History of the Marshall Attack
Frank Marshall brought this ploy into the world back in 1918. His opponent was the Cuban maestro Jose Raul Capablanca. Frank J Marshall was the strongest US player of the day having won the US Championship several times. He was also one of the strongest players in the world.But Capablanca was one of only a handful of players that Marshall just couldn’t handle. They had played back in 1909 Capablanca had demolished him 8-1 with 14 draws. Half of Capa’s wins had come when he had played the Ruy Lopez with the White pieces. Marshall had not played the Ruy Lopez with Black since that massacre. Secretly however he worked long and hard on a brand new system to beat it.He waited for so long for a chance to play his new anti-Ruy Lopez system against Capa in a big tournament game. Finally after 9 long years his opportunity had arrived.
We test Marshall Attack with chess engines in special position .
after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 Nf6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Ng4
Chess engines Participants in the tournament are: Stockfish 10 – Houdini 6.02 – Komodo 11.2.2 – SugaR RC2 – Fizbo 2-
Fire 7.1 – Ethereal 11 & DeepShredder 13.
We were surprised at the results , Of the 56 chess games, only one black was won.This chess position does not have anything for black .
chess engine test PC system Laptop
CPU Pentium N3710 – 4 Core Max 2.6 GHz with 4 GB RAM DDR3 1600 MHz
500 GB Hard – Win 10 – Fritz 16 Hash Size 64 MB per core use 2 core (2 CPU)- Blitz 5m + 3s
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