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Sigismund Hamel
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1857 to 1868
Overall record: +1 -9 =0 (10.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1823, died May-17-1897, 73 years old) Germany

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Last updated: 2017-08-26 08:45:50

 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anderssen vs S Hamel 1-0221857ManchesterC51 Evans Gambit
2. S Hamel vs Anderssen 1-0321862BreslauC39 King's Gambit Accepted
3. S Hamel vs Anderssen  0-1301862BreslauC51 Evans Gambit
4. S Hamel vs G B Fraser  0-1571867Dundee CongressC39 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Blackburne vs S Hamel 1-0271867Dundee CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. S Hamel vs De Vere 0-1331867Dundee CongressB20 Sicilian
7. Steinitz vs S Hamel 1-0301867Dundee CongressB01 Scandinavian
8. G MacDonnell vs S Hamel 1-0251867Dundee CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. G Neumann vs S Hamel  1-0281867Dundee CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
10. Blackburne vs S Hamel 1-0261868ManchesterB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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  zanzibar: What is the German connection here?

Did this player die in Germany, was he born in Germany, what?

All his games place him squarely in the world of early British chess. Moreover, I have an <S. Hamel> mentioned as being a chess editor of the <Nottingham Daily Express> circa 1880 in CM v1 p164.

OK, I see... we can take the effort to put in a link, but can't be bothered to crimp this simple biographic lead:

<Sigismund Hamel was a German merchant who became a United States citizen but by 1861 had settled in England, more precisely Nottingham, where he became one of the stronger provincial players of the day.> (Yorkshire Chess History)

Apr-02-16  Stonehenge: <OK, I see... we can take the effort to put in a link, but can't be bothered to crimp this simple biographic lead:>

Why don't you do it yourself?

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  zanzibar: Valid question...

The simple answer is I'm not an editor.

On principle, non-editors should be able to make such comments which eventually get the bios updated.

Also, I think it's a valid complaint, i.e why not put such basic info into the bio if it's available in the first place?

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  zanzibar: A quick follow-up. I've thought the same sometimes, that I should be an editor and just apply an update - it would be quicker and easier for all involved.

But I also think that there's a need for review in such matters. And by putting an update in the comments first, it's ensured that at least one other set of eyes reviews the update before it gets applied.

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