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🏆 Marshall - Tarrasch (1905) Chess Event Description
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Player: Siegbert Tarrasch

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Marshall vs Tarrasch 0-1441905Marshall - TarraschD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Tarrasch vs Marshall ½-½291905Marshall - TarraschC12 French, McCutcheon
3. Marshall vs Tarrasch ½-½301905Marshall - TarraschD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
4. Tarrasch vs Marshall ½-½441905Marshall - TarraschD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Marshall vs Tarrasch 0-1481905Marshall - TarraschD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Tarrasch vs Marshall ½-½651905Marshall - TarraschC11 French
7. Marshall vs Tarrasch 0-1471905Marshall - TarraschC26 Vienna
8. Tarrasch vs Marshall 1-0601905Marshall - TarraschC11 French
9. Marshall vs Tarrasch 1-0391905Marshall - TarraschD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. Tarrasch vs Marshall 1-0421905Marshall - TarraschC11 French
11. Marshall vs Tarrasch ½-½121905Marshall - TarraschC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
12. Tarrasch vs Marshall ½-½501905Marshall - TarraschC11 French
13. Marshall vs Tarrasch ½-½511905Marshall - TarraschC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
14. Tarrasch vs Marshall 1-0441905Marshall - TarraschC42 Petrov Defense
15. Marshall vs Tarrasch ½-½361905Marshall - TarraschD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. Tarrasch vs Marshall 1-0371905Marshall - TarraschB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. Marshall vs Tarrasch 0-1321905Marshall - TarraschC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-03-14  MountainMatt: This performance clearly showed that Marshall deserved a title shot ahead of Tarrasch. Yep, makes perfect sense!
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  Fusilli: <The match between the then 8th (Marshall) and 3rd strongest players in the world...>

How were these placements determined?

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  perfidious: Most probably by retrospective grading from Sonas' website.
Feb-16-16  offramp: <perfidious: Most probably by retrospective grading from Sonas' website.>

Yes, and although some people disagree with Sonas's methods and ratings, his ordering of top players looks very reliable.

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  perfidious: <offramp> Sonas' ratings reinforce the oft-posted view of <frogbert> that ratings should be treated as relative measures within a period of time, not across different eras.
Feb-16-16  offramp: <perfidious: <offramp> Sonas' ratings reinforce the oft-posted view of <frogbert> that ratings should be treated as relative measures within a period of time, not across different eras.>

Although I really like Sonas and his site, I prefer the more conservative The ratings there are much less "far out" despite being Californian, but they stop in 1921. It gives Capablanca's highest rating as 2829, following his win in Capablanca - Kostic (1919), and I believe that Capa himself said that that was when he was strongest.

Feb-16-16  offramp: Edochess has a page for this at, although it doesn't say much. It gives the following ratings.

<Tarrasch, Siegbert 2645 (34) Marshall, Frank 2583 (26).>

Feb-16-16  john barleycorn: So the result Marshall had in his match with Lasker did not come as a shock him

Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match (1907)

Feb-16-16  offramp: Not reeeeeeally.
Mar-09-18  sudoplatov: Note that running up to this match, Marshall won several strong tournaments. It's just that Tarrasch (and Lasker and Capablanca) were much stronger.

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