H.W.B. Gifford

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Henry William Birkmyre Gifford (born 1847, Australia – 12 April 1924, Kensington, London)[1][2] was an English chess master.[3]

Biographical information on H. Gifford is scarce.[4] He was the first unofficial Dutch Champion when shared 1st with Benjamin Willem Blijdenstein[5][6] (A.H. van Blijdenstein in other sources)[7][8] and won a play-off game against him at The Hague 1873.[9][10] He shared 1st with A. de Lelie at Amsterdam 1874 (NED-ch) but lost a play-off game to him,[11] and again won at Rotterdam 1875 (NED-ch).[12] On June 18, 1877, he married Eliza Goldsmid in London and then moved to France.[2]

He took 11th in the Paris 1878 chess tournament (Johannes Zukertort and Szymon Winawer won),[13] and tied for 5–6th at Paris 1881 (Edward Chamier won).[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry William Birkmyre Gifford deceased, The London Gazette, 12 August 1924
  2. ^ a b Henry William Birkmyre Gifford at chess games.com.
  3. ^ Maestri dell'. Xoomer.virgilio.it. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  4. ^ Chess Notes by Edward Winter. Chesshistory.com. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.albertusperk.nl/eigenperk-artikelen/2004.1%20Blijdenstein.pdf
  6. ^ Chess Notes by Edward Winter. Chesshistory.com. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  7. ^ http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skittles245.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://us.share.geocities.com/wallw_99/trivia5.htm&date=2009-10-25+04:40:08
  9. ^ Haag 1873. Xoomer.virgilio.it. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  10. ^ Edo Ratings, Gifford, H.W.B. Edochess.ca. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  11. ^ Edo Ratings, de Lelie, A. Edochess.ca. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  12. ^ Welcome to the Chessmetrics site Archived 14 April 2006 at the Wayback Machine.. Chessmetrics.com (26 March 2005). Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  13. ^ Paris. Xoomer.virgilio.it. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  14. ^ Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01 Archived 4 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine.. (PDF) . Retrieved on 20 October 2011.

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