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Herbert Jennings Rose
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1905 to 1907
Overall record: +1 -0 =3 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense (2 games)

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(born May-05-1883, died Jul-31-1961, 78 years old) Canada (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Herbert Jennings Rose was born in Orillia, Ontario, north of Toronto. He attended McGill University, and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Studying at Balliol College, Oxford, he was a member of the university chess team playing in four Varsity matches, and against Capablanca in a cable match.

Rose went on to become a professor of Latin and Greek, authoring the standard textbook <A Handbook of Greek Mythology> in 1928.

A different (H. J.)1 Rose was Toronto Champion in 1879.

Reference: (1), Wikipedia article: H. J. Rose,

Last updated: 2023-09-08 11:51:07

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Horrocks vs H J Rose  ½-½45190533rd Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC50 Giuoco Piano
2. H J Rose vs K D Singh  1-044190634th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC70 Ruy Lopez
3. Capablanca vs H J Rose ½-½4219075th Anglo-American universities cable mC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. L Illingworth vs H J Rose  ½-½51190735th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
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  GrahamClayton: Herbert Jennings Rose (1883-1961) attended McGill University, and was the author of "A Handbook of Greek Mythology" in 1928, which became a standard work on the subject.
Nov-12-11  brankat: If H.J.Rose had been born in 1883, then it must have been another Rose who won Toronto championship in 1879.

Btw, an interesting game against Capablanca. Mr.Rose should have won it.

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  Phony Benoni: <GrahamClayton>'s information on Herbert Jennings Rose can be verified here:

I submitted the game, which originally appeared in the <American Chess Bulletin> for May, 1907. Only the initials "H.J." appear, but the fact that he played for Oxford matches the Wikipedia biography.

Since the latter Jennings was born in a town about 85 miles north of Toronto, it's not impossible that he was related to the Toronto Champion. But the bio obviously does not fit him.

Nov-12-11  brankat: Wow, this was quick <PB> :-) Well done!
Nov-18-12  waapaprof: The "other" Rose could be HJR's father, Rev Samule P Rose. I didn't know that he played, but why not? He was from Orillia, Ontario. HJR was a Rhodes scholar to Oxford, and I have a photo of him, posed with the other members of the chess team. He was later Associate Prof at McGill.
Nov-18-12  waapaprof: That'd be *Samuel*
Feb-01-18  Alan McGowan: Additional information can be seen at

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