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Frederick Bock
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1874
Overall record: +4 -3 =3 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-30-1844, died Jan-13-1916, 71 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Actor who had been leading man of the Memphis Opera House.

 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F H Elder vs F Bock  0-13918743rd American Chess CongressD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. F Bock vs F H Elder  ½-½5718743rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
3. J A Congdon vs F Bock  ½-½3218743rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
4. F Bock vs J A Congdon  1-05718743rd American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
5. F Bock vs M Judd  0-13018743rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
6. M Judd vs F Bock ½-½6218743rd American Chess CongressC78 Ruy Lopez
7. F Perrin vs F Bock  0-12218743rd American Chess CongressC53 Giuoco Piano
8. F Bock vs F Perrin 1-02918743rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
9. Mackenzie vs F Bock  1-02718743rd American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
10. F Bock vs Mackenzie 0-11318743rd American Chess CongressC25 Vienna
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  GrahamClayton: Pittsburgh player who wrote a play called "The Living Age", which opened in New York in 1882 to very poor reviews.
Oct-18-13  Stonehenge: "Bock beer is an agreeable beverage in warm weather; but a Bock play is not desirable at any season of the year."

Note the names of Labourdonais and Mackenzie.

Feb-09-15  Stonehenge: Is this our guy?

"He was married to Jessaline Rogers":

Rogers died Aug. 19 1917, aged 53.


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  zanzibar: <Stonehenge> Ha! I was just about to post the exact same.

Yes, quite likely it is the same... also check out:

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<Mr. Bock always was a bad actor, but, generally, I hear, is a very bood fellow.>

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Here, our good Mr. Bock is naming characters after LaBourdonnais and Mackenzie.

In fact, he attempts murder on Mackenzie and fails.

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  zanzibar: Here's an obit linking him to Booth, etc., putting him as 71 in 1916.

(right-most column, 5th from bottom)

I think that pretty much confirms it.

There's also an interesting tidbit in <The Chess Player's Chronicle> about him and the great fire.

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<Mr. Bock always was a bad actor, but, generally, I hear, is a very good fellow.>

(correction to above)

Mar-08-16  Stonehenge: I have found his DOB here:

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  zanzibar: <Stonehenge> gg.

Also, check out the tidbit here, 2nd column, bottom:

The Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 6, p238 (17th May, 1882(?!))

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