Canadian Chess Biographies

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Daniel MacAdam

(1885-1985)

Daniel MacAdam

Photo: Year Book 1946-47: Chess Federation of Canada.

Source: Bulletin 2, 1974.01-02, Chess Federation of Canada, p. 13.

Contributor: Lynn Stringer.


Charles Macdonald

(1828-1901)

Source: P. B. Waite, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 1901-1910 Volume XIII, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2000


David MacLeod


Donald R. MacLeod


Nicholas M. MacLeod

(1870-1965)

Nicholas MacLeod

Photo: Western Chess Association, 1901.

Nicholas MacLeod - J.W. Baird
New York, NY, USA 1889, Round 21

Contributors: Family of Nicholas MacLeod (photo); Michael Dougherty, Stephen Wright.

Research note: There were several players named MacLeod, and the record of who accomplished what is not always clear. N.M. MacLeod is sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'N.W. MacLeod'. This is probably a mix up of Nicholas MacLeod and William MacLeod. Both players were born in Quebec City, Quebec; both moved to Minnesota, USA.


William D.R. MacLeod

(1869-1941)


John MacPhail

John MacPhail

Photo: copyright 2004 by the photographer David Cohen.


Elod Macskasy

(1919-90)

Elod Macskasy

Photo: 1969 Canadian Championship, Pointe Claire, Quebec. Chess Canada 1970.07.


Lloyd Mai

  • 2011 Tied record for most times national scholastic champion, 8
  • 2011 Canadian Grade 12 Champion
  • 2010 Canadian Grade 11 Champion
  • 2006 Set record for most consecutive national scholastic championships, 6
  • 2006 Canadian Grade 7 Champion
  • 2005 Canadian Under-12 Champion
  • 2005 Canadian Grade 6 Champion
  • 2004 Canadian Grade 5 Champion
  • 2003 Canadian Under-10 Champion
  • 2003 Canadian Grade 4 Champion
  • 2002 Canadian Grade 3 Champion
  • 2001 Canadian Grade 2 Champion

    Michael Marantz

    (Mikhail Marants)


    Aris Marghetis

    Aris Marghetis

    Photo: copyright 2010 by Aris Marghetis.


    Frank Marshall

    (1877-1944)

    Harry Pillsbury - Frank Marshall
    Blindfold simultaneous exhibition by Pillsbury, Montreal, Quebec, 1893

    Frank Marshall - Robert Short
    Montreal Club Championship, Montreal, Quebec, 1894

    Marshall's three most famous games, including his introduction of the Marshall Gambit in the Ruy Lopez opening:

    Frank Marshall - Amos Burn
    Paris, France, 1900

    This game contains what Marshall described as 'the most elegant move I have ever played!', giving his last move a '!!!' in his annotations:

    Stepan Lewitzky - Frank Marshall
    Breslau, Poland, 1912

    Jose Capablanca - Frank Marshall
    New York, NY, USA, 1918

    Source: Marshall's Best Games of Chess (My Fifty Years of Chess) by Frank Marshall, 1942


    Anthony (Tony) Marsland


    Robert Martin

    (1910-78)

    Robert Martin

    Photo: 1935 Canadian Championship, Canadian Chess Championship Tournament 1935, 1935.


    Paul Mascarene

    (Jean-Paul Mascarene)
    (1684/5-1760)

    Source: Maxwell Sutherland, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 1741-1770 Volume III, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2000


    Patrick McDonald

    Contributor: Patrick McDonald

    Fanhao Meng


    Goran Mikanovic

    Goran Mikanovic

    Photo: copyright 2004 by the photographer David Cohen.


    Marcel Milat


    Dragoljub Milicevic


    Goran Milicevic

    Goran Milicevic

    Photo: Copyright 2003 by the photographer Erik Malmsten.

    The following game won the Brilliancy Prize donated in memory of Bryon Nickoloff:

    Goran Milicevic - Mark Bluvshtein
    Canadian Championship, Toronto, Ontario, Round 7, 2004.08.26


    Charles Millar

    (1882-1954)

    Charles Millar

    Photo: 1951 Canadian Championship, Vancouver.

    Contributor: family of Frank Anderson (photo); Stephen Wright, BCCF Bulletin #127, 2007.09.10.


    Diane Mongeau


    Thomas Moore


    John Morrison

    (1889-1975)

    John Morrison

    Photo: The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1922, edited by W.H. Watts, 1924.

    Defeated World Championship challenger David Janowski and future World Champion Max Euwe:

    John S. Morrison - David Janowski
    New York, 1918

    John S. Morrison - Max Euwe
    London International Chess Congress, Masters Tournament, London, England, 1922, Round 5


    Robert Morrison


    Leo Moser

    (1921-70)

    The following last round game won the Brilliancy Prize:

    Leo Moser - D. Abraham Yanofsky
    Canadian Championship, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1941, Round 11


    Moe Moss

    (Moskowitch)
    (1914-87)


    Artur Mrugala


    Walter Muir

    (1905-99)


    M.J. Murphy

    Source: Chess Personalia by Jeremy Gaige.