Canadian Chess Biographies

Researched, compiled, written and copyright 2000-9 by David Cohen. Last updated: 2010.07.07.
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Daniel MacAdam


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


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


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


John MacPhail

John MacPhail

Photo: copyright 2004 by the photographer David Cohen.

Elod Macskasy


Elod Macskasy

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

Michael Marantz

(Mikhail Marants)

Frank Marshall


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


Robert Martin

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

Paul Mascarene

(Jean-Paul Mascarene)

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


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


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, 1922

Robert Morrison

Leo Moser


The following last round game won the Brilliancy Prize:

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

Moe Moss


Artur Mrugala

Walter Muir


M.J. Murphy

Source: Chess Personalia by Jeremy Gaige.