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Cook Eugene Beauharnais

Eugene Cook (1830-1915) was the foremost American problemist of his day.   He had many of his chess problems published in Staunton’s The Chess Player’s Chronicle, and The Illustrated London News.  Cook served as President of the New Jersey Chess Association and assumed the post for problem department in The Chess Monthly.  At the time, Paul Morphy was the editor of the games section.  In 1859 he wrote American Chess-Nuts, a major work of chess problems in America.  He personally composed around 800 problems.

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