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William H Boultbee
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1884

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C30 King's Gambit Declined (2 games)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G H Thornton vs W H Boultbee 1-0241884?C30 King's Gambit Declined
2. Zukertort vs W H Boultbee  0-1161884Zukertort Blind Simul 12b, TorontoC30 King's Gambit Declined
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Jun-10-19  Jean Defuse: ...

<William H. Boultbee> (1832-1902)

Born in Devon, England. Came to Upper Canada at age 2. He worked as a Railroad Engineer.

The Toronto player won 1892 the Canadian Champion.

Boultbee participated also in the Canadian Championships 1891, 1897 (5th), 1898.

Tournament results:


This gamelet is very creditable to Mr. Boultbee's chess skill.

(Zukertort scored +6 =1 -5)

[Event "12-board blindfold display"]
[Site "Toronto"]
[Date "1884.01.25"]
[White "Zukertort, Johannes Hermann"]
[Black "Boultbee, William"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C30"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bc4 Be6 6. Bxe6 fxe6 7. fxe5 dxe5 8. Qe2 Ng4 9. h3 Nf6 10. Nxe5 O-O 11. Qc4 Bf2+ 12. Kxf2 Ng4+ 13. Kg3 Qf6 14. Nxg4 Qf4+ 15. Kh4 Rf6 16. Kh5 Kh8 0-1 and Black mates in two more moves.

Sources: Globe, 28 January 1884; British Chess Magazine, July 1884, p. 273

The New York Clipper stated that Boultbee's game was the shortest one lost by Zukertort on his American tour, but Fritz quickly points out that 17.Qd4 prevents the threatened 17...Rh6+ followed by 18...g6#. Another of the participants, Isaac Ryall, noted that "the Doctor ... resigned to board no. 10 when he had a very palpable draw, or even, with a man of his ability, a chance for a win." [Globe, 30 January 1884].


Source: Stephen Wright


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