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Marcus Kann

Jacques Mieses vs. Marcus Kann
4th German Chess Congress
Hamburg, Germany - 1885
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1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. f4 c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. Nf3 Qb6 9. O-O Nh6 10. b3 cxd4 11. cxd4 Nf5 12. Bb2 Rc8 13. a3 Ncxd4 14. Nxd4 Bc5 15. Rd1 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 17. Qxd4 Rc1

Marcus Kann (1820 in Vienna - February 3, 1886) was an Austrian chess player.

Kann and Horatio Caro jointly analysed and published their analysis of the chess opening later to-be-called Caro-Kann Defence, (1.e4 c6) in the German Bruederschaft magazine in 1886.

During the 4th German Chess Congress in Hamburg in May 1885, Kann defeated German-British chess champion Jacques Mieses with the Caro-Kann Defence (ECO B12) in just 17 moves. This game by Kann was added to the final tournament book, but his games from the main tournament, where he earned four points from seven games, failing to qualify to win his group, remain unpublished.

The magazine Deutsche Schachzeitung (1886, p. 128) published a short obituary after his death.