Number of games in database: 63
Years covered: 1913 to 1957
Overall record: +21 -23 =19 (48.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
Most played openings
|A15|| ||English (3 games)||C87|| ||Ruy Lopez (3 games)||B03|| ||Alekhine's Defense (2 games)||D25|| ||Queen's Gambit Accepted (2 games)||C66|| ||Ruy Lopez (2 games)||C68|| ||Ruy Lopez, Exchange (2 games)||D15|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (2 games)||A46|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)||D37|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (2 games)||C53|| ||Giuoco Piano (2 games)|
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|Sep-28-07|| ||paladin at large: Isn't this the fella who as a youngster nearly swindled Capablanca in a simul ? and - is he still living?!|
|Sep-28-07|| ||Calli: Yep, he's 110 and a still terror at blitz. Actually, he died in 1989 and even then most were not aware that he was still alive in an assisted living residence and that he still followed chess. An interview shortly before his death was published in the french yearbook of chess for 1988. The blog http://echecs64.blog.20minutes.fr/a...
tells the story of getting the interview.
It would be great to get an english translation of it.
|Sep-29-07|| ||paladin at large: <Calli> Thanks for the link. I believe it mentions that Muffang was the only Frenchman, apart from Alekhine (French citizen), who ever beat Capablanca at blitz chess. I could translate (slowly) the interview if anyone can get a hold of it.|
|Sep-29-07|| ||Calli: <paladin at large> Thanks. Maybe someone will see our request. I wish they mentioned Apicella's opponent in that Fr Chmp game. Don't think it is here on CG. It could be this one that that I found at NIC.|
[White "Timmer, Robert"]
[Black "Apicella, Manuel"]
[NIC "FR 11.4.5"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 c4 9. Bh6 Ng6 10. Bxg6 fxg6 11. Be3 Nc6 12. h4 Qe8 13. h5 gxh5 14. Rxh5 Ne7 15. Nf3 Rf5 16. Rh2 Qg6 17. Qh4 Nc6 18. O-O-O Bd7 19. Rdh1 h6 20. Rh3 Rxf3 21. gxf3 Nb4 22. Kd2 Qxc2 23. Ke1 Qb1 24. Bc1 Qxc1 25. Ke2 Qxc3 26. Kf1 Nd3 27. Rg3 Qe1 28. Kg2 Qxf2 29. Kh3 Rf8 0-1
Note 21...Nb4!! with the threat of Ba4
|Oct-22-07|| ||Karpova: He played against Reshevsky at Easter 1920 and won - the game was a secret since Reshevsky's manager didn't want it to be published if Reshevsky didn't win:
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... (scroll down to 5233)|
|Oct-22-07|| ||whiteshark: Bio in French + picture http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/mu...|
|Nov-02-07|| ||Karpova: Reconstruction of the opening phase:
<1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 d6 4 d4 Bd7 5 Nc3 Nf6 6 Bg5 exd4 7 Nxd4 Be7 8 O-O O-O 9 f4 h6 10 Bxf6 Bxf6 11 Nf3 Re8 12 Re1 a6 13 Bd3 b5 14 Rb1 (Dominique Thimognier, St Cyr sur Loire, France)>
<1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 d6 4 O-O Nf6 5 d4 Bd7 6 Nc3 exd4 7 Nxd4 Be7 8 Bg5 O-O 9 f4 h6 10 Bxf6 Bxf6 11 Nf3 Re8 12 Re1 a6 13 Bd3 b5 14 Rb1 (Eduardo Bauzá Mercére, New York, NY, USA)>
other possibilities exist.
Then it went on like that:
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... (scroll down to 5233)
|Dec-21-07|| ||paladin at large: The former French champion had a problem with not castling:|
M Monticelli vs A Muffang, 1935
Euwe vs A Muffang, 1957
It is a shame there are not more games available showing him in a better light.
|Dec-21-07|| ||paladin at large: <whiteshark><bio in French> thanks - it notes that he played very little outside of Olympiads. However, at Margate 1923 he did come tied 2nd through 4th with Alekhine and Bogoljubov, behind Gruenfeld. Muffang also won the blitz competition there ahead of Alekhine.|
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