Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1898 to 1920
Overall record: +15 -13 =6 (52.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|D00|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)||C45|| ||Scotch Game (3 games)||D60|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense (2 games)||B32|| ||Sicilian (2 games)||B73|| ||Sicilian, Dragon, Classical (2 games)||D63|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense (2 games)||D05|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)|
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(born Mar-03-1867, died Oct-16-1920, 53 years old) United Kingdom
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|William Ward won the City of London Chess Club Championship in 1905-06, 1908-09, 1909-10, and 1910-11. He finished =2d at the 1905 BCF Championship, 2d at the 1908 BCF Championship (both behind Henry Ernest Atkins). He lost a match to Frank James Marshall in 1902 (+2 =0 -4).|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34
|1. C H Sherrard vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||20||1898||Southern Counties Chess Union ch||C45 Scotch Game|
|2. C Newman vs W Ward
|| ||½-½||23||1900||5th Anglo-American Cable Match||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|3. E O Jones vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||44||1900||London||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|4. W Ward vs Teichmann
|| ||0-1||35||1900||London||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|5. S Passmore vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||39||1900||London||B30 Sicilian|
|6. W Ward vs T F Lawrence
|| ||1-0||36||1900||London||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|7. L Van Vliet vs W Ward
|| ||½-½||58||1900||London||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|8. W Ward vs J Mason
|| ||½-½||51||1900||London||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|9. Gunsberg vs W Ward
|| ||1-0||36||1900||London||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. W Ward vs Blackburne
|| ||1-0||46||1900||London||D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|11. A Tietjen vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||97||1900||London||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. W Ward vs T Physick
|| ||1-0||46||1900||London||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. F J Lee vs W Ward
||½-½||72||1900||London||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. W Ward vs Loman
|| ||1-0||21||1900||London||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|15. Marshall vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||61||1901||6th Anglo-American Cable Match||D53 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|16. Marshall vs W Ward
|| ||1-0||45||1902||Match||A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit|
|17. W Ward vs Marshall
|| ||0-1||49||1902||Match||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|18. Marshall vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||41||1902||Match||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|19. W Ward vs Marshall
|| ||1-0||74||1902||Match||C01 French, Exchange|
|20. Marshall vs W Ward
|| ||1-0||66||1902||Match||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|21. W Ward vs Marshall
|| ||0-1||49||1902||Match||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|22. Blackburne vs W Ward
||1-0||23||1907||London||C45 Scotch Game|
|23. S Bampton vs W Ward
|| ||1-0||44||1907||9th Anglo-American Cable Match||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|24. H Shoosmith vs W Ward
|| ||1-0||32||1908||British Championship||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|25. Gunsberg vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||33||1908||British Championship||B32 Sicilian|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34
|Jul-05-12|| ||whiteshark: The pessimist complains about De Wind; |
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
-William Arthur Ward
|Aug-22-12|| ||Karpova: Ward won the Championship Tournament of the City of London Chess Club (for the 5th time) which ended at the beginning of March 1909. Standing after 17 rounds:|
1. W. Ward 15.0
2. J. H. Blake 13.5
3. G. E. Wainwright 12.0
4. E. C. Sergeant 11.5
5. C. J. Woon 10.0
6-7. R. P. Michell 9.5
6-7. J. P. Savage 9.5
8. E. O. Jones 9.0
9 - 15 ?
16. Mortimer 5.0
From pages 251-252 of the 1909 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Mar-18-13|| ||FSR: <Karpova> It was a round-robin. The other players were:|
9. W.E. Allnutt 8.0
10. Henry Stephens Barlow 7.5
11. Percy Rawle Gibbs 7.5
12. Arthur John Curnock 7.0
13. J.F. Allcock 6.5
14. E. Morgan 6.5
15. T.R.E. Ross 5.5
17. H.B. Uber 5
18. Percy E. Heale 4.5
Gino Di Felice, Chess Results 1901-1920, p. 282.
|Aug-13-13|| ||Karpova: Ward was responsible for the 1912 edition of 'The Laws of Chess' (Stroud, UK) reproduced here|
together with scathing criticism by E. E. Cunnington who had been a chief contributor to 'The British Chess Code' of which 'The Laws of Chess' were to be a simplified version (an article by W. Moffatt on the background of this work is also contained in the feature article).
E. E. Cunnington concludes: <Mr. W. Ward has been guilty of two offences: discreditable conduct in taking without leave or acknowledgement the work of other men; defacing their work by his clumsy, muddling alterations.> concluding <The proper title of Mr Ward’s work is “The British Chess Code mutilated and marred by W. Ward”>
|Dec-07-14|| ||MissScarlett: <He lost a match to Frank James Marshall in 1902 (+2 =0 -4).>|
These games are now present.
|Mar-03-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, William Ward.|
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