Frank Marshall Simultaneous in Victoria

June 24, 1913

"Mr. Frank Marshall, the United States champion chess player, gave an exhibition of wonderful skill at the Camosun Club yesterday. The champion played nine men in the afternoon and seventeen in the evening, playing the boards simultaneously, and lost but two games.

Commenting on the class of Victoria chess players Mr. Marshall stated that he had never met better players since he left Montreal.

On his arrival in Victoria yesterday, Mr. Marshall was taken for a drive about the city and was afterwards entertained at the Camosun Club by the members of the Chess Club and the Camosun Club.

Yesterday afternoon Mr. Marshall met nine local men. He defeated eight and drew with one, his successful opponent being Mr. Gibson, who should have won. Mr. Gibson allowed himself to be drawn into a perpetual check and thus received a draw instead of a win.

In the evening Mr. Marshall won from all his opponents with the exception of Mr. J.T. Meyers, who won his game, and Messrs. Benson, Marchant and Parsons, who managed to obtain a draw. The champion's opponents were: Messrs. Lombard, Marchant, Meyers, Dodd, Pelly, Fredriekson, Cheater [what a name for a chess player!], Vincent, Read, Parsons, Gonnason, Gibson, T. Brown, Benson, Jenette, Curtis, Gibson [Gibson is listed twice, an error in the report?]."

[Daily Colonist, Wednesday June 25, 1913. There is some indication that Marshall conducted the afternoon simultaneous blindfolded, but this is not confirmed.]

[Event "Simultaneous Exhibition"]
[Site "Victoria"]
[Date "1913.06.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Marshall, Frank J"]
[Black "Gibson, A. E. (1 of 9)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C01"]
[PlyCount "66"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bd3 Nge7 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3 h6 9. Rb1 O-O 10. c4 Re8 11. Re1 b6 12. Bf4 Na5 13. c5 Be6 14. Qd2 Ng6 15. Bxg6 fxg6 16. Bxh6 gxh6 17. Qxh6 Bf5 18. Rxe8+ Qxe8 19. Re1 Qf8 20. Qg5 Re8 21. Ne5 Nc6 22. cxb6 axb6 23. c3 Nd8 24. g4 Nf7 25. Qh4 Nxe5 26. dxe5 Be4 27. Re3 Re7 28. f3 Rh7 29. Qf6 Qxf6 30. exf6 Bb1 31. Re8+ Kf7 32. Re7+ Kg8 33. Re8+ Kf7 1/2-1/2