Chess rating: 1882 Fide 2135
LCF 200 Fide approx. 2250
British Regional Master
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A game in which the meek do not inherit the earth
Judge Alexander Beaufort Meek (1814-1865)was the president of, and participant in, the first American national chess congress in 1857. A knockout competition without seeding this game was from the second round. Chess history remembers Meek as a punching bag for Paul Morphy, but in his time he was regarded as a strong player. Outside of the chess world he had a distinguished legal career, serving as assistant secretary to the treasury under President Polk.
1. Morphy could play closed as well as open positions with style.
2. Losing games against a world champion may earn you the immortality that a lifetime of public service does not.
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