|Oct-29-04|| ||waddayaplay: Boden was considered by Morphy to be his best opponent in England. "The strongest outside his matches", was what Steinitz thought.|
Morphy played in a simul against five strong players in London in 1859. One of them was Boden, but I can't find that game here. It was a draw.
The other four games were:
Riviere (who lost):
De Riviere vs Morphy, 1859
Morphy vs Bird, 1859
Lowenthal vs Morphy, 1859
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1859
|Oct-29-04|| ||keypusher: According to chessmetrics, on 12/31/58 Morphy's opponents were the third (Lowenthal), eighth (Boden), ninth (Bird), tenth (Barnes) and 13th-ranked (de Riviere) players in the world. And, Morphy took black in two of the games. This was one mind-boggling simul. |
|Oct-30-04|| ||waddayaplay: I have submitted the missing game Boden played against Morphy. It should appear within the next week... |
|May-04-05|| ||vonKrolock: Boden in "The Field", 3-12-1859: <"We cannot say that we are anxious to see exhaustive printed analyses of the openings. The way to learn the
openings is to seize the spirit or strong characteristic points of them, and to perceive the principles on which
each salient feature of attack or defence is based; to rely upon knowing the book replies to every move is certain
to produce a poor player.">
|May-05-05|| ||Calli: Hmm, he beat MacDonnell when he was 4 yrs old :-> |
A wrong date obviously.
|Oct-02-05|| ||Kingsider: Did Boden ever play Barnes? Surely they must have.|
|Oct-04-05|| ||Kingsider: And don't call me Shirley.(I know)|
|Mar-29-07|| ||gambitfan: He probably gave his name to the famous <Boden's mate> ?|
|Apr-04-07|| ||Manic: <gambitfan> Yep. R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 was the game that gave Boden's mate its name.|
|Apr-04-07|| ||gambitfan: I have just created a collection dedicated to Boden's mates : Game Collection: BODEN MATES|
Boden was Player of the day on the 04/04/2007
|Sep-01-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
In 1851 he published the book "A Popular Introduction to the Study and Practice of Chess (Charles S. Skeet, London 1851)".
|Apr-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Happy birthday to Boden!|
|Apr-04-10|| ||wordfunph: <waddayaplay: Boden was considered by Morphy to be his best opponent in England.>|
flattering remark from Paul Morphy...happy birthday Master Samuel Boden.
|Apr-04-10|| ||BIDMONFA: Samuel Standidge Boden|
BODEN, Samuel S.
|Dec-24-10|| ||Phony Benoni: Obituaries from the <British Chess Magazine>:|
|Jan-17-11|| ||Phony Benoni: In his column in the <Albion> for June 9, 1866, George Henry Mackenzie printed two games he had played "a few years ago" against Boden. I assume they were probably played in the early 1860s before Mackenzie went to the United States in 1863.|
I want to submit the games, but would like to have more information on the exact place (London?) and date. Does anybody have a clue?
Here is Boden's win:
Boden, Samuel Standidge - Mackenzie, George Henry
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.0-0 Bc5 6.e5 d5 7.exf6 dxc4 8.Re1+ Kf8 9.Bg5 gxf6 10.Bh6+ Kg8 11.Nc3 Bf5 12.Ne4 Bxe4 13.Rxe4 f5 14.Nxd4 Qf6 15.Nxf5 Bxf2+ 16.Kh1 Qxf5 17.Rg4+ Qg6 18.Rxg6+ hxg6 19.Qf3 Ne5 20.Qxf2 Rxh6 21.h3 Kg7 22.Qd4 f6 23.Qc5 1-0
(The actual column can be found by going to http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... and clicking on the link for the June 9, 1866 issue.)
|Apr-04-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Samuel Standidge Boden.|
|Apr-04-13|| ||whiteshark: <His name is also linked to the Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit: <1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nxe4 4. Nc3 Nxc3 5. dxc3 f6 >> |
click for larger view
I wonder what could this 'linkage' ever be?
|Jul-19-13|| ||Gottschalk: De acordo com o site Edo Historical Ratings http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/... foram jogadas 4 partidas entre Boden e Brien no torneio London Provincial. Eu submeti a vitória de Boden na C21, mas cheegames.com se recusou a aceitá-la. Assim, continuam constando apenas 3 jogos entre Boden e Brien, na database daqui.|
|Oct-20-13|| ||Karpova: A few snippets from the obituary in the February 1882 'British Chess Magazine':|
<The melancholy duty devolves upon me this week of announcing the death of Mr. S. S. Boden, which took place at his chambers in Tavistock-street, Bedford-square, on Friday morning, 13th Jan. Mr. Boden was born on the 4th of April, 1826, and consequently was not quite fifty-six years old. His health had been for some time failing, but the immediate cause of his death was typhoid fever.>
<For the last four years Mr. Boden had abandoned the practice of Chess, but he always continued to cherish a deep interest in the Chess news of the day;>
<I would describe him, socially, in the language which Bassanio used of Antonio:->
<The kindest man,
The best condition'd and unwearied spirit
In doing courtesies; and one in whom
The ancient Roman honour more appears
Than any that draws breath.>
<Mr. Boden first won his spurs in 1851, when he carried off the first prize in the provincial tournament. He was never a great match player, but he was, as Captain Evans phrased it, a master of all parts of the game; and in 1857, and for some years afterwards, he was acknowledged to be the best English player.>
<Chivalrous to the highest degree as a combatant, he never made idle excuses for a defeat, or depreciated the skill of an opponent.>
<Mr. Boden wrote a very valuable work, entitled 'Popular Introduction to Chess' and for thirteen years conducted the chess column in the 'Field', and was the author of the article on Chess which was published in 'Chamber's Encyclopedia.' He also wrote the introduction to the 'Westminster Papers'.>
<He was a water-colour painter of no mean skill, and many of his drawings would compare not unfavourably with the smaller productions of Birket Foster.>
|May-07-15|| ||TheFocus: <The pupil wants not so much to learn, as to learn how to learn> - Samuel Boden.|
|Jan-13-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Samuel Boden.|
|Jul-14-17|| ||zanzibar: In Harding's thesis he notes the following to end his bio:|
"Then retired to concentrate on his hobby of painting."
|Jun-13-18|| ||Stonehenge: See http://streathambrixtonchess.blogsp...|
|Jul-10-18|| ||sudoplatov: For comparison with <Keypusher>'s post, I checked with the 2018 EDO estimates.|
Morphy 2817 #1
Lowenthal 2619 #7
de Rivičre 2570 #9
Boden 2529 #13
Bird 2488 #17
Barnes 2429 #22
To put this in perspective in 1924 the equivalent rankings would yield a 5-person simul of: