Number of games in database: 80
Years covered: 1859 to 1882
Overall record: +19 -47 =13 (32.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
P Ware vs Max Weiss, 1882 1-0
P Ware vs Steinitz, 1882 1-0
P Ware vs J A Congdon, 1880 1/2-1/2
P Ware vs Meitner, 1882 1-0
J A Congdon vs P Ware, 1880 0-1
J Grundy vs P Ware, 1880 0-1
P Ware vs V Hruby, 1882 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
2nd American Chess Congress (1871)
5th American Chess Congress (1880)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Cleveland 1871 by crawfb5
Ware Wins Stonewalls by Stonewaller2
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(born Aug-12-1821, died Jan-29-1890, 68 years old) United States of America
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|Preston Ware Jr. was a leading Boston player of the late nineteenth century. He was the President of the Boston Chess Club from 1868 to 1873. He was elected President of the American Chess Foundation in 1872. His few tournament appearances were not successful, due in part to an eccentric opening repertoire; for example, at New York 1880 he played 1...a5 in all nine games with Black and 1.a4 in two of his games with White. The highlight of his career was the victory against Wilhelm Steinitz in his lone international tournament at Vienna (1882).|
The Stone-Ware Defense to the Evans Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bd6!? - http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... has details) was named for Preston Ware and Henry Nathan Stone, also of Boston. Despite its eccentric appearance, it is still played today, with excellent results for Black.
Wikipedia article: Preston Ware. See also http://www.edochess.ca/players/p200...
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|Nov-19-04|| ||Leviathan: This man had an extremely unorthodox style - he often played the d4-f4-e3 stonewall and weird first moves like 1.a4?! or 1. .. a5?!|
Does anyone have any information about this (quite original) player?
|Jan-03-05|| ||AdrianP: "Preston Ware, (1821-1890). An American player who came to notice because of his original treatment of the opening. For example, a variation to which his name was given begins with the moves 1.a4 e5 2.a5 d5 3.e3 f5 4.a6." (from www.chessbase.com) |
|Jul-23-05|| ||Benzol: Together with Henry Nathan Stone he was responsible for the 'Stone-Ware' Defence.|
|Jul-23-05|| ||DutchDunce: Not to mention his brothers Silver and Tupper.|
|Jul-23-05|| ||tpstar: After cornering the market on KitchenWare, he created a room just for storage, and thus the first WareHouse was born.|
|Jun-23-06|| ||Tariqov: lol
|Jan-12-08|| ||kevin86: This player was very bad on property values. Any place he lived became part of the "Ware-house district." lol|
He did popularize the CORNSTALK defense-good for him!
|Sep-22-08|| ||whiteshark: I've heard one day he became Self A.Ware.|
|Mar-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I have heard that he is wondering Ware he is going|
|Mar-12-11|| ||Morphischer: Ware's his picture?|
|Oct-15-13|| ||thomastonk: There has been a thematic match in 1889 between F.K. Young as White, and Stone and Ware consulting as Black to test "the validity of the new Stone-Ware defence to the Evans gambit". This match has been reported by the "Boston Herald", see for example http://www.chessarch.com/excavation.... In the same source, a correspondence match with this line between players of New York (Mintz, Ryan and Hanham) and Stone and Ware is mentioned.|
Games of both matches can be found on October 13 and 20, November 3, 10, 17 in the "Boston Herald", see http://www.chessarch.com/excavation.... Later issues of these newspaper present games between Burille and Young, Young and Ware, further anaylsis, and games between the YMCA in Brooklyn and the duo Stone/Ware.
|Jan-30-14|| ||Karposian: <thomastonk> Interesting. I wasn't aWare of this.|
|Jan-30-14|| ||offramp: Sounds like a set of heavy tea cups.
"Mother! The in-laws are coming to visit!"
"Right. Get the Preston-ware out."
|Aug-12-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Preston Ware.|
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