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Murray Goldsmith
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1909 to 1911
Overall record: +5 -4 =0 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense (2 games)

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(born Jun-15-1886, died Jan-22-1912, 25 years old) United States of America

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Last updated: 2018-06-08 18:39:32

 page 1 of 1; 9 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Goldsmith vs O Chajes  0-157190910th Western ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
2. M Goldsmith vs C W Blake  1-067190910th Western ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
3. M Goldsmith vs F N Stacy  1-050190910th Western ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
4. L Uedemann vs M Goldsmith  0-148190910th Western ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
5. Abe Blieden vs M Goldsmith  0-120191112th Western ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
6. M Goldsmith vs J L Clark  0-132191112th Western ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
7. M Goldsmith vs E Michelsen  0-165191112th Western ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
8. C W Blake vs M Goldsmith  1-036191112th Western ChampionshipC13 French
9. M Goldsmith vs H Fowler Lee  1-051191112th Western ChampionshipC66 Ruy Lopez
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  GrahamClayton: Obituary notice after apparent suicide:

"Driven despondent by years of ill health, Murray Goldsmith, aged 26 died by his own hand at his home in Cincinnatti, Ohio on Wednesday, January 24 [1912]. He was a graduate of University of Cincinnatti, class '08, champion chess player of the state of Ohio and a problem composer and solver of considerable ability. For many years he suffered from an acute case of rheumatism and his sole amusement was chess.

He seldom failed to unravel the deepest problems in the Gazette Times, and some of his own compositions appearing in this department showed the hand of a master. As a member of our Sui Mate Club he took much interest in self-mate problems and seemed to revel in the mates self-inflicted upon the white king. Almost with the news of his death we received a letter with solutions to problems and have a number of his best works awaiting their turn for publication."

The Pittsburgh Gazette Times, January 28, 1912, p. 48

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  MissScarlett: Gaige has the dates: 15-06-1886 to 22-01-1912 (both in Cincinnati), making him 25 when he died. Sources include the death certificate and the <Cincinnati Enquirer> of January 25th, 1912, so I suggest these take precedence over the Pittsburgh notice. He also references the obituary on page 62 of the 1912 <American Chess Bulletin>, but, unfortunately, that number is missing from the online edition:
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  MissScarlett: The unpalatable truth is that he shot himself in the head.
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  sachistu: <MissScarlett> ACB for March, 1912 p.62 says "Our report from Cincinnati states he ended his life by firing a bullet through his brain, either on January 22 or 23. He was in the club rooms on January 21, but was not seen there on Tuesday. On the evening of Wednesday, he was found dead in his room. A short time before his death, he was conducting as many as 24 games by correspondence..."

It's not clear who provided the 'report' to the ACB. Later in the article, ACB quotes from the Pittsburg Gazette Times, so I am assuming the above mentioned information came from a different source.

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