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Cecil Perfect Hammond
  
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1903 to 1919
Overall record: +3 -5 =1 (38.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C55 Two Knights Defense (2 games)


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CECIL PERFECT HAMMOND
(born Feb-09-1870, died Jun-05-1947, 77 years old) United Kingdom

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Cecil Perfect Hammond was born in St. Pancras, London in 1870. He was one of the strongest amateurs in the City of London Chess Club, and played in team matches for Essex. He married 1890 to Caroline Elizabeth Clark (they had one child), but divorced her in 1906, and married 1907 to Elizabeth Mona Rogers (they had two children). He was a stock broker (1901) and insurance agent (1911).

Last updated: 2017-12-24 07:55:55

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs C P Hammond ½-½391903Simul, 20bC55 Two Knights Defense
2. Marshall vs C P Hammond 1-0201905Simul, 20bC55 Two Knights Defense
3. J Woollard vs C P Hammond  1-0401905BCF-ch 2nd First Class BD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A West vs C P Hammond  1-0311905BCF-ch 2nd First Class BD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
5. C P Hammond vs Charles Henry Wallwork  0-1231905BCF-ch 2nd First Class BC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
6. C P Hammond vs Frederick Winter Markwick  1-0411905BCF-ch 2nd First Class BC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. C P Hammond vs F E Hamond  1-0321905BCF-ch 2nd First Class BC10 French
8. W Gooding vs C P Hammond 1-0161919Hastings 1st-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. C P Hammond vs S I Groen  1-0341919Hastings 1st-BC21 Center Game
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Hammond wins | Hammond loses  

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Dec-09-17  Stonehenge: Possibly Cecil Perfect Hammond (1870 - 1947).
Dec-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Bexhill-on-Sea Observer, Saturday, June 14th 1947, p.1:

<The funeral took place on Monday of Mr. Cecil Hammond, of 20, Chestnut-walk, Little Common, who died the previous Thursday after a long illness, aged 77 years.

Mr. Hammond came to Bexhlll in 1935, having previously lived most of his life in London. He was well-known in chess circles, at which game he was an outstanding exponent. In addition to representing Sussex in county matches, he was several times holder of the Bexhill Chess Club championship. In earlier years played for Essex, Kent and the City of London.>

Dec-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Cheltenham Chronicle, October 27th 1906, p.1:

<Mr. Justice Deane in the Divorce Court on Thursday heard a remarkable story of a man "who tried but failed to love his wife," and in the result granted the latter a decree nisi.

The husband was Mr. Cecil Perfect Hammond, an insurance agent, whose marriage took place in 1890. It was obvious from the commencement, said counsel for the wife, that Mr. Hammond regretted his marriage, and after the birth of his child Gladys left his wife and refused to return to her. In October, 1902, wrote to her saying:-

I have thought for a long time past that neither our taste nor dispositions are suited to one another. I ought never to have married at all. I have not been really happy or contented, and I shall not be until I am free and untrammelled. It is better to recognise hard facts and not to fight against them.

Another letter ran:-

You can select whatever you like for yourself, and do not think harshly of me. Everyone knows I have tried to love you. Unfortunately it is no use now. Perhaps my nature is of too butterfly a nature to deserve anybody's love.

At this time he was allowing his wife, who lived at Westcliffe-on-Sea, £6 a month. After receiving a letter from his little daughter Mr. Hammond wrote to his wife:-

Dear C., —Enclosed please find cheque for last month. Please don't let Gladys write again. It is better for the child's sake and for mine to forget my existence. . . I do not think it is necessary for you to remind me so frequently that you are my wife, because I shall never live with you again.

In his last letter he wrote saying:-

You are both dear to me, and I can do nothing more for you either financially or otherwise.

Inquiries were set on foot, and it was found that for some years the husband had been living at various addresses in London with a woman known as "Mona," by whom he had several children.

The decree nisi was granted with costs.>

Dec-09-17  Stonehenge: Well, what can one expect from a chess player :)
Dec-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: A crappy bio that's all :)

The divorce petition is online on A...com. Caroline requested it because he had abandoned her and was living with Elizabeth.

Dec-09-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: I should treat myself to an <A...com> subscription for Christmas (being unable to purchase one for <cg.com>), but I fear getting drawn in too deeply.
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