notes Marshall writes after 7...exf4 he felt that
Pillsbury perhaps underestimated him.
(Of course we have to remember Pillsbury was playing 10 other
players blindfold as well.)
H.Pillsbury - F.Marshall Montreal 1893
And here is how Alekhine dealt with 2...Nf6.
A.Alekhine - F.Marshall, Baden Baden, 1925