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Francis Percival Wenman
Number of games in database: 22
Years covered: 1920 to 1939
Overall record: +10 -8 =4 (54.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-06-1891, died Mar-19-1972, 80 years old) United Kingdom

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Francis Percival Wenman was born in Croydon, England. He was Scottish Champion in 1920 (after a play-off) and passed away in Cardiff, Wales in 1972.

Last updated: 2018-03-18 09:06:35

 page 1 of 1; 22 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Gibson vs F Wenman 1-0341920Scottish ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. R Scott vs F Wenman  1-0121920BCF-ch 13thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. G Wainwright vs F Wenman  1-0371920BCF-ch 13thD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
4. F Wenman vs G A Thomas  0-1311920BCF-ch 13thA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. E E Middleton vs F Wenman  1-0261920BCF-ch 13thC11 French
6. F Wenman vs W Gibson  0-1331920BCF-ch 13thC77 Ruy Lopez
7. Rubinstein vs F Wenman 0-1301924Simul, 32bC30 King's Gambit Declined
8. S I Groen vs F Wenman  0-1471925Scarborough-BC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. W Gibson vs F Wenman  0-1381925Scarborough-BD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. M Romi vs F Wenman  1-0701925Scarborough Final AC45 Scotch Game
11. F Wenman vs E W Poynton 1-0511937A Match in BathB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. F Wenman vs E Dale  1-0321938Wenman vs Dale MatchC56 Two Knights
13. F Wenman vs R M Norman  1-0281938Bristol, EnglandC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. F Wenman vs H Streeter  ½-½371938Yeovil, EnglandC00 French Defense
15. A N Other vs F Wenman 0-181938Bristol Chess Club ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
16. F Wenman vs S F St Jermain Steadman ½-½401938BristolC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
17. Smith vs F Wenman 0-1171938Bristol, EnglandD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. F Wenman vs R M Norman  1-0391939Wenman vs Norman MatchA00 Uncommon Opening
19. R M Norman vs F Wenman  ½-½481939Wenman vs Norman MatchD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. F Wenman vs Sullivan 1-0251939BristolC34 King's Gambit Accepted
21. F Wenman vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½251939Bournemouth TournamentC77 Ruy Lopez
22. D Podhorzer vs F Wenman  1-0411939Bournemouth TournamentD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  Benzol: Francis Percival Wenman (1891 - 1972).
Author of 'One Hundred Remarkable Endings'; 'One Hundred Chess Gems'; 'One Hundred And Seventy Five Chess Brilliancies' and 'Gems Of The Chess Board' amongst other works. He was Scottish Champion in 1920.
100 Chess Gems was the first chess book I ever read and has recently been republished.
Aug-30-04  percyblakeney: Wenman's selection in 100 Chess Gems is a bit surprising: 20 of 100 games are Marshall games (15 wins), but there's just one game each with Capablanca and Euwe, both losses. He's chosen two of his own games, though. Wenman's commentary is seldom very advanced, there's more of: "A game much above average interest"...
Aug-30-04  sneaky pete: Uncle pete's "believe it or not":
A completely updated edition of 100 Chess Gems will be out soon with deep notes by <knight13>.
Jul-15-05  GreaseMonkey: Didn't Wenman publish a book of problems where a significant number were simply rotations of existing ones. You know, turn the board round, looks different
Oct-01-06  Uzi: <Wenman churned out many books which, despite(?) the bad contents, had good sales and gained him a certain amount of fleeting fame. But by the time he died, in 1972, he had been consigned to oblivion and was ignored by the obituarists. A cautionary tale.> (Edward Winter, C.N. 1652)

<100 Chess Gems was the first chess book I ever read and has recently been republished.>

Not be Cardoza Publishing?

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  Benzol: <Uzi> I'm not sure who republished 100 Chess Gems. The edition I saw first was one my Father had purchased in 1942! I really enjoyed playing through those games when I was a youngster.
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  whiteshark: <sneaky pete: Uncle pete's "believe it or not":> After 1,346 days a belated <ROFL>. :D
May-06-08  estebansponton: Salvo Znoko- borovski no hay ninguna partida contra alguien conocido... ¿Wenman jugó algún torneo importante?
Jul-01-08  Karpova: Edward Winter on Wenman's plagiarism concerning his problem books in C. N. 5641:

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  vonKrolock: In 'played' Chess we will not speak about plagiarism: A good move can be imitated, repeated, and the result will be a point and more rating points: "sport achievement" - In Composition, copy is the capital sin: A problemist caught in imitation and repetition will be (should be!?) baned and execrated. Make up and mirroring are tipical of the plagiarist's modus operandi ( nota bene: Coincidences and anticipations, it's another chapter.) discussion online on the matter
Jul-16-08  lopium: <estebansponton: Salvo Znoko- borovski no hay ninguna partida contra alguien conocido... ¿Wenman jugó algún torneo importante?> Well, the Scotish Championship might be considered as an important championship.
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  zanzibar: I believe he was commonly known as Percy Wenman during his daying/authoring days.
Jun-07-18  Retireborn: "known as Percy Wenman during his daying/authoring days."

And when he was nighting (or Dark Knighting?) he was known as The Wenman, winged crusader of darkness, probably.


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  zanzibar: <RB> my "freudian" slips, and lordy I make a lot of 'em, are normally painfully boring.

Thanks for (at least trying - ha!) to liven 'em up.

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