Early Marshall match – F.J. Marshall vs S.P. Johnston

This was an early match – billed as The East vs. West Chess Match, which took place in Dec. 1899 through Jan. 1900 in Chicago, at the wages of $100 / side. The match was first to win seven, draws not counting.

Marshall won 7-6-2.

<CG> will have eventually have all the games, thanks to <MissS> and <Pawn and Two>, although at least one of the games is a stub (G10 – which only published the game up to a Marshall blunder).

(There’s currently no tournament version, but <MissS> has a collection of the games:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1032551 (recently much improved!))

While investigating this originally missing game, I found some discrepancies in the dates of the games. While investigating these I found this nice graphic of the players during the match, in the Chicago Tribune 1899-12-31 p19.

(Click on image to enlarge)

Original source: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1899/12/31/page/19/

Wonder what game/move it’s from?


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