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Theodore Tylor
Worcester, circa 1931: Mir Sultan Khan (left) plays
Theodore Tylor, while Sir George Thomas (far left) and
Arthur Mackenzie (far right) spectate.

Photo courtesy of Britbase.
Number of games in database: 133
Years covered: 1926 to 1956

Overall record: +19 -67 =47 (32.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (9) 
    B72 B40 B80 B73 B50
 Four Knights (6) 
    C48 C49
 French Defense (5) 
    C19 C11 C13 C14 C01
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B72 B73
 Slav (5) 
    D12 D17 D13 D10
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (15) 
    E60 E61 E67 E72 E76
 Orthodox Defense (10) 
    D64 D55 D50 D63 D66
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C86 C88 C84 C77
 Sicilian (5) 
    B24 B72 B30 B21
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C86 C88 C84
 English (4) 
    A13 A15 A16 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tylor vs W Winter, 1933 1-0
   Tylor vs Koltanowski, 1929 1-0
   Alekhine vs Tylor, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Tylor vs Flohr, 1936 1-0
   W Fairhurst vs Tylor, 1929 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Paignton (1956)
   Hastings 1936/37 (1936)
   Hastings 1933/34 (1933)
   Nottingham (1936)

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(born Apr-13-1900, died Oct-23-1968, 68 years old) United Kingdom

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(Sir) Theodore Henry Tylor was born in Bournville Birmingham, England. He was a tutor in Jurisprudence at Oxford University, a post he held for nearly 40 years. Although classed legally blind he represented England at the Hamburg Olympiad in 1930. He was British Correspondence Champion in 1932, 1933 and 1934 and is probably best known for competing in the Nottingham tournament of 1936. He passed away in Oxford in 1968.

Wikipedia article: Theodore Tylor

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Euwe vs Tylor  1-041 1926 WestonD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. J Drewitt vs Tylor  1-032 1926 Weston-super-Mare Major OpenE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
3. G A Thomas vs Tylor 0-113 1926 Weston-super-mareD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Tylor vs Menchik  ½-½36 1929 Ramsgate schevB72 Sicilian, Dragon
5. Maroczy vs Tylor  1-031 1929 Ramsgate schevC49 Four Knights
6. W Fairhurst vs Tylor ½-½38 1929 British ChampionsipE60 King's Indian Defense
7. Rubinstein vs Tylor 1-036 1929 Ramsgate schevE60 King's Indian Defense
8. Tylor vs Koltanowski  ½-½40 1929 RamsgateC41 Philidor Defense
9. V Soultanbeieff vs Tylor  ½-½33 1929 Ramsgate schevE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Tylor vs Koltanowski 1-029 1929 HastingsC41 Philidor Defense
11. Tylor vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½29 1929 Ramsgate schevC48 Four Knights
12. Rubinstein vs Tylor  1-036 1929 Scheveningen-Style TournamentE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Capablanca vs Tylor  ½-½59 1929 Ramsgate schevA15 English
14. Rellstab vs Tylor  1-019 1930 HastingsC41 Philidor Defense
15. Prokes vs Tylor 1-023 1930 Hamburg ol (Men)A48 King's Indian
16. G A Thomas vs Tylor  1-033 1930 Hastings 1930/31E61 King's Indian
17. Tylor vs Yates  0-130 1931 Hastings 1930/31D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. Euwe vs Tylor  1-032 1931 Hastings 1930/31D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Capablanca vs Tylor 1-034 1931 Hastings 1930/31D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Tylor vs R P Michell 1-035 1931 Hastings 1930/31D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Tylor vs Sultan Khan  ½-½24 1931 Hastings 1930/31A46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Tylor vs E M Jackson  0-116 1932 Hastings ENGE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
23. Tylor vs Flohr  ½-½31 1932 Hastings ENGB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. Pirc vs Tylor 1-037 1932 Hastings ENGD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
25. R P Michell vs Tylor  ½-½39 1932 Hastings ENGD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-26-04  kostich in time: Tylor taught law at Oxford.He was also legally blind.
Nov-26-04  sneaky pete: I know very little about law, but I wonder: can my fits of chess blindness be legalized?
Oct-27-05  slapwa: Sir Theodore Tylor was a law tutor at Balliol (where the Law Library bears his name) who became President of the Royal National Institution for the Blind. He is the model for Pargetter in Robertson Daviesí novel, The Manticore.
Apr-13-07  BIDMONFA: Theodore Tylor

TYLOR, Theodore Henry

Apr-13-07  gambitfan: PLOD Fri 13/04/2007
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May-25-09  sneaky pete: Isn't it a prerequisite to be legally blind to present "law" as a form of science?
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  GrahamClayton: <slapwa> Sir Theodore Tylor was a law tutor at Balliol (where the Law Library bears his name).

Tylor is commemorated at Balliol by a plaque on the East Wall of the Antechapel, plus another plaque on the West Wall of the Library, which says:

"The Tylor Library, named in memory of Sir Theodore Tylor, 1900 - 1968, who, as Scholar, Fellow, Tutor in Jurisprudence and Estates Bursar spent fifty years in dedicated service to the College."

Apr-04-13  vinidivici: He was almost blind at all.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Tippecanoe and this guy too.
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