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|Dec-19-11|| ||Phony Benoni: Few of Clarence Hewlett's chess feats seem to have been recorded, but if the person on the left in the picture near the bottom of this page is the same guy then he had some other accomplishments:|
This may be another picture, from 1957 (I'm not that good at recognizing faces):
And he may well be the father of this fellow, who I'm sure pulled off a smothered mate from time to time:
|Dec-19-11|| ||Resignation Trap: Thanks <Phony Benoni>!|
|Jan-20-12|| ||visayanbraindoctor: <"The Jänisch is becoming frightening. It’s a good job I’m not a 1.e4 player" (Giri). It is very difficult to break Radjabov's Jänisch. It might be the reason.>|
Marshall was the great pre-WW2 exponent of the Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense (C63).
Together with the Ruy Lopez, Marshall (C89)
and the Berlin, these openings may cause more e4 players to avoid the Ruy Lopez in the future; perhaps to play more Italians.
Notice Marshall's contribution to the first two openings above (and also in the Petrov Defense (C42)).
Contrary to the popular stereotype of Marshall being an unprepared slambang player, he went into competitions armed with an opening arsenal.
And it seems that chess history is taking note of this. Look at the effects of his black openings on today's e4 players.
|Jul-04-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Frank J. Marshall, Player of the Day, today you are remembered!|
|Jul-04-12|| ||ketchuplover: Happy birthday to herr Marshall and the USA|
|Jul-04-12|| ||RookFile: Marshall made some outstanding contributions to opening theory - the opening was certainly a strength with him.|
|Jul-04-12|| ||King Death: Marshall was a fine all around player, unfortunately in his play he's remembered more than anything for the thrashings he took in matches against some of the all time greats. It's good to see that folks recognize him for what he did for the game.|
|Aug-10-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday champ.|
|Aug-10-12|| ||waustad: It looks like today's POTD and Marshall traded dates this year. I'll honor your B'day today!|
|Aug-10-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: GM Marshall, today you are remembered with the utmost respect and admiration!|
|Sep-14-12|| ||Karpova: In Mannheim (Germany) on July 14, 1914 Marshall played a game against the amateur G. W. Lüdecke. They played for 5 hours and then adjourned the game. It was not possible to resume the game the next day as WWI broke out and Marshall went back to the USA. 24 years later, in 1938 Lüdecke travelled to the USA and they finally resumed the game at the Marshall Chess Club. They agreed to a draw after a short fight.|
From page 109 of the 1938 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-14-12|| ||RookFile: Interesting story. Marshall had a sense of humor, this sounds just like him.|
|Sep-15-12|| ||Karpova: I have to correct my earlier post: Marshall and Lüdecke began playing on July 31 (instead of July 14). Sorry for that.|
|Nov-09-12|| ||TheFocus: R.I.P. Frank Marshall. Thanks for the games and the swindles.|
|Nov-10-12|| ||RookFile: Yep. He had some fantastic swindles, worthy of his great skill in combination. But what really impresses me is his ides in the opening, for example the Marshall gambit to the Ruy Lopez or his way of playing the Petrov defense. He was the type of player who played 1. d4 not to play it safe, but to steer the game to wild and complicated tactics.|
|Dec-19-12|| ||Cemoblanca: Brave Heart –
We salute you!
Knowing neither gain nor loss,
Nor fear, nor hate –;
But only this –
To fight – to fight –
And to love. ~ Anthony Santasiere :)
|Jan-01-13|| ||SBC: For those interested in such things, a while back I had made a photo-montage of Frank Marshall:
|Feb-11-13|| ||Caissanist: Outstanding photo collection <SBC>, many thanks for putting that up.|
|Feb-11-13|| ||Caissanist: Marshall's Wikipedia page makes the statement that <He won the U.S. Championship in 1904, but did not accept the title because the current U.S. champion, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, did not compete.> Is this in fact true? I have never heard this before.|
|Feb-11-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <Caissanist> Marshall won the 7th American Chess Congress at St. Louis in 1904. Its organizer, Max Judd, had meant the tournament to provide a successor to the ailing Pillsbury, but this claim is not generally recognized.|
7th American Chess Congress (1904)
Marshall's exact attitude toward the title is still a matter of dispute. It may be significant that when Showalter was proclaimed the championship in 1909 more or less by default, Marshall lost no time arranging a match with him.
|Feb-16-13|| ||Caissanist: <Phony Benoni>, thanks as always!|
|Feb-23-13|| ||Nightsurfer: <Frank James Marshall> was <"... a fine all around player ...">, as <KingDeath> has put it in his posting of <Jul-04-12>, and <Frank James Marshall> had <" ... a sense of humor ...">, as we learn from the posting by <RookFile> on <Sep-14-12>.|
And since <Frank James Marshall> had this <"sense of humor">, then it will most probably have made him smile - whilst sitting on his cloud up there in Heaven - that two kids from Germany, namely Julian Groetzbach and his brother <Daniel>, have quite generously conceded to <Frank James Marshall> that the latter had demonstrated <"... great understanding of chess ..."> whilst storming the castle of his opponent by executing the famous Bishop's Sacrifice on h7, just have a look at the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0H... ... and enjoy! ;-)
|May-05-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.nytimes.com/1986/03/02/a...|
An article - that mentions Marshall. (I did not see it in the last few pages of kibitzing.)
|May-05-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <<Jan-20-12 <visayanbraindoctor:> <"The Jänisch is becoming frightening. It’s a good job I’m not a 1.e4 player" (Giri). It is very difficult to break Radjabov's Jänisch. It might be the reason.>|
Marshall was the great pre-WW2 exponent of the Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense (C63). <<<<>>>> >>
I recently posted a web page - that contains a "state of the art" analysis of this line ...
|May-05-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.angelfire.com/games4/lif...|
My little web page on Marshall.
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