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Sam Loyd wins the Chess Monthly Problem Contest
March  2006

1857 -  the year of the First American Chess Congress -
the chess periodical Chess Monthly, newly founded by Daniel Willard Fiske, held a problem contest. Sam Loyd won the contest and became the Problem Editor of the Chess Monthly. He also met Paul Morphy who became co-editor of the Chess Monthly.

Here is the winning problem

White to move and mate in three


click here for solution


Sam Loyd's Obituary

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