Wednesday, June 11

Marshall-Teichmann match: First game drawn

U.S. Champion Frank J. Marshall, currently in Berlin after his fifth-place finish at the St. Petersburg tournament, is contesting a two-game match vs. veteran Master Richard Teichmann at the Café Kerkau, famed haunt of chess players in the German capital. The first game of the match, in which Marshall as Black adopted the Petroff Defense against Teichmann's opening move of the King's pawn, was agreed drawn after 46 moves in an endgame position where it seems to us that White, with a Bishop for two passed pawns, might yet have made an effort to win without running any undue risk of defeat. We present the game for the consideration of our readers, many of whom are far better qualified than we are to judge such matters.

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