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James Kipping
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1857 to 1861
Overall record: +7 -12 =1 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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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.

 page 1 of 1; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anderssen vs Kipping  1-0251857Casual gameC39 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Kipping vs Anderssen 1-0211857ENGC52 Evans Gambit
3. Anderssen vs Kipping  0-1351857ManchesterC39 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Anderssen vs Kipping  0-1311857ManchesterC51 Evans Gambit
5. Kipping vs Anderssen  0-1301857ENGC52 Evans Gambit
6. Kipping vs Anderssen  0-1281857ENGC52 Evans Gambit
7. Anderssen vs Kipping  0-1271857ManchesterC45 Scotch Game
8. Kipping vs Anderssen 1-0301857Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
9. Anderssen vs Kipping 1-0211857Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
10. Kipping vs Loewenthal  0-1421858BirminghamC51 Evans Gambit
11. Loewenthal vs Kipping 1-0261858BirminghamB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. Morphy vs Kipping 1-0301858Casual GameC52 Evans Gambit
13. Kipping vs Morphy 0-1301858Casual GameC51 Evans Gambit
14. Morphy vs Kipping 0-1291858Blindfold simul, 8bC45 Scotch Game
15. E Pindar vs Kipping  1-0291861Manchester CC ch mC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
16. Kipping vs E Pindar  0-1331861Manchester CC ch mC50 Giuoco Piano
17. E Pindar vs Kipping  0-1271861Manchester CC ch mC21 Center Game
18. Kipping vs E Pindar  ½-½511861Manchester CC ch mC54 Giuoco Piano
19. E Pindar vs Kipping 1-0191861Manchester CC ch mA20 English
20. Kipping vs Paulsen 0-1371861Casual GameC52 Evans Gambit
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  Benzol: Just how strong was James Kipping? Anyone know anything about him?
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  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 L÷wenthal 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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