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Napoleon Marache
N Marache 
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1856 to 1861
Overall record: +10 -15 =2 (40.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(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.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Wheelwright vs N Marache  1-0201856Club GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. N Marache vs W Fuller  0-1511856Club GameC44 King's Pawn Game
3. F Perrin vs N Marache  0-1561856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
4. F Perrin vs N Marache  1-0521856New York Chess Club ChampionshipC40 King's Knight Opening
5. N Marache vs F Perrin  0-1211856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
6. N Marache vs F Perrin  ½-½511856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
7. F Perrin vs N Marache  1-0461856New York Chess Club ChampionshipC40 King's Knight Opening
8. N Marache vs F Perrin  1-0221856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
9. F Perrin vs N Marache 0-1271856New York Chess Club ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. N Marache vs F Perrin  0-1421856New York Chess Club ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. N Marache vs F Perrin  1-0421856New York Chess Club ChampionshipC20 King's Pawn Game
12. N Marache vs F Perrin  1-0251856New York Chess Club ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
13. N Marache vs Morphy 0-1471857New York000 Chess variants
14. N Marache vs Morphy 0-1201857New YorkC52 Evans Gambit
15. D W Fiske vs N Marache 0-13518571st American Chess CongressA84 Dutch
16. N Marache vs D W Fiske 0-14818571st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
17. D W Fiske vs N Marache 1-04218571st American Chess CongressD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. N Marache vs D W Fiske 1-02718571st American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
19. N Marache vs D W Fiske  1-06018571st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
20. B Raphael vs N Marache  1-04618571st American Chess CongressB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
21. N Marache vs B Raphael  ½-½3918571st American Chess CongressC20 King's Pawn Game
22. N Marache vs B Raphael 0-12418571st American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
23. N Marache vs B Raphael 1-07018571st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
24. B Raphael vs N Marache 0-12018571st American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
25. B Raphael vs N Marache 1-03018571st American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-15-06  BIDMONFA: Napoleon Marache

MARACHE, Napoleon

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.

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  whiteshark: <Napoleon Marache>
see also chessnote no. 4900
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  FSR: I wrote the Wikipedia article on him:
Jun-15-12  brankat: A fine work <FSR>!

R.I.P. Mr.Marache.

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

Hey, we've got one of those on <>. 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?
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  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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