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|Feb-09-16|| ||zanzibar: Near the conclusion of the <Marshall--Showalter (1909)> match, Marshall is quoted as saying he planned to retire from professional chess after playing in then upcoming Hamburg International Tournament.|
Good thing it was either a misquote, or Marshall later changed his mind.
From Nov. 23, 1909 Cincinnati Enquirer:
|Feb-17-16|| ||offramp: I think Marshall, more than any other top player, tried for piece activity above everything else. He would give up loads of pawns to get his knights, and secondarily his bishops, into good attacking positions. When it works out it is a Mt-St-Helens-like apocalypse of attack.|
|Aug-10-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Frank Marshall.
I hope you are swindling everyone in Chess Heaven.
|Mar-05-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: < offramp: Uncopyrightable is the longest word in English with no repeat letters.>|
You should copyright that.
|Mar-05-17|| ||tamar: Wouldn't "uncopyrightables" have one more?|
|Mar-05-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: < tamar: Wouldn't "uncopyrightables" have one more?>|
Is that even a word? A noun? Things that are uncopyrightable?
Who decides if a string of letters is a word or not? OED?
|Mar-05-17|| ||tamar: copyrightables
plural of copyrightable
|Mar-05-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: however, uncopyrightable is an adjective|
|Mar-05-17|| ||tamar: Would it not morph into a noun the same way as copyrightable? "Copyrightable works" becomes copyrightables almost instantly in speech.|
|Mar-05-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: <tamar: Would it not morph into a noun the same way as copyrightable? "Copyrightable works" becomes copyrightables almost instantly in speech.>|
I don't know, honestly. I will leave it to the good folks at OED.
|Mar-06-17|| ||offramp: <thegoodanarchist: < offramp: Uncopyrightable is the longest word in English with no repeat letters.>
You should copyright that.>
I tried but I can't, for some reason.
|Mar-06-17|| ||tamar: Well if uncopyrightables ever is approved, I have the copyright!|
|Jun-03-17|| ||zanzibar: Let's have a mention of Canada's role in shaping this player:|
<Frank J. Marshall, the Brooklyn chess champion, has been visiting here [i.e. Montreal, Quebec] for a week past, coming here shortly after the close of the annual mid-summer state meeting at the Thousand Islands. The youthful expert spent much of his boyhood in Canada, and first learned the game of chess in Montreal, where he achieved his earlier successes, which laid the foundation of the brilliant career he has since mapped out for himself.
BDE 1900.08.08 p12
|Feb-05-18|| ||MissScarlett: Spotted Frank moonlighting in Hollywood:
|Mar-25-18|| ||sudoplatov: Marshall won a tournament in Paris in 1907 that's not listed here. It does have a rare Marshall victory over Tarkakover.|
|Mar-27-18|| ||offramp: Marshall must have been a very good speaker of French, having lived in Montreal for so long.|
|Jun-01-18|| ||sudoplatov: I probably mentioned this before, several tribute to Lasker laud him for being able to save lost positions. Marshall is criticized from swindling his way out of lost positions.|
|Nov-22-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Wasn't it Marshall who won The Gold Coin Game, with Black?|
I don't see it in the "Notable Games" list.
|Nov-22-18|| ||Sally Simpson: S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912|
|Dec-02-18|| ||The Rocket: Marshall or Nezhmetdinov - finest tactican/calculator of all time? |
I would have to give the edge to Nez, but I don't recall Marshall ever missing any tactics either. Marshall was for sure stronger than Alekhine in the tactics department, which Reuben Fine also submits.
|Dec-02-18|| ||The Rocket: I guess Bronstein is in that list too. He's an equally creative player, at the very least.|
|Feb-24-19|| ||mifralu: On November 21, 1892, Marshall played Emanuel Lasker when Lasker was giving a 24-board simultaneous exhibition in Montreal. Marshall lost; Lasker scored
+21 -1 =2.
|Feb-24-19|| ||MissScarlett: Nice find. Marshall was only 15. No doubt this was covered by Hilbert in <Young Marshall> (Moravian 2002), but it's news to me.|
Note that <Whyld (1998)> gives the date of this simul (with the scores of the games vs. Robertson and Bertrand) as November 22nd, based on the <Montreal Daily Herald 23-11-92>. Your link shows it was, in fact, the <Herald> of November 22nd, and the date at page top has evidently been misread.
|Feb-24-19|| ||Sally Simpson: ***
It's strange how Marshall never mentions this game. He talks about simuls v Steinitz and Pillsbury (both in 1893) adding the first time his name appeared in print was in Le Monde (Montreal) 1893 after the Steinitz game.
Later in his 'Fifty Years of Chess' game 7 v Lasker. He says this is the first time we met over the board.
I know Marshall was a bit liberal with the facts regarding some his games and life but one would think you could hardly forget playing Lasker.
(it was not Marshall senior, he was called Alfred George.)
|Feb-24-19|| ||Telemus: <MissScarlett: No doubt this was covered by Hilbert in <Young Marshall> (Moravian 2002)> |
Hilbert is overrated, especially when it comes to Lasker.
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