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  • MacHack VI

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    First computer to play in a chess tournament.  It played in all 5 rounds of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship in 1967.  The chess program was written by Richard Greenblatt of MIT’s Project Mac for the Dec PDP-6 (1200 KHz) comp... Read More »

  • Mackenzie, George Henry

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    George Henry Mackenzie was born on March 24, 1834 in North Kessock, Scotland.  In 1856, at the age of 19, he purchased a commission in the 60th Rifles (the King’s Royal Rifle Corps).  He served as a Lieutenant in the British army, ... Read More »

  • Maelzel, Johann

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    Johann Maelzel (1772-1838) was a mechanical engineer who bought the automaton called the Turk from Wolfgang von Kempelen's son.  He was the inventor of the metronome in 1816 and was a good friend of Beethoven.  Prince Eugene de Beauh... Read More »

  • Magazines, chess

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    The first magazine devoted entirely to chess was Le Palamede, founded by La Bourdonnais in 1836.  The first English chess magazine, The Philidorian, was edited by George Walker in 1838.  The oldest existing chess magazine in the world is... Read More »

  • Malta

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    The first recorded chess game in Malta was in 1880.  Leone Benjacar wrote chess articles for the Daily Malta Chronicle in 1880 and created the Malta Chess Club.  The Maltese Chess Association was formed in 1923.   The first off... Read More »

  • Manhattan Chess Club

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    Founded on November 24, 1877 at the Café Logeling in New York City.   Dues were $4 a year.  On December 7, 1877 the members voted for the name of the chess club to be the Manhattan Chess Club (the other choices were Morphy Chess Club and Metro... Read More »

  • Mansfield, Comins

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    Comins Mansfield (1896-1984) was a Grandmaster of chess composition (1972).  In 1963, he was President of the FIDE’s Commission for Chess Composition.  He was perhaps the best two-move problem composer who ever lived.  He bega... Read More »

  • Marache, Naploeon

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    Napoleon Marache was born in France on June 15, 1815 and came to the United States when he was 13.   In 1845, he began composing chess problems.  In October 1845, he published The Chess Palladium and Mathematical Sphynx; devoted to ... Read More »

  • Marathon chess

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    The first marathon chess record was set  by R.H. Jones and Stewart Walker who played chess 52 hours non stop at St. Lukes College in 1962.  It appeared in the 1962 Guinness Book or Records.  In 1983 two bus drivers from Bristol, Eng... Read More »

  • Marco, Georg

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    Georg Marco (1863-1923) was a Romanian-born Austrian of Grandmaster strength.  He was a very large and powerful man (he weighed over 300 pounds).  He was referred to as the “strongest” chess player in the world because of his... Read More »