The Marshall - Jaffe Series, February 1909:
Win a Match, Drop a Tournament
by John S. Hilbert
By January 1909, Frank Marshall, considered by most the rightful though unofficial United States chess champion, had been out of the country for nearly twenty months. He returned to New York on the steamer Batavia, arriving Friday, January 8, 1909, after a voyage of 17 days. Marshall's young son, Frank Rice Marshall, turned three during the voyage, on December 28. Eager to see Marshall pe...
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