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John Brand
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1820 to 1830

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(born May-07-1791, died Apr-20-1856, 64 years old) United Kingdom

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Last updated: 2020-04-18 15:37:49

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Brand vs J F Mouret 0-1291820CasualC44 King's Pawn Game
2. J Brand vs W Fraser 1-0281830London ENGC33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Oct-23-08  Karpova: Jeremy Spinrad on pages 12-13 from "Chess Disputes", April 2006:

<Why does chess cause so many disputes? I don’t think it is the game itself, but the people who play it. Some evidence comes from a lunacy hearing for a Mr. Brand; details of the case are in the "London Times" of August 1830. The defendant had been accused of various types of bizarre activity, and supposedly became particularly strange when playing chess. He reportedly would become extremely agitated when he lost, and had lost large sums of money betting on the game. Various altercations are described by relatives and doctors. His defense, of course, came from surprised chess club members. As one member testified, “He was not more irritable, but less so, than other chess-players.” I propose a new motto for chess: Hail to the chess club, where even a violent lunatic can pass as normal!>

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  whiteshark: <Auf einen Brand zu **>

Ein Hurenhaus geriet um Mitternacht in Brand.

Schnell sprang, zum Löschen oder Retten,

Ein Dutzend Mönche von den Betten.

Wo waren die? Sie waren - - bei der Hand.

Ein Hurenhaus geriet in Brand.

-- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Apr-18-20  Jean Defuse: ...

<John Brand. Cricketer, Chess Player, and 'Lunatic'.>


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