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GILBERG, Charles Alexander, chess-player, born in Camden, New Jersey, 17 June, 1835. He was graduated at the College of the city of New York in 1854, and is the managing partner in a large West India house in that city. He is widely known as an amateur chess-player, and has served as judge in almost every public contest that has taken place. His chess library of more than 1,500 volumes is the largest in this country with the exception of that of John G. White, of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Gilberg has received prizes for his chess problems, and has edited "American Chess-Nuts" (New York, 1868) and " The Book of the Fifth American Congress" (1881).
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