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|May-11-11|| ||Mozart72: G. H. D. Gossip writes in 1888:
1. P-K4 P-K3
"This move is made with the object of evading the Ruy Lopez, and other harrasing attacks to which the second player is exposed if he play 1. P-K4. With correct play, it should lead to an even game. The opening is so desgnated, we presume, from its having been adopted by Labourdonnais, in 1834, in the ninth game of his match with MacDonell; but Lucena´s treatise, published in 1495, mentions it, so that is by no means a modern discovery. Although ocassionally adopted by some magnates of the game, it was never played by Morphy, and is generally considered a very tame mode of defence."
|May-19-11|| ||dakgootje: Certainly had one of the best beards in Chess History.|
|Sep-21-11|| ||GrahamClayton: "Mr Gossip played a simultaneous chess match lately with twelve members of the Cyprus Club. Mr Gossip won six games, drew one and lost five, not a very creditable performance for a player bearing a high reputation as a critic and author."|
Source: Queenslander, 17 January 1891, page 12.
|Dec-06-11|| ||FSR: I'm glad to see the old crank is Player of the Day. My Wikipedia article on him (which was previously Today's Featured Article there) is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George....|
|Dec-06-11|| ||brankat: <FSR> A great article!|
|Dec-06-11|| ||BIDMONFA: George Hatfeild Gossip|
GOSSIP, George H. D.
|Dec-06-11|| ||FSR: <brankat> Thanks!|
|Dec-06-11|| ||YouRang: "I before E, except after C or sounding like "A" as in neighbor or weigh -- or George Hatfeild Gossip"|
(nothing rhymes with gossip.)
|Dec-06-11|| ||Thrajin: <YouRang: (nothing rhymes with gossip.)>|
Ossip (Bernstein) perhaps?
|Dec-06-11|| ||rapidcitychess: "I" before "C"
Or when followed by "T"
O'er the ramparts* we watched
Not excluding joint taxpayers filing singly
EXCEPTION: Suzi's All-Nite E-Z Drive-Thru Donut Shoppe
*Ramparts are a part of a ram, and were considered a great delicacy. People used to watch o'er them.
|Dec-06-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy 170th birthday to George Hatfeild Gossip.|
|Dec-06-11|| ||Shams: <rapidcitychess> Those must be the same ramparts that got Prometheus in so much trouble.|
|Dec-06-11|| ||brankat: <Thrajin> Hello James! Long time no see :-)|
|Dec-06-11|| ||nok: James Hatfeild ?|
|Dec-07-11|| ||brankat: No. James <Thrajin> :-)|
|Dec-07-11|| ||HeMateMe: Great name. Sounds like a contest on "Hollywood Squares". He should have been in show biz.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||e4 resigns: Gossip had a beard more epic than Chigorin!
Oh yeah, he was also a good chess player...
|Aug-24-12|| ||Cemoblanca: He's a mixture of Steinitz & Chigorin (& the only thing I want to point out here is the beard. The rest would be a silly gossip)! :D Chigorin (|
|Aug-24-12|| ||HeMateMe: If he had a daughter, she'd be a <Gossip Girl>.|
|Aug-24-12|| ||brankat: But this beauty is no gossip :-)
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889
|Aug-24-12|| ||Cemoblanca: <HeMateMe> Gossip - EVERY CHESSPLAYER'S NIGHTMARE ;0)|
|Apr-09-13|| ||andrewjsacks: I before E, except in neighbor, sleigh, and George Hatfeild Gossip.|
|Apr-09-13|| ||andrewjsacks: Actually, a very interesting character indeed, and the Wiki article on him is illuminating in various respects.|
|Mar-28-15|| ||whiteshark: They say Gossip traveled faster than warp speed...|
|Apr-24-15|| ||Chessical: Zukertort on Gossip.— It is related of the late Dr. Zukertort that observing a young chess player poising Gossip's "Chess Players' Manual" on the palm of his hand, and overhearing him exclaim, " Ah, if I could only get the contents of this book into my head", the Doctor promptly retorted " Den you vould be as mad as de author." — Manchester Evening News." |
Source: <Nottinghamshire Guardian - Saturday 10th August 1889, p.7>
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