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Henry Hosmer
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1871 to 1874
Overall record: +19 -6 =2 (74.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-07-1837, died Jan-01-1892, 54 years old) United States of America

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Henry Hosmer was one of the leading American players in the 1870s. Chess tournaments were rare in his day, and he is known to have played in only two significant tournaments. In the 2nd American Chess Congress (1871), held in Cleveland, Hosmer finished second, scoring 12 out of 16 possible points in a double round robin format, behind George Henry Mackenzie, who scored 14 points. In the 3rd American Chess Congress (1874), held in Chicago, he again finished second to Mackenzie, this time scoring 8-2 while Mackenzie scored 8.5.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Johnston vs H Hosmer  0-12818712nd American Chess CongressC44 King's Pawn Game
2. H Hosmer vs F H Elder  1-03118712nd American Chess CongressC67 Ruy Lopez
3. H Hosmer vs H D Smith  0-15218712nd American Chess CongressC44 King's Pawn Game
4. M Judd vs H Hosmer 0-13918712nd American Chess CongressB40 Sicilian
5. P Ware vs H Hosmer  1-04318712nd American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
6. W B Haughton vs H Hosmer 0-15918712nd American Chess CongressC41 Philidor Defense
7. H D Smith vs H Hosmer  0-15218712nd American Chess CongressB40 Sicilian
8. M Judd vs H Hosmer  0-17218712nd American Chess CongressB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. H Hosmer vs P Ware  0-14418712nd American Chess CongressC51 Evans Gambit
10. H Hosmer vs Mackenzie ½-½4918712nd American Chess CongressC38 King's Gambit Accepted
11. H Harding vs H Hosmer 0-11718712nd American Chess CongressA00 Uncommon Opening
12. H Hosmer vs M Judd  ½-½3818712nd American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
13. H Hosmer vs A Johnston 1-02018712nd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
14. Mackenzie vs H Hosmer  0-16018712nd American Chess CongressC15 French, Winawer
15. F H Elder vs H Hosmer 0-15718712nd American Chess CongressA03 Bird's Opening
16. H Hosmer vs W B Haughton 1-02418712nd American Chess CongressC33 King's Gambit Accepted
17. Mackenzie vs H Hosmer 1-01518712nd American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
18. H Hosmer vs H Kennicott 1-02918743rd American Chess CongressC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
19. H Kennicott vs H Hosmer  0-13218743rd American Chess CongressB20 Sicilian
20. H Hosmer vs M Judd  0-15618743rd American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
21. M Judd vs H Hosmer 0-12118743rd American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
22. Mackenzie vs H Hosmer  1-03018743rd American Chess CongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. H Hosmer vs Mackenzie 1-04718743rd American Chess CongressC33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. H Hosmer vs F Perrin  1-03918743rd American Chess CongressA03 Bird's Opening
25. H Hosmer vs J A Congdon  1-02318743rd American Chess CongressC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
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  keypusher: Here's to the second-best (I assume) chessplayer born in the U.S. in 1837.
Jun-24-11  DanielBryant: Eric Hosmer is a future MLB superstar. He's the most exciting hitter we've had in Kansas City maybe since George Brett.
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  zanzibar: More about this player:

Aptly titled.

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  zanzibar: <It then speaks of Max Judd as "Champion of the West," a title which Mr. Judd has always conceded to Mr. Henry Hosmer, of Chicago.>

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