Georges Emile Barbier
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Years covered: 1894
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|GEORGES EMILE BARBIER
(born Feb-24-1844, died Dec-17-1895, 51 years old) France
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Barbier was a native of Besanšon, France. He moved to the UK in 1875 to take a job as a teacher of French. His taught in Yorkshire and London and finally moved to Glasgow in 1884. In Glasgow, he was a department head at the prestigious French school, the Athenaeum. A book about this institution published in 1897, describes him as a talented teacher with a passion for literature, humorous and close to his students.
He was chairman of the Glasgow Chess Club and chess editor of the Glasgow Weekly Citizen. He was also a composer of chess problems. He won the Scottish championship in 1886.
He fell ill late 1895, returned to France for treatment, but died during his stay.
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|1. G Barbier vs Owen
|| ||1-0||24||1894||Glasgow vs Liverpool||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|May-17-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Georges Emile Barbier
(1844 - 1895)
spent much of his life as a French teacher, first in Yorkshire and then in Scotland.
For many years he edited a chess column in the Glasgow Weekly Citizen*.
He was highly regarded both as a player and problem composer, and he was an active member of Glasgow Chess Club.
A few weeks before his death he had gone to France in the hope of improving his health.
*Saavedra position (itself a fisherman's story):
|Jun-14-13|| ||thomastonk: The year of the game with Owen seems to be not correct.|
|Jun-14-13|| ||TheFocus: I wonder if this guy was ever a resident of Seville.|
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