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ALEXANDRE, ALBERT:

Chess-player; born at Hohenfeld-on-the-Main, Germany, about 1766; died in London, Nov. 16, 1850. Most of his life was spent in Paris, where he was one of the most frequent habitués of the Café de la Régence; but he returned for a short time to his native country in 1843, and afterward paid a visit to Egypt. A member of the French Chess School at the height of its predominance, he was distinguished for his brilliant combinations and his skill in solving problems, though not in the foremost rank as a player. He published (1) "Encyclopédie des Échecs" (Paris, 1837) and (2) "Collection des Plus Beaux Problèmes d'Échecs," giving 2, 120 examples (Paris, 1846).

Bibliography:
  • Vapereau, Dict. Universel des Contemporains, s.v. Portrait in Palamède for 1844.
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