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Nicholas A Preo
Number of games in database: 26
Years covered: 1965 to 1983
Overall record: +8 -11 =7 (44.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-26-1902, died Jan-09-1988, 85 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Preo "Memorial": US Correspondence Chess IM Nicolas Preo had a long CC career, playing from the late 1940's up to 2002. However, it was discovered that Nicolas A Preo had died in January 1988. His son, Nicholas N Preo "assumed" his father's identity and continued his games after his father's death. Here is some more information on the Preo father and son CC players, taking from the Chessmail magazine 3/2002:

Nicolas A Preo
born 26/3/1902 Russia
died 9/1/1988 Santa Cruz, California

Nicolas N Preo
born 26/4/1929
died 9/2/2002

It seems that in the early 1980's Preo Sr developed eyesight problems, and his son would help him with the clerical duties needed for CC. He then moved on to actually deciding the moves when his father died. In regard to playing strength and style of Preo Jr, here is a quotes from the article:

"Yet if he could get out of the opening and reach an unclear middle game, Preo Junior became a wily tactician and could score points against quite strong opponents - just like his father...A tentative conclusion seems to be that the son was strong in the same kind of positions where the father was strong (especially the long games) but lacked the opening knowledge and the technique."

Last updated: 2019-07-25 04:23:02

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 26  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Poder vs N A Preo  0-16019655.corr olA28 English
2. N A Preo vs Jiri Nun  1-02719655.corr olC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. F Parr vs N A Preo  0-14719655.corr olA60 Benoni Defense
4. N A Preo vs R Strand  ½-½3919655.corr olC67 Ruy Lopez
5. N A Preo vs L Zinn  ½-½3719655.corr olC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. W Sauermann vs N A Preo 0-15019655.corr olC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
7. C Delenda vs N A Preo  0-13219655.corr olE15 Queen's Indian
8. N A Preo vs Estrin  ½-½4119655.corr olB40 Sicilian
9. N A Preo vs R Cross 0-1661971corr NAICCC IC34 King's Gambit Accepted
10. N A Preo vs W Muir  0-1521971corr NAICCC IC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
11. N A Preo vs Z Leskowsky  0-1601971corr NAICCC IC34 King's Gambit Accepted
12. N A Preo vs R Morris  1-0541978corres N/AmericaC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
13. J S Morgado vs N A Preo  ½-½401981CCCA-60 8185B03 Alekhine's Defense
14. N A Preo vs H Rittner  0-1541981CCCA-60 8185C17 French, Winawer, Advance
15. T Wibe vs N A Preo  ½-½351981CCCA-60 8185C27 Vienna Game
16. J Kondali vs N A Preo  1-0391981CCCA-60 8185B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. N A Preo vs R Kiviaho  0-1441981CCCA-60 8185B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. D Smit vs N A Preo  1-0421981CCCA-60 8185A56 Benoni Defense
19. F Brglez vs N A Preo  1-0601981CCCA-60 8185A34 English, Symmetrical
20. N A Preo vs Hebert  ½-½451981CCCA-60 8185B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
21. P Roos vs N A Preo  1-0441981CCCA-60 8185B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. N A Preo vs J Berry 0-1411981CCCA-60 8185B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. K B Richardson vs N A Preo  ½-½411981CCCA-60 8185B03 Alekhine's Defense
24. N A Preo vs E Bang  0-1471981CCCA-60 8185C21 Center Game
25. N A Preo vs H Sarink  1-0461981CCCA-60 8185C21 Center Game
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  wordfunph: IM Nicholas Preobrajensky - the first U.S. player to receive an international correspondence title, rest in peace..
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