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|May-18-08|| ||ToTheDeath: <Fine said that Marshall was the strongest player that there was at pure tactics, stronger than Spielmann and Alekhine>|
Marshall never won a game from Alekhine and lost a whole lot more.
|May-26-08|| ||brankat: A number of R.Fine's "opinions" are well known to have been wrong.|
|May-26-08|| ||RookFile: Agreed, Alekhine was stronger, even at tactics. On the other hand, Marshall's +0 -7 = 7 was actually better than I thought he'd do.|
|Jun-01-08|| ||MichAdams: <...there are some masters, unfortunately, notable among them being Marshall, who are quite devoid of any sense of tact, and who make it a matter of principle to continue playing with stupid obstinacy in the most hopeless positions. Such procedure makes them themselves look ridiculous, and is degrading to the tourney as a spectacle.>|
Tarrasch was writing in the wake of Marshall vs Tarrasch, 1912, but did his complaint against Marshall have general substance?
|Jun-10-08|| ||keypusher: <MichAdams> Yes, I think so. Tarrasch puts it much more tactfully in the St. Petersburg tournament book -- says perhaps Marshall loves the game so much he simply can't bear to give it up. Here's another example: Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1912|
From St. Petersburg:
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1914
Can't really blame him for dragging this one out, since he had blown a win not long before.
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1914
|Aug-10-08|| ||talisman: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Frank James.|
|Aug-16-08|| ||Anyi: To all Marshll fans! I'm intending to write a short story featuring Carrie Marshall. If someone knows a good site to find out more about her, I'd be really thankful.
You are also invited to contribute a little biography of Marshall (or your other favourite player) to my website on Rubinstein (see Colleagues). Its address is: http://rubina.yfw24.de/
Contact me via E-mail or, if you are reluctant to disclose your e-mail address, via the guestbook!|
Looking forward to hearing from you!!
|Sep-25-08|| ||Karpova: C.N. 5778
Frank J. Marshall's son Frank Rice Marshall (born 1905.12.28).
Frank and Carrie decided to travel to Ostende 1907 together with their son (page 16 of "My Fifty Years of Chess" by Frank J. Marshall (New York, 1942): <‘Carrie and I decided that we would go abroad together and take Frankie along, although he was only 16 months old.’>).
A bit more on Frank Rice Marshall:
Edward Winter: <Page 5 of the January-February 1945 American Chess Bulletin presented him in army uniform (and stated that he had served in France as a corporal in the Signal Corps and that ‘he weathered three of the major campaigns with Gen. Patton’s army’).>
|Sep-25-08|| ||offramp: Here is a good picture of Hearst looking very Marshall-like
|Nov-27-08|| ||Karpova: Edward Winter's new feature article "The Marshall Gambit": http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
|Dec-06-08|| ||brankat: <Karpova> Thank You for the article. Also, this is the first time I've seen the New York 1918 Tournament photo :-)|
|Dec-24-08|| ||Cactus: Is it just me or does he look exactly like James Cromwell?|
|Jan-14-09|| ||arthurp: I don't see this mentioned but I believe that Frank Marshall's son was murdered and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this.Thought I read this long ago in a Larry Evans column.|
|Jan-18-09|| ||AgentRgent: <Cactus: Is it just me or does he look exactly like James Cromwell?> It's not just you! |
Now I just need to find investors to make a movie about Marshall so I can cast Cromwell!
|Jan-29-09|| ||DarthStapler: Marshall's games are some of the most entertaining to go over|
|Jan-29-09|| ||chocobonbon: I've made this point before: In "Combinations, the Heart of Chess" Chernev quoted Fine as saying "I've never met anyone, not even Alekhine, who had a keener eye for the purely combinative in chess." I submit that "purely combinative" is not synonymous with "tactics". Tactics is knowing what to do with combinations. Marshall's combinational ability allowed him to be a good swindler but his limited tactical & positional skills put him several shades below any World Champion IMHO. I love his games but I don't trust them.|
|Feb-11-09|| ||blacksburg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsha...
when i clicked on this, i was surprised to see that the Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez was not included in the list of Marshall Gambits, and that there were in fact three of these, independent of the gambit in the Spanish!
|May-28-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Marshall i Sverige (in Swedish)
(including 11 games played, by Sthig Jonasson)
|Jun-07-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
'When the Palestine team played the USA (in the 1935 Chess Olympiad) it was the late David Enoch 's turn to play Frank James Marshall . He played well and had a considerable advantage (two pawns) and was sure he would win easily. I remember that during the adjournment I warned Enoch to be careful, precisely because he has the advantage, for he is playing the <king of swindlers!>. And indeed, what I feared happened... one inaccurate move was enough for Frank James Marshall to pull out of his sleeve a counter-combination and draw the lost battle. You should have seen the old man's joy after saving the draw; it was as if he had won.'
(p.53, "History of Chess", 1963 by Moshe Czerniak)
Addendum (tournament review):
|Jul-04-09|| ||Richard Taylor: Yes. The King of Swindlers ! A good story! To swindle you need imaginative and combinative capacity.|
I have been playing over Tarrasch's games - he played many very fine and combative and instructive games. Many were quite beautiful also.
|Jul-04-09|| ||percyblakeney: David Enoch of the above anecdote did have quite good results for such a forgotten player. He isn't included at Chessmetrics, his game against Marshall seems to have disappeared, and there are no games of his after that Olympiad, where he drew Marshall, Najdorf and Lilienthal (#10 at Chessmetrics), and won against among others Grob, Opocensky and Thomas|
|Jul-04-09|| ||percyblakeney: Enoch apparently played very little but drew Bogo in 1927 (after missing a win), when Chessmetrics have him as #1.|
|Jul-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: He also made a Marshall Gambit in (D00) queen's pawn game|
|Jul-06-09|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Here are Marshall's wins WITH the Petrov. If one wants to see wild attacking games from the Black side of the Petrov, here they are galore. Yet many of these also testify to Marshall's skill as an endgame player.|
|Aug-10-09|| ||theagenbiteofinwit: Happy Birthday, Swindler.|
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