A Hodges 
Albert Hodges
Number of games in database: 141
Years covered: 1891 to 1923
Overall record: +49 -56 =28 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C65 C77 C73 C60 C61
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D05 D02 D00 A46
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D52 D60 D55 D53 D51
 Sicilian (6) 
    B40 B73 B45 B32
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D30 D37
 French Defense (5) 
    C11 C13 C10 C12 C14
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C65 C83 C62 C77 C79
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D63 D60 D61 D51
 Ruy Lopez, Open (7) 
    C83 C82 C80
 Sicilian (7) 
    B34 B32 B40 B73 B25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lasker vs A Hodges, 1892 0-1
   A Hodges vs Pillsbury, 1893 1-0
   Blackburne vs A Hodges, 1908 1/2-1/2
   T F Lawrence vs A Hodges, 1904 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st City Chess Club Tournament (1893)
   Showalter - Hodges (1894)
   Showalter - Hodges Rematch (1894)
   Cambridge Springs (1904)
   New York Masters (1911)
   New York Masters (1915)
   Rice Memorial (1916)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   000 -- 1900 Manhattan CC by crawfb5
   Showalter - Hodges 1894 rematch by crawfb5
   New York 1893 Masters Tournament by crawfb5
   1893 New York: 1st City Chess Club Tournament by TheFocus
   1892 Hodges - Delmar Match by TheFocus

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(born Jul-21-1861, died Feb-03-1944) United States of America

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Albert Beauregard Hodges was Champion of the Manhattan Chess Club in 1893 and 1899. He played in thirteen USA vs Great Britain Cable Matches without losing a game and defeated Jackson Whipps Showalter in a match in 1894 in New York. Immediately after this he announced his retirement from active tournament play because of business commitments, though he continued to participate occasionally for many years.

Wikipedia article: Albert Hodges

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 141  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Steinitz vs A Hodges 1-017 1891 4th USA Chess AssociationC25 Vienna
2. E Delmar vs A Hodges  0-152 1892 Skaneateles mA03 Bird's Opening
3. A Hodges vs Lasker 0-146 1892 New York simD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. A Hodges vs A E Blackmar 1-033 1892 Brooklyn-ch corrC14 French, Classical
5. E Delmar vs A Hodges 0-173 1892 Skaneateles mC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
6. A Hodges vs Lasker 0-159 1892 New York simC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. A Hodges vs J M Hanham  1-038 1892 New York NYSCAC11 French
8. Lasker vs A Hodges  1-042 1892 New York simB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
9. A Hodges vs E Delmar  1-037 1892 Skaneateles mD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Lasker vs A Hodges 0-143 1892 New York simC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
11. A Hodges vs E Delmar  1-038 1892 Skaneateles mD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. E Delmar vs A Hodges  0-138 1892 Skaneateles mC53 Giuoco Piano
13. J W Baird vs A Hodges  0-126 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentC45 Scotch Game
14. A Hodges vs Showalter  0-143 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentD00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Ettlinger vs A Hodges  0-147 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentC13 French
16. A Hodges vs J C Halpern  1-051 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A Hodges vs Pillsbury  1-042 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentC60 Ruy Lopez
18. J M Hanham vs A Hodges  1-061 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentC55 Two Knights Defense
19. D G Baird vs A Hodges  1-067 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
20. Albin vs A Hodges  1-016 1893 New York matchC27 Vienna Game
21. A Hodges vs Albin  1-059 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. A Hodges vs Albin  0-131 1893 New York matchC77 Ruy Lopez
23. A Hodges vs E Delmar  1-034 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
24. A Hodges vs Showalter  ½-½73 1894 Showalter - Hodges RematchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
25. Showalter vs A Hodges  0-172 1894 Showalter - HodgesC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 141  PGN Download
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  Calli: Happy birthday Beau. An important figure in American chess and the subject of an upcoming biography by John Hilbert
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  brankat: Just like master Weiss, born on the same day 4 years earlier, a very talented and promising master, who gave up chess to pursue a career in business. What were these old-timers thinking? ;-)

R.I.P. Master Hodges.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a link to a game played by Hodges in an 1897 Philadelphia v New York telegraphic match:

Jul-21-10  BIDMONFA: Albert Hodges

HODGES, Albert

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  GrahamClayton: The "Tennessee Morphy".
Jan-01-12  Petrosianic: An interesting story about Hodges, from Chess Review, 6-7/41:

<Hodges is also an expert checker player. On his vacation trips he always looks up the local checker champ. Once he met the champion of New England, played him five agames and won the majority. The checker player asked him who he was. When Hodges told him, the New Englander said:

"No, your name isn't Hodges. I know all the good checker players in the United States but I don't know that name."

"That's quite possible," Hodges replied. "I quit playing checkers before you were born.">

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  Karpova: On page 159 of the May-June 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung' is a nice chart of the USA vs Great Britain Cable matches from 1896 to 1911 (no matches from 1904 to 1906). 13 matches with 6 wins for America and 6 wins for Great Britain, additionally a draw in 1901. Both had acquired 64 points in total.

Hodges participated in all 13 matches and scored 9 points!

The chart is useful for anyone wanting to go deeper intoit, as it provides the exact dates and number of games.

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