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Charles A Gilberg
C A Gilberg 
ACM, Vol. 1, Jan 1898, No. 8, p. 469    
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1862 to 1870

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(born Jun-17-1835, died Jan-21-1898, 62 years old) United States of America

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Charles Alexander Gilberg was the author of "American Chess-nuts", 1868 and "Crumbs from the Chess-board", 1890. He had the second largest chess library in America, over 1,500 books.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J A Leonard vs C A Gilberg  1-0251862Simultaneous blindfold exhibitionC70 Ruy Lopez
2. C A Gilberg vs H Wernich  1-0401870Casual game (White plays blindfold)C50 Giuoco Piano
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  brankat: Mr.Gilberg must have been quite a character. Happy Birthday Sir.
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  brankat: I wonder whether his 2 books would still available somewhere. E-bay, perhaps?
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  wordfunph: <brankie> try this from amazon..

+ Crumbs From The Chess-Board

+ The Fifth American Chess Congress New York 1880

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  brankat: <wordfunph> Thank You for the info. So far I've never dealt with the Amazon, actually I've never done any kind of shopping anywhere on the Net.

I guess, I'll first need to learn the basic ropes.

I assume it should be possible to set up an account with the Amazon site.

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  Calli: No need to buy these books. There are available for free on Google Books. For instance
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  brankat: Thank You so much <Calli>!
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  Tabanus: has a lightning game by him, perhaps the first such on record. It was played vs John G. Belden (editor of the chess column in Hartford Weekly Times) on Sept. 9, 1873. See also Winter's Chess Notes 4886.
Jun-10-13  thomastonk: Here is one more game of him as well as an obituary:
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  zanzibar: Should be mentioned that he also served as President of Brooklyn Chess Club (~1892-1894)

see <Charles Kemeny: A Life in Chess - John S. Hilbert (2013) p69, p115>

He also documented the early 5th American Chess Congress (1880), see, for example:

As for his book collection - I hadn't realized that the Silas W. Howard book collection at Harvard that I utilize so extensively traces its heritage, at least in part, to Gilberg's collection:

<The Charles Gilberg Collection

New York businessman Charles Gilberg, a noted problemist (one who composes chess problems), built a major chess collection with an emphasis on fine bindings. After his death in 1898, Gilbergís heirs kept all his books until their purchase in 1930 by Silas W Howland, who willed the 2,800-volume collection to Harvard University. The Charles Gilberg Collection now forms part of the Rare Book Collection at Harvardís Houghton Library.>

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  zanzibar: I've transcribed his obit from <ACM v1 Jan 1898 No 8 p469>:

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