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Sir George Newnes
  
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Years covered: 1890


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SIR GEORGE NEWNES
(born Mar-13-1851, died Jun-09-1910, 59 years old) United Kingdom

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Wikipedia article: George Newnes

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1. G Newnes vs Count de Tamisier 1-0351890Paris CC-ENGC50 Giuoco Piano

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Jan-30-16  zanzibar: <SIR GEORGE NEWNES is an ardent and enthusiastic chess player, and along with his amiable and accomplished wife, has rendered yeomen service to the game, which in days of old was supported by Kings and Queens, in their own right. Nowadays the Knights bear away the palm in this respect, and what life and vitality there is in the British chess world of to-day is due to the untiring efforts of such men as Sir George Newnes, Messrs. Leopold Hofier and E. N. Franken stein, in each case love of the game for its own sake being the leading motif.

Of the many public evidences of Sir George Newnes' princely generosity, we need cite but one instance, and bearing, as it docs, the impress of International amity and good-will, should do much towards restoring the cordial relations which once, and we believe happily still exist, between the two great English-speaking nations. Towards the close of last season it was proposed to test the relative strengths of the English and American native-born players by match per cable telegraph. The match duly came off. and Sir George not only paid all the expenses of the English team, but gave trophy, value one thousand dollars, for the winners. How the Yankees whipped the Britishers is now matter of history, but it is hoped the return match will see the mother country to the fore.>

"The Chess Bouquet (1897)" p126

Jan-30-16  zanzibar: <Arguably his best known publication was The Strand Magazine, begun in 1891, in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was first able to publish his Sherlock Holmes mystery series.> from wiki.
Jan-30-16  zanzibar: E.g. <Amateur Championship Trophy. Mr. George Newnes, M.P., has generously offered a valuable Silver cup, bearing the above title, to the British Chess Association. The cup is to be held by the amateur champion of the B.C.A. for twelve months. The winner of the next contest, from which the senior champion >

From <Chess Monthly v7 1885-86> p353

Mar-13-16
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Sir!!
Sep-19-20
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  Marcelo Bruno: Was his family name an English version of the Portuguese Nunes?

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