|Aug-28-03|| ||pawntificator: Delmar... heh heh, no offense to all the Delmars out there, but this name seems to have the connotation of having lower than average intelligence. I guess I get that from O Brother Where Art Thou. Although Delmar was the character's first name in the movie. |
|Aug-28-03|| ||AgentRgent: Speaking of "O Brother Where Art Thou"... John Turturro, who plays Pete in that terrific movie, also starred as in an Incredible adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's "The Luzhin Defense". A Review: http://www2.chicoer.com/movies/revi... |
|Aug-29-03|| ||pawntificator: I noticed that when I watched O Brother Where Art Thou for the second time. I thought it was an amazing difference between the two characters. What a versatile actor Turturro was. Although...now that I think of it, Luzhin was rather dimwitted in most areas, as was Pete. Nevertheless, I loved both movies. Go see them. |
|Jul-04-05|| ||aw1988: Damn! We're in a tight spot!|
|Nov-24-05|| ||CambridgeSprings1904: Humor aside, Delmar did manage to get a variation in the Philodor Defense [in ECO C41] named after him. Unfortunately, by the time the Cambridge Springs 1904 tournament was played, he was past his prime; at age 60, he was the oldest participant. He could take some consolation from a draw against Schlechter and a win against Mieses.|
|Sep-12-09|| ||WhiteRook48: who was he tied for?|
|Sep-08-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Delmar passed away during the annual meeting of the New York State Chess Association at the Westminster Hotel. Play was suspended, and a meeting of the Advisory Board passed condolence resolutions. Delmar had entered the Manhattan Chess Club championship tournament, but withdrew due to failing health. Just two weeks prior to his death, Delamr won a rapid transit tournament at the Club.|
|Mar-18-13|| ||thomastonk: The "Chess Weekly" from February 27, 1909 has an obituary of Delmar. It ends with this sentence: "He has recently completed a work entiteled, ``Fifty years of Chess,´´ which is now in the hands of Brentano". The "Wiener Schachzeitung" 1909, p 261 writes in his obituary: "Delmar war auch literarisch tätig. Sein Werk „Fifty Years of Chess" hat in Amerika große Verbreitung gefunden."|
Well, I have tried to find some more information on this successful (?) book, but I only found Marshall's book with the same title. Moreover, neither this book nor any other by Delmar is mentioned in the bibliographies I can access. Any kind of information is very much appreciated.
|Sep-13-13|| ||thomastonk: We have here only 3 games of Delmar in the second half of the 1870s, but his name appeared in some newspapers already at the end of the 1850s.|
The "New York Clipper" contains between 1860 and 1863 several games of a "D.Eugene Delmar" or "D.E.Delmar":
Well, I assume that both men are the same person, but where comes the "D." from?
In other sources I found this here.
Löwenthal's the "Chess Player's Magazine", vol 3 (new series), 1867, p 218 writes: "D' Eugene Delmar".
"Deutsche Schachzeitung", vol 27, 1872 reports on an "American Chess Association" having "D. Eugene Delmar, New York" as assistant secretary.
|Sep-13-13|| ||Tabanus: I'm looking right now at an Evans gambit printed in New York Herald between Merian and Delmar, played 26 July 1870. Merian replaced Mr. Rice on the Brooklyn side, while Delmar played for New York. 1-0.|
|Sep-14-13|| ||thomastonk: And here are a few games of D.E(ugene) Delmar from the "New York Clipper" of 1859:|
At the end of that year he played a tournament in the "Morphy Chess Rooms".
I haven't found him in the "Clipper" of 1858.
|Mar-20-14|| ||thomastonk: More than one year ago I asked here about his book „Fifty Years of Chess". Any news?|
More than a half year ago I mentioned his murky initial "D." in some sources in 1859, 1860-1863, 1867 and 1872. Today I have found this initial in the "New York Clipper" of 1884. The really surprising matter is something else: the game has been copied from the (European) "Chess Monthly" of 1883-1884, and there the name is given as "E. Delmar". So, why did the "Clipper" wrote "D.Eugene Delmar"?
|May-24-14|| ||Karpova: A list of his match successes from his obituary:
1879 against Loyd: +5 -1 =2
1880 against Barnes: +7 -0 =1
1888 against Lipschütz: +5 -3 =0
1889 against Ryan: +7 -5 =0
1891 against Pollock: +5 -3 =0
1895 against Jasnogrodsky: +5 -1 =1
He represented the USA seven times in cable matches (+2 -2 =3).
He wrote "Fifty Years of Chess", which became popular in America.
He edited the chess column in "Turf, Field and Farm" for some years.
Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', August and Supplement 1909, pp. 261-262
|Sep-12-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Eugene Delmar.|
|Jan-07-15|| ||jnpope: <thomastonk: <So, why did the "Clipper" wrote "D.Eugene Delmar"?>>|
Is it possible his given name was actually D'Eugene Delmar and he dropped the D to avoid confusion?
The only support for this theory is that the Chess Player's Magazine, July 1867, p218, gives "D' Eugene Delmar".
|Sep-12-16|| ||BIDMONFA: Eugene Delmar|
|Sep-12-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Eugene Delmar!|