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Pavel Pavlovich Bobrov
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Years covered: 1896 to 1899

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(born Aug-29-1862, died Dec-23-1911, 49 years old) Russia

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Chess journalist and composer.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Bobrov vs Steinitz  1-0351896SimulD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Lasker vs P Bobrov 1-0481899Consultation simul, 13bC49 Four Knights
3. P Bobrov vs Lasker 0-1431899Consultation gameD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Here is what the Russian language Chess Dictionary (Moscow, 1964) had to say about Bobrov:

<BOBROV, <PAVEL PAVLOVICH <(1862-1911)>>>,

Russian chess community statesman, journalist and composer.

Connected with Bobrov's name is the publication of the magazine <Chess Insight>, published at intervals between 1891-1910.

Bobrov was the editor of chess columns in many Moscow newspapers and magazines.

He played a key role in publishing the chess column in <Raduga <(Rainbow)>> magazine, where from 1882 to ceasing of publication in 1897 were published the original chess problems of Russian authors.

In this same chess section was organized the first contest of two-move problems, the judge of which was Bobrov himself.

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An enthusiast of chess art, <Bobrov> was the secretary, effectively the leader, of the <Moscow Chess Circle>, one of the organizers of the First, Second, and Third All-Russian Chess Tournaments.

The first was held in 1899; the second in 1900/1901; and the third, in 1903.

<Bobrov> was a very good problemist; a propagandizer of chess problems; organizer and judge of many chess contests, and author of articles on the questions of chess compositions.

I should add that, according to the chess research, <Bobrov> also played in simultaneous exhibitions and consultation games conducted by <Steinitz> and <Lasker> (hear, hear).

Jul-13-07  SBC: <whiteshark>

You can read Bobrov's obituary here:

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  whiteshark: Thank you <SBC> reminding me to look more often on your fine pages first ... :-)
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  GrahamClayton: Here is Bobrov having better luck against Steinitz in an 1896 simultaneous exhibition:

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