Chess in 1807
by Bill Wall

In 1807, the Abbe Jean-Antoine Dubois (1765-1848) wrote Missionary in the Mysore and mentioned that the Hindus called chess 'Chatur-angam.'

In 1807, Le Jeu de Strategie was published in France. The author was Armand Charles Daniel Firmas Peries.

In 1807, stalemate became a draw in England after persuasion by Jacob A. Sarratt (1772-1819).

In 1807, Thomas Herbert Worrall was born. He was the British Commissioner in Mexico (1807-1878) and later, New York. He was a chess player associated with a variation of the Ruy Lopez, called the Worrall Attack (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Qe2). He died in 1878, at the age of 71.

In 1807, Sylvanus Urban wrote an account of chess meetings in The Gentlemen's Magazine.

In 1807, Alexandre Deschapelles visited Berlin and beat all the best players with rook odds.

On March 17, 1807, Augustus Mongredian was born in London. He was a leading amateur British chess master. He was President of the London CC and Liverpool CC. He died in 1888.

On April 6, 1807, the London Chess Club was founded and held its meetings at Tom's Coffee-house, in Cornhill. Augustus Hankey was the first President. In 1852, the club was replaced by the City of London Chess Club.

On May 10, 1807, Bernhard Horwitz was born in Neustrelitz, Germany. He died in 1885, at the age of 78. From 1837 to 1843, he was part of a group of German chess players known as "The Pleiades."

On July 11, 1807, Sir George Atwood, born in 1745, died in London. He was 61 years old. He was an English mathematician and lecturer at Cambridge. He played Philidor and recorded Philidor's games.

On November 22, 1807, Ernest Morphy, the uncle of Paul Morphy, was born in Charleston, SC.

On December 23, 1807, William Martin was born. He was one of the strongest chess amateurs in England. He died in 1888, at the age of 80.

Johann Baptist Allgaier — NN, Vienna 1807
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 f6 5. Nxg5 fxg5 6. Qh5+ Ke7 7. Qxg5+ Ke8 8. Qh5+ Ke7 9. Qe5+ Kf7 10. Bc4+ Kg6 11. h5+ Kh6 12. Qxf4+ Qg5 13. Qxf8+ Qg7 14. d3# 1-0

Pedro Monteagudo Garrido — Jose Santamaria Bo, Spain, 1807
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.Bg5 Qa5+ 7.Bd2 Qe5 8.Nb5 Qxe4+ 9.Be2 Qe5 10.f4 Qb8 11.0-0 a6 12.N5c3 Bc5+ 13.Kh1 0-0 14.f5 b5 15.fxe6 fxe6 16.Bf4 e5 17.Bg5 Kh8 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.Ne4 Be7 20.Nbc3 f5 21.Ng3 d6 22.Nd5 Ra7 23.Bd3 e4 24.Nxe7 Rxe7 25.Bxe4 Ne5 26.Bxf5 Bxf5 27.Rxf5 Rfe8 28.Qd4 Qc7 29.c3 Qc5 30.Qf4 Qc8 31.Rf1 Ng6 32.Qd4+ Kg8 33.Kg1 Qe6 34.Nh5 Qxf5 35.Rxf5 Re1+ 36.Rf1 R8e4 37.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 38.Kf2 Re7 39.Qd5+ 1-0

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