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  • Cable Match

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    In 1895,  the first transatlantic cable match (moves transmitted by telegraph) was played between the British Chess Club and the Manhattan Chess Club.  In 1897 a cable match between the British House of Commons and the U.S. House of Repr... Read More »

  • Baden Baden 1870

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    First international tournament in Germany (from July 18, 1870 to August 4, 1870) and the first to be interrupted by war (Franco-Prussian war).  First place was 3,000 francs. This tournament was the first to introduce chess clocks (20 moves per ho... Read More »

  • Savon, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Andreyevich Savon (1940-2005) was a Ukrainian Grandmaster (1973).  He played in 10 USSR championships and  won the 39th USSR Championship in 1971.  He was not even an International Master when he won the USSR championship.&... Read More »

  • Becker, Georg Albert

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    Gerog Becker (1896-1984) was an Austrian-born chess player and International Master (1953).  He played for Austria (1931), then Germany (1939), on their chess Olympiad team.  He was Austrian champion in 1925.  He was editor of Wiene... Read More »

  • Hodgson, Julian

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    Julian Michael Hodgson is a British Grandmaster (1989).  He was the winner of the 1992 British Championship with an all-time record of 10 out of 11 points.  He was the winner of the 1991, 1999, and 2000 British Championship as well.... Read More »

  • Akhsharumova, Anna Markovna

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    Anna Markovna Akhsharumova, born Jan 9, 1957, is a Woman Grandmaster who finished first in the 1976 Soviet Women's Championship.  Her husband, Boris Gulko, tied for first in the 1977 Soviet Men's Championship.   By all right... Read More »

  • Bloodgood, Claude Frizzel

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    Claude Frizzel Bloodgood (born Klaus Frizzel Bluttgutt III) was born in La Paz, Mexico on July 14, 1937 (some sources say he was born in 1924).  He was the author of The Tactical Grob, Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit(1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 d6), and Nimzov... Read More »

  • Mortimer, James

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    James Mortimer (1833-1911) was an American player, journalist and dramatist.  For a time, he worked in the U.S. diplomatic service.  He started playing in chess tournaments at the age of 50.  In 1883, he took last place out of 14 pl... Read More »

  • Rousseau, Eugene

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    Eugene Rousseau was born in France in 1810 and was a distant relative to Jean Jacques Rousseau.  In 1839, he lost a 100-game match to Kieseritzky at the Café de la Regeance.  Rousseau came to the United States in 1841, settling in... Read More »

  • Gosselin, Gilbert

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    Gus Gosselin was born on November 25, 1926 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  He was one of the greatest contributers to the promotion of chess in Massachusetts and the New England area.  He was the scholastic coordinator for the Massachuse... Read More »