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|Mar-30-11|| ||Penguincw: < MaxxLange: I disagree. There are plans bad enough that they are much worse than no plan. >|
Like what? Giving up a queen for a pawn with no compensation?
|Mar-30-11|| ||MaxxLange: castling into a crushing attack, exchanging down to a lost pawn endgame, etc|
|May-26-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is a Marshall game not in the database:
[Site "New Orleans"]
[White "Gehl, JM"]
[Black "Marshall, Frank James"]
1. e4 e5 2. f3 f6 3. xe5 d6 4. c4 xe4 5. d4 d5 6. e2 c6 7. c3 e7 8. f4 O-O 9. e3 xd4 10. cxd4 b4+ 11. d1 f6 12. e5 xf2+ 13. c1 c6+ 14. c2 xh1 15. f3 e8 16. d3 g4 17. xg4
click for larger view
17...xe5 18. dxe5 h6+ 0-1
Source: "Sunday Times", Perth, Western Australia, 22nd February 1914
|May-26-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Frank Marshall: Chess Master>|
A Chess Spaghetti Western featuring film footage of Marshall v. Torre at Moscow 1925.
Music by Gabriel Faure and Ennio Morricone:
|Jun-14-11|| ||castledweller: Hi Jessica ...
THanks for posting the film footage. I think CG featured that Marshall brilliancy move where they tossed some coins on the table as a puzzle or GOTD not so long ago. Music was great!
|Jul-06-11|| ||Phony Benoni: From the <Brooklyn Daily Eagle>, April 20, 1912:|
<CHESS CHAMPION SAFE
Frank J. Marshall Not Among the Titanic's Ill-Fated Passengers>
"Mrs. B. Marshall, the mother of Frank J. Marshall, the United States chess champion, declared in her home in New York avenue, in an interview with an Eagle reporter, yesterday, that her anxiety regarding the safety of her son had been completely allayed since the arrival of the Carpathia with the survivors of the Titanic on board.
"It transpired that it was Henry Marshall, and not Frank, who was in the list of missing passengers. Not having heard from her famous son, and knowing that he had contemplated coming home in the course of this month, she naturally had been uneasy concerning him.
"The chess champion was last heard of in Paris, where he was filling professional engagements. Mrs. Marshall stated that, were he to change his mind about coming home to Brooklyn at this time, he would remain abroad for the international tournaments in at Poestyen, in Hungary, and at Breslau, in Germany, and not return until early in autumn."
Marshall did stay in Europe and play in both tournaments. Poor Levitsky never could catch a break.
|Jul-30-11|| ||Phony Benoni: From the <Brooklyn Daily Eagle>, September 2, 1926:|
<"Frank Marshall, now appearing in '1926 Bare Facts' at the Triangle, has issued a challenge to actors for the chess championship in the theater. He is the son of Frank J. Marshall, the United States chess champion.">
In case you're wondering (and I'd be surprised if you weren't), "1926 Bare Facts" was one of those musical revues popular in the 1920s, of which the "Ziegfeld Follies" is probably the best known example.
|Aug-10-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday Frank...|
|Sep-23-11|| ||Karpova: C.N. 7112
<On page 16 of 'Comparative Chess' (Philadelphia, 1932) Frank Marshall referred to Zukertort as ‘a former champion of the world’ (see page 297 of 'A Chess Omnibus').>
|Nov-08-11|| ||AnalyzeThis: Well, both Zukertort and Steinitz claimed to be world champion. I supposed that you could call their match a unification bout. Certainly there weren't any questions after Steinitz's victory.|
|Dec-19-11|| ||Resignation Trap: I have been looking for unfamiliar photos (to me, anyway!) of familiar chessplayers. I just found this one. It was taken by Hansel Mieth in 1939 and is from Life Images. Does anyone recognize the person on the left? I don't!http://www.anglonautes.com/voc_play...|
|Dec-19-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <Resignation Trap> The man on the left is <Clarence Hewlett>, a member of the Marshall Chess Club. I don't have any other information about him offhand. |
|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.|
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