Queens gambit declined – Marshall defense – Queen Sacrifice ! Rare Variation

The Marshall Defense is a variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined in chess. The move 2… Nf6 is named after Frank Marshall, an American champion from 1877-1944. Marshall played the Marshall Defense in the 1920s, but gave it up after losing to Alekhine at Baden-Baden in 1925.The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of Black’s three responses to White’s Queen Gambit opening. Black chooses to secure his center pawn instead of accepting White’s wing pawn. The Queen’s Gambit Declined has been one of the most popular responses to the Queen’s Gambit for years.
The Queen’s Gambit is one of the oldest known openings in chess. It was mentioned in the Göttingen manuscript of 1490 and was later analyzed by Gioachino Greco in the 17th century.

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  1. Best move for Black is knight to D7 blocking check. Now pawn takes rook promotes to queen or rook check. Best move for Black is queen to D8 blocking check. Now bishop takes knight is checkmate.

  2. black KD8
    White NxF7 is a checkmate

    If black blocks the bishop check with his Queen, simply take the rook with the pawn and a Rook or Queen promotion is checkmate.

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