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N Marache 
 
Napoleon Marache
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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NAPOLEON MARACHE
(born Jun-15-1815, died May-11-1875, 59 years old) France (citizen of 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 October 1845, he 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. In 1856, he won the championship cup of the New York Chess Club. In 1857 he participated in the First American Chess Congress, defeated Daniel Fiske (+3-2) in the first round, but losing to Benjamin Raphael (+2-3=2) in the second. In 1865, he wrote the chess section for a new edition of Hoyle. In 1866 he wrote "Marache's Manual of Chess." He was the chess editor of Wilkes' Spirit of the Times between 1860-1. His pseudonym was N.O.K. He died on May 11, 1875.

Wikipedia article: Napoleon Marache


 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Raphael vs N Marache  1-030 1857 1st American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
2. D Fiske vs N Marache  1-042 1857 1st American Chess CongressD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
3. N Marache vs B Raphael  ½-½39 1857 1st American Chess CongressC20 King's Pawn Game
4. B Raphael vs N Marache 0-120 1857 1st American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
5. D Fiske vs N Marache 0-135 1857 1st American Chess CongressA84 Dutch
6. N Marache vs D Fiske  1-060 1857 1st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
7. N Marache vs B Raphael 0-124 1857 1st American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
8. N Marache vs Morphy 0-147 1857 New York000 Chess variants
9. N Marache vs D Fiske  0-148 1857 1st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
10. N Marache vs Morphy 0-120 1857 NewC52 Evans Gambit
11. B Raphael vs N Marache  1-046 1857 1st American Chess CongressB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. N Marache vs D Fiske 1-027 1857 1st American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
13. N Marache vs B Raphael 1-070 1857 1st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
14. Morphy vs N Marache 1-024 1859 New York000 Chess variants
15. N Marache vs J Leonard 0-122 1861 3rd Free Handicap TournamentC55 Two Knights Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-15-06  BIDMONFA: Napoleon Marache

MARACHE, Napoleon
http://www.bidmonfa.com/marache_nap...
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Jun-15-07  syracrophy: This guy's only famous for his loss on this charming game:

N Marache vs Morphy, 1857

Jun-15-07  brankat: It is not really a matter of "fame", whatever that is suppose to mean.

He was a life-long Chess enthusiast. The one who started the first American Chess Magazine. Also, winning the Championship of New York Chess Club, at the time the most prestigious club in the states, was no small feat.

In a way, it could be said: Mr.Napoleon Marache was a "pioneer" of Chess endeavor in the USA. As such he does deserve a lot of credit.

Jun-15-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Napoleon Marache>
see also chessnote no. 4900
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Jun-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I wrote the Wikipedia article on him:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napole...
Jun-15-12  brankat: A fine work <FSR>!

R.I.P. Mr.Marache.

Jun-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Thanks, <brankat>!
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