Loyd, Sam
Birth Jan 30, 1841
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Death Apr 10, 1911
New York, New York, USA.
Nationality USA - United States of America

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Last update May 16, 1999
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US problem composer and puzzle inventor.

by Bill Wall
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.

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