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W Pollock 
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William Henry Krause Pollock
Number of games in database: 99
Years covered: 1885 to 1895
Overall record: +38 -43 =14 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      4 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Evans Gambit (9) 
    C51 C52
 Giuoco Piano (6) 
    C53 C50
 Two Knights (5) 
    C55 C56 C58
 King's Pawn Game (5) 
    C44 C20
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C29 C25
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C77 C83 C67 C62 C68
 Vienna Opening (9) 
    C29 C28 C27 C26 C25
 Ruy Lopez, Open (5) 
    C83 C80
 King's Pawn Game (4) 
    C40 C44
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 0-1
   W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 1-0
   W Pollock vs N MacLeod, 1889 1-0
   W Pollock vs Allies, 1893 1-0
   W Pollock vs J W Baird, 1889 1-0
   W Pollock vs D G Baird, 1889 1-0
   W Pollock vs Showalter, 1889 1/2-1/2
   W Pollock vs Pillsbury, 1893 1-0
   Steinitz vs W Pollock, 1895 0-1
   W Pollock vs Bird, 1895 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings (1895)

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WILLIAM HENRY KRAUSE POLLOCK
(born Feb-21-1859, died Oct-05-1896, 37 years old) United Kingdom

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William Henry Krause Pollock was born in Cheltenham, England. A player of IM strength, he was Irish Champion in 1885 http://www.thechesslibrary.com/file... and 1886 and came 1st at Belfast in 1886 http://www.thechesslibrary.com/file.... He also wrote a tournament booklet with James Mason on the St. Petersburg 1895/96 tourney. He died of consumption (tuberculosis) in Clifton in 1896.

Wikipedia article: William H.K. Pollock


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. W Pollock vs J Mason  1-031 1885 Hereford CCAA03 Bird's Opening
2. W Pollock vs John Morphy  1-028 1885 Irish CA Congress 1stC48 Four Knights
3. W Pollock vs J A Porterfield Rynd 0-137 1885 Irish CA Congress 1stA03 Bird's Opening
4. E Schallopp vs W Pollock  1-026 1885 HerefordC22 Center Game
5. W W Mackeson vs W Pollock  0-145 1885 Irish CA Congress 1stC45 Scotch Game
6. Taubenhaus vs W Pollock 1-036 1886 NottinghamC39 King's Gambit Accepted
7. W Pollock vs Blackburne  1-058 1886 Irish CA Congress 2ndC51 Evans Gambit
8. R Barnett vs W Pollock 0-158 1886 BelfastC29 Vienna Gambit
9. Burn vs W Pollock 0-135 1886 Irish CA Congress 2ndA04 Reti Opening
10. W Pollock vs A Guest 0-151 1887 London BCAC51 Evans Gambit
11. W Pollock vs J Mortimer 1-020 1887 London BCAC46 Three Knights
12. Olland vs W Pollock 1-036 1887 Utrecht simulC51 Evans Gambit
13. W Pollock vs C F H Klokke  0-128 1887 Utrecht simulC55 Two Knights Defense
14. Blackburne vs W Pollock  1-022 1887 London BCAC40 King's Knight Opening
15. Blackburne vs W Pollock 1-017 1888 ?C40 King's Knight Opening
16. Zukertort vs W Pollock  1-030 1888 Simpson's DivanC59 Two Knights
17. W Pollock vs E Delmar  1-072 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
18. W Pollock vs Blackburne 0-149 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkC53 Giuoco Piano
19. Chigorin vs W Pollock  ½-½45 1889 USA-06.Congress New York (23-1)C51 Evans Gambit
20. W Pollock vs D M Martinez 0-150 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkC52 Evans Gambit
21. W Pollock vs Chigorin 0-124 1889 New YorkC47 Four Knights
22. Blackburne vs W Pollock  1-055 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkC28 Vienna Game
23. W Pollock vs M Judd  0-167 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkC51 Evans Gambit
24. W Pollock vs J W Baird 1-025 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkC52 Evans Gambit
25. D M Martinez vs W Pollock  ½-½50 1889 USA-06.Congress New York (31-1)C77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
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Feb-21-12  Penguincw: R.I.P. Pollock.
Feb-21-12  jurado96: A GOOD PLAYER
Sep-09-13  Penguincw: Quote of the Day

< "It is no easy matter to reply correctly to Lasker's bad moves." >

-Pollock

Feb-21-14  thomastonk: Why is McFarland delaying your biography year in, year out?

Happy birthday!

Feb-21-14  Penguincw: R.I.P. William Pollock.
May-09-14  ljfyffe: On his way to Hastings: Pollock-Charles Harding,
Pollock-John Desoyres, John Desoyres-Pollock- Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1895 (St. John Globe) in "Last of the Nineteenth Century Champions of Saint John", EN PASSANT, NO. 144, JUNE,1997 (by Larry Fyffe).)
May-09-14  ljfyffe: Pollock-C.E. Harding 1895 Saint John : 1e4 e5 2f4 exf4 3Nf3 g5 4h4 g4 5Ng5 d5 6d4 h6 7Nxf7 Kxf7 8Bxg4 Be7 9Nc3 Nf6 10e5 Nh5 11Bd3 Rf812o-o Kg7 13Qd2 Nxf4 14Rxf4 Rxf4 15Qxf4 Bxf4 16Rf1 Be6 17 Nxd5 Bxd5 18Qf5 Qg8 19Qg6+ 1-0. Likely a simul.
May-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: <ljfyffe> Something's wrong. If 15. Qxf4 Bxf4 then how can 18. Qf5 and 19. Qg6+?
May-10-14  ljfyffe: 8Bxf4 Be7 and 15Qxf4 Bxh4....my errors. Thanks for pointing them out , Phil.
May-11-14  ljfyffe: Bear with me. I'm somewhat computer illiterate.Essentially Gutenberg and descriptive notation. Here's another simul: Pollock (from Montreal) vs Prof. W. Hanburg (from Musquash, NB). Played in Saint John, July, 1895: 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bc4 Bc5 4b4 Bb6 5b5 Na5 6Nxe5 Qf67Bxf7+ Kd8 8d4 d6 9Bxg8 Rxg8 10Bg5 Qxg5 11Nf7+ Ke7 12Nxg5 1-0. Perhaps the good professor was a little tired having walked the 18 miles to the city just to get the chance to play the esteemed WHK Pollock.
May-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: <ljfyffe> Maybe the Chess Canada website has more of these? See: http://www.chess.ca/pgn-downloads
May-12-14  ljfyffe: See another Pollock posted under Zukertort's games of chess.
May-12-14  ljfyffe: And DeSoyres-Pollock under John DeSoyres'
Games of chess.
May-13-14  ljfyffe: Pollock represented Canada at Hastings in 1895;
John de Soyres represented Canada at Hilversum in 1903. They played against each other a number of times.
May-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: The book 'Pollock Memories - Chess Games & c' by F.F. Rowland is currently being auctioned on eBay.
May-15-14  ljfyffe: Landsberger in Steinitz's Papers was unsure if this book was ever published.
May-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: Over the years I've not seen many copies of it...Will be interesting to see what it fetches.
May-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: The said book went off at $78.00. I had expected a bit higher. Most chess antiquarians seem to be holding their own...for now. Conversely, the mid-20th century tomes are definitely down from 10 years ago.
May-25-14  ljfyffe: A position from Judge Palmer - Pollock, Saint John NB 1895 likely a simul- one presumes it's white to move: White - P's on a2b2c2g2h2 K on c1 R's on d1h1 N's on e2c3 Q on g3 Black - P's on a7d5f7g7h7 K on g8 R's on c8e8 B's on b4f5 Q on a5
Jun-10-14  ljfyffe: Judge A. Palmer-J. Louden(1888): 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bb5 a6 4Ba4 Nf6 5Qe2 b5 6Bb3 Be7 7c3 d6 8d4 Bg4 9d5 Na5 10Bc2 0-0 11a4 Qd7 12Nbd2 c5 13dxc6 Qxc6 140-0 Rfb8 15Qd3 Nh5 16Nb1 Be6 17Re1 Nf6 18Qd1 Qc4 19b4 Nb7 20Ng5 Nd8 21f4 Bg4 22Nf3 exf4 23Bxf4 Ne6 24Bxd6 Rd8 25e5 Qc6 26Qe2 Bxd6 27exf6 Ng5 28Bxf7+ Nxf729fxg7 Ng5 30Nd4 Qd7 31Qf1 Re8 32axb5 Rxe1 33Qxe1 Re8 34Qh4 Nh7 35h3 Bf5 36bxa6 Bd3 37Nd2 Be5 3 8N2b3 Rd8 39Nc5 1-0 (a correspondence game in which white's 28th was inadvertent).
Jul-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gejewe: <parisattack>: 'Pollock Memories - A collection of Chess Games, Problems & c' by Mrs. F.F. Rowland has been reprinted fairly recently (maybe 10 years ago) by Moravian Chess (www.moravian-chess.cz)which might be the reason the bidding for an original did not go higher.
Jul-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: Hi <Gejewe> Certainly contributes. Moravian has really gone to town reprinting the old tomes. It effectively divides buyers into two groups - the collectors and those mostly just wanting the content.

Google Books, reprints, databases...I don't think the future is too bright for chess book collecting, unfortunately.

I hope all is well your way! Play the North Sea at all recently?

Jul-09-14  ljfyffe: Not to mention Urcan and Hilbert's biography of Pollock in the offing.
Jul-10-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gejewe: <Ljfyffe> That's interesting news. I heard rumours about a McFarland series book on Pollock, but without further details. So Urcan and Hilbert have teamed up, I am looking forward for the result :-) <Parisattack> No, I have more or less given up the North Sea - do not play so often nowadays and thus experiment even less :-( All is well now, after having recovered from a heart attack last Christmas.
Jul-11-14  ljfyffe: Pollock variation of the French Defence: <1e4 e5 2d4 d5 3Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7 5e5 Nfd7 6Bxe7 Qxe7 7Qg4.>
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