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 Representatives resulted in a draw.  In 1899 a cable match between American universities and British universities took place.  It was won by a single game by the British universities.  Between 1896 and 1911, England and the USA played 13 cable matches.  Each team had 6 wins each, and 1 tie.  The total points were 64 to 64.


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