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Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1943 to 1981
Overall record: +3 -2 =2 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F F M vs Wright 0-1121943corr -C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
2. Wright vs H Schaufelberger  1-0251968Basel (Switzerland)C51 Evans Gambit
3. Wright vs J Hardinge  1-0321969SouthportA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
4. Wright vs Jansa  ½-½261969Athens ZonalA04 Reti Opening
5. Huebner vs Wright  ½-½411969Athens ZonalB07 Pirc
6. Wright vs Matulovic  0-1661969Athens ZonalB08 Pirc, Classical
7. D Lawson vs Wright  1-0361981Great BritainC57 Two Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-05-05  vonKrolock: THE COTTINGLEY MATCH - A TRUE STORY?!
Amongst so many true people (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini, Gardner, the Wright family etc) and historic details, the british film "Fairy Tale - A True Story" presents also takes from a Chess game (part of a 'match'?!) supposed to occur in a pub. Theme 'Chess' appears in the film only when it's arriving to a decisive part, with the fairy-photographer girls being invited to attend a book-launching in London as special Conan Doyle guests - then following words are exchanged in the gare (just before the train parts), between Arthur Wright (played by actor Paul MacGann) and his wife Polly (Phoebe Nicholls) - he will stay at Cottingley while she goes to London:

SHE: "Could I say please?!"
HE: "What good is that gonna do? <...> "Anyway, I have a match to play, the manor to attend, so dont' worry about me. You and the girls enjoy Yourselves." SHE: "Good luck with the tournament!"

(note that the words 'match' and 'tournament' appears, but not yet WHAT will be played!)

Later in the film, in a lively tringled action (a theatre in London where Houdiny is performing an escapade, the empty (and enchanted!?) Wright house in Cottingley, and a pub in the same city), a Chess game is presented with enough details to reproduce the opening moves) or maybe even ALL the score, if someone bother to link the parts showed!?: A. Wright vs S. Chalker, Cottingley 1917, Vienna Game - 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Na6 3.Na4 Bc5 4.Nxc5 Nxc5 <...> later, a complicated open middle game position, and finally an attack for mate, 1-0 · some questions: (a) Arthur Wright was the strongest Chess-player of Cottingley? (b) He played a ‘match’ in 1917 against a Sidney Chalker <...” the undisputed Champion of this county; and revered by all chess-playing community in every major town within the radius of hundred miles, including Sheffield!"> ?!

PS: The film is very nice and entertaining!

Jun-16-13  Dr Esenville: Harry Wright
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  whiteshark: <Dr Esenville: Harry Wright> Indeed, CB Corr Database 2015 gives black as Harry Wright
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