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Walter Parratt
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1875

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(born Feb-10-1841, died Mar-27-1924, 83 years old) United Kingdom

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Sir Walter Parratt was an English organist and composer.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Steinitz vs W Parratt  ½-½321875Blindfold simul, 7bC28 Vienna Game

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  wordfunph: from Chess Review 1939..

<Organist Sir Walter Parratt was able to play a Beethoven Sonata while contesting two games of chess --- blindfold!>

RIP Sir Parratt..

Oct-23-13  Karpova: <On Feb. 7th Mr. Parratt (Magdalen College) played five members of the Oxford University Chess Club simultaneously, winning three games, Mr. Moultrie, New College, winning against him, and Mr. Locock, University College, drawing.>

From page 97 of the March 1882 'British Chess Magazine'.

Jun-30-14  ljfyffe: Played John DeSoyres who later emigrated to New Brunswick, Canada; played Bonar Law, born in New Brunswick, who emigrated to Great Britian.
Jun-30-14  ljfyffe: That is, Great BritAIN, composed of England, Wales, Scotland.
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  Stonehenge: Not the only organist in the database:

Rudolf Johannes Loman

Jul-01-14  ljfyffe: Edward "Ned" J. Harrison was a cornet player in his brother's orchestra; he won the DeSoyres Cup in 1897,1899,1900,1901, and 1903, and was presented with it to keep by the Reverend John DeSoyres; the trophy, emblematic of the Saint John NB chess championship. Harrison also played by correspondence: "Later, he played correspondence chess for the championship of Canada, and tied with J.E. Narraway, a former St. John man, who won in the play-off" (from the St. John Globe).
Apr-25-16  ljfyffe: Cambridge-Oxford 1873
City of London Chess Club
Two Knights Defence
John de Soyres - Walter Parratt

1 e4 e5 2 Nfr Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 d4 exd4 5 0-0 Nxe4
6 Re1 d5 7 Bxd5 Qxd5 8 Nc3 Qd8 9 Nxe4 Be7
10 Bg5 Bg4 11 Bxe7 Nxe7 12 Qd3 Bxf3 13 Qxf3
0-0 14 Rad1 b6 15 Rd3 Ng6 16 Qf5 c5 17 Rh3
h6 18 g4 Qc8 19 Nd6 Qc6 20 Re6 fxe6 21 Qxe6+
Kh7 22 g5 Rae8 0 -1.

Feb-10-19  Telemus: Some time ago I found a challenge on one of pages here at cg. I think it was about finding the last game for each country where Black made the first move. This crossed my mind, when I pgned this one, because Parratt was Black according to the source below:

[Event "Oxford vs Cambridge match, board 1"]
[Site "London, UK"]
[Date "1873.3.28"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Walter Parrat"]
[Black "John de Soyres"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C44"]
[Sources "Huddersfield College Magazine, vol I, p 155"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. Bb5 dxe4 5. Nxe5 Qd5 6. Qa4 Bd7 7. Nxd7 Kxd7 8. O-O Bd6 9. d4 Qh5 10. g3 Nf6 11. Kg2 Qf3+ 12. Kg1 h5 13. Nd2 Qg4 14. c4 Qh3 15. Re1 h4 16. Nf1 hxg3 17. fxg3 Bxg3 18. Re2 Bxh2+ 19. Rxh2 Qg4+ 20. Rg2 Qf3 21. Ng3 Ng4 22. d5 Nf2 23. Bxc6+ Kd8 24. Bg5+ f6 25. Rxf2 Qxg3+ 26. Rg2 Qh3 27. Re1 fxg5 28. Qa3 Qxa3 29. bxa3 bxc6 30. dxc6 Ke7 31. Rxg5 Kf6 32. Rd5 Rhe8 33. Rd7 Rac8 34. Rf1+ Kg6 35. Rff7 e3 36. Rxg7+ Kf5 37. Rgf7+ Ke4 38. Kf1 Rb8 39. Rfe7+ Kf3 40. Rf7+ Ke4 41. Rfe7+ Rxe7 42. Rxe7+ Kd3 43. Rd7+ Kxc4 44. Rxc7 Kd3 45. Rd7+ Ke4 46. Rb7 Rh8 47. Rxa7 Rh1+ 48. Ke2 Rh2+ 49. Ke1 Rh1+ 50. Ke2 Rh2+ 51. Kf1 Rxa2 52. Re7+ Kf3 53. Rf7+ Ke4 54. c7 Ra1+ 55. Kg2 Ra2+ 56. Kg3 Rc2 57. Re7+ Kd3 58. a4 Kd2 59. Rd7+ Ke1 60. a5 e2 61. a6 Kf1 62. Rf7+ Kg1 1-0

This game is not high class. But the ending starting around move 27 is reasonable interesting and not that badly played for 30 moves. Then Black tried too much (57.. ♔d3 might hold, but is a step in the wrong direction, and after 58.. ♔d2 the game is lost).

The final result is based on an analysis by Steinitz who acted as an umpire:

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63. ♖e7 ♖c3+ (63... ♔f1 64. a7 ♖xc7 65. a8=♕ ♖xe7 66. ♕f8+ wins) (63... ♖xc7 64. ♖xe2 wins) 64. ♔f4 ♖c4+ 65. ♔f3 ♔f1 66. ♖xe2 wins.

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