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Andre Cheron
A Cheron 
Number of games in database: 24
Years covered: 1925 to 1929
Overall record: +7 -12 =5 (39.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-25-1895, died Sep-12-1980, 84 years old) France (federation/nationality Switzerland)

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André Chéron was born in Colombes, France. He was French champion in 1926, 1927 and 1929 and played on the French Olympiad team of 1927. He was also a problem composer and author of note, his major work being Lehr und Handbuch der Endspiele (1952-58) with the 2nd edition (1969-71). This became a major reference work on the endgame. Chéron was awarded the IMComp title in 1959. He passed away in Leysin, Switzerland in 1980.

Wikipedia article: André Chéron

 page 1 of 1; 24 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Lazard vs A Cheron 0-1381925FRA-ch 3rdD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. P Johner vs A Cheron 1-0241925Ch SwitzerlandC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. R Gaudin vs A Cheron 0-1421925FRA-ch 3rdC21 Center Game
4. Alekhine vs A Cheron 1-0161925Simul, 4bC21 Center Game
5. A Cheron vs M Polikier 1-0101927ChamonixB06 Robatsch
6. R Gaudin vs A Cheron  0-1431927FRA-ch 5thC21 Center Game
7. A Cheron vs G Renaud  1-0381927FRA-ch 5thE16 Queen's Indian
8. Euwe vs A Cheron  ½-½361927London OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. A Cheron vs Maroczy 0-1441927London OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
10. Kostic vs A Cheron  1-0181927London OlympiadC51 Evans Gambit
11. A Cheron vs Gruenfeld 0-1301927London OlympiadB02 Alekhine's Defense
12. A Cheron vs G Stoltz  0-1391927London OlympiadE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
13. A Cheron vs Tarrasch  ½-½221927London OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. A Cheron vs E Heilimo  0-1391927London OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
15. A Cheron vs M Golmayo De La Torriente  ½-½231928World Amateur ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. K Treybal vs A Cheron 1-0241928World Amateur ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. A Cheron vs A Nilsson 0-1231928World Amateur ChampionshipD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A Cheron vs A Tyroler  0-1661928World Amateur ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Przepiorka vs A Cheron 0-1141928World Amateur ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. A Cheron vs L Steiner 0-1331928World Amateur ChampionshipC56 Two Knights
21. N Whitaker vs A Cheron  ½-½411928World Amateur ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
22. A Becker vs A Cheron  1-0461928World Amateur ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
23. A Cheron vs Euwe  ½-½331928World Amateur ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. A Cheron vs Jeanloz 1-081929SimulC50 Giuoco Piano
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Sep-25-06  trumbull0042: "author of note, his major work being", not "author of note his major work being". Correction...?
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  OhioChessFan: How isn't the repeated posts by <Bidmonfa> a violation of: 2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.

They are nothing more than spammed, duplicated, advertising links for his website.

Sep-25-06  Stevens: <OhioChessFan: How isn't the repeated posts by <Bidmonfa> a violation of: 2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts. > irritates me too, thats why i've complained more than once to absolutely no effect and put it on the ignore list. much easier that way.
Sep-25-06  acirce: This is what <> said Feb 10:

<User: WTHarvey has never been accused of spamming, in fact his collections of tactical puzzles receive numerous compliments. Although he has posted hundreds of links to his site, his resources are very well received and help enhance the value of our player pages.

On the other hand, User: BIDMONFA has been constantly accused of spamming, and yet he's done nothing different than WTHarvey.

Spamming is, by definition, posting the same message repeatedly. BIDMONFA has never posted the same link twice (with one exception, which we're willing to attribute to human error.) The content quality of the chess site being linked to never enters into the equation.

The bottom line is, it's not our job to rate chess sites.>

Makes sense to me. I wouldn't consider it spamming if someone did nothing else than linking to various (different) Chessbase articles either.

But I don't know if <BIDMONFA> has started posting the exact same link over and over.

Sep-25-06  Stevens: not spamming, advertising.

anyway, why not post the link in his profile, and contribute something to the discussions so that people look at his profile to find out more, rather than use this site as nothing more than free advertising.

can't believe i'm even wasting my time, just bung em on ignore if it irritates!

while i'm here, check out for all your baseball requirements

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  Phony Benoni: I'm obviously in a huge minority here, but I enjoy seeing a post from BIDMONFA on these player pages, making it possible to associate a face with the name.

Maybe he's advertising--but since he doesn't ask for money, I don't care. If it bothers you, just use your ignore button and let the rest of us have our little pleasures.

Dec-14-08  Karpova: In C.N. 5888 Edward Winter writes: <A complete run (1826-1998) of the "Journal de Genève" has recently been made available on-line, and problem/study enthusiasts will particularly welcome the opportunity to read André Chéron’s celebrated chess column, which began on 2 October 1932.>


Link to the "Journal de Genève":

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  paulalbert: As player of the day, Andre Cheron deserves a comment. Actually one of my chess colleagues, Billy J. Levine, now over 90 years of age learned chess from Cheron, and Billy showed me the puzzle by Cheron posted below. Billy is a strong practical player, incredible on solving studies and puzzles, having been taught virtually all the themes by Cheron. Billy still teaches chess to children in the local schools. He also is collector of chess sets and his home is a chess museum of incredible sets collected all over the world.Billy is a great admirer of Cheron's artistry. Paul Albert
Sep-25-09  pferd: OK - can't see Paul's puzzle, but here is one for you.

click for larger view

Andre Cheron
White mates in four

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  GrahamClayton: 1926 picture of Cheron from "Le Matin":

Sep-25-10  whiteshark: Player of the Day


Sep-25-12  brankat: An excellent endgames analyst, author and composer. A strong chess player, too.

R.I.P. Andre Cheron.

Sep-25-12  LoveThatJoker: Excellent work in Chess, Andre Cheron!!


Sep-25-12  waustad: I'd look at posting something about the river Styx, but they never like my puns.
Sep-25-12  Jim Bartle: A hell of a player.
Sep-25-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

R.I.P. Sir Andre Cheron.

Sep-25-13  Idiot123: I dont get the puzzle of pferd...after 1.Nf8 Re7 2.Rg7 Be3 3. Rxe7 Bxd4...where's the mate? I didn't look at it very thouroughly...could somebody enlighten me? :)
Sep-25-13  Idiot123: Oh wow...that's a nice one...1.Rd8 Bxd8 2.Nf8 Re7 3.Ka6! and black can only move the rook which can't protect d7 and e6 from any other square ...3.Rd7 4.Ne6#
Sep-25-13  DoctorD: To prevent the bishop getting to e3, White plays 1. Rgd8! first.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Cheron.
Oct-07-13  Karpova: Final standings of the 1926 French Championship (Biarritz, September 2-14):

1-2. Cheron 5.5
1-2. Lazard 5.5
3. Grommer 5.0
4. Gibaud 4.5
5-6. Betbeder 4.0
5-6. Renaud 4.0
7. Anglade 3.0
8. Fabre 2.5
9. Goudin 2.0

Andre Cheron was the winner as he had beaten Lazard (in their individual encounter).

Notably absent were Crepeaux and Muffang, among others.

From page 301 of the October 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Sep-25-16  offramp: He has two acute accents in his name. The only other chess player so endowed is José Raúl Capablanca.
Sep-25-19  Cibator: <offramp: He has two acute accents in his name. The only other chess player so endowed is José Raúl Capablanca.>

Uh-uh. There's Frédéric Lazard too.

Dec-14-20  vonKrolock: <Francisco José Pérez Pérez> Three acute accents, three times <Campeón de España> and You have also Jose Manuel Perez Gonzalez with three acute accents. Maybe four would be the real task?
Jun-27-22  lonchaney: Chess composer

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