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Johan August Ros
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1897 to 1909

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(born Aug-18-1864, died 1937, 72 years old) Sweden

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Johan August Ros was born in Murum, Sweden in 1864. He studied in Uppsala and became a teacher and school principal in Boden. After retiring he moved back to Uppsala. He played and ended 7th in the 1st Nordic Championship in Stockholm 1897 ( After this event he initiated Sweden's first correspondence chess tournament (1897-1900), where he also participated himself and took 2nd place behind Joel Fridlizius and ahead of Fritz Englund (source:

He collected and published 370 Udvalda Svenska Schackproblem (Lindström, Stockholm 1901, 238 pp.), a selection of 370 chess problems composed by Swedes. This book is made available online:

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Moeller vs J A Ros 1-0161897Nordic ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
2. J A Ros vs Yngve Bohman 1-0431909GöthenburgD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  Tabanus: He published this problem in Wiener Hausfrauen-Zeitung no. 19, p. 170, 7 May 1893:

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White to mate in two.

He also got published other studies, in British Chess Magazine 1890, in English Mechanic and World of Science 1894, and in his book of 1901,

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