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James Kipping

Number of games in database: 39
Years covered: 1853 to 1863
Overall record: +11 -25 =2 (31.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Evans Gambit (9) 
    C52 C51
With the Black pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    C39 C33
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C64 C60 C77
 Evans Gambit (4) 
    C51 C52
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   Morphy vs J Kipping, 1858 0-1
   J Kipping vs Anderssen, 1857 1-0
   Anderssen vs J Kipping, 1857 0-1
   Anderssen vs J Kipping, 1857 0-1

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(born Nov-18-1822, died Apr-20-1899, 76 years old) United Kingdom

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James Stanley Kipping was the Manchester chess club secretary.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Kipping vs Harrwitz 0-1211853Casual gameB01 Scandinavian
2. Harrwitz vs J Kipping  1-0231853Casual gameC39 King's Gambit Accepted
3. Owen vs J Kipping 0-1171855MatchC20 King's Pawn Game
4. J Kipping vs Owen 1-0351855MatchC01 French, Exchange
5. E Pindar vs J Kipping  1-0241856Casual gameC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
6. J Kipping vs Anderssen 1-0211857Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
7. J Kipping vs E Pindar  1-0341857Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
8. E Pindar vs J Kipping  1-0331857Casual gameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. Anderssen vs J Kipping 0-1271857Casual gameC45 Scotch Game
10. Anderssen vs J Kipping 1-0241857Casual gameC39 King's Gambit Accepted
11. Anderssen vs J Kipping 0-1311857Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
12. J Kipping vs Anderssen 1-0401857Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
13. Anderssen vs J Kipping 1-0211857Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
14. J Kipping vs Anderssen 0-1281857Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
15. J Kipping vs Anderssen 0-1301857Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
16. Anderssen vs J Kipping 0-1351857Casual gameC39 King's Gambit Accepted
17. E Pindar vs J Kipping  1-0531858Casual gameC44 King's Pawn Game
18. J Kipping vs Loewenthal 0-1421858BirminghamC51 Evans Gambit
19. J Kipping vs E Pindar  1-0421858Casual gameC41 Philidor Defense
20. E Pindar vs J Kipping  0-1571858Casual gameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
21. Loewenthal vs J Kipping 1-0261858BirminghamB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. Morphy vs J Kipping 1-0301858Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
23. J Kipping vs Morphy 0-1301858Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
24. Morphy vs J Kipping 0-1291858Morphy Blind Simul 8b, BirminghamC45 Scotch Game
25. S Boden vs J Kipping  1-0341858Casual gameC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
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  Benzol: Just how strong was James Kipping? Anyone know anything about him?
May-05-06  Calli: "Mr. J. S. Kipping, secretary of the Manchester Chess Club". The win over Morphy was at the simul in Birmingham. Still, it was Morphy's only loss.
Apr-07-09  Dredge Rivers: Do you like Kipping?

I don't know, I've never kipped! :)

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  GrahamClayton: Kipping was also an official of the Bank of England branch in Manchester. He lived on a farm at Higher Broughton, on the outskirts of Manchester.

Kipping is on the extreme right in this family photo:

Nov-18-12  brankat: Well, Mr.(Club Secretary) Kipping must have been quite a strong player. He defeated A.Anderssen 5 times! Won a simul game against P.Morphy, too.

R.I.P. Mr.Kipping.

Oct-06-20  paulmorphy1969: James Stanley Kipping
1822-1899 - secretary of the Manchester Chess Club. In 1857 he was part of the English team with Staunton and Boden who played a consultation match played in Manchester against Anderssen, Horwitz and Kling. He embarked on an extraordinary career in the mid 19th century. with most of the greats of the Howard Staunton era, Adolph Anderssen, Henry Thomas Buckle, Harry Horowitz and others, Jacob Löwenthal and others when the greatest of all Paul Morphy visited the UK in August 1858, at Birghingham he faced eight blindfolded opponents James Kipping was chosen as one of eight and was the only one to beat the legendary American. Two more games played by Kipping against Morphy were included by Lowenthal in his Morphy's Games Of Chess (1860). James Kipping has therefore abandoned top-tier chess, preferring to play friendly matches at local clubs, in Manchester, and included his other hobby of doing chemical experiments in the back kitchen. in fact, in chess circles he became a forgotten man, to the point that when in 1875 a local chess reporter wrote an article lamenting the deaths of so many great British players, including Kipping on the list, only he was still alive, and had another 15 years of life. James also worked all his life in the Manchester branch of the Bank of England, it was not a love for banks that he passed on to his heirs, but his twin hobbies of chemistry and chess.
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  keypusher: Here's a Kipping problem, which somehow reminds me of a chemistry experiment.

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Black's king obviously can only shuttle back and forth between a7 and b8, but the position seems hopelessly blocked. But there's a way to win, if the White king works hard enough.

1. First, he walks to a4 and takes the passed pawn.

2. Next, he retreats to the back rank, slides over to the kingside, circles around and takes the pawn on f3.

3. Now the hard part. The king marches all the way back to a6, stalemating the Black king and forcing ...f4-f3.

4. The king retreats, slides, and circles again to pick up the pawn on f3.

5. Now the easy part. f2-f4 breaks through, and White queens a pawn.

Apr-07-22  Nosnibor: Kipping has 31 games in this collection made up of 10 wins. 1 draw and 20 losses and not what is stated above. Someone must have been kipping!
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  GrahamClayton: A Kipping study - White to mate in three moves:

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1. Qa1 bxa1=Q+ 2. Bxa1 b2 3. Nf6#

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