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Friedrich Malthan vs Frank Marshall
Simul (1908) (exhibition), Barmen GER, Feb-14
Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02)  ·  1-0



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Dec-20-02  GregorMendel: Even the great Marshall must succumb to the undying NN...What was with 35...Kh7?? anyway?
Dec-21-02  ughaibu: Exchanging rooks would leave a lost endgame. Marshall tried for perpetual check instead, Kh7 looks best to me.
Dec-21-02  mdorothy: Wow, I see wins for NN popping up all over the place. I think he deserves an honorary World Championship.
Dec-22-02  ughaibu: We should comend NN on his modesty for mainly pulicising his losses.
Apr-05-04  N N: Thankyou Thankyou. Yes I was World Champion for one day, when I beat Alekhine, but he won the title back later that day.
Oct-07-04  AmelGonzalez: Who the hell is NN anyways. Is he suppost to be the worst chess player ever or something.
Oct-25-04  jcmoral: <Amel> NN is short for anonymous. <N.N.> did you choose that handle just to post jokes? :P
Nov-19-04  Leviathan: <NN is short for anonymous> More precisely, NN stands for Nomen Nescio (which in latin means 'name unknown')
Feb-28-05  DCP23: I find it hardly surprising that Marshall was thrashed by NN, who expertly dispatched Philidor, Blackburne, and Alekhine, among others, before that.

p.s. :)

Aug-12-05  lentil: 21... Rab8 is ??
21. ...Rfb8 wins the house.
Feb-27-07  IMDONE4: if 35...Rxe8, then 36. Qxe8+ Kh7 37. Qe4+ Qxe4 38. fxe4, and the extra pawn easily wins; 35...Kh7 has the best practical chances
Sep-13-08  TheTamale: Payback for NN. There was a lot of bad blood built up here; Marshall had handed NN several humiliating drubbings before this and had even insulted NN's mother. NN's mother was suffering from pleurisy at the time, so it was a sore spot for him. NN's mother's birth name was Laurie, but Marshall repeatedly referred to her as "Whore-y." In his autobiography, Marshall blamed the whole episode on forgetting to take his meds for two months straight. He dedicated a few pages in honor of NN and his tenacious chess spirit; however, since NN had passed away 4 years before its publication, it was too little too late. Still, I like Marshall. When it came down to it, his heart was in the right place.
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  Honza Cervenka: This game looks like a blunderfest but also a great fun from both sides. After 15.Qa3 black would be toast.
Dec-23-08  YoungEd: As usual, <TheTamale> amazes one and all with insight and astute historical research.
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: Wow. Nf3! in the opening and 47. Kb7!! in the end, not 47. Kxc7?? good victory for NN
Mar-24-09  WhiteRook48: <TheTamale> LOL!!
Aug-07-14  Karpova: On 13 February 1908, Marshall arrived in Barmen, Germany, and gave a 19-board Simul on February 14. He scored +10 -5 =4. Marshall lost to: Friedrich Malthan, Ernst Schuster, Wilhelm Weyding of Barmen, Landé (a lawyer) and Georg Wiarda of Elberfeld.

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', May-June 1908, pp. 158-161

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