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David Forsyth
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1883 to 1894

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(born May-16-1854, died Dec-30-1909, 55 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality New Zealand)

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David Forsyth was originally from Scotland. He was New Zealand champion in 1901. While editing a chess column for a Scottish newspaper, he invented a system, known as the Forsyth notation (later Forsyth-Edwards notation), which became the standard means for recording chess positions as text.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Blackburne vs D Forsyth 1-048 1883 GlasgowC22 Center Game
2. Blackburne vs D Forsyth 1-022 1894 EdinburghD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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  Benzol: Is this David Forsyth inventor of Forsyth Notation?
Dec-29-04  MidnightDuffer: Surely you mean David Forsythe of Scotland,
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  Benzol: David Hooper and Ken Whyld in "The Oxford Companion To Chess" give his name as David Forsyth, no e. But yes he was born in Scotland and emigrated to New Zealand.
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  Caissanist: Chessgames page on Forsyth-Edwards notation: FEN Help Page .
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  Phony Benoni: Shouldn't FEN Help Page be known as the <Forsyth Saga>?
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