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|Nov-24-13|| ||RedShield: Frank(lin) James was a famous outlaw, so Marshall probably fashioned his <shoot from the hip> style on him.|
|Dec-22-13|| ||Karpova: On October 23, 1911, Marshall played a consultation game in the Vienna Chess Club against Alois Seidl, A. Pink and M. Kirschen (the consultants had Black):|
1.e4 e5 2.d4 d6 3.Nf3 Nd7 4.Bc4 c6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Ng5 Nh6 7.O-O Be7 8.Ne6
fxe6 9.Bxh6 Nf6 10.Bxg7 Qxd1 11.Rxd1 Rg8 12.Bxf6 Bxf6
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Seidl had suggested 7...Be7 which has a bad reputation as a pawn is lost. Yet, after 9...Nf6, the Black bishop pair became so powerful, that Marshall not only went on to lose his extra pawn but drifted into a worse position. The game lasted several hours and as it had become late, a draw was agreed upon. The whole game score is not given.
Source: Page 14 of the January-February 1915'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Dec-29-13|| ||Karpova: Simul in the Portland Chess and Checker Club on February 23, 1915: +77 -4 =11. The Simul lasted 6.5 hours.|
Simul in San Francisco on March 1, 1915: +31 -8 =2.
Source: Page 107 of the May-June 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-19-14|| ||Karpova: 36-board Simul in the Vienna Amateur Chess Club in 1911: +21 -8 =7. He lost to Prof. Soyka, Onderka, Sara, Kondor, Dr. Blum, Leyer, Vranovits and Keschanski.|
Source: Page 82 of the February-March 1912 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-09-14|| ||Karpova: 23-board Simul in Györ on October 29, 1911: +21 -1 =1|
On October 30, he played there (and won) two Blitz tournaments: against Zoltan von Balla, Chalupetzky, Dr. Ed. Farago and Eugen Szekely with 3 points (draws against von Balla and Chalupetzky).* Marshall was in brilliant form.
Source: Pages 335-336 of the November-December 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
* The <3 Punkte> probably means +2 -0 =2, beating Farago and Szekely, drawing von Balla and Chalupetzky. As it is reported that he won two Blitz tournaments, maybe it were two 3-player tournaments with Marshall scoring 1.5/2 in each tournament?
|Feb-14-14|| ||Karpova: On October 23 and 24, 1911, Marshall was visiting the Vienna Chess Club.|
On the first evening, he played a consultation game against Martin Kirschen, Alfred Pink and Alois Seidl. The game ended drawn after a very exciting struggle.
On the second evening, Marshall played a Simul against: Norbert Libano, Adam Ritter Zuk von Skarszewski, Dr. Karl Ritter von Lozinski, Dr. Siegmund Grünbaum, Eduard Hamlisch, Rudolf Galitzenstein, Albert Weil, Alfred Schifter, J Halumbirek, Wilhelm Ritter von Arlt, Dr. Siegmund Pollak, Alfred Neumann, Hans Feuerstein, Adalbert von Springer, Franz Balling, Erich Förster, Otto Sternberg, Siegmund Steiner, Alfred Pink, Artur Mandler and Theodor Gruber.
After 1 hour, Marshall had already won 8 games and he beat another 8 players in the next hour. The Simul lasted 2 1/4 hours overall and Marshall didn't suffer a single loss. 5 players managed draws: Libano, Hamlisch, Pollak, Pink and Gruber.
Source: Page 382 of the November-December 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Apr-02-14|| ||offramp: Marshall had a fantastic way of getting 100% out of his attacking pieces. He truly left no stone unturned in trying to preserve his initiatives.|
|Apr-03-14|| ||Conrad93: Alekhine did not play the first Alekhine Defense either.|
It was played as early as 1893.
J M Hanham vs E Delmar, 1893
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 first appeared in the game J M Hanham vs E Delmar, 1893.
And Vladimir Lenin pretty much invented the entire mainline to the Alekhine's Defense.
Who knew, right?
V I Lenin vs M Gorky, 1908
|Apr-03-14|| ||Conrad93: The Hanham Defense doesn't sound as inviting though...|
|May-08-14|| ||ljfyffe: Steinitz-Marshall 1e4 e6 2d4 d5 3Nd2 Ne7 4Bd3 Nbc6 was played at the Heather Chess Club on Nov. 17, 1893. Steinitz-Marshall 1e4 e6 2d4 d5 3Nd2 Ne7 4Ngf3 Ng6 was played at the Montreal Chess Club on Nov. 13, 1893. Both Montreal simul games against Marshall were won by Steinitz.|
|May-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: See:Young Marshall by John Hilbert.|
|May-17-14|| ||ljfyffe: At the Montreal simul , Steinitz played against 16 opponents at the Montreal chess club; against 18 at the Heather Chess Club. In his book, Marshall states that the game he played at the Heather Club was his first recorded game. That game appeared in the Le Monde Illustre, Dec. 2, 1893 in an article that gives the impression this was their first meeting. This might explain why Marshall confused the two games if he were using the newspaper as a reference?|
|May-17-14|| ||ljfyffe: Marshall's first published game appeared in the Montreal Gazette of Nov.14, 1893, played at the Montreall Chess Club.|
|Jun-05-14|| ||ljfyffe: Hilbert errs on the date of Marshall's second game on p. 10 of Writings in Chess History 2012.|
|Jun-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: Oddly, Goeller does list Marshall's Canadian crosstables.|
|Jun-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: That should read does NOT list ...|
|Jun-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: In the first Montreal chess club championship (1893), Marshall came third behind first place J.P. Cooke and second D.C. Robertson. He had 11 points out of a possible 18.
In the 1894 Canadian Championship in Montreal, he came fifth behind 1st A.T. Davison, 2nd J.E. Narraway, 3rd /4th R.Short, D.C. Robertson. He had 7 points out of a possible 14.|
|Jun-10-14|| ||offramp: One of the top 15 tournament players of all time!
(Not much of a match player, for some reason. Was it boredom?)
He could beat anyone in the world when he was on form. Well done, Frankie!!
|Jun-10-14|| ||perfidious: By what reckoning is Marshall one of the top fifteen tournament players in history?|
|Jun-11-14|| ||ljfyffe: As in sports, chessplayers are to be judged in context of the time they played. I don't know about 15, but he certainly is recognized as one of the chess greats. Like Fischer, he brought attention to the game.|
|Jun-27-14|| ||ljfyffe: For Marshall-G.K. Powell (1916), see Simultanees de Marshall a Toronto by Larry Fyffe in Au Nom Au Roi p.92|
|Jul-12-14|| ||wwall: But the Nov-Dec issue of American Chess Bulletin said that when they met after 23 years, at the Hotel Shelton in New York, neither one could remember whose move it was, so they did not finish the game started 23 years ago. Instead, they played three rapid transit games, Marshall winning two and drawing one.|
|Jul-12-14|| ||IFNB: I'm curious what Marshall would rate if he were time warped into the present day.|
|Jul-12-14|| ||RookFile: I think he's be about Nakamura's level. Just a notch below the top.|
|Jul-25-14|| ||ljfyffe: Alas, time-wraping is science FICTION.|
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