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Charles Wreford Brown
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1918 to 1929
Overall record: +2 -5 =1 (31.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-09-1866, died Nov-26-1951, 85 years old) United Kingdom

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C W Brown vs Gibbs 1-0151918LondonC55 Two Knights Defense
2. C W Brown vs F Jonet 0-1231924Paris olC30 King's Gambit Declined
3. C W Brown vs V Fernandez Coria 0-1281924Paris olC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. Duchamp vs C W Brown 1-0291924Paris f-BA04 Reti Opening
5. I Gudju vs C W Brown  1-0351924Paris prel-6B01 Scandinavian
6. Alekhine vs C W Brown ½-½341928Simul, 6bB01 Scandinavian
7. Capablanca vs C W Brown 1-0301929Simul, 21bB01 Scandinavian
8. Sultan Khan vs C W Brown  0-1291929Simul, 33bA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
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Jun-06-09  myschkin: . . .

Charles Wreford-Brown (18661951) from England.

Captained the national football team and was a county cricketer during the Victorian age, and later acted as a sports legislator during the 20th century. Despite the apparent lack of supporting evidence, Wreford-Brown is <usually credited with inventing the term soccer> as an abbreviation for association football.

He was also a keen chess player. He took part in the 1933 British Chess Championship, though he had to drop out through illness after two rounds (he had won the first game and drawn the second).


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  Gypsy: <[Charles Wreford-Brown] was also a keen chess player. He took part in the 1933 British Chess Championship, though he had to drop out through illness after two rounds (he had won the first game and drawn the second).>
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  MissScarlett: Wait, so he captained the England football team, dismissed WG Grace, and drew a game with Alekhine? Isn't this the greatest sporting career of all time?
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  MissScarlett: Picture here:
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  MissScarlett: He had two brothers who died in WW1:
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  Sally Simpson: John Saunders has more here 'Chess, Football and Cricket.

One of the brothers Miss S. mentions in the previous post, Oswald Wreford Brown captained a 'a representative England team' in November 1899 against Germany and trounced them 13-2!

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