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William Jacob Ferris
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1882 to 1909
Overall record: +2 -1 =1 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-17-1856, died Sep-05-1917, 61 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W J Ferris vs W Braithwaite 1-0281882Cincinnati Commercial Gazette correspondence tournamentC45 Scotch Game
2. W J Ferris vs J Narraway 0-1221882Commercial Gazette corrC42 Petrov Defense
3. W J Ferris vs D W Waller 1-0431899New York State TournamentC16 French, Winawer
4. W J Ferris vs Magnus Smith ½-½241909Manhattan CC - Franklin CC mC87 Ruy Lopez
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  Phony Benoni: William Jacob Ferris:

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  GrahamClayton: A Ferris victory not in the database:

[Event "Cincinnati Commercial Gazette correspondence tournament"] [Site "?"]
[Date "1882.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ferris, William Jacob"]
[Black "Braithwaite, W"]
[Result "1-0"]

1 e4 e5 2 ♘f3 ♘c6 3 d4 exd4 4 ♘xd4 ♗c5 5 ♗e3 ♕f6 6 c3 ♘ge7 7 ♗c4 ♘e5 8 ♗b3 d6 9 00 00 10 h3 ♗d7 11 ♘d2 ♘7g6 12 f4 ♘c6 13 f5 ♘ge7 14 ♘2f3 ♘e5 15 ♔h1 h6 16 ♘xe5 dxe5 17 ♘e6 ♗xe3 18 ♘xf8 ♗c6 19 ♘d7 ♕g5 20 ♘xe5 ♗xe4 21 ♕g4 ♘xf5 22 ♔h2 ♘d6 23 ♘xf7 ♘xf7 24 ♕xe4 ♗c5 25 ♖xf7 ♗d6+ 26 ♔h1 ♔h8 27 ♗c2 g6 28 ♕e6 10


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  GrahamClayton: Ferris must have been very highly regarded as an analyst, as he was one of the adjudicators for the 1909 New York State Championship.
Jul-03-14  ljfyffe: <St. John Globe Correspondence Tournament 1886 /King's Gambit Muzio /Alfred Porter (Saint John)-William Braithwaite(Unionville): 1e4 e5 2f4 exf4 3Nf3 g5 4Bc4 g4 50-0 gxf3 6Qxf3 Qf6 7e5 Qxe5 8d3 Bh6 9Bd2 Ne7 10Nc3 Nbc6 11Rae1 Qf5 12Nd5 Kd8 13 Bxf4 Bxf4 14 Nxf4 Qc5+ 15Rf2 Ne5 16Qh5 d6 17b4 Qxb4 18Ref1 Bg4 19Qh4 Kd7 20Qxe7+ Kxe7 21Nd5+ Ke8 22Nxb4 c6 23Re1 Kf8 24a4 Bh5 25Bb3 Re8 26Ref1 Re7 27h3 Bg6 28Rf6 d5 29a5 a6 30d4 Nd7 31Rd6 Ke8 32Nxc6 bxc6 33Rxc6 Kd8 34Rxa6 Kc7 35Bxd5 Bxc2 36Rc6+ 1-0.>
Jul-03-14  ljfyffe: <William Ferris was from New Castle, Delaware, USA. Unionville is in Ontario, Canada.>
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  TheFocus: And he invented the Ferris wheel.
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