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This is Stefan Levitsky vs Frank J. Marshall (1912). It is said that after Marshall's last move, 23. ... Qg3!!, the audience literally showered gold pieces on the board!
What was the exquisiteness of it was that White was offered the Queen in three ways, and Levitsky could not accept it by any means, else White would face an inevitable mate.
23. ... Qg3!! was indeed one of the best moves ever played!
The "shower of gold" story is totally bogus, but it sure is a beautiful move.
It looks like white will just be down a piece after 24. Qxg3 Ne2+ 25. Kh1 Nxg3+ 26. Kg1 Nxf1 27. gxh3
Still winning of course, just no mate yet.
true beauty :)
Yes, that's a piece down. But that was too much!
Marshall 21 move was Rh6.
I would have played Rxf!!.
Rxf2???? Blunder, blunder, blunder! Rxf2 = A ROOK DOWN!
@strategicplay ahahahaha you cnt c d line o wat dat u r kolng it blunder..
XD Samajh gaya!
Marshall missed a forced mate! (But forced only if he goes Rxf2)
The "shower of gold pieces" legend may have come from Polish spectators who wagered on Levitsky - side bets were not uncommon at the time.
Levitsky was a strong master, and was the reigning Russian Champion. He had been competing against the strongest players in Russia and Europe for a dozen years, whereas Marshall was only known for his 4th place at San Sebastian the previous year - and having lost matches to Lasker and Capablanca badly. So there is reason to believe local players may have bet on Levitsky.
But i couldn't understand this :-
1.Why the white didn't go for QxQ ?
25.hxg3 would have followed !
2.what were the three ways that you said in which the Queen was offered ?
24... Ne2+ wins back the queen with a crushing advantage.
With 24... Rxg3, black goes from being up a knight to being the exchange down.
Here is a complete analysis of every possible move by black that I did a while back of this beautiful move
23. ... Qg3!!24. Qxg3 Ne2+ 25. Kh1 Nxg3+26. Kg1 Nxf1 27. gxh3
And now Black is at an advantage.
The three ways the White Queen was offered:
24. hxg3 which follows Ne2#.
24. fxg3 which follows Ne2+ Kh1 Rxf1#.
24. Qxg3 whose continuation I posted above.
Read it. Nice.
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