Frank Marshall, United States Chess Champion: A Biography with 220 Games

Author: Soltis, Andrew Eden ( 1947- )

Publisher: McFarland & Co

Location: Jefferson, NC and London

Year: 1994



viii+383 pages with diagrams, tables, plates, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original red cloth with white lettering to spine. First edition.

Frank James Marshall (August 10, 1877 November 9, 1944), was the U.S. Chess Champion from 190936, and one of the world's strongest chess players in the early part of the 20th century. Marshall was best known for his great tactical skill. One aspect of this was the "Marshall swindle", where a trick would turn a lost game around. Andrew Soltis writes that, "In later years his prowess at rescuing the irretrievable took on magical proportions". Not so well known now, but appreciated in his day, was his endgame skill.


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