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Charles Gilbert Heydon
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1870 to 1873
Overall record: +3 -2 =2 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-25-1845, died Mar-06-1932, 86 years old) Australia

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C G Heydon vs A Burns 0-1411870New South Wales v Victoria Telegraph MatchA84 Dutch
2. R Hale vs C G Heydon 0-1281871New South Wales vs South Australia; Telegraph MatchA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. C M Fisher vs C G Heydon ½-½321871NSW v VIC Telegraphic MatchC01 French, Exchange
4. J O Bourne vs C G Heydon 0-1381872New South Wales vs Queensland; Telegraph MatchC57 Two Knights
5. C G Heydon vs A H Beyer 0-1571872New South Wales v South Australia telegraph matchC60 Ruy Lopez
6. J S Stanley vs C G Heydon 0-1281872New South Wales v Victoria Telegraph MatchC42 Petrov Defense
7. C G Heydon vs J S Stanley ½-½541873New South Wales v Victoria; Telegraph MatchE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
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  optimal play: <<Mr. C. G. Heydon is the youngest of the players selected [for the New South Wales team] and is a native of the colony.

He has been connected with the School of Arts Club since 1863, where he has acquired all his knowledge of the game.

He carried off the third prize in the tournament held there in 1863, and the second prize in 1864 ; in 1868 he again carried off third prize ; in the match between the School of Arts and Darlinghurst Clubs in 1868 he was top scorer, having out of nine games, won eight and drawn one ; in the Darlinghurst tournament of 1868, he carried off the second prize.

His style of play is slow, cautious, and profound.

From want of practice, however, he is liable to make miscalculations, and occasionally, even in his most carefully played games, is guilty of oversights.>

- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW) issue Saturday 12 November 1870>

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  mikepom: Any relation to J.K. Heydon who played for the Cremorne Club 1918.
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  optimal play: <<<<CHESS>


Mr. Justice Heydon, about 40 years ago, was one of the strongest chess players in Australia.

His style of play is noted for its soundness and depth of analysis, and he never "played to the gallery" merely for the sake of brilliancy.

... the following ingenious example of Mr. Heydon's skill in problem composition:->

Problem by C. G. HEYDON>

BLACK - 5 Pieces

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WHITE - 7 Pieces

<White to play and mate in <one> move.>

- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) issue Saturday 19 April 1913 page 6

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  optimal play: <The boss dog of the inquisition, Royal Commissioner into Trade Unions Dyson Heydon, is not the first in his family to have a crack at the union movement. Nor is he the first to perform the role of inquisitor in a Royal Commission. Far from it, for it appears that certain members of the Heydon clan have never been at all keen on the defenders of the rights of the working class.

You see, about 100 years before retired Justice Heydon became Commissioner Heydon, his ancestor Justice Charles Gilbert Heydon was bashing the lefty lads around the head in his role as President of the Industrial Arbitration Court of NSW from 1905-1918.>

<Labor fails to oust Dyson Heydon through Senate>

<The motion said Mr Heydon's acceptance of an invitation to speak at a Liberal Party fundraiser meant he "has failed to uphold the standards of impartiality expected of a holder of the office of royal commissioner".>

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  MissScarlett: <Any relation to J.K. Heydon who played for the Cremorne Club 1918.>

Seems likely, but, in the meantime, here's a problem by J.K. from the <Falkirk Herald>, January 21st 1920, p.4:

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White to move and #-in-4.

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