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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(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.|
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|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.|
|Feb-18-12|| ||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_.
|Jun-20-17|| ||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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