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Cochrane, John, 1798-1878

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Personal name headingCochrane, John, 1798-1878
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Variant(s)Lover of justice, 1798-1878
Associated countryScotland India
LocatedCalcutta (India)
Birth date1798
Death date1878-03-02
Field of activityLaw Chess
AffiliationCalcutta Chess Club
Profession or occupationLawyers Chess players
Found inA treatise on the game of chess, 1822: t.p. (John Cochrane)
The permanent settlement imperilled; or, Act X. of 1859 in its true colors, 1865: t.p. (by a lover of justice)
BL database, viewed 20 July 2015 (hdg.: Cochrane, John, Barrister-at-Law)
Wikipedia, viewed 20 July 2015 (John Cochrane (1798-2 March 1878) was a Scottish chess master and lawyer. While studying law, he became a very strong chess player and published a book on the game, which included the Cochrane variation of the Salvio Gambit, a main line of the King's Gambit. After a long tour of duty in India, he returned to the UK and beat everyone except Howard Staunton, whom he then helped to prepare for his victorious match against the Frenchman Saint-Amant, which established Staunton as the world's leading player. Cochrane returned to India, where he became known as the "Father of the Calcutta Bar" (association of barristers) and a leading member of the Calcutta Chess Club)
Associated languageeng