Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1857 to 1861
Overall record: +5 -9 =1 (36.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
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|B44|| ||Sicilian (3 games)||C01|| ||French, Exchange (2 games)||000|| ||Chess variants (2 games)|
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(born Jun-15-1815, died May-11-1875, 59 years old) France (federation/nationality United States of America)
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|Napoleon Marache was born in France on June 15, 1815 and came to the USA at age 13. In 1845, he began composing chess problems. In 1856, he won the championship cup of the New York Chess Club. In 1857 he participated in the First American Chess Congress, defeating Daniel Fiske (+3-2) in the first round, but losing to Benjamin Raphael (+2-3=2) in the second. |
In October 1845, Marache published "The Chess Palladium and Mathematical Sphynx; devoted to the Curiosities of Chess and the Ingenuities of Arithmetic." This was the first American chess periodical, but lasted only three issues. At various times in the 1850s and 1860s, he was the chess editor or chess columnist for the New York Clipper, Porter's Spirit of the Times, and Wilkes' Spirit of the Times. His pseudonym was N.O.K. In 1865, he wrote the chess section for a new edition of Hoyle. In 1866 he wrote "Marache's Manual of Chess," one of the first chess books published in the United States. He died on May 11, 1875.
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