Laroche, Pierre


Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1849  44  2349 (104) 10

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Laroche, Pierre François  
   Also known as: le docteur Laroche
Born: 14 Sep. 1793
Died: 30 June 1850
 
Notes:
A player of the Paris chess cirle from the early 19th century (see the list of early Paris players given by St. Elme-le-Duc in La Palamède, 1845, v.5, p.30). Not to be confused with another Laroche ('Laroche, de Bayonne' or 'Jean Adolphe Laroche'), also in the Paris circle from the time of de la Bourdonnais, but younger. Both names appear in the subscription list to Kieseritzky's book 'Cinquante Parties...', and in lists of members and honorary members of the Paris chess circle (La Palamède, 1845, v.5, p.135; La Régence, 1849, v.1, p.164). Thimognier (see his Héritage des échecs français website and CN 7253) has identified him with strong probability as Pierre François Laroche and gives birth and death dates. His date of death is given in La Régence as 06-07-1850 but in French civil records it is given as 30-06-1850.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 35, 49
   Kieseritzky, Cinquante Parties, page 49
Periodicals
   [BLL], 30 Mar. 1851, page 8
   [NR], vol. 2, Mar. 1861, page 69
   [NR], vol. 5, Jan. 1864, page 5
   [Pal], vol. 5, 15 Jan. 1845, page 30
   [Pal], vol. 5, 15 Mar. 1845, page 135
   [Pal], vol. 5, 15 Sep. 1845, page 403
   [Pal], vol. 6, 15 Feb. 1846, page 88
   [Reg], vol. 1, Jan. 1849, page 7
   [Reg], vol. 1, May 1849, page 130
   [Reg], vol. 1, June 1849, page 164
   [Reg], vol. 2, Aug. 1850, page 225, 248
   [Reg], Apr. 1856, page 125
Web
   Thimognier, Dominique.  ['Docteur' LAROCHE (Pierre François ?)]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4259. Staunton v Saint Amant]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 6693. Laroche]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 7253. Laroche]

Tournament data

Paris 1849 (2)     35th Café de la Régence tournament    
  Laroche, P.F. - Aurifeuille     1 - 0    
  Laroche, P.F. - Cohen, H.     1 - 0    
  Laroche, P.F. - Respinger     1 - 0    
  Laroche, P.F. - des Guis     0 - 1    
Paris 1849 (5)     1st Café de la Régence - Cercle de Paris match    
  Laroche, P.F. - de Vaucoret     2 - 1    
  Laroche, P.F. - des Guis     1 - 0    
  Laroche, P.F. - Saborio     1 - 0    
  Laroche, P.F. - Warnet     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 31 Jul. 2016