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My Favorite Marshalls
Compiled by Calli

Frank Marshall was not in the top echelon of Chess masters. He lost lopsided matches to Tarrasch, Lasker and Capablanca. Despite flaws, he produced some of the most enjoyable games to analyse and play over, even when his ideas were not perfect.

Danish writer IM Jens Enevoldsen in "The Worlds Best Chess" wrote: "There were three things that Marshall loved above everything else: Caroline, chess and whiskey but not necessarily in that particular order!"

Cut and thrust all the way. Even the kibitzing is good :->
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1903 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Frank's International debut in the London "B" section
Marshall vs J Esser, 1899 
(C56) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Marshall is up to his old tricks in this swindle
Marshall vs H E Atkins, 1903 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Its all in the notes. An echo of Rubinstein's Immortal
Marshall vs Schlechter, 1907 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

12...Bb4+! (creates d3 hole) ;24...Qa4! threat of Nb4
Salwe vs Marshall, 1908 
(C58) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

18.e4!,19.Nxe4!,the staggering 21Rxh7!! Entertaining!
Marshall vs P S Leonhardt, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

An unknown but sparkling game 23...Qxe2!
H Rosenfeld vs Marshall, 1909 
(C59) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Deep combo and surprise last move
Marshall vs W Napier, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

The combination seems to come out of nowhere.
Marshall vs Schlechter, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

20.d5! Would make a good puzzle...
Marshall vs Showalter, 1898 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

A surprising endgame from Marshall
Teichmann vs Marshall, 1911 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 76 moves, 0-1

Mashall's 24...d3! is memorable
Duras vs Marshall, 1906 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

33.c5!! by Steinitz's Ghost? Frank probably had a scotch or 3.
Schlechter vs Marshall, 1908 
(C49) Four Knights, 51 moves, 0-1

Sacs pawns in front of his own king to open files ?
P S Leonhardt vs Marshall, 1905 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

A precise endgame from the combination player
Tarrasch vs Marshall, 1914 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 0-1

Marshall's 12.Nd5! rocks Maroczy
Marshall vs Maroczy, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Another fine win over Maroczy in the same tournament
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1903 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzo "passed pawns must be pushed" Frank does!
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1925 
(A15) English, 43 moves, 0-1

28...Qf8! induces 30.Qg8? Marshall then wins beautifully
Burn vs Marshall, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

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