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David Graham Baird
Number of games in database: 132
Years covered: 1880 to 1911

Overall record: +28 -75 =28 (32.1%)*
   * 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:
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C80 C63 C67 C78 C65
 Sicilian (11) 
    B40 B32 B73 B30 B45
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C50 C54
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C03 C14
 Ruy Lopez, Open (5) 
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C29 C25
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C77 C78 C70 C84 C87
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D00 A41 D05 D02
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C50 C53
 King's Gambit Declined (6) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C84 C87
 Vienna Opening (5) 
    C25 C26
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N MacLeod vs D G Baird, 1889 0-1
   D G Baird vs J Mason, 1889 1-0
   D G Baird vs Burn, 1889 1-0
   D G Baird vs J W Baird, 1889 1-0
   Alapin vs D G Baird, 1898 0-1
   D G Baird vs W Pollock, 1889 1/2-1/2
   D G Baird vs Marshall, 1900 1-0
   Chigorin vs D G Baird, 1898 0-1
   K Walbrodt vs D G Baird, 1898 1/2-1/2
   H W Trenchard vs D G Baird, 1898 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st City Chess Club Tournament (1893)
   6th American Chess Congress (1889)
   New York Masters (1911)
   Vienna (1898)

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(born Dec-03-1854, died Oct-08-1913, 58 years old) United States of America

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David Graham Baird was born in 1854 in New York, New York, USA. He won the Manhattan Chess Club championship in 1888, 1890, 1891, and 1895. He won the New York State championship in 1895. He passed away in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA in 1913. His brother was John Washington Baird.

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W M De Visser vs D G Baird  1-0571880USA-05.Congress-BC59 Two Knights
2. D G Baird vs D M Martinez 1-03818896th American Chess CongressC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
3. M Judd vs D G Baird 0-18218896th American Chess CongressC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. D G Baird vs J Mason 1-0818896th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
5. Burille vs D G Baird 0-13518896th American Chess CongressD05 Queen's Pawn Game
6. D G Baird vs M Weiss 0-15918896th American Chess CongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. Gossip vs D G Baird 1-03918896th American Chess CongressC25 Vienna
8. D G Baird vs Showalter 0-13018896th American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Taubenhaus vs D G Baird 0-13118896th American Chess CongressC25 Vienna
10. Lipschutz vs D G Baird  1-04618896th American Chess CongressC25 Vienna
11. D G Baird vs Blackburne 0-15218896th American Chess CongressC29 Vienna Gambit
12. Gunsberg vs D G Baird  1-06418896th American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
13. D G Baird vs Chigorin 0-14518896th American Chess CongressC44 King's Pawn Game
14. Bird vs D G Baird 1-03918896th American Chess CongressC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. D G Baird vs N MacLeod ½-½4418896th American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
16. D G Baird vs J W Baird 1-06518896th American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
17. E Delmar vs D G Baird 1-05918896th American Chess CongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D G Baird vs Burn 1-03318896th American Chess CongressC29 Vienna Gambit
19. J M Hanham vs D G Baird 1-02918896th American Chess CongressC20 King's Pawn Game
20. D G Baird vs W Pollock ½-½5718896th American Chess CongressC29 Vienna Gambit
21. D M Martinez vs D G Baird 0-14018896th American Chess CongressC78 Ruy Lopez
22. D G Baird vs M Judd  1-04918896th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
23. J Mason vs D G Baird 1-04818896th American Chess CongressC78 Ruy Lopez
24. D G Baird vs Burille ½-½3618896th American Chess CongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. M Weiss vs D G Baird ½-½6618896th American Chess CongressC70 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  GrahamClayton: After participating in the 1889 New York tournament, Baird then participated in a simultaneous exhibition given by fellow New York competitor Mikhail Chogorin. It is very unusual to see an international player take part in such an exhibition.
Aug-28-08  artyom2008: HIA Bairad second to kibitz

Jul-06-09  myschkin: . . .

David Graham Baird


"Of the Baird brothers, David G. is the better player by far. He plays with characteristic Scotch carefulness, for he is of Scotch descent. Of medium height, he is inclined to stoutness, and is of light complexion. His brother John W. is very thin, although he looks like his brother in the face. He was one of the slowest players in the tournament." (source: NY Times, 1889, p.8)

His older brother John Washington Baird , who was also an (minor) American chess master.

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  GrahamClayton: An article on Baird from the Lincoln, Nebraska "Courier", dated March 16, 1895:


Chess Expert DG Baird and his victory in New York

D. G. Baird, who recently won the chess championship of New York state, has been considered one of the strongest players of the metropolis for a number of years and is a brother of J W Baird, who competed in the Leipzig International tournament.

Many astute judges of the game who know the brothers well consider DG Baird the stronger player of the two. His successes in tournaments have not been great in late late years, but he repeatedly won the championship tournaments of the Manhattan Chess Club in years gone by.

In the New York International tournament of 1889 he scored 16 points and came out ahead of Burille, Hanham, Gomp Martinez, J W Baird and MacLeod.

For many years DG Baird has sought in vain to the championship of the Empire State and his recent victory over such strong players as J W Sbowalter, who took second place, A B. Hodges and J S Ryan demonstrates that he is an expert of decided merit."

Dec-03-13  BIDMONFA: David Graham Baird

BAIRD, David G.

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: David Graham Baird.
Dec-03-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, David Baird.
Jun-15-17  zanzibar: According to Hilbert, in his Kemeny book (p58), D.G. died leaving behind a widow and six children.

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