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Henry Liddell
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1862 to 1867

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(born Mar-10-1797, died Mar-19-1878, 81 years old) United Kingdom

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Henry Thomas Liddell, 1st Earl of Ravensworth.

Wikipedia article: Henry Liddell, 1st Earl of Ravensworth

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Blackburne vs H T Liddell ½-½221862Blindfold simul, 10bB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. H T Liddell vs T Hampton  1-0211867Casual gameC45 Scotch Game
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Oct-07-08  Karpova: Jeremy Spinrad in his article "Chess History and Literature" from February, 2008:

Spinrad (page 2): <First, I noticed that one of the supporters of the London 1851 tournament, with a contribution of 5 pounds to the prize fund, was H.T. Liddell. Liddell also appears in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games, losing to Staunton in 1854 at P+2 odds. I looked for H.T. Liddell on the net, and found reference (in a book on birds) to an H.T. Liddell of Ravensworth Castle. Alice Liddell?s father was Henry George Liddell, and his father was Thomas Henry Liddell, the Baron of Ravensworth until 1855. In 1855, the title passed to Henry George's older brother, Henry Thomas Liddell, who was Baron Ravensworth from 1855-1878. Thus, I speculated that Alice was the niece of the serious chess player and patron H.T. Liddell.>

A man called Charles Dodgson owned Staunton's book on London 1851. Charles Dodgson is the famous writer Lewis Carroll and the story goes that "Through the Looking Glass" was written because Carroll told those stories to entertain Alice Liddell while teaching her how to play chess.

Oct-22-13  Karpova: The Earl of Ravensworth died on March 19, 1878 at the age of 81.

Source: 'British Chess Magazine' Almanac, p. 1, March 1882

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