'Git thar fustest with the mostest'

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12/28/2005 – This rather substantial quote from Frank Marshall all those years ago which could easily sum up his entire approach to chess. Marshall was a great ambassador for the game. In his Wednesday night Playchess lecture our chess trainer Andrew Martin explores one of Marshall's many gambits apart from the famous Ruy Lopez one. Tune in...

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"Git thar fustest with the mostest" – a rather substantial quote from Frank Marshall all those years ago which could easily sum up his entire approach to chess.

Marshall was a great ambassador for the game. We know a great deal about his legendary gambit in the Ruy Lopez, but were you aware that he pioneered a whole host of opening ideas and gambits, some of which could still prove profitable today? For instance,how about 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 c5!?

Would you know what to do here as White? Andrew Martin investigates and discovers much to be enjoyed and explored in this backwater of the French.

Get your pens and paper ready this week for the Radio Show "New Year Quiz". Ten correct answers seperate you from the usual prize of a Chessbase CD or DVD, as well as a signed copy of Martin's latest book on the Sicilian Dragon . A good knowledge of chess history is required!

'Winning with the London System'

If it's so good why doesn't everyone want a piece? Well, to finish up this week Martin takes a look at the latest book on this thrilling subject by Johnson and Kovacevic and the recent game Kharlov-Hillarp Persson, which demonstrates that this quiet system cannot be underestimated.

The Andrew Martin Radio ChessBase lecture begins on Wednesdays at 20:30h CEST (European Central time = server time, which translates to 19:30h London, 2:30 p.m. New York, 04:30 a.m. Sydney (on Thursday). You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.

Andrew Martin, chess trainer and teacher

He is not some unknown in the world of chess. Andrew Martin was the star commentator in the 2000 London match between Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik, and he gained recent international fame and popularity with his live audio commentary on Playchess.com during the FIDE world championship in San Luis.

Andrew is also a prolific chess trainer, not just live in British scholastic circles, but also in a series of training DVDs he has produced for ChessBase, taking full advantage of our Chess Media System. His lively, entertaining style, combined with a good dash of humour, makes any lesson with him a delight to follow.

Andrew Martin is 47 years old and lives in Sandhurst, England, with his wife and four children. His book King‘s Indian Battle Plans for Thinkers Press was an international best-seller.

Each week Martin will cast his eye over the contemporary chess scene, presenting a veritable pot-pourri of interesting topics. We look forward to the pleasure of your company.

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