Originally posted by greenpawn34
As much as I love playing over his games this tale is not quite true.
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!