|Jun-21-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Walter Penn Shipley|
SHIPLEY, Walter P.
|Mar-25-08|| ||brankat: Pity, there is no action on this page.
Mr.Shipley was one of the most remarkable and respected Chess personalities of the first half of the 20th century. Not only in the States, but anywhere.
|Mar-25-08|| ||brankat: There is a book on Mr.W.P.Shipley, by John Hilbert:
"Walter Penn Shipley - Philadelphia's Friend of Chess"
Walter Penn Shipley was crucial to the development of chess in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His contributions were very great. He organized correspondence chess in the United States in the 1890s, became a talented player and dangerous opponent, and a friend and supporter of world champions and contenders.
This work is a complete biography and games collection of Walter Penn Shipley. It draws from such original documents as personal correspondence with great chess players of his era (Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Pillsbury and others), detailed Shipley family records, and extensive research conducted in contemporary newspapers, journals and magazines. The book contains approximately 250 games (most of them annotated), with 246 positional diagrams.
The Author John S. Hilbert also wrote: "The Tragic Life and Short Chess Career of James A. Leonard, 1841–1862" (2005).
|Mar-25-08|| ||brankat: A lot of interesting information can be found here: the link to "Shipley Family Papers, 1841-1911", University of Delaware.|
|May-18-08|| ||Banoboy: 'brankat: There is a book on Mr.W.P.Shipley, by John Hilbert: |
"Walter Penn Shipley - Philadelphia's Friend of Chess"'
I just finished reading that book. A very remarkable man.
|May-19-08|| ||brankat: <Banoboy> Hi. Glad to hear You liked L.Hilbert work on Mr.Shipley. I enjoyed reading the book, too.|
Somehow, the older I get, the more interested I am in Chess History. Hmmm, I wonder why :-)
|Jun-20-08|| ||brankat: A fine gentleman, a chess enthusiast, a strong player, a chess benefactor and organizer. One of the most outstanding personalities of the world of chess, 1890-1930.|
|Jun-21-08|| ||malthrope: <brankat: [...] Somehow, the older I get, the more interested I am in Chess History. Hmmm, I wonder why :-)>|
You keep it up <brankat> ! :) Sometimes, I just like to follow <You> around so that I can view what's been neglected, what's been misunderstood, and most important of all what's "Hot" that we almost all forgot! ~lol~ <grin>
Clearly - Walter Penn Shipley - short bio here reflects a massive amount of 'Chess History' jam packed into a single paragraph! ;)
RIP Mr. W.P. Shipley... :)
|Jun-21-08|| ||Once: <brankat> <Somehow, the older I get, the more interested I am in Chess History. Hmmm, I wonder why :-)>|
I know exactly what you mean because the same has happened to me.
Chess is unique in that we have an almost perfect "video recorder" of just about every major game ever played. And that means access to a wealth of human stories - comedy, tragedy, intrigue, hope, despair.
I now spend more time trawling through all games than I do actually playing. Not what I had in mind when I took up the game all those years ago!
|Jul-30-10|| ||TheFocus: From Edward Winter's Chess Notes column:
5656. Who? (C.N. 5635)
C.N. 5635 asked who wrote the following:
‘I have played against the following noted players, winning the first game that I contested with each master, namely: Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Pillsbury and Max Weiss.’
The answer is Walter Penn Shipley, in a letter on page 169 of Chess Review.
5677. Walter Penn Shipley (C.N. 5656)
Nikolai Brunni (Honolulu, HI, USA) writes:
‘The statement by Walter Penn Shipley that he won the first game he contested against Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Pillsbury and Weiss does not seem entirely true. In Lasker’s case, Shipley lost the first serious game between them. During a two-week engagement at the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia, Lasker played two games against each of five players (D.M. Martinez, A.K. Robinson, G.C. Reichhelm, H.G. Voigt and W.P. Shipley).
According to <The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker> by K. Whyld (Nottingham, 1998), their first game was played on 24 December 1892, Lasker winning on the Black side of a Two Knights’ Defense; their second game, on 28 December 1892, was a Steinitz Gambit, won by Shipley as Black (see pages 43-44). The book then gave a further win by Shipley as Black with the same opening, but the source was merely specified as follows: “From Nepomuceno (Perhaps analysis of above.)”
Page 45 had another victory by Shipley against the Steinitz Gambit, in a simultaneous display by Lasker on 2 January 1893. In all three Steinitz Gambit games the first ten moves were the same.’
|Jun-20-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Shipley.|
|Mar-12-14|| ||whiteshark: <"Walter Penn Shipley -Philadelphias Friend of Chess"> by John S. Hilbert, 443p 2nd edition 2013|
003 1. Arrival and Antecedents (1860-1880)
020 2. Early Chess Club Play (1880-1887)
046 3. Philadelphia’s Champion (1887-1890)
074 4. Expansion and New Friends (1891-1893)
110 5. Golden Years, Golden Play (1894-1898)
196 6. Very Good Years (1899-1904)
267 7. Years of Transition, and Controversy (1905-1910)
349 8. Through the Decade (1911-1920)
396 9. Through the Years (1921-1942)
433 Selected Bibliography
About the Book
Walter Penn Shipley was crucial to the development of chess in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He organized correspondence chess in the United States in the 1890s, was a talented player and was a friend of world champions and contenders. He served as the president of the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia at the height of its power and prestige.
This work is a complete biography and games collection of Walter Penn Shipley. It draws from original documents--correspondence with Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Pillsbury and others, detailed Shipley family records--and extensive research conducted in contemporary newspapers, journals and magazines. The book contains approximately 250 games (most of them annotated), with 246 positional diagrams.
About the Author
John S. Hilbert is the author of a dozen books and more than 100 articles on chess history. He lives in Amherst, New York.
|May-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: Shipley-John DeSoyres, Philadelphia, 1896: 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bb5 a6 4Ba4 Nf6 5o-o Bc5 6Qe2 b5 7Bb3 d6 8c3 Bg4 9d3 Ne7 10Bg5 Ng6 11h3 h5 12hxg4 hxg4 13Nh2 g3 14Ng4 Nxg4 15Qxg4 gxf2+ 16Rxf2 Bxf2+ 17Kxf2 Qd7 18Qxd7+ Kxd7 19Nd2 Rh5 20Nf3 Nf4 21Bxf4 exf4 22Bxf7 1-0.
DeSoyres, an Anglican minister from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.|
|May-15-14|| ||ljfyffe: Shipley played James E. Narraway of Canada in 1891 correspondence. Shipley did so under the nsme of "Vaux".|
|Jun-20-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Walter Shipley.|
|Jul-01-14|| ||ljfyffe: See Landsberger:Shipley did much to arrange Steinitz vs Zukertort/Steinitz vs Lasker.|
|Oct-22-14|| ||ljfyffe: St. John Globe Correspondence Tournament no. 2: Announcing long mates was something of a badge of honour in the early years of CC and the Shipley-Vaux tandum took home the prize for the longest-announced mate: 22 moves. (agsinst
John Hale).Zehr and MacDonald.|
|Oct-23-14|| ||ljfyffe: <against>|
|Feb-17-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Walter Penn Shipley.|
|Apr-29-16|| ||ljfyffe: Shipley (Vaux) - Cutlin correspondence game appears in Stubb's St. John Globe chess column, June 10,1892.|
|Jun-20-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Walter Penn Shipley.|