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Andrew Hunter
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1883 to 1895

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gunsberg vs A Hunter  1-0271883London (Vizayanagaram)A84 Dutch
2. Gossip vs A Hunter ½-½511883London (Vizayanagaram)B01 Scandinavian
3. A Hunter vs G A Hooke  1-0341895Metropolitan CC - City of London CC mC22 Center Game
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Andrew Hunter was a leading player in the west of Scotland - see:

Same player: F Hunter -


From the 'British Chess Magazine' March 1891:

'The establishment of the British Chess Club, a few years ago, was undoubtedly a severe misfortune to Simpson's; leading, as it did, to the secession of several well-known amateurs, who were daily frequenters of the room. Prominent among these was the brilliant and versatile Wordsworth Donisthorpe, who by his fascinating talk, as well as by his amusing style of play, had enticed many friends and acquaintances to foregather of an afternoon at the Divan. Mr. Donisthorpe was (and still is) an enthusiastic chess player, and though capable of contending creditably with the masters, he used to pride himself most on his ability to give the odds of a Queen to players who would probably not have received more than a Rook from Zukertort.

On day he was performing this feat, as much to his own satisfaction as to the chagrin of his antagonist's, when a modest gentleman with a Caledonian accent came and sat down to watch the games. At last, the odds-receiver being vanquished, rose and departed in disgust, and the gentleman from Scotland thereupon asked Mr. Donisthorpe if he would give him a Queen.

"Certainly," replied the latter, who had never seen his new opponent before.

As the game proceeded the smile of anticipated triumph that had at first illuminated the challenger's face gradually faded into a look of dismay, and in the end he had to confess himself defeated. The amusing part of the story is that the Scotch gentleman turned out to be no less a personage than Mr. Andrew Hunter, an amateur whose great ability is well known. He had thought to play off a little practical joke on Mr. Donisthorpe, but as it happened the joke was turned against himself. I am certain that Mr. Hunter will not object to my mentioning this little episode, for he enjoyed the joke himself, and often laughs about it still.'



[Event "London"]
[Date "1894.01.21"]
[White "Hunter, Andrew"]
[Black "Donisthorpe, Wordsworth"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C22"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qe3 Nb4 5. Na3 b6 6. Qg3 Nf6 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. O-O-O O-O 10. e5 Bh4 11. Qg4 c5 12. f4 d5 13. Qf3 Nxa2+ 14. Kb1 Nb4 15. g3 Be7 16. g4 f5 17. h3 Be6 18. Bc4 Qc8 19. gxf5 Rxf5 20. Bxd5 Nxd5 21. Rxd5 Bxd5 22. Qxd5+ Kh8 23. Ne2 Qd8 24. Qe4 Rf8 25. Nc4 b5 26. Ne3 Qd2 27. Nc3 b4 28. Ncd5 Bh4 29. f5 Bg5 30. Rd1 Qh2 31. Ng4 Qxh3 32. f6 gxf6 33. Ndxf6 Bxf6 34. Nxf6 b3 35. Rh1 Rad8 36. Qxh7+ 1-0

Source: New York Sun, 21 Jan. 1894


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