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William Gibson
Number of games in database: 26
Years covered: 1910 to 1929
Overall record: +13 -12 =1 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-17-1873, died Mar-27-1932, 58 years old) United Kingdom

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William Gibson, born in Wigtownshire, Scotland was nine times Scottish Champion from 1907 to 1930-31. He passed away in Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1932. and

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 26  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Gibson vs J H Blake 1-03319107th British Chess Federation ChD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. W Gibson vs Yates  0-1311912BCF-ch 9thD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. W Gibson vs R P Michell  1-0581912BCF-ch 9thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. W Gibson vs V L Wahltuch  ½-½481912BCF-ch 9thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
5. S W Billings vs W Gibson  0-1231912BCF-ch 9thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. A West vs W Gibson  0-1411912BCF-ch 9thD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. W Gibson vs H G Cole  0-1241912BCF-ch 9thD05 Queen's Pawn Game
8. H Jacobs vs W Gibson  0-1281912BCF-ch 9thA00 Uncommon Opening
9. W Gibson vs R Scott  1-0361913BCF-ch 10thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. J Mahood vs W Gibson 1-0291913BCF-ch 10thC29 Vienna Gambit
11. A Gibaud vs W Gibson  1-0361919Hastings MinorC77 Ruy Lopez
12. W Gibson vs A Speijer  0-1491919Hastings MinorD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. W Gibson vs F Wenman 1-0341920Scottish ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. W Gibson vs R Scott  0-1531920Scottish ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
15. E E Middleton vs W Gibson  1-0541920BCF-ch 13thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. W Gibson vs S F Smith  1-0401920BCF-ch 13thD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. E G Sergeant vs W Gibson  1-0301920BCF-ch 13thC77 Ruy Lopez
18. F Wenman vs W Gibson  0-1331920BCF-ch 13thC77 Ruy Lopez
19. W Gibson vs Rubinstein  0-130192440-player Speed TournamentC29 Vienna Gambit
20. G A Thomas vs W Gibson 1-0171924BCF-ch 17thC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. W Gibson vs V Kahn  1-0261925Scarborough-BD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
22. C Y C Dawbarn vs W Gibson  0-1421925Scarborough-BC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. W Gibson vs F Wenman  0-1381925Scarborough-BD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. W Gibson vs S I Groen  0-1431925Scarborough-BA48 King's Indian
25. W Gibson vs A G Conde  1-0501929RamsgateE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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  Benzol: William Gibson
Born May 1873 in Wigtownshire
Died 27th March 1932 in Giffnock, Renfrewshire
He was Scottish champion in 1907, 1912, 1913-14, 1921, 1922, 1922-23 (after playoff), 1928-29, 1930 and 1930-31.
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  whiteshark: <The future is already here. Its just not evenly distributed.>

--William Gibson

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  GrahamClayton: Gibson was a member of the Glasgow Chess Club, and had the honour not losing to both Capablanca and Alekhine in simul games. The Capablanca game was in 1919, while the Alekhine game was in 1923.
Feb-01-18  Alan McGowan: The corrected link for Gibson's biography on the Chess Scotland site is at In 1919 Gibson and club colleague John Longwill defeated Capablanca in a consultation game. Details can be seen at
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