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Edmund Spencer
Number of games in database: 36
Years covered: 1911 to 1935

Overall record: +15 -14 =6 (51.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C83 C71 C63 C64
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C67 C71 C74 C84
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   G Wainwright vs E Spencer, 1924 0-1

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   Weston (1924)

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(born Jun-18-1876, died Jan-07-1936, 59 years old) United Kingdom

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Spencer vs Burn 1-0201911Liverpool CCD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. J Raoux vs E Spencer  0-1411920BromleyC71 Ruy Lopez
3. A G Conde vs E Spencer  1-0621920BromleyC28 Vienna Game
4. E Spencer vs H M Silvanus  0-1301920BromleyC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. E Spencer vs B Kostic  ½-½431920BromleyC71 Ruy Lopez
6. Euwe vs E Spencer  ½-½281920BromleyC29 Vienna Gambit
7. E Spencer vs B Kostic 0-1601922WestonB40 Sicilian
8. Maroczy vs E Spencer  1-0441922WestonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Spencer vs A J Mackenzie  1-0351922WestonD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Alekhine vs E Spencer 1-0491923Simul, 31bA55 Old Indian, Main line
11. E Spencer vs Rubinstein 0-120192440-player Speed TournamentC50 Giuoco Piano
12. E Spencer vs P D Bolland  1-0601924WestonA04 Reti Opening
13. G Wainwright vs E Spencer  0-1231924WestonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E Spencer vs A J Mackenzie  1-0481924WestonA06 Reti Opening
15. E Spencer vs Znosko-Borovsky  0-1381924WestonA04 Reti Opening
16. E Spencer vs G A Thomas  1-0391924WestonA04 Reti Opening
17. C Duffield vs E Spencer  ½-½581924WestonC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. E Spencer vs J H Blake  1-0281924WestonA04 Reti Opening
19. J Drewitt vs E Spencer  1-0311924WestonC47 Four Knights
20. Euwe vs E Spencer 1-0321924WestonA53 Old Indian
21. W Fairhurst vs E Spencer  1-0171924Southport tournamentC67 Ruy Lopez
22. J H Morrison vs E Spencer  0-1471925Scarborough-AC24 Bishop's Opening
23. E Spencer vs Rubinstein 1-0231925InformalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. E Spencer vs M Romi  0-1471925Scarborough-AC24 Bishop's Opening
25. E Spencer vs Znosko-Borovsky 1-0281926LiverpoolB02 Alekhine's Defense
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-18-12  LoveThatJoker: Edmund Spencer, winner of a game versus Master Rubinstein, today you are remembered!


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  brankat: He also won against Amos Burn, Snosko-Borovsky, and had two draws with Dr.Euwe. Not shabby!

R.I.P. Mr.Spencer.

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  offramp: Known to some as the fairy queen.
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  andrewjsacks: <offramp> Yes, he was a good player--but a great poet.
Apr-27-15  sakredkow: A gentle knight was pricking on the plaine...
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  MissScarlett: The Times, January 11th, 1936, p.7:

<Our Chess Correspondent writes:- I regret to record the death of Mr. Edmund Spencer, which occurred at Liverpool on Tuesday from septic poisoning. He was hon. secretary and treasurer of the Northern Counties Chess Union and a regular player for Lancashire in their county matches. He was one of that large band of first-class players in this country who have done so much for the game in a quiet way, and one who justly earned the regard of all with whom he came into contact. He occasionally played in the British Championship Tournament with fair success, and was ohe of the members of the British Empire team in the Team Tournament at Westminster in 1927.>

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  MissScarlett: American Chess Bulletin, April 1919, p.128:

<Corporal Spencer, one of the strongest English players, and who before the war was honorary treasurer of the Liverpool Chess Club, is back from Germany, where he was a prisoner of war. He says he was rather badly treated at first, but when our last push began even the German officers began to salute prisoners, and soldiers passing in the trains would call out to them "Deutschland kaput" (Germany done for). - The Field.>

Sep-17-15  epistle: Wesley fast losing time. He knows he is cooked.
Feb-13-16  1 2 3 4: He won against Rubinstein and Burn with the same Nxg7 concept.
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