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Frederick Bock
Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1871 to 1874
Overall record: +6 -5 =4 (53.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-30-1844, died Jan-13-1916, 71 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Actor who had been leading man of the Memphis Opera House.

 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Bock vs M Judd  0-1391871Bock - Judd Exhibition MatchC51 Evans Gambit
2. M Judd vs F Bock 1-0281871Bock - Judd Exhibition MatchC77 Ruy Lopez
3. F Bock vs M Judd  1-0411871Bock - Judd Exhibition MatchC25 Vienna
4. M Judd vs F Bock 0-1281871Bock - Judd Exhibition MatchC50 Giuoco Piano
5. F Bock vs M Judd  ½-½351871Bock - Judd Exhibition MatchC49 Four Knights
6. F H Elder vs F Bock 0-13918743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. F Bock vs F H Elder  ½-½5718743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC01 French, Exchange
8. J Congdon vs F Bock  ½-½3218743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC01 French, Exchange
9. F Bock vs J Congdon  1-05718743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC42 Petrov Defense
10. F Bock vs M Judd 0-13018743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC01 French, Exchange
11. M Judd vs F Bock ½-½6218743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC78 Ruy Lopez
12. F Bock vs F Perrin 1-02918743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC01 French, Exchange
13. F Perrin vs F Bock 0-12218743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC53 Giuoco Piano
14. F Bock vs Mackenzie 0-11318743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC25 Vienna
15. Mackenzie vs F Bock  1-02718743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC77 Ruy Lopez
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  GrahamClayton: Pittsburgh player who wrote a play called "The Living Age", which opened in New York in 1882 to very poor reviews.
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  Stonehenge: "Bock beer is an agreeable beverage in warm weather; but a Bock play is not desirable at any season of the year."

Note the names of Labourdonais and Mackenzie.

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  Stonehenge: Is this our guy?

"He was married to Jessaline Rogers":

Rogers died Aug. 19 1917, aged 53.


Mar-07-16  zanzibar: <Stonehenge> Ha! I was just about to post the exact same.

Yes, quite likely it is the same... also check out:

Mar-07-16  zanzibar:

<Mr. Bock always was a bad actor, but, generally, I hear, is a very bood fellow.>

Mar-07-16  zanzibar:

Here, our good Mr. Bock is naming characters after LaBourdonnais and Mackenzie.

In fact, he attempts murder on Mackenzie and fails.

Mar-08-16  zanzibar: Here's an obit linking him to Booth, etc., putting him as 71 in 1916.

(right-most column, 5th from bottom)

I think that pretty much confirms it.

There's also an interesting tidbit in <The Chess Player's Chronicle> about him and the great fire.

Mar-08-16  zanzibar:

<Mr. Bock always was a bad actor, but, generally, I hear, is a very good fellow.>

(correction to above)

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  Stonehenge: I have found his DOB here:

Mar-08-16  zanzibar: <Stonehenge> gg.

Also, check out the tidbit here, 2nd column, bottom:

The Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 6, p238 (17th May, 1882(?!))

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