Among the other players in this historic fifteen-round-robin event was a young master from Brooklyn, Frank Marshall. He
had some international experience, including defeating World Champion Lasker in their individual encounter at Paris in
1900. However, he certainly was not considered among the favorites at the time. Nevertheless, Marshall finished in first
place, two full points ahead of the rest of the field, the only undefeated player.
The story of this great tournament is superbly told by author Robert Sherwood. Each game is deeply annotated, while
contemporary sources and rare archival photos nicely supplement the round-by-round account.
With this victory, Frank Marshall took his place among the world-class players of his era. You are invited to join
Marshall on his journey in this splendid account of his magnificent triumph in the first major international tournament of
the twentieth century.
About the Author
Robert Sherwood started playing chess and reading about the game in the early 1960s, playing in tournaments at the expert
level. College interrupted his tournament play. He then returned to the game as a lover of chess history, assembling a
library of titles on the legendary players of the past and their tournaments. When not involved with chess Bob is a
contract writer, editor, and German-to-English translator working in a wide range of areas. He lives with his woman friend
and animals in Dummerston, Vermont.
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