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John Owen (chess player)
In 1858 he won a game against Paul Morphy, which led to a match between the two. Despite being given odds of pawn and the move (meaning he started the game with an extra pawn and always moved first), Owen lost the match 6-1, never winning a game.
His performance in the 1862 London tournament, the first international round-robin event (in which each participant plays every other) was more impressive - he finished third, ahead of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz, and was the only player to win against the tournament winner, Adolf Anderssen.
- Article by Richard Forster on a match between Owen and Amos Burn (second part)
- Achim Engelhart's analysis of the Owen-Steinitz, London 1862 endgame
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