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Edward G Sergeant
Number of games in database: 163
Years covered: 1908 to 1959

Overall record: +44 -68 =51 (42.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C77 C79 C84 C72 C87
 Sicilian (18) 
    B45 B60 B43 B83 B80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C84 C87 C91
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B02 B03 B05
 French Defense (5) 
    C01 C14 C11
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B18 B15 B10
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (29) 
    D63 D60 D50 D61 D62
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C84 C77 C78 C71 C83
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C84 C86 C98
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D04 D00 D05 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1946 1/2-1/2
   W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant, 1908 0-1
   J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1935 0-1
   E G Sergeant vs H E Price, 1929 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1929/30 (1929)
   Margate (1935)
   Hastings 1926/27 (1926)
   Hastings 1928/29 (1928)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1926/27 by suenteus po 147
   Margate 1935 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings 1929/30 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-03-1881, died Nov-16-1961, 79 years old) United Kingdom

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Edward Guthlac Sergeant was born in Crowland, England. He was London champion in 1951 and passed away in Kingston upon Thames in 1961.

His cousin Philip W Sergeant also played chess.

Wikipedia article: Edward Guthlac Sergeant

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 163  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A K Robinson vs E G Sergeant  ½-½49190810th Anglo-American Cable MatchC77 Ruy Lopez
2. H E Atkins vs E G Sergeant  ½-½271908BCF-ch 5thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. E G Sergeant vs W Ward  0-1451908BCF-ch 5thB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. E G Sergeant vs Blackburne  0-1251908BCF-ch 5thC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
5. F J Lee vs E G Sergeant  0-1281908BCF-ch 5thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A J Mackenzie vs E G Sergeant  0-1421908BCF-ch 5thD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. E G Sergeant vs J H Blake  ½-½481908BCF-ch 5thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. E G Sergeant vs H Shoosmith  0-1261908BCF-ch 5thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant 0-1281908BCF-ch 5thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
10. R E Lean vs E G Sergeant  1-0301908BCF-ch 5thB20 Sicilian
11. E G Sergeant vs Gunsberg  ½-½561908BCF-ch 5thC28 Vienna Game
12. R P Michell vs E G Sergeant  0-1421908BCF-ch 5thD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. S Mlotkowski vs E G Sergeant  0-162190911th Anglo-American Cable MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
14. H Baudet vs E G Sergeant  ½-½191910London CC - Dutch Chess FedC49 Four Knights
15. L Gans vs E G Sergeant  1-0351912ENG-NEDC78 Ruy Lopez
16. E G Sergeant vs L Gans  0-1211912ENG-NEDC67 Ruy Lopez
17. W E Allnutt vs E G Sergeant  0-1431912City of London CC chC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
18. H E Price vs E G Sergeant 0-1131919Hastings MinorD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
19. E G Sergeant vs T Germann  1-0211919Hastings MinorC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. E G Sergeant vs A Speijer  ½-½211919Hastings MinorC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
21. A Gibaud vs E G Sergeant  0-1191919Hastings MinorC77 Ruy Lopez
22. J H Blake vs E G Sergeant  0-124192030th City of London Club-chC26 Vienna
23. E G Sergeant vs H Jacobs  1-0241920BCF-ch 13thC01 French, Exchange
24. E E Middleton vs E G Sergeant  0-1221920BCF-ch 13thD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
25. E G Sergeant vs W Gibson  1-0301920BCF-ch 13thC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 163  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-13-08  myschkin: . . .

According to Bill Wall he was a civil servant, like other chess masters e.g. Oldrich Duras , Wilhelm Hanstein or Philip Stuart Milner-Barry .

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  brankat: The Bio says he was London Champion in 1951. At the age of 70!?

R.I.P. Mr.E.G.Sergeant.

Apr-15-10  morphyesque: Bruce Hayden wrote an appreciation of E G Sergeant in the March 1962 issue of the B.C.M. Edward Guthlac Sergeant had only retired three months (before his death) from his life's work at the Inland Revenue where he had been awarded the O.B.E. mainly for his textbook "Sergeant On Stamp Duties" which at the time had been a standard reference book.He was born on 3rd December 1881 at Gateshead, Co.Durham.His cousin P.W.Sergeant is most famously remembered for his books of collected games of Rudolph Charousek & Paul Morphy.He played in the British Championship held in London in 1907 where at the age of 25 he tied for second place with J.H.Blackburne, R.P.Michell and G.E.Wainwright.Sergeant apparantly never lost a single league match game during the seven years he played for the Metropolitan chess club.He was not quite up to the great H.E.Atkins standard for in the following year, 1908 at Tunbridge Wells, he could only finish in 7th position with 5 1/2 out of 11 (this was in the days before chess professionals predominated.)Hayden finished his obituary quoting a lovely game EGS played as black against the Rev.W.C.Palmer.It is a Q.G.D.(Pillsbury Attack)in which EGS gives up a pawn for the initiative and ends up with a Q.sac at move 26 mating white at move 28 with a rook.A truly splendid game!
Aug-31-10  Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Sgt. Rock?
Jan-07-12  timhortons: no, sgt pepper.
Nov-17-13  RedShield: Good luck correctly pronouncing his middle name.
Nov-19-13  JonDSouzaEva: St. Guthlac came from Crowland, where Sergeant was born (he was not born in Gateshead). See

As for the pronunciation - I would go for something like "goothlark", but without much emphasis on the "r".

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  morfishine: One thing I like about E G Sergeant is he seemed to never stop getting better. In his early days, he lost a number of "shorties" to admittedly, upper-tier players. But as the years went on, the short losses dropped in frequency and wins became more common as well as draws against the very best
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  zanzibar: He is pictured in a 1925 club group photograph here:

(Scroll down to 2nd picture - Middlesex County Team - English Champions 1925)

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  morfishine: <zanzibar> Great Photo(s)! The 1st photo is priceless
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  zanzibar: Of course, thx to John Saunders for everything on his site.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edward Sergeant.
Aug-07-18  Nosnibor: He also competed in the 1960 British Championship at almost 79 years of age and after 6 rounds stood with 1 win and five draws.Tiredness then seems to have set in has he lost his next four games and had a draw in the final round.
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