Triangle Match - 1915

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Aug 25, 2008, 12:00 AM |
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The 1915 triangle match in Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA) was contested between Frank J. Marshall (United States champion), Sydney T. Sharp (Pennsylvania state champion), and Wilbur L. Moorman of Lynchburg, VA (USA).  The format consisted of each contestant playing the other two players twice each.  The final results were as follows:

Marshall - 3 wins, 1 loss
Sharpe - 2 wins, 2 losses
Moorman - 1 win, 3 losses

Oddly enough, Moorman’s only win was actually over Marshall (giving him his only loss).  Today, we give you one of the games from that match that is not in any database of which I have ever been able to locate.  Included are the limited annotations (after white’s 2nd, 23rd, and 29th moves) as originally published.

SOURCE: Washington Post - August 22nd, 1915

 

 

 

 

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