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Charles Francis Buck
C F Buck 
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1899

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(born Nov-05-1841, died Jan-19-1918, 76 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Born in Durrheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1852 with his parents, who settled in New Orleans. He was the city attorney of New Orleans from 1880 to 1884, and a member of the US Congress from 1895 to 1897. In 1885 he was president of the New Orleans Chess Club and was selected to be the referee in the Steinitz-Zukertort World Championship Match (1886) where he also served as a stakeholder.*

Wikipedia article: Charles F. Buck * (pp. 50, 60, 62-63, 282)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pillsbury vs C F Buck 0-1301899SimulC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit

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  Tabanus: From

<Charles A. Buck is sometimes confused with another minor figure in chess history, the very similarly named Charles F. Buck (1841-1918). Charles Francis Buck was the stake-holder for the world championship match between Steinitz and Zukertort. The stake- holding Buck was a well-known man in his time, a United States Congressman from Louisiana. Chess-related references to him can be found from both his time in New Orleans, and in Washington D.C.>, I assume this is him, the congressman?

Sources also give a Charles F. Buck as the founder (in 1880) and 2nd president of the New Orleans chess club.

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  Tabanus: Never mind. It is him, see and try to find page 282 of these "Steinitz letters".

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  Calli: Buck can be seen watching Maurian play Steinitz: - standing third from the right.
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  Tabanus: <Calli> Link does not work, copyright issue?
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  Calli: <Tabanus> that's odd, works for me. It's CN 5173. Try
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  Tabanus: <Calli> Thanks! (The 1st link still doesn't work.)

It's definately him, standing in the middle (no. 4 from the left). Compare with

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