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

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Author: Soltis, Andrew Eden ( 1947- )

Year: 1994

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc

Place: Jefferson, NC and London


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 1909–36, 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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