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  • Adjournment

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    First introduced at Paris in 1878,  adjournment is a time out between playing sessions, generally overnight.  The side that is on the move seals (writes on a piece of paper and seals it in an envelope) a legal move, sight unseen by his o... Read More »

  • Lewis, William

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    William Lewis was born in Birmingham, England on October 9, 1787.  He was a chess player, author and organizer.  In 1817 he wrote Oriental Chess.   He took a job as the operator of the Turk chess automaton in 1818 to 1819. ... Read More »

  • Boden, Samuel

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    Samuel Standidge Boden (1826-1882) was an English chess player.  In 1851, he introduced the Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nxe4 4.Nc3 Nxc3 5.dxc3 f6).  He also took 1st place at the 1851 London Provincial tournament.  From 18... Read More »

  • Greco, Gioacchino (Joachino)

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    Gioacchino Greco (1600-1634) was an Italian chess player and the best known of the wandering chessmen in the early 17th century. Greco learned chess from earlier books and kept a notebook of tactics, and short and clever games.  He made a liv... Read More »

  • Munich 1936

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    Considered the extra Chess Olympiad.  The German Chess Federation wanted to organize an Olympiad as a counterpart to the Olympic Games at Berlin. Munich was chosen since its local chess club was celebrating its centenary.  But since the ... Read More »

  • Banks, Newell

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    Newell William Banks (1897-1977) was a U.S. checker champion who was also a chess master.  He learned checkers at the Detroit Chess and Checker Club, and started playing checkers at the age of 5.  His father taught him chess at the age o... Read More »

  • Bourdonnais-MacDonnell match

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    Match played in London in 1834 by Louis-Charles de La Bourdonnais and Alexander McDonnell.  At least 85 games were played, the largest number of games ever played successively in match conditions.  Neither knew a word of the other's ... Read More »

  • Hort, Vlastimil

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    Vlastimil Hort, born Jan 12, 1944, is a grandmaster (1965) and former world championship candidate who emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Germany in 1985.  In the mid-1970s he was ranked no.4 in the world.  In April 1977 he played 550 oppo... Read More »

  • Ajeeb

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    The name of the chess automaton built by Charles Alfred Hopper, a Bristol cabinet-maker, in 1865.  Several chess and checker masters (such as Albert Hodges, Ferdinand Burille, and Harry Pillsbury) operated the life-size Indian figure.  O... Read More »

  • Hyde, Thomas

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    Thomas Hyde (1634-1703) was the author of De Ludis Orientalibus (the Book of Oriental Games) in 1694.  This book documented correspondence games between Venetian and Croation merchants as early as 1650.  He  also wrote Mandragoria,s... Read More »