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  1. 02 Oct '10 02:43
    In the year 1912 Frank Marshall made the following incredible move 23...Qg3!!
    The spectators were so excited about this move that they threw gold coins on the chess board.

    I found this scrap of a story, does anyone know the game in which the crowed was so whipped up over one Frank Marshall, that they threw gold coins? I would like to see the entire game if possible?
  2. Standard member ua41
    Sharp Edge
    02 Oct '10 02:48
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    02 Oct '10 02:50
    Originally posted by dirtysniper
    In the year 1912 Frank Marshall made the following incredible move 23...Qg3!!
    The spectators were so excited about this move that they threw gold coins on the chess board.

    I found this scrap of a story, does anyone know the game in which the crowed was so whipped up over one Frank Marshall, that they threw gold coins? I would like to see the entire game if possible?
    Here's the game. Of 23. ... Qg3!!! Marshal wrote "The most elegant move I have ever played!"

  4. 02 Oct '10 11:33
    As much as I love playing over his games this tale is not quite true.

    http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/marshall.html

    After the game a number of enthusiastic spectators presented
    Mr Marshall with a handful of gold pieces, saying the game had given
    them great pleasure.’

    Chess Players Memory:

    Winter touches on the fact that Marshall's memory of games he had played
    was often poor.

    Marshall & Mieses (another hero) were infamous for not being able to recall
    a game they had recently played. Mieses apparently 'forgot' his game
    within a few hours.

    At the Kasparov - Short Match during one of the off days Kasparov
    was showing the most recent game on a demo board to a group of journalists.

    It was Ray Keene who pointed out that to Kaparov that he was infact
    showing the wrong game.

    (That tale came to me 3rd hand but I have seen it elsewhere.)
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    02 Oct '10 13:10
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    As much as I love playing over his games this tale is not quite true.

    http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/marshall.html

    After the game a number of enthusiastic spectators presented
    Mr Marshall with a handful of gold pieces, saying the game had given
    them great pleasure.’

    Chess Players Memory:

    Winter touches on the fact that Marshall' ...[text shortened]... act
    showing the wrong game.

    (That tale came to me 3rd hand but I have seen it elsewhere.)
    This describes me- sometimes at tournaments I have even been able to recreate positions from OTHER people's games, but can't accurately remember my own.

    And as I've gotten older (mid 40's) I have noticed that my notation has gotten spotty OTB- the next day after a tournament when I input my games into chess base I sometimes wonder what in the world I was thinking when I wrote down my moves!