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Max Marchand
Number of games in database: 107
Years covered: 1913 to 1922

Overall record: +47 -34 =26 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Four Knights (15) 
    C48 C49
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 E10 A46
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D67 D68 D66 D63
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
 Tarrasch Defense (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (17) 
    C11 C12 C01 C10 C02
 Sicilian (14) 
    B32 B74 B73 B56 B60
 French (12) 
    C11 C12 C10
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B74 B73
 Dutch Defense (4) 
    A84 A81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Marchand vs K Kullberg, 1920 1-0
   M Marchand vs H Weenink, 1920 1-0
   A Rueb vs M Marchand, 1919 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gothenburg B (1920)
   Amsterdam (1920)
   Hastings (1919)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Gothenburg B 1920 by Tabanus

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(born Nov-24-1888, died Apr-26-1957, 68 years old) Netherlands

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Max Marchand was born in Amsterdam. During World War I, Marchand played only in neutral Netherlands and Denmark. In 1915, he took 2nd in Amsterdam, won in Scheveningen, and took 2nd in Rotterdam. In 1916, he tied for 2nd-4th, behind Paul F Johner, in Copenhagen (the 9th Nordic Chess Championship), and won in Amsterdam. In 1918, he won in Amsterdam, shared 1st in Arnhem, took 3rd in Hertogenbosch, and tied for 5-6th in Scheveningen (Rudolf Johannes Loman won).

In 1919, after World War I, he became the 4th Dutch Champion. In the same year, he also shared 1st with Richard Reti in Amsterdam. In 1920, he won and tied for 2nd-3rd, behind George Alan Thomas, in Bromley.

He passed away in Baarn in 1957.

Wikipedia article: Max Marchand

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 107  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Marchand vs H van Hartingsvelt  1-0451913VAS EasterC01 French, Exchange
2. M Marchand vs W Jurgschat  1-0511914NSB - NW SchachverbandB06 Robatsch
3. J C Reeders vs M Marchand  ½-½281914HaarlemB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. H van Hartingsvelt vs M Marchand  0-1731915ScheveningenB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
5. M Marchand vs G Oskam  ½-½341915RotterdamC48 Four Knights
6. B van Trotsenburg vs M Marchand  0-1401915RotterdamA84 Dutch
7. M Marchand vs B van Trotsenburg  1-0201916AmsterdamD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. G Oskam vs M Marchand 1-0291916SSS-RSGB32 Sicilian
9. M Marchand vs S O Svensson  1-0351916Nordic Congress 7thC66 Ruy Lopez
10. O Loewenborg vs M Marchand 1-0241916Nordic Congress 7thA84 Dutch
11. M Marchand vs J Giersing  1-0281916Nordic Congress 7thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. P Johner vs M Marchand  ½-½401916Nordic Congress 7thC01 French, Exchange
13. E Jacobson vs M Marchand 0-1381916Nordic Congress 7thB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. M Marchand vs G Nyholm  ½-½631916Nordic Congress 7thC49 Four Knights
15. M Marchand vs O Krause  ½-½341916Nordic Congress 7thC49 Four Knights
16. P F van Hoorn vs M Marchand ½-½311916AmsterdamB20 Sicilian
17. M Marchand vs H Weenink  1-0381916VAS AmsterdamD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Marchand vs Olland  1-0181916AmsterdamC48 Four Knights
19. M Marchand vs R Loman 0-1211917SSS CupC49 Four Knights
20. W Fick vs M Marchand  ½-½431917corrC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. Olland vs M Marchand 1-0291917Utrecht mD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. Olland vs M Marchand  1-0521917Utrecht mC11 French
23. M Marchand vs Olland  1-0541917Utrecht mC42 Petrov Defense
24. M Marchand vs Olland  0-1331917corrC48 Four Knights
25. G Fontein vs M Marchand 0-1521917SSS CupC11 French
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Nov-24-07  BIDMONFA: Max Marchand


Nov-24-07  whiteshark: player of the day

What did he from 1922 onwards ?

Nov-24-08  brankat: It looks like Mr.Marchand was quite successful for some 5-6 years period (1916-22), albeit in second-3rd rate tournaments of the period.

Five days younger than Capablanca! I guess that explains it :-)

R.I.P. master Marchand.

Oct-19-20  login:

'.. Known as a commentator on the game and theorist as well as player, Erich W. Marchand applies an analytical and mathematical mind to his study of the game. He began it in earnest at Phillips Exeter Academy in 1928 and continued at Harvard 1932-36 where he was captain of the Harvard Chess Team for three years. In these years he often played long sessions with his brother John, and scarcely stopping the game to eat.

A touch of heresy in his nature made Erich a mathematician whereas his mother, father, brother and sister were united in devotion to biology. Erich turned almost at once to teaching mathematics in between his games of chess and is at present [fall 1946] instructing in analytical geometry and calculus at the University of Rochester.

But be has never let teaching interfere too seriously with his devotion to the game. His tournament record includes four U.S. Open Tournameuts - a ninth at Chicago in 1937, a tie for third at Dallas in 1940, a tie for fifth in 1941 at St. Louis and seventh at Dallas in 1942. Erich explains the poor showing at Chicago by mentioning the fact that he met his future wife there! And at St. Louis he organized the tournament in which he played.

In addition Erich has won the championship of St. Louis three times, of Missouri twice, and of Rochester three times. he has been active in the Correspondence Chess League of America, and his most recent chess endeavor was in the 1946 New York State Tournament in which he won the Consolation Tourney.'

from 'Who's Who In American Chess',
Chess Life, Vol I, No 4, October 20, 1946

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