Hodges vs Janowski - 1923

Hodges vs Janowski - 1923

RookHouse
Jun 19, 2008, 12:00 AM |
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Albert Beauregard Hodges (1861-1944) was one of the greatest American chess players in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  He lost a title match for the U.S. Championship early in 1894 to Jackson W. Showalter, but won their re-match later in that same year.  Hodges would then temporarily retire from competitive chess to pursue other ventures. 

Some other notables were his first place victory at New York in 1893, his participation in seven of the famous USA-Great Britain cable matches between 1902 and 1911, and a brief stint as the player behind the Ajeeb chess automation.

One of the very last recorded games by Hodges was at the 9th American Chess Congress in New York in 1923.  His opponent was the great Polish player, David Janowski.  This game shows the brilliance of Hodges, even at the ripe age of 62 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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