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Frank Marshall Links

Compiled by Michael Goeller, Adaucto Wanderley da Nobrega, and Max Burkett
Maintained by Michael Goeller. Updated 08-15-2002.
Send suggestions, corrections, and additions to goeller@rci.rutgers.edu

The following websites are devoted to Frank James Marshall or offer some discussion of his life and games. To add your Marshall-related website to this list, please send the link and a brief description to Michael Goeller at goeller@rci.rutgers.edu.

1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress
A very nice site devoted to one of Marshall's great early triumphs.

Battle Royale
A site devoted to New York 1924, where Marshall did quite well overall.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online
Check out the extensive coverage of chess by doing a search on Marshall or looking for Herman Helms's weekly Thursday columns.

ChessDate's Frank Marshall Combinations
A nice collection of combinations by Marshall.

Chess Strategy
by Frank Marshall and J.C.H. Macbeth
An excerpt from Marshall's "Chess Step by Step" from Chess Central.

The Dimock Theme Tournament.
A website devoted to the 1924 Marshall Chess Club gambit tournament that featured Marshall, Torre, and Santasiere, among others, contesting lines stemming from 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4. The site features annotated games and excellent analysis of the Urusov Gambit and related lines.

Frank James Marshall's Best Games of Chess (Book Review)
by Jim Loy
A good review of Marshall's book of his games, including a nicely annotated game.

Frank James Marshall from the Cleveland Public Library
A very nicely done, short biography of the American GM.

Frank James Marshall, USA
A very nice German language site devoted to the U.S. Champion.

Frank J. Marshall
A brief biographical reflection with the famous Levitsky game.

Frank Marshall: American Chess Legend.
Part of the Chess Hall of Fame website, this page offers a useful biography of the grandmaster and links.

Frank Marshall: King of Traps (from ChessBase)
by Lev Khariton
A wonderful webpage devoted to some of Marshall's more famous swindles. A great article.

Frank Marshall on the Marshall Attack
by Eric Schiller
A nice article on Marshall's famous counterattack in the Spanish.

Frank Marshall Simultaneous in Victoria
A reprint of an article about Marshall's 1913 visit to Canada. Includes one game.

Frank Marshall, United States Champion (Book Review)
A nice review of Soltis's book, with a reprint of his annotated version of the famous game Levitsky-Marshall, Breslau 1912, featuring what most consider to be the most beautiful move ever played.

Gambit Corner: Marshall Gambit
by Bertrand Weeganaar
An excellent review and discussion of the Marshall Gambit in the wake of Tim Harding's new CD on the opening variation.

Grandmasters I Have Known: Frank James Marshall (1877-1944)
by Hans Kmoch
A very nice remembrance of Marshall by his long-lived friend and fellow GM. Another great article from the Chess Cafe website.

Has the Marshall Attack Been Refuted?
by Tim Harding
A prelude to Harding's CD on the Marshall Gambit in the Ruy Lopez.

Marshall-Burn, Ostende 1907

Marshall Challenges Lasker
by Hannon Russell
The history of the Marshall-Lasker non-match of 1904-1905, when Marshall had proven himself so strong at Cambridge Springs.

Marshall-Duchamp, Hamburg 1930
A site devoted to a very interesting drawn game between the US Champ and the famous painter / chessplayer. Be sure to follow the link to the game itself.

Marshall in the Far West
An article from the Mechanic's Institute of San Francisco.

Pitt Archives PGN Game Collection
An ftp download of Marshall's games in PGN format.

Play the Petroff Defense
A reflection on Marshall's use of the Petroff as a winning weapon.

Stopping the Marshall Gambit of the Slav
by Peter Connor
An excellent opening article on Marshall's 1902 innovation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4!? dxe4 5.Nxe4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qxd4 7.Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8.Be2 with complex play.

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