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Blackburne / Horace Chapman
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1895 to 1902
Overall record: +5 -2 =0 (71.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit (4 games)
A02 Bird's Opening (2 games)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Colborne / Bird vs Blackburne / H Chapman 1-0401895HastingsA02 Bird's Opening
2. Bird & H Chesire vs Blackburne / H Chapman 0-1411895HastingsA02 Bird's Opening
3. Gunsberg / Aloof vs Blackburne / H Chapman 0-1401895Consultation gameC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. Bird & H Chesire vs Blackburne / H Chapman 0-1231895HastingsC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
5. Blackburne / H Chapman vs Pillsbury / H Dobell  1-0551896Consultation gameC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. Bird / H W Tenchard vs Blackburne / H Chapman  0-1221897HastingsC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
7. Pillsbury / H Dobell vs Blackburne / H Chapman 1-0451902HastingsD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-19-05  refutor: who's the "chapman" in these games?
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  GrahamClayton: <refutor>who's the "chapman" in these games?

Horace Chapman, President of the Hastings Chess Club from 1895 to 1907:

Jun-20-13  thomastonk: The link has changed:
Jun-21-13  thomastonk: I don't think that the recent change from "Blackburne / H Chapman vs Boulaye, 1880" to Blackburne vs Chapman / Boulaye, 1880 was an improvemont. Instead, I believe that this game and all games listed above as "Blackburne / H Chapman" and dated before 1895 were played by Blackburne alone. There are several reasons therefore, one of them being that they all can be found in "Blackburne's Game at Chess" without a mention of Chapman.

Blackburne / H Chapman vs NN, 1862 is game no 251 on page 214, as Blackburne vs Amateur, Manchester 1862. It was one of only 4 games he played in his first public blindfold exhibition, as he wrote. Here it is again: Blackburne vs NN, 1862, but there "BFX" indicates a 10-board blindfold, I guess.

Blackburne / H Chapman vs NN, 1871 is game no 279 on pages 232-233, as Blackburne vs Amateur, Manningham 1871, played in a 8-board blindfold.

Blackburne / H Chapman vs B Cockayne, 1873 is game no 289 on pages 238-239, as Blackburne vs B.Cockayne, Sheffield 1873, played in a 10-board blindfold.

Blackburne / H Chapman vs NN, 1875 is game no 311 on page 254, as Blackburne vs Amateur, Bradford 1875, played in a 8-board blindfold.

Blackburne / H Chapman vs Philp, 1875 is game no 156 on pages 154-155, as Blackburne vs Philp, London Chess Club 1875.

Probably, someone, who collected King's gambit games from that book, made a copy&paste error.

Jun-20-15  thomastonk: Yesterday I found among others an unknown game Blackburne/Chapman vs Pillsbury/Trenchard, and so I visited this page just two years after my last postings.

The link to Chapman' biography became invalid, and now it seems that the biography is no longer available.

And the games wrongly attributed to Blackburne/Chapman are still there.

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