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Adrian L McAuley
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1865 to 1954
Overall record: +3 -2 =0 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-21-1924, died Oct-19-2000, 76 years old) United States of America

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Nine-time Louisiana state champion.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A L McAuley vs A Montalvan 1-0221865UnknownD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A L McAuley vs Mednis 1-067195455th US OpenC02 French, Advance
3. R H Steinmeyer vs A L McAuley  1-035195455th US OpenE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
4. A L McAuley vs Stephen Smale  0-136195455th US OpenB56 Sicilian
5. A L McAuley vs M F Mueller  1-047195455th US OpenB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-22-08  Maatalkko: Jude Acers claims to have met this guy in 1956, 1865 can't be the correct date, unless McAuley is literally "immortal" or there are two A L McAuley's around...
May-22-08  Maatalkko: is the link
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  Phony Benoni: I'd be inclined to call it a typo in the year. There aren't many Blackmar-Diemer Gambits from 1865.

There was an A.L. McAuley at the 1954 US Open in New Orleans, probably the one Acers mentioned. He didn't have a great result, but did defeat a young Edmar Mednis who was already rated around 2350.

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  NM JRousselle: If this is the Adrian McAuley that I know, he was one of the nicest guys to play the game. The late Mac was a plumber by trade and still holds the record with 9 La State titles.
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  Phony Benoni: <NM JRousselle> I'm sure it is, but I would like to ask you to jog the memory for a bit to be sure.

1) The game on this page is a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, played by mail. Would that have been something McAuley would do?

2) The Social Security Death Index lists two Adrian McAuleys, both from Arabi in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans (possibly a father-son situation):

Adrian L McAuley

Adrian McAuley

I assume the elder McAuley was the chess master, since Acers mentions meeting him in 1956. Would that be right?

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  Phony Benoni: The game with Mednis is now in the database:

A L McAuley vs Mednis, 1954


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  wordfunph: perfect tournament by McAuley in the 1960 New Orleans City Championship, 8/8!
May-10-13  LLMcAuley: There are 4 A L McAuleys! The original, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The elder was the chest player... My grandfather. His son, my father, died before him.
May-10-13  Shams: <LLMcAuley> Do you know who played the 1865 game by any chance?
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  GrahamClayton: MaAuley achieved a clean sweep by winning every major tournament in Louisiana in 1959:

1. New Orleans City Championship
2. New Orleans CC Championship
3. Paul Morphy Memorial
4. New Orleans Speed Championship
5. Louisiana State Championship
6. Louisiana State Speed Championship

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