|Mar-13-07|| ||vonKrolock: Was (?!) this the player that played in the Brooklin Chess Club Championship in 1907, a tournament won by a player named Curt "without losing a single Game" (Emanuel Lasker), and having played following Game: Lawrence - Curt, New York 1907
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 d6 7.Qd2 Bd7 8.Be2 Nf6 9.f3 a6 10.h4 h5 11.0-0-0 Ne5 12.Kb1 Rc8 13.f4 Nc4 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.f5 Rxc3! 16.Qxc3 Nxe4 17.Qa3 gxf5 18.Rhf1 e6 19.Nf3 Bc6 20.Ng5 Qc7 21.Nxe4 Bxe4 22.Rf2 d5 23.Ka1 e5 24.Bc5 Rh6 25.Qa4+ b5 26.Qa3 Rg6 27.b4 f4 28.Re1 Bxg2 29.Rxf4 e4+ 30.Kb1 Qxf4 0-1 (refers to a post in Tim Lawrence page - the player "Curt" is not featured in this base...|
|Jul-19-07|| ||Honza Cervenka: <the player "Curt" is not featured in this base...> The player can be Charles Curt|
|May-29-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Six-time City of London Chess Club champion. Many chess databases give Mr. Lawrence's first name as <Charles> but this is incorrect.
According to Hilburt's account, Lawrence had only been playing chess since about 1890 or 1891.
|Aug-15-15|| ||MissScarlett: <vonKrolock: Was (?!) this the player that played in the Brooklin Chess Club Championship in 1907...>|
<Many chess databases give Mr. Lawrence's first name as <Charles> but this is incorrect.?>
This DB gives Mr. Lawrence's first name as <Thomas>, but this is incorrect:
T F Lawrence vs C Curt, 1907
Charles A Lawrence: http://www.edochess.ca/players/p432...
|Oct-07-15|| ||offramp: Slight difference of opinion here, Jeffrey:
<myschkin:...Many chess databases give Mr. Lawrence's first name as <Charles> but this is incorrect.>
<MissScarlett:...This DB gives Mr. Lawrence's first name as <Thomas>, but this is incorrect:
T F Lawrence vs C Curt, 1907...>
I am in an absolute quandary. I no longer know who to believe - or if I should believe anyone...
|Nov-24-16|| ||MissScarlett: The (London Evening) Standard, June 21st, 1895, p.7:|
<An interesting display of blindfold chess took place at the Ludgate Cafe, under the auspices of the Chess Bohemians. Messrs. T. Lawrence and A. Curnock contested six games blindfold and simultaneously. Mr. Lawrence has, as far as we know, never given an exhibition of blindfold play in public, and the entertainment aroused some amount of interest, and proved highly interesting. [...] The games throughout were played in first-class style. Mr. Lawrence's play especially coming as a revelation to most. Some really elegant combinations were played by both. Play commenced about 6 o'clock and continued till eleven pm., by which time the score read - Mr. Lawrence two wins and four draws, this being a highly creditable result to Mr. Lawrence, for it is no easy task to defeat so able an opponent as Mr. Curnock.>
|Oct-03-17|| ||Jonathan Berry: My go-to reference is Gaige, Jeremy: Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, 1987.
There was a time when I would open it at least weekly. Now it has been years...
Gaige settles the question: there were two players, one English, one American.<br>
Charles A. Lawrence, born New York 1873, died 1908.
Thomas Francis Lawrence, born London 1871, died 1953.
Gaige refers to BCM (British Chess Magazine), 1953, pages 66-67, which would be a chess obituary of TFL. I'd like to see that.|