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Albert Whiting Fox
A W Fox 
Number of games in database: 67
Years covered: 1900 to 1916

Overall record: +28 -28 =10 (50.0%)*
   * 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 (21) 
    C67 C63 C65 C84 C68
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C84 C87
 Sicilian (4) 
    B72 B27 B40 B73
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B56 B20 B73 B25 B24
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D51 D60 D63 D53
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C79 C87 C65 C78 C67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 1-0
   A W Fox vs H L Dickerson, 1904 1-0
   Segal vs A W Fox, 1900 0-1
   A W Fox vs Karper, 1900 1-0
   A W Fox vs F Walker, 1900 1-0
   E Tenenwurzel vs A W Fox, 1916 0-1
   A W Fox vs A Clerc, 1901 1-0
   T F Lawrence vs A W Fox, 1911 0-1
   Kostic vs A W Fox, 1916 0-1
   T F Lawrence vs A W Fox, 1904 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Trenton Falls (1906)
   Rice Memorial (1916)
   Cambridge Springs (1904)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   New York 1916 (Rice Memorial) by Phony Benoni
   1906 Fox - Johner (MATCH) by gauer

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(born Apr-29-1881, died Apr-29-1964, 83 years old) United States of America

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Wikipedia article: Albert Fox

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A W Fox vs Karper 1-0241900Casual gameC50 Giuoco Piano
2. A W Fox vs F Walker 1-0191900Casual gameC67 Ruy Lopez
3. Segal vs A W Fox 0-1281900Casual gameB01 Scandinavian
4. A W Fox vs H E Bauer 1-0211900AntwerpC67 Ruy Lopez
5. F Walker vs A W Fox  1-0491901Casual gameB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. F Walker vs A W Fox  1-0331901Casual gameB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
7. A W Fox vs A Clerc 1-0221901Casual gameC67 Ruy Lopez
8. A W Fox vs B Lasker 1-0381901Casual gameC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
9. H Barrett vs A W Fox  1-0371904Brooklyn CC chC67 Ruy Lopez
10. A W Fox vs H L Dickerson 1-0271904Brooklyn CC chB72 Sicilian, Dragon
11. A W Fox vs C S Howell  1-0611904Brooklyn CC chC11 French
12. Pillsbury vs A W Fox 1-0461904Cambridge SpringsD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. A W Fox vs J F Barry  1-0521904Cambridge SpringsC78 Ruy Lopez
14. J Mieses vs A W Fox 1-0281904Cambridge SpringsB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. A W Fox vs Lasker 0-1451904Cambridge SpringsC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
16. T F Lawrence vs A W Fox 0-1261904Cambridge SpringsA07 King's Indian Attack
17. A W Fox vs Schlechter 1-0421904Cambridge SpringsD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. Teichmann vs A W Fox  0-1381904Cambridge SpringsD05 Queen's Pawn Game
19. A W Fox vs A Hodges 0-1591904Cambridge SpringsC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Showalter vs A W Fox ½-½741904Cambridge SpringsB24 Sicilian, Closed
21. A W Fox vs Janowski 1-0651904Cambridge SpringsC87 Ruy Lopez
22. E Delmar vs A W Fox 1-0481904Cambridge SpringsA03 Bird's Opening
23. A W Fox vs G Marco  0-1631904Cambridge SpringsC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
24. W Napier vs A W Fox  1-0621904Cambridge SpringsD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. Chigorin vs A W Fox 0-1411904Cambridge SpringsC12 French, McCutcheon
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
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  TheAlchemist: Maybe he's the one that photoshopped Garry?
Jan-14-06  BIDMONFA: Albert Whiting Fox

FOX, Albert Whiting

Jan-05-09  amadeus: ONE hot summer’s day A Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch.

"Just the things to quench my thirst," quoth he.

Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying:

"I am sure they are sour."

Apr-25-09  Dredge Rivers: Crazy like A Fox!
May-18-09  myschkin: . . .

Albert Whiting Fox (29 April 1881 – 29 April 1964) was an American chess master.

Born in Boston, he spent a few years in Germany, <studying mathematics>. By the end of his sojourn in Europe, he won several brilliant games in Paris (Café de la Régence), Antwerp, and Heidelberg in 1900/01.

"The brilliant tactician who played so well against the foreign contingent assembled at Cambridge Springs 1904, defeating David Janowski, Carl Schlechter, Mikhail Chigorin, Richard Teichmann and Thomas Francis Lawrence in the process, learned of the death of his younger brother, Franklin Fox, a soldier during the Great War. At the time Albert Fox was a special correspondent with the <Washington Post>, as he had been since 1916 (personal communication to the author by Isabel Fox, daughter of Albert Fox)."

(by John Hilbert)


“Foxy moves”:

(by Edward Winter)

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  Phony Benoni: A picture from the Fox - Marshall match in 1906, won by the latter 5.5-0.5.

Jun-05-13  TheFocus: It is so sad to die on your birthday.
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  wwall: Albert Fox won the 1905-1906 Manhattan Chess Club championship.
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  Phony Benoni: Unfammiliar today, he played in only one tournament after age 30. But as a youngster, he had an extremely brilliant touch. Try these two games, bot played by the age of 20:

A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901

Segal vs A W Fox, 1900

Apr-29-15  DiscoJew: As clever as a fox. Cool last name for chess.
Apr-29-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Albert Fox.

And rest in peace.

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  MissScarlett: Washington Times, September 6th 1918, p.2:

<Lieut. Franklin Gray Fox, brother of Albert W. Fox, Washington newspaperman, has been killed in action according to a cable from General Pershing. Lieutenant Fox was in an airplane which caught fire. Both Fox and the pilot were killed.

Lieutenant Fox was a member of Pershing's staff.

Before entering the service Lieutenant Fox was on the staff of the Philadelphia Evening Ledger. After repeated efforts to enlist, he obtained a commission as second lieutenant and sailed for France last January.

Charles James Fox, another brother of Lieutenant Fox, is a professor of international law at the University of Peiyang, Tienstin, China.>

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  MissScarlett: <It is difficult to know what to make of all this. Fox would certainly be fortunate to have a correspondent (anonymous) so conveniently placed to relate his exploits at home and abroad.>

The identity of this correspondent is (surely) revealed by the New Orleans <Times-Democrat> of June 16th 1901, Sect.II p.15:

<In the course of a letter just received from our esteemed friend and correspondent, Charles A. Maurian, formerly of this city, but now, for a number of years past, a resident of Paris, France, he says: "I send you two games played here recently by our young American paladin, Albert Whiting Fox of Washington, D.C.; - one with Dr. Berthold Lasker, the brother of the champion, who has lately been on a visit to Paris, and who has the reputation of being a very fine player, and the other with myself on the 30th instant (the first, by the way, that we ever played together), both being won by our young and talented countryman. In justice to Dr. Lasker, I should mention that another game played against Mr. Fox was scored by him (Dr. Lasker). It should be noted, also, that Dr. Lasker hampered himself seriously by adopting a defense to the Ruy Lopez which is known to be unfavorable; but the way in which the young American player takes the advantage thus gained in the opening and gradually adds to it throughout the game to the finish shows well his qualities of judgment and precision." We give this finely-contested partie below, and think that our readers will decidedly agree with Mr. Maurian's opinion.>

The game score (A W Fox vs B Lasker, 1901) appears with the date, May 19th 1901, and notes, that subsequently appeared in <Checkmate>, September 1901, p.156, as given in Winter's article.

The letter's recipient, the chess editor of the <Times-Democrat>, was James DeBenneville Seguin as mentioned by Uedemann in the <Chicago Tribune> of May 12th 1901, page 20, again quoted by Winter.

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