Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1857 to 1861
Overall record: +11 -6 =2 (63.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
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|C21|| ||Center Game (2 games)||C26|| ||Vienna (2 games)||C00|| ||French Defense (2 games)|
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(born 1828, died 1892) Russia (citizen of United Kingdom)
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|Edward Pindar was a lesser known but strong player, active in the mid 19th century. He resided in Britain but was born in Russia, grew up in what is now Estonia and returned there in later life
Edward PINDAR was the rising star of the Manchester Chess Club, winning the championship tournament of 1861, defeating HORWITZ 3½-1½ in the final. Later in the year his star was eclipsed by Joseph Henry BLACKBURNE, one of the srongest players of the 19th century. BLACKBURNE defeated PINDAR twice in set matches.|
Pindar was a language teacher.
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|Mar-04-08|| ||MichAdams: <Owen Hindle (Cromer, England) has sent us a copy of his latest work, The Mystery of Edward Pindar (Ostrava, 2005), a book with a bombshell. Normally we do not just quote the back-cover blurb, but in this case our wish is to avoid spoiling the surprise:|
‘This book presents facts, hitherto unknown to the chess world, that solve many of the mysteries of Edward Pindar’s life. Included are new insights into the Morphy game and the matches with Blackburne, but the key discovery is the event in 1877 that dramatically ended his twin careers of language teacher and professional chess player.’
We add merely that the event entailed considerable violence and that Pindar found himself in the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey, London.> (C.N. 3655)
<It is entitled The Mystery of Edward Pindar - Chess Nomad, and is a fascinating account of the life - so far as anyone knows it - and ignominious incarceration of a player who beat Morphy (in an odds game) and played matches against Blackburne. It includes several annotated games, many with notes from contemporary sources. Right now Owen is embarrassed because he has since uncovered information that makes Pindar even more historically significant, since his complicated love life was the subject of correspondence between none other than Marx and Engels.> (Chess, July 2007)
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