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David Graham Baird
Number of games in database: 132
Years covered: 1880 to 1911

Overall record: +28 -75 =28 (32.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C80 C63 C62 C67 C71
 Sicilian (11) 
    B40 B32 B73 B30 B45
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C50 C54
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C14 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Open (5) 
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C29 C25
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C77 C78 C84 C70 C87
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C50 C53
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D00 A41 D02 D05
 King's Gambit Declined (6) 
 Vienna Opening (5) 
    C25 C26
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C84 C87
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N MacLeod vs D G Baird, 1889 0-1
   D G Baird vs J Mason, 1889 1-0
   Alapin vs D G Baird, 1898 0-1
   D G Baird vs J W Baird, 1889 1-0
   D G Baird vs Burn, 1889 1-0
   D G Baird vs Marshall, 1900 1-0
   Chigorin vs D G Baird, 1898 0-1
   H W Trenchard vs D G Baird, 1898 1/2-1/2
   K A Walbrodt vs D G Baird, 1898 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st City Chess Club Tournament (1893)
   New York Masters (1911)
   New York (1889)
   Vienna (1898)

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(born Dec-03-1854, died Oct-08-1913, 58 years old) United States of America

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David Graham Baird was born in 1854 in New York, New York, USA. He won the Manhattan Chess Club championship in 1888, 1890, 1891, and 1895. He won the New York State championship in 1895. He passed away in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA in 1913. His brother was John Washington Baird.

Wikipedia article: David Graham Baird

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W M De Visser vs D G Baird  1-0571880USA-05.Congress-BC59 Two Knights
2. D G Baird vs D M Martinez 1-0381889New YorkC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
3. M Judd vs D G Baird 0-1821889New YorkC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. D G Baird vs J Mason 1-081889New YorkC01 French, Exchange
5. Burille vs D G Baird 0-1351889New YorkD05 Queen's Pawn Game
6. D G Baird vs Max Weiss 0-1591889New YorkC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. Gossip vs D G Baird 1-0391889New YorkC25 Vienna
8. D G Baird vs Showalter 0-1301889New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Taubenhaus vs D G Baird 0-1311889New YorkC25 Vienna
10. Lipschutz vs D G Baird  1-0461889New YorkC25 Vienna
11. D G Baird vs Blackburne 0-1521889New YorkC29 Vienna Gambit
12. Gunsberg vs D G Baird  1-0641889New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
13. D G Baird vs Chigorin 0-1451889New YorkC44 King's Pawn Game
14. Bird vs D G Baird 1-0391889New YorkC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. D G Baird vs N MacLeod ½-½441889New YorkC45 Scotch Game
16. D G Baird vs J W Baird 1-0651889New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
17. E Delmar vs D G Baird 1-0591889New YorkD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D G Baird vs Burn 1-0331889New YorkC29 Vienna Gambit
19. J M Hanham vs D G Baird 1-0291889New YorkC20 King's Pawn Game
20. D G Baird vs W Pollock ½-½571889New YorkC29 Vienna Gambit
21. D M Martinez vs D G Baird 0-1401889New YorkC78 Ruy Lopez
22. D G Baird vs M Judd  1-0491889New YorkC01 French, Exchange
23. J Mason vs D G Baird 1-0481889New YorkC78 Ruy Lopez
24. D G Baird vs Burille ½-½361889New YorkC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. Max Weiss vs D G Baird ½-½661889New YorkC70 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  GrahamClayton: After participating in the 1889 New York tournament, Baird then participated in a simultaneous exhibition given by fellow New York competitor Mikhail Chogorin. It is very unusual to see an international player take part in such an exhibition.
Aug-28-08  artyom2008: HIA Bairad second to kibitz

Jul-06-09  myschkin: . . .

David Graham Baird


"Of the Baird brothers, David G. is the better player by far. He plays with characteristic Scotch carefulness, for he is of Scotch descent. Of medium height, he is inclined to stoutness, and is of light complexion. His brother John W. is very thin, although he looks like his brother in the face. He was one of the slowest players in the tournament." (source: NY Times, 1889, p.8)

His older brother John Washington Baird , who was also an (minor) American chess master.

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  GrahamClayton: An article on Baird from the Lincoln, Nebraska "Courier", dated March 16, 1895:


Chess Expert DG Baird and his victory in New York

D. G. Baird, who recently won the chess championship of New York state, has been considered one of the strongest players of the metropolis for a number of years and is a brother of J W Baird, who competed in the Leipzig International tournament.

Many astute judges of the game who know the brothers well consider DG Baird the stronger player of the two. His successes in tournaments have not been great in late late years, but he repeatedly won the championship tournaments of the Manhattan Chess Club in years gone by.

In the New York International tournament of 1889 he scored 16 points and came out ahead of Burille, Hanham, Gomp Martinez, J W Baird and MacLeod.

For many years DG Baird has sought in vain to the championship of the Empire State and his recent victory over such strong players as J W Sbowalter, who took second place, A B. Hodges and J S Ryan demonstrates that he is an expert of decided merit."

Dec-03-13  BIDMONFA: David Graham Baird

BAIRD, David G.

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: David Graham Baird.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, David Baird.
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  zanzibar: According to Hilbert, in his Kemeny book (p58), D.G. died leaving behind a widow and six children.
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