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Thomas Herbert Worrall
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1857 to 1859
Overall record: +0 -7 =0 (0.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
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THOMAS HERBERT WORRALL
(born 1807, died Sep-06-1878, 71 years old) United Kingdom

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Thomas Herbert Worrall was the British Commissioner in Mexico and later New York. His name is associated with a variation of the Ruy Lopez 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Qe2. See Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack (C86).

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Morphy vs Worrall 1-022 1857 New York000 Chess variants
2. Morphy vs Worrall 1-027 1858 New Orleans000 Chess variants
3. Morphy vs Worrall 1-028 1858 New Orleans000 Chess variants
4. Morphy vs Worrall 1-031 1858 New Orleans000 Chess variants
5. Morphy vs Worrall 1-016 1858 Knight Odds000 Chess variants
6. Morphy vs Worrall 1-027 1858 New Orleans000 Chess variants
7. Morphy vs Worrall 1-020 1859 blind simul, St. George's ClubC50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-25-05  who: Can someone upload a game where Worrall plays his variation of the Ruy Lopez.
Dec-26-10
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  Karpova: Here's a link to Olimpiu G. Urcan's article on Worrall's wife Harriet (née Harriet Jona, 07.10.1836 - 23.11.1928) 'An Unfortunate Christmas', 25.12.2010: http://www.chesscafe.com/urcan/urca...

There's also this info on Thomas Herbert:

<Worrall's husband, Thomas Herbert Worrall, an interesting figure in himself, had good results in 1850s against some top players. The following fragment comes from Johann Löwenthal's column in 'The Era' of June 20, 1858 [citing from Frank Leslie's 'Illustrated Newspaper']: "Staunton, Worrall, and Morphy – There is an impression upon the minds of the Chess community that the cross play of the three gentlemen named has resulted unfavourably to the latter, as between him and Mr. Staunton. Such an impression is an erroneous one, as the facts do not warrant it. We have the information from a reliable source, that Mr. Worrall played forty-five games in all with Mr. Staunton. Of which he lost twenty-three and won twenty-two. Embraced in these games was a short match, for a consideration, at the odds of the Knight, which match Mr. Worrall won; Mr. Morphy played fifteen games with Mr. Worrall, winning eight and losing seven, none drawn. When we consider the natural advancement in strength of Mr. Worrall's game, which must have taken place during so long a siege against so fine a player as Mr. Staunton, if any reliance at all can be placed upon cross play, Mr. Morphy shows the fairest record.">

Nov-30-11  Penguincw: Wow. Same opponent. Same pieces. Same result. Almost same opening.
Jan-02-13  thomastonk: He was also known as the "Mexican Amateur".
Mar-10-13  thomastonk: Karpova's link from Dec-26-10 is now: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/urcan....
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