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Napoleon Marache
N Marache 
 
Number of games in database: 40
Years covered: 1855 to 1861
Overall record: +15 -20 =5 (43.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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NAPOLEON MARACHE
(born Jun-15-1815, died May-11-1875, 59 years old) France (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Napoleon Marache was born in France on June 15, 1815 and came to the USA at age 13. In 1845, he began composing chess problems. In 1856, he won the championship cup of the New York Chess Club. In 1857 he participated in the First American Chess Congress, defeating Daniel Fiske (+3-2) in the first round, but losing to Benjamin Raphael (+2-3=2) in the second.

In October 1845, Marache published "The Chess Palladium and Mathematical Sphynx; devoted to the Curiosities of Chess and the Ingenuities of Arithmetic." This was the first American chess periodical, but lasted only three issues. At various times in the 1850s and 1860s, he was the chess editor or chess columnist for the New York Clipper, Porter's Spirit of the Times, and Wilkes' Spirit of the Times. His pseudonym was N.O.K. In 1865, he wrote the chess section for a new edition of Hoyle. In 1866 he wrote "Marache's Manual of Chess," one of the first chess books published in the United States. He died on May 11, 1875.

Wikipedia article: Napoleon Marache


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 40  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Marache vs J Thompson  0-1501855New York Chess Club TournamentC20 King's Pawn Game
2. C E Anderson vs N Marache  0-1451855New York Chess Club Tournament000 Chess variants
3. C E Anderson vs N Marache  ½-½571855New York Chess Club Tournament000 Chess variants
4. C E Anderson vs N Marache  1-0611855New York Chess Club Tournament000 Chess variants
5. C E Anderson vs N Marache  0-1611855New York Chess Club Tournament000 Chess variants
6. C E Anderson vs N Marache  1-0811855New York Chess Club Tournament000 Chess variants
7. C E Anderson vs N Marache  0-1541855New York Chess Club Tournament000 Chess variants
8. N Marache vs J Thompson  0-1201855New York Chess Club TournamentC44 King's Pawn Game
9. J Thompson vs N Marache  0-1471855New York Chess Club TournamentC00 French Defense
10. N Marache vs J Thompson  ½-½471855New York Chess Club TournamentC44 King's Pawn Game
11. J Thompson vs N Marache  1-0221855New York Chess Club TournamentC01 French, Exchange
12. N Marache vs J Thompson  ½-½681855New York Chess Club TournamentC45 Scotch Game
13. J Thompson vs N Marache  0-1251855New York Chess Club TournamentD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. N Marache vs F Perrin  0-1211856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
15. W Wheelwright vs N Marache  1-0201856Club GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
16. N Marache vs W Fuller  0-1511856Club GameC44 King's Pawn Game
17. F Perrin vs N Marache 0-1561856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
18. F Perrin vs N Marache  1-0521856New York Chess Club ChampionshipC40 King's Knight Opening
19. N Marache vs F Perrin  ½-½511856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
20. F Perrin vs N Marache  1-0461856New York Chess Club ChampionshipC40 King's Knight Opening
21. N Marache vs F Perrin  1-0221856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
22. F Perrin vs N Marache  0-1271856New York Chess Club ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. N Marache vs F Perrin  0-1421856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
24. N Marache vs F Perrin  1-0421856New York Chess Club ChampionshipC20 King's Pawn Game
25. N Marache vs F Perrin  1-0251856New York Chess Club ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-15-06  BIDMONFA: Napoleon Marache

MARACHE, Napoleon
http://www.bidmonfa.com/marache_nap...
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Jun-15-07  syracrophy: This guy's only famous for his loss on this charming game:

N Marache vs Morphy, 1857

Jun-15-07  brankat: It is not really a matter of "fame", whatever that is suppose to mean.

He was a life-long Chess enthusiast. The one who started the first American Chess Magazine. Also, winning the Championship of New York Chess Club, at the time the most prestigious club in the states, was no small feat.

In a way, it could be said: Mr.Napoleon Marache was a "pioneer" of Chess endeavor in the USA. As such he does deserve a lot of credit.

Jun-15-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Napoleon Marache>
see also chessnote no. 4900
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Jun-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I wrote the Wikipedia article on him:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napole...
Jun-15-12  brankat: A fine work <FSR>!

R.I.P. Mr.Marache.

Jun-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Thanks, <brankat>!
Jun-15-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Willem Wallekers: Great idea to name your son Napoleon on June 15, 1815.
Jun-15-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: that was no marache band that retreated from Moscow in the snow...
Jun-15-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <His pseudonym was N.O.K.>

Hey, we've got one of those on <cg.com>. He's also a bit of a dick.

Jun-15-19  ughaibu: And there's one self labelling as Dr.Who, doesn't that give us the whole Tom, Dick and Harry?
Jun-15-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: a spotted DIK? saw that in the supermarket in England. Might have been in Scarzzy's neighborhood.
Jun-15-19  ughaibu: A spotted Hampton?

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