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Edward G Sergeant
Number of games in database: 174
Years covered: 1896 to 1959

Overall record: +48 -73 =51 (42.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C77 C84 C79 C72 C78
 Sicilian (18) 
    B45 B60 B43 B83 B29
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C84 C87 C91
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B02 B03 B05
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B18 B10 B15
 French Defense (5) 
    C14 C01 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (31) 
    D63 D60 D50 D61 D67
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C77 C84 C83 C71 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C84 C86 C98
 Vienna Opening (5) 
    C29 C28 C26
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D04 D05 D00 D02
 French Defense (4) 
    C07 C17 C01 C14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant, 1908 0-1
   J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1946 1/2-1/2
   J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1935 0-1
   A Gibaud vs E G Sergeant, 1919 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1929/30 (1929)
   Margate (1935)
   Hastings 1926/27 (1926)
   Hastings 1928/29 (1928)
   BCF-ch (1959)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1926/27 by suenteus po 147
   Margate 1935 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings 1929/30 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-03-1881, died Nov-16-1961, 79 years old) United Kingdom

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Edward Guthlac Sergeant was born in Crowland, England. He was London champion in 1951 and passed away in Kingston upon Thames in 1961.

His cousin Philip W Sergeant also played chess.

Wikipedia article: Edward Guthlac Sergeant

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 174  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Blackburne vs E G Sergeant  0-1261896SimulC21 Center Game
2. Blackburne vs E G Sergeant  0-1251899Simul, 22bC44 King's Pawn Game
3. A K Robinson vs E G Sergeant  ½-½49190810th Anglo-American Cable MatchC77 Ruy Lopez
4. H E Atkins vs E G Sergeant  ½-½271908BCF-ch 5thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. E G Sergeant vs W Ward  0-1451908BCF-ch 5thB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. E G Sergeant vs Blackburne  0-1251908BCF-ch 5thC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
7. F Lee vs E G Sergeant  0-1281908BCF-ch 5thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A J Mackenzie vs E G Sergeant  0-1421908BCF-ch 5thD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. E G Sergeant vs J H Blake  ½-½481908BCF-ch 5thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. E G Sergeant vs H Shoosmith  0-1261908BCF-ch 5thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant 0-1281908BCF-ch 5thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
12. R Lean vs E G Sergeant 1-0301908BCF-ch 5thB20 Sicilian
13. E G Sergeant vs Gunsberg  ½-½561908BCF-ch 5thC28 Vienna Game
14. R P Michell vs E G Sergeant  0-1421908BCF-ch 5thD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. S Mlotkowski vs E G Sergeant  0-162190911th Anglo-American Cable MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
16. H E Atkins vs E G Sergeant  1-0351909BCF-ch 6thC66 Ruy Lopez
17. H Baudet vs E G Sergeant  ½-½191910London CC - Dutch Chess FedC49 Four Knights
18. W Allnutt vs E G Sergeant  0-1431912City of London CC chC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. E G Sergeant vs L Gans  0-1211912ENG-NED mC67 Ruy Lopez
20. L Gans vs E G Sergeant  1-0351912ENG-NED mC78 Ruy Lopez
21. E G Sergeant vs T Germann  1-046191828th City of London Club Ch playoffC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. T Germann vs E G Sergeant  0-137191828th City of London Club Ch playoffC29 Vienna Gambit
23. E G Sergeant vs A Speijer  ½-½211919Hastings MinorC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
24. H E Price vs E G Sergeant 0-1131919Hastings MinorD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
25. A Gibaud vs E G Sergeant  0-1191919Hastings MinorC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 174  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-13-08  myschkin: . . .

According to Bill Wall he was a civil servant, like other chess masters e.g. Oldrich Duras , Wilhelm Hanstein or Philip Stuart Milner-Barry .

Dec-03-08  brankat: The Bio says he was London Champion in 1951. At the age of 70!?

R.I.P. Mr.E.G.Sergeant.

Apr-15-10  morphyesque: Bruce Hayden wrote an appreciation of E G Sergeant in the March 1962 issue of the B.C.M. Edward Guthlac Sergeant had only retired three months (before his death) from his life's work at the Inland Revenue where he had been awarded the O.B.E. mainly for his textbook "Sergeant On Stamp Duties" which at the time had been a standard reference book.He was born on 3rd December 1881 at Gateshead, Co.Durham.His cousin P.W.Sergeant is most famously remembered for his books of collected games of Rudolph Charousek & Paul Morphy.He played in the British Championship held in London in 1907 where at the age of 25 he tied for second place with J.H.Blackburne, R.P.Michell and G.E.Wainwright.Sergeant apparantly never lost a single league match game during the seven years he played for the Metropolitan chess club.He was not quite up to the great H.E.Atkins standard for in the following year, 1908 at Tunbridge Wells, he could only finish in 7th position with 5 1/2 out of 11 (this was in the days before chess professionals predominated.)Hayden finished his obituary quoting a lovely game EGS played as black against the Rev.W.C.Palmer.It is a Q.G.D.(Pillsbury Attack)in which EGS gives up a pawn for the initiative and ends up with a Q.sac at move 26 mating white at move 28 with a rook.A truly splendid game!
Aug-31-10  Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Sgt. Rock?
Jan-07-12  timhortons: no, sgt pepper.
Nov-17-13  RedShield: Good luck correctly pronouncing his middle name.
Nov-19-13  JonDSouzaEva: St. Guthlac came from Crowland, where Sergeant was born (he was not born in Gateshead). See

As for the pronunciation - I would go for something like "goothlark", but without much emphasis on the "r".

Jul-28-15  morfishine: One thing I like about E G Sergeant is he seemed to never stop getting better. In his early days, he lost a number of "shorties" to admittedly, upper-tier players. But as the years went on, the short losses dropped in frequency and wins became more common as well as draws against the very best
Jul-28-15  zanzibar: He is pictured in a 1925 club group photograph here:

(Scroll down to 2nd picture - Middlesex County Team - English Champions 1925)

Jul-29-15  morfishine: <zanzibar> Great Photo(s)! The 1st photo is priceless
Jul-29-15  zanzibar: Of course, thx to John Saunders for everything on his site.
Dec-03-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edward Sergeant.
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  Nosnibor: He also competed in the 1960 British Championship at almost 79 years of age and after 6 rounds stood with 1 win and five draws.Tiredness then seems to have set in has he lost his next four games and had a draw in the final round.
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  Jean Defuse: ...

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