Danish GambitC21

F. J. Marshall
H. B. Daly

NYSCA Masters, Brooklyn
1909


C21: Danish Gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 Covers b4 3... d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. cxd4 5. Qxd4 Qxd4 6. cxd4 Bd6=/+ 5... Nf6 5... Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qxd4 7. Nc3=/+ 6. Nf3=/+ Nc6 Exerts pressure on the isolated pawn 7. Be2 Bf5 7... Bb4+!? has some apparent merit 8. Nc3 O-O=/+ 8. Nc3= White threatens to win material: Nc3xd5 8... Bb4 9. O-O Bxc3 10. bxc3 White has the pair of bishops 10... O-O 11. c4 Qd7 11... Qd6 12. d5 Ne5 13. Qd4= 12. d5 White threatens to win material: d5xc6 12... Ne7 13. Bb2 Bg6 14. Ne5 Qd8 15. Bf3 Nf5 16. Qb3 Nh4 17. Rfe1 17. Qxb7 is the less attractive alternative 17... Rb8 18. Qxa7 Nxf3+ 19. Nxf3 Rxb2-+ 17... Re8 18. Rac1 18. Nxg6 Nxf3+ 19. Qxf3 hxg6 20. Rxe8+ Nxe8+/- 18... Nxf3+ 19. Qxf3 19. gxf3?! Bf5= 19... Nd7 20. Nxg6 hxg6 21. h3 21. Rxe8+ Qxe8 22. Bd4 Qe7+/- 21... Qh4+/- 22. d6 >= 22. Qc3!? Nf6 23. Qd4 Qxd4 24. Bxd4+/- 22... cxd6= 23. Qxb7 Nc5 The knight is not easily driven from c5 23... Nb6!?= deserves consideration 24. Qd5+/- Qf4 25. Re3 Qf5 26. Rce1 Qd7 26... Ne6 27. Qxd6 Qc2 28. Rxe6 fxe6 29. Be5+/- 27. Ba3 Ne6 28. c5 >= 28. Bxd6!? Rac8 29. c5+- 28... Qb5+/- 29. Qxd6 Red8 30. Qe5 Nd4 30... Rac8 31. Qg3+/= 31. Re4 31. Qe4 Rab8+/- 31... f6 31... >= Rac8!?+/- 32. Qg3+- g5 33. Qc3 Nf5 33... Nc6 34. Bc1+- 34. Rb4 >= 34. c6+- might be the shorter path 34... Qd3?? a blunder in a bad position >= 34... Rd3 35. Qc2 Nd4+- 35. Re8+! a fitting end to a beautiful game 35... Kf7 35... Rxe8 Deflection from d3 36. Qxd3 36. Qxd3 Rxd3 37. Rxa8 Rxa3 38. Rb7+ Kg6 38... Ke6 no good, but what else? 39. c6 Nd6 40. Rxg7 Rxa2+- 39. Raxa7 Rc3 40. g4 1-0 [Fritz 9 (5s)]