B20 - Sicilian Defense - Wing Gambit
Jun 19, 2012, 11:39 PM 19
Frank James Marshall (August 10, 1877 – November 9, 1944), was the U.S. Chess Champion from 1909–1936, and was 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.
Marshall was also a proponent of the now obscure SD Wing Gambit.
SOURCES: Wikipedia (Bio and image); Batsford Chess Openings 2 ©1989 by GMs Kasparov & Keene (BCO-2), pp 286-7: Encyclopedia of Chess Openings 2nd ed © 1984 (ECO) B20 by GM Gufeld pp 142-3; Inside Chess Openings (ICO) pp 67-8; Modern Chess Openings 10 © 1965 by GM Evans (MCO X) p 226; MCO-XV © 2008 by GM Nick de Firmian pp 360-1; Nunn's Chess Openings © 1999 by GMs Nunn, Emms & Gallagher (NCO) p. 156; Marshall's Best Games © 1942 by GM Frank Marshall pp. 238-9 (Marshall)