Marshall Pushes 50 and Bogoljubow

Marshall Pushes 50 and Bogoljubow

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Oct 25, 2008, 12:00 AM |
17 | Chess Players

Frank Marshall (1877-1944) was the chess champion of the United States from 1909 to 1936 when he gave up the title. He played a match against Emanuel Lasker for the world championship in 1907. Despite losing to Lasker with 8 losses and 7 draws, Marshall was still one of the best players in the world for decades. His greatest tournament was Cambridge Springs 1904. His 11 wins and 4 draws resulted in a score of 13 out of 15 and clear first place, two points ahead of Janowsky and Lasker. He was one of the five original grandmasters. His opening ideas are still used today, especially in the Ruy Lopez and the Slav Defense. Efim

Bogoljubow (1889-1952) was awarded the title of grandmaster in 1951. In his career he was a Ukrainian, a German, and a Soviet player. He won the Soviet Championship in 1924 and 1925. He lost his two challenges for the world championship against Alexander Alekhine 15.5-9.5 in 1929 and 15.5-10.5 in 1934. His name partly appears in the opening known as the Bogo-Indian Defense. This game earned Marshall the 2nd Brilliancy Prize.

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