Selection of studies composed by

Eugene Beauharnais Cook

(USA, 19.05.1830 - 13.03.1915)

The following information about is copied from

Biographical information about Eugene Cook has been reproduced in Harrie Grondjis' book

"No Rook Unturned. A Tour Around The Saavedra Study" and on this blog from which we can quote the following information:

"Dr. Keidanz, in the introduction of his book The Chess Compositions of E.B. Cook of Hoboken New York 1927,
informs us that many honours were bestowed upon Cook in his lifetime.
Numerous problems were dedicated to him by his admirers and Samuel Loyd dedicated his book Chess Strategies to him. "

("The American Chess Magazine" can be read on
Eugene Cook was also a compiler of the collection "American Chess Nuts" in 1868 together with W.R. Henry and C.A. Gilberg.

He had the third largest chess book collection in the world (2,500 volumes), which was donated to the Princeton University Library upon his death. 


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).