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Kmoch, Hans

Johann (Hans) Joseph Kmoch (1894-1973) was a chess author and International Master (1950) and International Arbiter (1951).   He was the referee in the Alekhine-Euwe World Championship match in 1935.  Euwe chose him as his second in the 1937 rematch.  He authored Pawn Power in Chess and about a dozen other chess books.  He was the one that coined the D. Byrne-Fischer game in 1956 “the game of the century.”  He was a Latin scholar and editor of a literary magazine.  He served as the Secretary and manager of the Manhattan Chess Club.  He died at the age of 76.

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