GM Frank Marshall

Full name
Frank Marshall
Life
Aug 10, 1877 - Nov 9, 1944 (age 67)
Place of birth
New York City, United States
Federation
United States

In the early 20th century Frank Marshall was at the top of his game. The U.S. Champion for 27 consecutive years, he was revered as a tactical beast. One game he played so amazingly in, that the spectators showered the board with gold coins! The owner of the Marshall Chess Club, he used it as a home for many of America’s future chess stars to play at. Through all of this, Marshall left a lasting legacy that has stood the test of time.

Frank Marshall learned to play chess at the age of 10 and in only 3 years he became one of the best players in Montreal, Canada. He moved to the United States at the age of 19. He won many strong tournaments and had the chance to challenge the current champion, Emanuel Lasker, for the world champion title. Unfortunately, Marshall lost this match by a wide margin and never got the chance to challenge for the title again. He continued to play well in many strong tournaments, using his highly tactical style to defeat his opponents. He opened the doors to the Marshall Chess Club in 1915. Frank Marshall passed away on November 9, 1944.

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White Pieces
Bogo-Indian Defense (8) : E11
Scotch Game (5) : C44
Sicilian Defense (9) : B20 B41 B40 B80 B45
English Opening (2) : A21 A31
Queen's Indian Defense (8) : E17 E12 E16 E14
Indian Game (29) : A48 A46 A45 A50
Queen's Gambit Accepted (20) : D20 D24 D25 D22 D27 D21
Semi-Slav Defense (5) : D43 D46
Nimzo-Indian Defense (3) : E43 E20 E21
Dutch Defense (12) : A82 A84 A83
Alekhine Defense (2) : B05 B02
Old Benoni Defense (4) : A43
Old Indian Defense (8) : A54 A53
Caro-Kann Defense (2) : B15 B18
Colle System (2) : D05 D04
Budapest Defense (1) : A52
Torre Attack (9) : A46 A48
Queen's Pawn Opening (31) : A40 D00 D02 D03
Four Knights Game (5) : C47 C49 C48
Center Game Accepted (7) : C21
Bishop's Opening (3) : C23 C28 C26
Pirc Defense (2) : B07 B09
London System (1) : A48
King's Indian Defense (1) : E61
Vienna Game (1) : C25
Three Knights Opening (2) : C46
Tarrasch Defense (45) : D32 D34 D33
Benoni Defense (1) : A56
Italian Game (3) : C55 C56
King's Gambit Accepted (16) : C37 C39 C38 C34
King's Gambit Declined (4) : C30
Giuoco Piano Game (3) : C50 C54 C51
Lion Defense (1) : B07
Modern Defense (1) : B06
Scandinavian Defense (1) : B01
Black Pieces
Slav Defense (6) : D13 D15 D11 D10
Pirc Defense (1) : B07
King's Gambit Declined (9) : C31 C32 C30
Indian Game (10) : A46 E10 A50 A48
Richter-Veresov Attack (1) : D01
King's Indian Defense (2) : E61 E76
Petrov's Defense (66) : C42 C43
Center Game Accepted (3) : C22 C21
Old Indian Defense (1) : A53
Queen's Indian Defense (3) : E14 E16 E15
Queen's Pawn Opening (25) : D02 D00 A40
Four Knights Game (36) : C49 C47 C48
Benoni Defense (3) : A56 A61
Vienna Game (12) : C27 C29 C25 C26
Alekhine Defense (2) : B03 B02
King's Indian Attack (1) : A07
Bogo-Indian Defense (3) : E11
Reti Opening (2) : A04 A06
Giuoco Piano Game (2) : C52 C50
Colle System (3) : D05 D04
Scandinavian Defense (6) : B01
Tarrasch Defense (11) : D33 D32 D34
Sicilian Defense (19) : B40 B22 B23 B28 B20
Italian Game (3) : C55 C59 C58
Bird's Opening (3) : A02 A03
Bishop's Opening (9) : C28 C24
Semi-Slav Defense (3) : D46 D45
Three Knights Opening (4) : C46
Scotch Game (1) : C45
Dutch Defense (1) : A84
King's Gambit Accepted (13) : C39 C33 C34 C36
King's Gambit (1) : C30
Ponziani Opening (1) : C44

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