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Eugene Louis Lequesne
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Years covered: 1858

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(born Feb-15-1815, died Jun-03-1887, 72 years old) France

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Eugène Louis Lequesne was a famous sculptor who frequently played in tournaments at the Café de la Régence. Lequesne helped negotiate the match between Paul Morphy and Daniel Harrwitz in 1858. Lequesne sculpted a marble bust of Morphy, presented to the player at his testimonial dinner in 1859.

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Last updated: 2019-02-15 04:52:51

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morphy vs E Lequesne ½-½321858Blindfold simul, 8bB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening

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Jul-02-09  sneaky pete: Eugène Lequesne (1815-1887), sculptor and regular of the Café de la Régence.

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  vonKrolock: <"What with the illustrated papers giving Morphy's portraits, no two of which were ever alike, and the innumerable articles in the " dailies," he began to be notorious. Saint Amant wrote that he supplied a want which Paris had felt for a long time—the want of a hero. Monsieur Lequesne requested him to sit for his bust, and threw so much labor of love into the work, that he produced a chef d'oeuvre which all Paris went to criticize and to praise.

(Paul Morphy the chess champion. F.Edge - 1859 p153)">



Se tient au café de la Régence, a son histoire, son livre d'or, ses légendes, son organe officiel, le Journal de la Régence, comme il avait autrefois le Palamède.

Vingt fois désorganisé et réorganisé, ce cercle ne peut pas se classer parmi ceux dont nous nous occupons : il n'y a pas association, c'est l'échiquier qui réunit chaque soir les mêmes personnes, qui ne sont liées entre elles par aucun traité, par aucun règlement.

Saint-Amand, Labourdonnais, Méry, le sculpteur Lequesne, Journoud, en ont fait partie; c'est le conservatoire des échecs, c'est là que, dans la méditation, se préparent les joueurs qui doivent, en champ clos, combattre contre l'Angleterre pour l'honneur du pays.

(Les Cercles de Paris. 1864 p309)">

<" Il participa à l'organisation de très nombreux événements échiquéens parmi lesquels: le match Morphy-Harrwitz de 1858, le tournoi de l'Empereur à Paris en 1867 (En 1867 il habitait Paris 33 Rue de l'Arcade). Il fut également juge lors de plusieurs concours de problèmes et il avait la réputation d'être l'un des meilleurs "résolveurs" de problèmes de Paris."> résolveur (sic) in good French would be <'solutionniste'> = solver

Paris 1867

he also composed :
E. Lequesne
"La Stratégie" 1867

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white to play and mate in 4

Sep-15-12  Karpova: Lequesne won the 2nd tournoi mensuel at the Cafe de la Regence in Paris in 1855 as the May 1855 issue of the 'Wiener Schachzeitung' reports on page 187 - see my post on Girolamo Tassinari.
Sep-15-20  paulmorphy1969: Same interesting information abaute Lequesne end other Franch chess playera are on this link

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