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  • Allen, George

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    Geroge Allen (1808-1876) was the grandnephew of Ethan Allen.   George wrote The Life of Philidor, Musician and Chess-Player, in 1858 and had it published in Philadelphia in 1863.  He was the first to reveal how the Turk operated, in a bo... Read More »

  • Allgaier, Johann

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    Johann Baptist Allgaier (1763-1823) was the author of the first chess book published in German, Neue theoretisch-praktische Anweisung zum Schachspiel.  It was published in Vienna in 1795.  Johann Baptist intended to become a Catholic pri... Read More »

  • Almasi, Zoltan

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    Zoltan Almasi, born Aug 29, 1976, was a Hungarian Grandmaster (1993) at the age of 17.  He has won the Hungarian championship six times.  In 2000 he was ranked #23 in the world.  In 1993, he won the World Junior Championsh... Read More »

  • Amar Opening

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    The Amar Opening (also known as Paris Opening, Drunken Knight Opening, or Ammonia Opening) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. Nh3This opening is sometimes known as the Ammonia Opening, since NH3 is the chemical formula for ammon... Read More »

  • America

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    The first mention of chess in America occurred in 1641 in Esther Singleton's history of Dutch settlers.  Lewis Rau, a Huguenot minister, produced the first unpublished chess manuscript in 1733.  In 1786 Benjamin Franklin issued the f... Read More »

  • American Chess Association

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    The American Chess Association (ACA) was the first national sports organization formed in the United States.  It was formed at the first American Chess Congress in New York on October 6, 1857.  Judge Meek was its first President. ... Read More »

  • American Chess Bulletin

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    Leading American chess magazine from 1904 to 1963.  It was edited by Hermann Helms until 1956 and then by Edgar Holladay. Read More »

  • American Chess Congress

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    The first American Chess Congress, organized by Daniel Fiske and held in New York, was won by Paul Morphy in 1857. The top 16 American players were invited (Allison, Calthrop, Fiske, Fuller, Kennicott, Knott, Lichtenhein, Marache, Mead, Meek, Morp... Read More »

  • American Chess Federation

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    Forerunner of the US Chess Federation (USCF).  In 1935, the Western Chess Association, founded in 1900, became known as the American Chess Federation (ACF).  Arpad Elo was its first President and Kirk Holland was its Vice President. ... Read More »

  • American Chess Foundation

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    Formed in 1955, and leading philanthropic organization in U.S. chess.  Its original members were Alexander Bisno, Jacques Coe, Walter Fried, Morris Kasper, Rosser Reeves, Lessing Rosenwald, and Cecile Wertheim.  It changed its named to C... Read More »