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Augustus Mongredien
Number of games in database: 54
Years covered: 1844 to 1863
Overall record: +8 -36 =10 (24.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    C33 C39
With the Black pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    C39 C33 C35
 Robatsch (5) 
    B06
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C64 C62 C70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G S Spreckley vs Mongredien, 1846 0-1
   Mongredien vs Anderssen, 1857 1-0
   Mongredien vs Morphy, 1859 1/2-1/2
   J Robey vs Mongredien, 1862 0-1

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AUGUSTUS MONGREDIEN
(born Mar-17-1807, died Mar-30-1888, 81 years old) United Kingdom

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Augustus Mongredien was a noted English amateur. He was President of both the London and Liverpool Chess Clubs and did a lot to promote chess in both cities. In 1845 he played matches against Wilhelm Hanstein, winning (+3, =2, -1), Karl Mayet, drawing (+3, =1, -3) and Dr. Ludwig Bledow, losing (+4, =1, -7). He also played matches against some of the great players of his day, losing to Paul Morphy (+0, =1, -7) in 1859, Daniel Harrwitz (+0, =1, -7) in 1860 and Wilhelm Steinitz (+0, =0, -7) in 1863.

notes: Paul Morphy & Augustus formed the team of Morphy / Mongredien for consultation games.

Wikipedia article: Augustus Mongredien


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Mongredien vs R Gray 0-114 1844 LiverpoolC39 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Bledow vs Mongredien 1-038 1845 Berlin mC44 King's Pawn Game
3. Bledow vs Mongredien 1-029 1845 Berlin mC53 Giuoco Piano
4. Simons vs Mongredien  0-116 1846 LondonC33 King's Gambit Accepted
5. G S Spreckley vs Mongredien 0-115 1846 LiverpoolC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
6. Mongredien vs G Medley 0-126 1850 London mD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. G Medley vs Mongredien 1-044 1850 London mA02 Bird's Opening
8. G Medley vs Mongredien 0-158 1850 London mC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
9. Mongredien vs G Medley 1-026 1850 London mC53 Giuoco Piano
10. G Medley vs Mongredien 1-044 1850 London mC70 Ruy Lopez
11. Mongredien vs Anderssen 0-121 1851 LondonC23 Bishop's Opening
12. Jaenisch vs Mongredien  1-031 1851 London m/1C39 King's Gambit Accepted
13. Anderssen vs Mongredien 1-028 1851 LondonC39 King's Gambit Accepted
14. Mongredien vs Anderssen 1-041 1857 ManchesterC39 King's Gambit Accepted
15. Mongredien vs Morphy 0-118 1859 Morphy - MongredienC52 Evans Gambit
16. Morphy vs Mongredien 1-022 1859 Morphy - MongredienC40 King's Knight Opening
17. Morphy vs Mongredien 1-024 1859 Morphy - MongredienC51 Evans Gambit
18. Mongredien vs Morphy 0-126 1859 Morphy - MongredienC33 King's Gambit Accepted
19. Morphy vs Mongredien 1-029 1859 Morphy - MongredienC58 Two Knights
20. Mongredien vs Morphy 0-150 1859 Morphy - MongredienA84 Dutch
21. Mongredien vs Morphy ½-½25 1859 Morphy - MongredienC23 Bishop's Opening
22. Morphy vs Mongredien 1-030 1859 Morphy - MongredienC41 Philidor Defense
23. Morphy vs Mongredien ½-½28 1859 LondonB20 Sicilian
24. Harrwitz vs Mongredien  ½-½43 1860 unknown (m/6)C39 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Harrwitz vs Mongredien 1-034 1860 2D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-31-04  SBC: Thanks to whomever compiled these Mongredien games
Apr-26-05  takeithome: Augustus Mongredien (1807-1888). Although his record with Morphy was awful, he did manage to extend Anderssen somewhat. But then again, who didn't extend Anderssen and his love for attack-attack-attack and little defense-defense-defense? Anyway, the author of a Morphy game anthology mentions that "Mongredien was something of a humorist, to play thus against Morphy." Despite his unfortunate liking for inferior variations, he did manage a draw against Morphy in their first match game.
Apr-26-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: Give the old guy credit,he did play inventive openings. True, they often got clobbered, for example Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 but Mongredien's use of Scandinavian and Double-Fianchetto defenses shows his creative spirit.
Jan-05-06  BIDMONFA: Augustus Mongredien

MONGREDIEN, Augustus
http://www.bidmonfa.com/mongredien_...
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Jul-17-08  myschkin: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/spinr...
Apr-25-09  Raisin Death Ray: I've....been...kissed by Rose Mongredien!
Jul-27-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Poor guy. Once upon a time, the Modern Defense was sometimes called the Mongredien. However, if you look closely, you can find the "modern" in "Mongredien."
Dec-30-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: Where would we be without our august punching bag?
Dec-30-10  Penguincw: He has 7 wins , 10 draws and 36 losses yet he drew against Morphy ! That's pretty good !
Mar-17-11  Penguincw: Wow.It's his birthday.Happy Birthday!
Jun-20-12  DanielBryant: I wonder what Mongredien would be rated these days.
Jun-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Well, he did get two draws with Morphy. So probably about 2700.
Jun-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: His son also played chess: http://www.edochess.ca/players/p305....
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