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James McConnell
Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1849 to 1899
Overall record: +3 -11 =1 (23.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
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JAMES MCCONNELL
(born Sep-05-1829, died Nov-21-1914, 85 years old) United States of America

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James McConnell, Sr. was a lawyer in New Orleans and a friend of Paul Morphy. He was born in Baton Rouge and died in New Orleans. When Paul Morphy was given a chess book, he would read it, sometimes makes notes in the book, then give the chess book to his friend, James McConnell. James was the first contributor to the Fifth American Chess Congress, which was held in New York in 1880. James McConnell donated all his writings and collection to Tulane University.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Morphy vs J McConnell 1-011 1849 New Orleans cgC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
2. J McConnell vs Morphy 0-123 1849 New OrleansC38 King's Gambit Accepted
3. Morphy vs J McConnell 1-029 1849 New OrleansC39 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Morphy vs J McConnell 1-023 1849 New OrleansC40 King's Knight Opening
5. J McConnell vs Morphy 0-114 1850 New OrleansC02 French, Advance
6. J McConnell vs Morphy 0-125 1850 New OrleanC52 Evans Gambit
7. Morphy vs J McConnell 1-017 1857 New York000 Chess variants
8. Keon vs J McConnell 1-024 1862 BermudaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. Morphy vs J McConnell 1-022 1864 New Orleans ?000 Chess variants
10. J McConnell vs Steinitz  1-040 1883 Offhand gameC70 Ruy Lopez
11. J McConnell vs Steinitz  ½-½32 1883 New OrleansC70 Ruy Lopez
12. J McConnell vs Steinitz  0-138 1883 New OrleansC22 Center Game
13. J McConnell vs Steinitz 1-021 1886 New OrleansC00 French Defense
14. J McConnell vs Lasker 1-038 1893 USA tour simC25 Vienna
15. J McConnell vs Pillsbury 0-123 1899 New OrleansC25 Vienna
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-03  blunder maker: Is a great player!
never win a game!
lol
Dec-21-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: But look who he played... =)
Jan-12-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <blunder maker> Sometimes he had won. For an interesting example see http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

<chessgames.com> I have submitted this game with Steinitz's annotations in your PGN upload utility.

Apr-04-04  ruylopez900: He didn't win to much, but that one win would be worth all the other losses =D
Apr-23-06  black death: hi
Dec-11-08  WhiteRook48: McConnell beat
Steinitz and Lasker!
Aug-08-10  BobCrisp: One of only two players known to have played both Morphy and Capablanca. The other being Celso Golmayo Zupide.
Aug-08-10  MrMelad: Apparently he player Stienitz and Lasker and Pillsbury too, and beat Lasker in a simul and crushed Stienitz analysis of another game.. And they say Morphy only played weak opponents :)
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