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|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.|
|Aug-10-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. World Championship Challenger, Frank James Marshall.|
|Aug-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: Be a great poet, be a great chess player...and live forever.|
|Aug-12-14|| ||MissScarlett: Seems likely that he was named after Frank James, brother of Jesse. He was born in 1877, shortly after the James' gang had reached the apex of their infamy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_...|
|Aug-12-14|| ||ljfyffe: Charles and Benjamin were two of Frank Marshall's brothers(Hilbert), but contemporary supporting evidence of some sort or another is surely needed to make it more than mere speculation that he's the namesake of an American outlaw.|
|Aug-13-14|| ||ljfyffe: On the othet hand, few would argue that the notorious outlaw John Wesley Hardin wasn't named after the famous Methodist preacher John Wesley , but then the situation is quite reversed, as that concerning Marshall's name. None other than Bob Dylan transformed the outlaw Hardin into a preacher of a kind whom, he wrote, robbed the rich to give to the poor while holding a gun "in every hand".|
|Aug-13-14|| ||ljfyffe: That of course should be "of whom, he wrote..." in the immediate above.
By the way, is "anal retentive" spelt with a hyphen?|
|Aug-13-14|| ||ljfyffe: And there is evidence that collaborates from whence Hardin got his first and second names: his father was a Methodist preacher. ("Yes, it is", referring to the question above.)|
|Aug-14-14|| ||ljfyffe: Charles Harding, Saint John, NB, 1891 chess champion, is no relation to the outlaw. Dylan (Zimmerman) added a "g" to the outlaw's name in a ballad.|
|Aug-15-14|| ||ljfyffe: Bob Dylan states that he took his name from the famous poet Dylan Thomas, not TV's Marshall Dillon, who got his name from the famous chessplayer Frank Marshall (just kidding about the last part!)|
|Aug-15-14|| ||Granny O Doul: Don't know about "named for", but I remember Dmitry Gurevich reporting in Chess Life that Larry Christiansen was related to John Dillinger, and that one could see the fact reflected in his chess.|
|Aug-15-14|| ||ljfyffe: Kept escaping from tight situations? Or he carried a submachine gun?|
|Aug-16-14|| ||ljfyffe: And as far as the poet Robert Lee Frost's name goes, well, that's a road I'm not going to take.|
|Aug-30-14|| ||ljfyffe: Spelling error:that should be Marshal Dillon.|
|Oct-30-14|| ||ljfyffe: Interesting quote in reference to F.J. Marshall
at 1896 NYSCA tournament:<Among the
contestants in the general tourney was the young
Canadian player, F.(J.) Marshall, formally of Montreal, but now a resident of Brooklyn.>
St. John Globe, Feb. 28, 1896.
|Oct-30-14|| ||diceman: <ljfyffe:
By the way, is "anal retentive" spelt with a hyphen?>
|Oct-31-14|| ||ljfyffe: Or to be half-ass about the whole thing: semi-colon.|
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