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George Howard Thornton
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1884

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(born Apr-28-1851, died Jan-30-1920, 68 years old) United States of America

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George Howard Thornton was one of the major figures in Buffalo and Western New York chess in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th century. He won the 1882 New York State Championship.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G H Thornton vs Steinitz  ½-½341884New YorkC39 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Lipschutz vs G H Thornton 0-1361884New YorkC38 King's Gambit Accepted
3. G H Thornton vs W H Boultbee 1-0241884?C30 King's Gambit Declined
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  GrahamClayton: George Howard Thornton (b. April 28 1851 - Watertown, NY; d. January 30, 1920 - Buffalo, NY).

Thornton was one of the major figures in Buffalo and Western New York chess in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th century. Thornton was a stenographer by profession, both for private firms and the Supreme Court in Buffalo. He was the Chief Stenographer of the Supreme Court, Eighth Official District in Buffalo for 38 years from 1882 until his death from heart disease.

A strong amateur, Thornton was New York State champion. His stature was such that when he travelled to New York for business, he found time to play offhand games against opponents of the stature of Steinitz and Lipschutz.

Thornton was a key figure in the formation of the Buffalo Chess Club in 1891.

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