So it's official folks. Levitsky-Marshall is naff.
Some guy on another site said so.
Go to your collection of classic games and rip it out. 😉
Only joking boys - good thread.
This bit was a bit odd:
"...but the best white can achieve is to lose a knight"
Marshall was already a piece up when played 23...Qg3.
If you want the whole history of this game and the gold coins then go to:
Rossolimo v Reissmann is a beauty as well.
(though as someone mentioned Qxe6 instead of Qg6 was stronger -
in the Marshall game Qg3 was the strongest move - moot point).
Remember when I first this saw I started poking about with it.
I always tampered with games and the final combinations.
Moving a piece here and there, trying different things.
Jazzing it up - killing it.
Taking it to bits and putting it all back together again.
White is threatening Rxh7 mate.
1...Qxg6 2.Nxg6+ mate next move.
1...fxg6 2.Rxh7 mate
1....h6 2. Rxh6+ and mate.
1...Ng5 makes it all wee bit messy, kind of flaws it slightly.
Though White will win - still mate.
But what about...NxQ does that work?
(...NxQ what am I talking about?)
Here is a lovely wee variation that I stumbled upon.
Never seen it in any of the books. (why should I - it's daft).
It's the kind of thing I would do when tampering.
Yup it's still sound. 🙂