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Richard Fenton
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1871 to 1897
Overall record: +0 -6 =1 (7.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C29 Vienna Gambit (3 games)

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(born Mar-03-1837, died Mar-1916, 79 years old) United Kingdom

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Richard Henry Falkland Fenton was an endgame study composer.

 page 1 of 1; 7 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Blackburne vs R Fenton 1-0351871London cgC29 Vienna Gambit
2. Blackburne vs R Fenton  1-0291873LondonC29 Vienna Gambit
3. R Fenton vs W Potter ½-½551875offhand game000 Chess variants
4. L Van Vliet vs R Fenton 1-0201890GBR-chC29 Vienna Gambit
5. Bird vs R Fenton 1-0291891LondonA03 Bird's Opening
6. R Fenton vs Lasker  0-1391892B.C.A. NationalC67 Ruy Lopez
7. R Fenton vs Blackburne 0-1231897LondonC54 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-08-08  biglo: Richard Fenton supposedly said "A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket."
Jul-08-08  biglo: 5 games in the database and all were losses. Does anyone know of a worse record?
Jul-08-08  MichAdams: <biglo>, are you Richard Fenton?

Jul-09-08  biglo: If I played in 1897 and am still alive then chances are that I could be.
Jul-09-08  MichAdams: Oh, I didn't notice that.
Nov-17-09  TheaN: <biglo>'s said quote is QotD. Weird statement. Can't really get his point.
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  Infohunter: <biglo: Richard Fenton supposedly said "A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket.">

<TheaN: <biglo>'s said quote is QotD. Weird statement. Can't really get his point.>

I think it was meant as a commentary on personal integrity and sportsmanship. I first saw the quote in Irving Chernev's 1968 book _The Chess Companion_.

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  zanzibar: He was a well-known habitue of Pursell's chess room, back when it was a happening place.

Winter mentions him at least a couple of times:

C.N. 5796 (Saaveda position)

C.N. 10355 (pickpocket quote)

C.N. 7965 (BCM article on Fenton)

Harding also mentions him.

I found an interesting picture of him, it was a bit of a reach, if you know what I mean!

Still, the photo isn't really that good, and I'd be interested if anyone have a better one.


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