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Hector Shoosmith
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1900 to 1908
Overall record: +18 -25 =6 (42.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1877, died Mar-31-1912, 34 years old) United Kingdom

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Hector William Shoosmith was born in 1877 in Watford, England. He passed away in 1912 in Ramsgate, England.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 49  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Dobell vs H Shoosmith  1-0291900Hastings - Brighton mD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. H Shoosmith vs O C Mueller  1-0301904LondonD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. H Shoosmith vs Blackburne 0-1491904LondonD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. H Shoosmith vs Gunsberg  1-0251904London ENGD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. H Shoosmith vs L Van Vliet  0-1261904LondonD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
6. C E C Tattersall vs H Shoosmith  0-1671904LondonC77 Ruy Lopez
7. F Lee vs H Shoosmith 0-1611904LondonD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. H Shoosmith vs A J Curnock  1-0441904LondonD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. H Shoosmith vs W Gunston  1-0591904LondonA13 English
10. H Shoosmith vs Leonhardt  0-1321905Shoosmith - Leonhardt mD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. H Shoosmith vs A J Mackenzie 1-0281905BCF-ch 2ndD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. R P Michell vs H Shoosmith  1-0361905BCF-ch 2ndC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. H Shoosmith vs W C Palmer ½-½371905BCF-ch 2ndD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. C H Sherrard vs H Shoosmith  1-0271905BCF-ch 2ndB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. H Shoosmith vs W Ward  0-1721905BCF-ch 2ndD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. G Wainwright vs H Shoosmith  1-0601905BCF-ch 2ndC77 Ruy Lopez
17. H Shoosmith vs H Atkins  ½-½421905BCF-ch 2ndA53 Old Indian
18. H Shoosmith vs V L Wahltuch 1-0381906BCF-ch 3rdD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
19. R P Michell vs H Shoosmith  1-0251906BCF-ch 3rdD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. H Shoosmith vs A Mercer  1-0341906BCF-ch 3rdD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. H Shoosmith vs Blackburne  0-1281906BCF-ch 3rdC48 Four Knights
22. H Shoosmith vs W C Palmer 0-1241906BCF-ch 3rdD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. H Shoosmith vs G Wainwright  1-0281906BCF-ch 3rdD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
24. E Schossberger vs H Shoosmith 1-0411907Amateur TtC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. H Shoosmith vs Nimzowitsch 0-1291907Ostend-BA55 Old Indian, Main line
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  MissScarlett: The Burnley Gazette, December 17th, 1910, p.11:

<It is sad to learn that Mr. H. W. Shoosmith, who a year or two back was considered one of the most promising Chess-players is this country, is at present in a hospital in Brighton, suffering from pulmonary disease. He has been expecting his discharge from the institution, but is in a destitute condition, and a fund is being raised, with Mr. W. J. Peck, of 36, Smithdown-avenue, Brighton, as hon. treasurer, to afford him the assistance he urgently needs. The Chess history of this oountry, it may be said, affords no such instance of marked talent struggling against difficulties as the record of this young player, and his endeavour to follow up, in feeble health and penury, a career, impossible almost to the strong, for which he felt had the inward ability. Amid the most discouraging circumstances, he has still been "nursing the unoonquerable hope." For him to be compelled now to enter the workhouse were to inflict discredit, it appears to the writer, on English Chess-players as a whole.>

Falkirk Herald, February 28th, 1912, p.7:

<Players who wish to assist Mr H. W. Shoosmith, who is being maintained by chess friends in a home at Ramsgate, are requested to remit donations to Mr Anthony Guest, "Morning Post," London. The case is urgent, Mr Shoosmith being a complete invalid, unable to help himself, and without resources. Mr Guest makes a further special appeal in the "Morning Post.">

Falkrik Herald, April 10th, 1912, p.7:

<We regret to notice the death, on Sunday week, of Mr H. W. Shoosmith, the well-known Brighton player, who has been thus prematurely cut off by consumption, for the treatment of which he has been staying for a long time in a home at Ramsgate. Mr Shoosmith was a brilliant and forcible player, who first took a fine position in the National Tourney held in City of London Club in 1904, and subsequently confirmed it by some excellent work at various British Federation meetings.>

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