Thomas Francis Lawrence
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1896 to 1911
Overall record: +10 -17 =14 (41.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|C77|| ||Ruy Lopez (5 games)||C49|| ||Four Knights (4 games)||B45|| ||Sicilian, Taimanov (2 games)||D00|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)||B24|| ||Sicilian, Closed (2 games)||C13|| ||French (2 games)||D32|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch (2 games)||C80|| ||Ruy Lopez, Open (2 games)||B23|| ||Sicilian, Closed (2 games)|
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|THOMAS FRANCIS LAWRENCE
(born Mar-02-1871, died Jan-25-1953, 81 years old) United Kingdom
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|A strong amateur who occasionally could hold his own against the strongest masters. E.g., in 1896 he drew with Dr. Emanuel Lasker in a team event. |
He was champion of the City of London Chess Club in 1896, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1901 and 1903.
Ten times he participated for England in the Anglo-American cable matches, and scored -4, =6. Among the draws were two played on board no. 1 against Harry Nelson Pillsbury in 1902 and 1903.
He seldom played tournaments with masters, but achieved a 5.5/15 at Cambridge Springs (1904), where he won his games against Pillsbury, Napier and Mieses.
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41
|1. T F Lawrence vs E O Jones
|| ||1-0||31||1896||City of London Ch||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|2. T F Lawrence vs Lasker
||½-½||43||1896||London game||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|3. E M Jackson vs T F Lawrence
||1-0||29||1897||London||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|4. J F Barry vs T F Lawrence
|| ||1-0||34||1897||2nd Anglo-American Cable Match||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|5. T F Lawrence vs E O Jones
|| ||1-0||22||1899||London CC||C13 French|
|6. T F Lawrence vs J F Barry
|| ||0-1||50||1899||4th Anglo-American Cable Match||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|7. T F Lawrence vs H Voigt
|| ||0-1||42||1900||5th Anglo-American Cable Match||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|8. T F Lawrence vs L Van Vliet
|| ||½-½||43||1900||London||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|9. J Mason vs T F Lawrence
|| ||1-0||81||1900||London||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|10. T F Lawrence vs Gunsberg
|| ||0-1||39||1900||London||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|11. W Ward vs T F Lawrence
|| ||1-0||36||1900||London||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|12. T F Lawrence vs Blackburne
|| ||½-½||55||1900||London||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|13. A Tietjen vs T F Lawrence
|| ||0-1||43||1900||London||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|14. T F Lawrence vs T Physick
|| ||1-0||59||1900||London||C49 Four Knights|
|15. F J Lee vs T F Lawrence
|| ||0-1||38||1900||London||A04 Reti Opening|
|16. T F Lawrence vs Loman
|| ||1-0||37||1900||London||C49 Four Knights|
|17. E O Jones vs T F Lawrence
|| ||1-0||34||1900||London||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|18. T F Lawrence vs Teichmann
|| ||0-1||36||1900||London||C49 Four Knights|
|19. S Passmore vs T F Lawrence
|| ||0-1||30||1900||London||B40 Sicilian|
|20. Pillsbury vs T F Lawrence
||½-½||77||1902||7th Anglo-American Cable Match||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|21. T F Lawrence vs Pillsbury
|| ||½-½||38||1903||8th Anglo-American Cable Match||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|22. T F Lawrence vs Janowski
|| ||0-1||43||1904||Cambridge Springs||C87 Ruy Lopez|
|23. E Delmar vs T F Lawrence
|| ||½-½||34||1904||Cambridge Springs||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|24. T F Lawrence vs G Marco
||0-1||38||1904||Cambridge Springs||C49 Four Knights|
|25. W Napier vs T F Lawrence
||0-1||34||1904||Cambridge Springs||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41
|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.>
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