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Joseph Wilson
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1789 to 1819
Overall record: +2 -16 =1 (13.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(died 1832) United Kingdom

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Last updated: 2022-06-12 07:35:06

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Philidor vs J Wilson 1-0441789London000 Chess variants
2. J Wilson vs G Atwood 1-0141795LondonC37 King's Gambit Accepted
3. J Wilson vs NN 0-1111795LondonC37 King's Gambit Accepted
4. J Wilson vs NN 0-1141795LondonC37 King's Gambit Accepted
5. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0221795CasualC41 Philidor Defense
6. Philidor vs J Wilson ½-½621795London000 Chess variants
7. J Wilson vs G Atwood 1-0481795CasualD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0221798CasualC41 Philidor Defense
9. J Wilson vs G Atwood 0-1331798London 5C37 King's Gambit Accepted
10. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0201801CasualC41 Philidor Defense
11. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0211801CasualC41 Philidor Defense
12. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0191801CasualC41 Philidor Defense
13. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0231801CasualC41 Philidor Defense
14. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0251801CasualC41 Philidor Defense
15. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0321801CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
16. G Atwood vs J Wilson 1-0361801CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
17. J Wilson vs G Atwood 0-1311801CasualB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. W Lewis vs J Wilson 1-0421819Lewis vs. WilsonB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. W Lewis vs J Wilson 1-0411819Lewis vs. WilsonB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-13  Gely of the Horde: From "A Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played by Philidor and his Contemoraries", George Walker, published by Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, London, 1835:

<At the death of Mr. Atwood, and on the consequent dispersion of his books, the greater part of his Chess-papers fell into the hands of his friend, Joseph Wilson, Esq. F. A. S., on whose library shelves, for many years, they quietly slumbered. Mr. Wilson belonged himself to the Philidorian set, and was no mean performer. He appears to have assisted Mr. Atwood with occasional contributions, and to have thus taken a share in the formation of the MS. collections alluded to. Mr. Wilson died three years back, and, on the sale of his library, the whole of these MSS., comprising nearly twenty volumes of various sizes, were bought by Mr. Thorpe, the bookseller, of Bedford-street, Covent Garden. . .>

Joseph Wilson is incorrectly identified as Jonathan Wilson in several games v. George Atwood.

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  jnpope: <Are there any living chess-players who have played with Philidor?—Yes, many; the Right Hon. Sir Wm. Alexander and Sir Giffin Wilson, both memebers of the St. George's Chess Club, have played with Philidor frequently. Philidor has not been dead quite forty-five years. <Bell's Life in London, 1840.02.16>>

More on Giffin Wilson:

Jun-18-18  zanzibar: As noted in <Gely...Horde>'s post, Mr. Joseph Wilson died in 1832, and it is through his estate sale (Southerby's auction) that Walker had access to the source material for his book.

Should try to find his dob, and other factors about his life.

As for Giffin Wilson, he died in 1848 according to <jnpope>'s link - so he might be related, but he's not the same guy as Joseph.

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