Marcus Kann

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Jacques Mieses vs. Marcus Kann[1]
4th German Chess Congress
Hamburg, Germany - 1885
e8 black king
h8 black rook
a7 black pawn
b7 black pawn
f7 black pawn
g7 black pawn
h7 black pawn
b6 black queen
e6 black pawn
d5 black pawn
e5 white pawn
d4 white queen
f4 white pawn
a3 white pawn
b3 white pawn
g2 white pawn
h2 white pawn
a1 white rook
b1 white knight
c1 black rook
d1 white rook
g1 white king
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. f4 c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. Nf3 Qb6 9. O-O Nh6 10. b3 cxd4 11. cxd4 Nf5 12. Bb2 Rc8 13. a3 Ncxd4 14. Nxd4 Bc5 15. Rd1 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 17. Qxd4 Rc1 0-1

Marcus Kann (1820 in Vienna – February 3, 1886) was an Austrian chess player.[2]

Kann and Horatio Caro jointly analysed and published their analysis of the chess opening later to-be-called Caro-Kann Defence, (1.e4 c6) in the German Bruederschaft magazine in 1886.

During the 4th German Chess Congress in Hamburg in May 1885, Kann defeated German-British chess champion Jacques Mieses with the Caro-Kann Defence (ECO B12) in just 17 moves. This game by Kann was added to the final tournament book, but his games from the main tournament, where he earned four points from seven games, failing to qualify to win his group, remain unpublished.

The magazine Deutsche Schachzeitung (1886, p. 128) published a short obituary after his death.


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