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Gabriel Wood
Number of games in database: 69
Years covered: 1946 to 1950
Overall record: +25 -36 =8 (42.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-23-1903, died Nov-05-1983, 80 years old) United Kingdom

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Gabriel Wood was British Correspondence Champion in 1946 and 1948 (jointly) and was London Champion in 1945. He also competed in the 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship (1950) - 1953 finishing in 8th place. He passed away in Dereham in 1983.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R H Newman vs G Wood  1-0301946London BE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. F Lupi vs G Wood 0-1421946London BC55 Two Knights Defense
3. G Wood vs I Koenig  0-1391946London BE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. W Winter vs G Wood 0-1151946London BC51 Evans Gambit
5. G Wood vs Denker  0-1381946London BD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
6. M Christoffel vs G Wood  1-0431946London BD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. G Wood vs Euwe 0-1231946London BD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. G Abrahams vs G Wood  1-0411946London BD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
9. G Wood vs G A Thomas  ½-½341946London BD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
10. A Medina Garcia vs G Wood  1-0691946London BC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. G Wood vs P Devos  1-0571946London BD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. N Folke Ekstrom vs G Wood  1-0341946ZaanstreekC58 Two Knights
13. G Wood vs Znosko-Borovsky 1-0491946ZaanstreekD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
14. G A Thomas vs G Wood  1-0501946ZaanstreekC77 Ruy Lopez
15. G Wood vs V Soultanbeieff  0-1261946ZaanstreekD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. G Wood vs W J Muhring 1-0381946ZaanstreekD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. G Wood vs Stoltz  ½-½691946ZaanstreekE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
18. P List vs G Wood  1-0721946ZaanstreekC77 Ruy Lopez
19. Szabo vs G Wood  1-0431946ZaanstreekD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Christoffel vs G Wood  0-1281946ZaanstreekC28 Vienna Game
21. G Wood vs H Kramer  0-1341946ZaanstreekE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. G Wood vs Euwe 0-1361946ZaanstreekD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. G Wood vs B H Wood 1-0541946BCF-chD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. Milner-Barry vs G Wood  0-1441946BCF-chC46 Three Knights
25. W Winter vs G Wood  1-0341946BCF-chE72 King's Indian
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Apr-19-06  estebanchess2: he play bad vs miguel najdorf
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  WannaBe: How much wood can Wood push, if Wood pushed wood?
Apr-19-06  Jim Bartle: And if he hung a piece and lost a won game, would Wood chuck wood across the playing hall?
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  tamar: And if he played Ivanchuk in a battle of blunders, the announcers would say...

How much more wood would Wood chuck if Ivanchuk would chuck wood?

Apr-19-06  Jim Bartle: Much better. That game is referred to, of course, as Wood-Chucky.
Jun-23-07  MondoBach: I can't believe I'm even joining in on this...however. If his parents had been accomodating enough to name him Charles we could have "How much Wood would Ivanchuk have chucked had Ivanchuk played Chuck Wood".
Aug-16-07  wolfmaster: And,naturally, if Ivanchuk's parents had been cruel enough to name him Charles, then... How much Wood would Chucky chuck if Chucky would Chuck Wood!
Aug-16-07  wolfmaster: Or, if Wood had been nauseous..(here we go again)How much Wood would Wood upchuck if Wood upchucked onto Chuck Ivanchuk?
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  whiteshark: Picture from the Contestants at Nottingham 1946:

Back row l - r: <Gabriel Wood>, Reginald Broadbent, Philip Milner-Barry, A.R.B.Thomas, Barry Wood.

Front: Bob Wade, Frank Parr, William Winter, Robert Combe, Hugh Alexander, Harry Golombek, Gerald Abrahams.


Oct-10-10  rapidcitychess: Too bad Blackburne never played him...


Oct-10-10  rapidcitychess: How far could Blackburne chuck, if Blackburne chucked Wood?
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  wordfunph: extract from Chess Monthly 1952 January, by A. Buschke..

< When Gabriel Wood mentioned he won the London Championship, he confessed to me that it was the first tournament in his life he had managed to sleep well. "How?" "Well," he said, "I've always cut down on beer after a game, but this time I drank all I wanted --- I slept like a top and woke up each morning fit as a fiddle." >


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