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James Mason (November 19, 1849 – January 12, 1905) was a famous chess player and writer. He was born in Kilkenny in Ireland. His original name is unknown: he was adopted as a child and only took the name James Mason when he and his family moved to the United States in 1861. There he learnt chess and eventually secured a job at the New York Herald.

Mason made his first mark on the chess scene in 1876, when he won the Fourth American Congress in Philadelphia, the New York Clipper tournament, and defeated Henry Bird in a match by the comfortable margin of 13—6. In 1878 he settled in England. His best tournament results were third at the very strong Vienna 1882 tournament, third at Nuremberg 1883 and equal second at Hamburg 1885. At Hastings 1895, often considered the strongest tournament of the nineteenth century, he finished tied for 12th-14th with 9.5 points of 21 possible.

Mason wrote several books on chess, the most popular being The Principles of Chess in Theory and Practice (1894), The Art of Chess (1895), Chess Openings (1897), and Social Chess (1900).

The opening 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 (in algebraic chess notation) is sometimes called the Mason Variation in his honour; he played it several times from the 1880s. The variation of the King's Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nc3 (allowing 3...Qh4+) is sometimes called the Mason Gambit, though Mason lost the only game he played with it (against Samuel Rosenthal at Paris 1878); it is also known as the Keres Gambit. The 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 variation of the Petroff Defence is also named after him.

He died in Rochford, Essex, England.

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Total Books: 124
Literary Miscellanies Observations on Our Principal Dramatic Authors the School for Husbands a Comedy the Renown a Tragedy the School for
Social Chess A Collection Of Short And Brilliant Games
2010 - Social Chess a Collection of Short and Brilliant Games [1900] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120866493
ISBN-10: 1120866499
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Natural Son A Tragedy
2010 - The Natural Son a Tragedy [1805] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120907639
ISBN-10: 1120907632
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art
2010 - The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142332228
ISBN-10: 1142332225
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The Art of Chess
2010 - The Art of Chess (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142477707
ISBN-10: 1142477703
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The Principles of Chess in Theory
2010 - The Principles of Chess in Theory (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152693616
ISBN-10: 1152693611
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All About Edith
2010 - All About Edith (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151873392
ISBN-10: 115187339X
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Literary Miscellanies
2010 - Literary Miscellanies [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151529879
ISBN-10: 1151529877
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Chess Openings
2009 - Chess Openings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151471697
ISBN-10: 1151471690
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Conrad and Columbine
2009 - Conrad and Columbine (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150656040
ISBN-10: 1150656042
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The Principles Of Chess In Theory And Practice
2009 - The Principles of Chess in Theory and Practice [1894] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104323769
ISBN-10: 1104323761
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Conrad And Columbine A Fairy Tale
2009 - Conrad and Columbine a Fairy Tale [1873] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104086947
ISBN-10: 1104086948
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Annual Summary A Complete Chronicle Of Events At Home And Abroad 1876-77
2008 - The Annual Summary a Complete Chronicle of Events at Home and Abroad 1876-77 [1877] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781437401219
ISBN-10: 143740121X
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The History Of The Year 1876
2008 - The History of the Year 1876 [1876] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781437421941
ISBN-10: 1437421946
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Literary Miscellanies By James Mason V2
2008 - Literary Miscellanies By James Mason V2 [1809] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436572026
ISBN-10: 1436572029
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Bernardino Luini
2008 - Bernardino Luini [1908] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780548877036
ISBN-10: 0548877033
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Cowper's Text A Poem
2007 - Cowper's Text a Poem (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548286050
ISBN-10: 0548286051
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Fra Angelico
2007 - Fra Angelico (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548286067
ISBN-10: 054828606X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Oxford History of Britain and Ireland
2006 - Oxford History of Britain and Ireland (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199115730
ISBN-10: 0199115737
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The Young Oxford History of Britain and Ireland
2005 - The Young Oxford History of Britain and Ireland (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199112517
ISBN-10: 0199112517
Genres: Children's Books, History
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2004 - Angelina's Dance of Friendship [Angelina Ballerina] (Other)
2004 - Angelina's Dance of Friendship [Angelina Ballerina] (Paperback)
2003 - Angelina's Lucky Penny [Angelina Ballerina] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Angelina and the Rag Doll [Angelina Ballerina] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - A Century of Change 1900 - 2000 [Young Oxford History of Britain & Ireland] (Paperback)
2001 - Modern World History to Gcse [Oxford History for GCSE] (Paperback)Paperback
2000 - Ancient Egypt Asohancient Egypt Set of 6 [A Sense of History Primary] (Paperback)
1998 - Oliver Cromwell [Longman History in Depth] (Paperback)
1998 - Ancient Egypt Key Stage 2 [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)
1998 - The Golden Goose Small Book [Pack of 6 - Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Ancient Egypt Small Book [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - The Golden Goose Big Book [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Tudor Gallery Pack of 6 [Sense of History - Tudor People] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Tudor Gallery [A Sense of History - Tudor People] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Three Tudor Lives [Sense of History - Tudor People] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Remembering Tudor People [Sense of History - Tudor People] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - A Tudor Family [Sense of History - Tudor People] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Tudor People Evaluation Pack [Sense of History - Tudor People] (Paperback)
1998 - Tudor People Teacher's Book [Sense of History - Tudor People] (Paperback)
1998 - Ancient Egypt Big Book [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Pepi Mazambam Mender of Cars Age 10 Level 3 [Jump - Hop, Step, Jump] (Paperback)
1995 - Celtic Britain Resource Book [A Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Tudor Chronicle [A Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Tudor Chronicle Resource Book [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Playground Games [Sense of History] (Paperback)
1995 - Holidays [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Famous People in the Past [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Castles [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1994 - Old Empires New Nations [Seminar Studies in History] (Paperback)
1994 - United Nations and Global Issues [Longman History Project] (Paperback)
1993 - Medieval Realms Teachers' Guide [A Sense of History] (Paperback)
1993 - The Roman Empire Teaching Handbook [A Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - Victorian Britain Resource Book [Pack of 6 - A Sense of History] (Paperback)
1992 - The Making of United Kingdom [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1992 - Explorations Resource Book [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1992 - Encounters Resource Book [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1992 - Invasions [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1992 - Anglo-saxons Resource Book [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1991 - Greek Heroes and Monsters [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1991 - Children in History [Sense of History] (Paperback)
1991 - Teddy Bears [Sense of History] (Paperback)
1991 - Homes [Sense of History] (Paperback)
1991 - Birthdays [Sense of History] (Paperback)
1991 - Our Toys [Sense of History] (Paperback)
1991 - Ancient Greece Resource Book [A/Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
1991 - Roman Empire [Sense of History] (Paperback)Paperback
Ancient Egypt Resource Book [A Sense of History] (Paperback)
Copper Chisel [Play - Fiction 3 Band 1 - Longman Book Project] (Paperback)Paperback
The Highland Clearances [Sense of History] (Paperback)
James Mason's Chess Openings [Hippocrene chess series] (Other)