Abby Marshall

Abby Marshall (born June 11, 1991) is a chess player from Columbus, Ohio, United States, who has resided in Virginia, United States since late 2005. She is a Woman FIDE Master and in 2009 won the Denker Tournament of High School Champions,[2][3] the first female player ever to have attained the title.[4] Marshall was also the National 11th Grade Chess Co-champion in 2008, and is the only two-time winner of the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls (2005 and 2006).[5] She played in the 2009 World Youth Chess Championship.[6]

Abby Marshall
Full nameAbby Marshall
Country United States
BornJune 11, 1991
United States
TitleWoman FIDE Master
FIDE rating2146 (March 2012[1])
Peak rating2208 (October 2007)

Marshall writes a column for, "The Openings Explained."[7] She has also written for the online edition of Chess Life.[8]

She graduated from Barnard College in May 2014 with highest honors.[9]


  1. ^ FIDE chess ratings | Rating Progress Chart - Marshall, Abby (USA)
  2. ^ Abby Marshall on her Denker Win
  3. ^ Abby Marshall Wins the Denker! : U.S. Chess Trust Archived February 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Chess for Girls: Abby Marshall: First Female to Win Denker!". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  5. ^ "Abby Marshall wins 2009 Denker Tournament of High School Champions". 19 August 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  6. ^ WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2009 - U-18 Girls from
  7. ^ "The Openings Explained". 6 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  8. ^ "Abby Marshall Reflects on the World Youth". Chess Life Online. 10 December 2009. Archived from the original on 24 December 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-06-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit