Der Schachwettkampf Marshall-Tarrasch im Herbst 1905

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Author: Tarrasch, Siegbert (1862-1934)

Year: 1905

Publisher: Im Selbstverlag bes Schachklubs Nurnberg

Place: Nurnberg


62+[1 ad] pages with table and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's stapled wrappers. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5039) First edition.

After defeating David Janowski by a score of +8 -5 =4 in Janowski - Marshall, Match 2 (1905), Marshall issued a challenge to Tarrasch. The match between the then 8th (Marshall) and 3rd strongest players in the world, would be won by the first player to score eight wins. Marshall's credentials as an elite player had been made out through his performance at the strong Cambridge Springs (1904) tournament. This he had won by a two points margin, ahead of World Champion Emanuel Lasker who came second equal (+9 -2 =4) with Janowski. Marshall had also beaten the world champion in their first individual game at Paris 1900. The playing venue was the Kleine Saal (Small Hall) of the "Rosenau" in Nuremberg, Germany. The stakes were 2,000 Marks each side, and the winner to take it all. The winner being the first to win 8 games, but if the player were tied at 7 wins each, the match would then be drawn and the stake divided. The match was played five days in the week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Play began at 11 am and continued until a 5 pm adjournment, recommencing again at 8 pm. If play continued until 11 pm, the match director had to decide the arrangement of the further adjournment depending on the expected length of the remainder of the game. If a game was adjourned for a second time, then only this and no other game would be played on the next playing day. Each player was allowed to take three breaks during the match; every break had to be announced until 10:30 am of the playing day, and then that day would be a free day. The time-control was a reflective 3 hours for the first 40 moves, thereafter one hour for the next 14 moves. Results:

________1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Tarrasch 1 = = = 1 = 1 1 0 1 = = = 1 = 1 1 12
Marshall 0 = = = 0 = 0 0 1 0 = = = 0 = 0 0 5


Edge wear, previous owner's name to front wrapper, soiled, spine beginning to separate, corners bumped else a good to very good copy.