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Introduction

The Dimock Theme Tournament was held at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City from October through November of 1924. Sponsored by Edwin Dimock of New London, Connecticut, who donated prizes for the top four players, the tournament required all participants to begin their games with 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4. Play could then proceed along various lines, transposing to the Urusov Gambit or the Two Knights Defense.

All of the players were very well known in New York chess circles as members of the Marshall Chess Club and as participants in national and state events. The best known and best remembered, however, were Frank Marshall and Carlos Torre, both of whom were at the height of their powers in 1924.
 

 

Introduction
The Players
Key Moments
The Tournament
Marshall vs. Torre
The NY International
A Piece of History
Chess History Links
Acknowledgments
Games Index
 
 

The games from the Dimock Tournament were lost for many years, and it was only through the research of Eduardo Bauza Mercere that these games have come to light again. Over half have been recovered. Those that survive are worthy of close study for their aesthetic, theoretical, and historical value.

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