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Samuel Loyd

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<pre> Sam Loyd Birth Jan 30, 1841 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Death Apr 10, 1911 New York, New York, USA. Nationality USA - United States of America Biographical data US problem composer and puzzle inventor. Trivia by Bill Wall </pre> The most famous American chess composer. He modified an Eastern board game and popularized it as Parcheesi. He was known as "The Puzzle King." He served as president of the New York Chess Club and organized the first international tournament on American soil. He composed about 3,000 chess problems. <pre> Source: La Mecca chess encyclopedia </pre>

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