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  • Blackburne, Joseph Henry

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    Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841-1924) was an English player of grandmaster strength, perhaps ranked number 2 in the world at one time.  He learned the game at age 19 after learning of Morphy's chess exploits.  In 1860, he joined the Ma... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... 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 »