Maul ’em with the Marshall Attack | Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz teaches the Marshall Attack (sometimes seen as a gambit) in the Ruy Lopez. Black gives up a center Pawn to create weaknesses. See the original game where it failed, then see a modern improvement on the idea.

Jose Raul Capablanca vs Frank James Marshall, New York (1918): C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall counter-attack
Alexey Shirov vs Levon Aronian, 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final (2009): C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall, main line, Spassky variation


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