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|Apr-03-13|| ||thomastonk: <rookhouse> Thanks. The Standard-Union was not my source for 7.f3. But the next move of the king bishop there is 32.♗d3 as in the database I mentioned.|
So, let's assume 7.f3 happened. Then, after 7... d6 8.0-0?, Black could have won a piece easily by 8.. ♘xd4. Moreover, following the game until 14.♗xd6, Black could again win, this time by 14.. ♕b6+ and 15.. ♖d8, but this is a little bit more complicated. There are some more occassions like this. So, 7.♗f3 is more likely, I think.
|May-13-13|| ||Graham1973: Found an article with three games, one of which may have been his last from 1942.|
|Oct-13-13|| ||redwhitechess: from the Sunday Times Perth 1905:
Creassey Edward C Tattersall vs William Ewart Napier,
Hastings 1st British Champ 1904
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.
Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Rd1+ Ke8 10.Nc3 h6 11.b3 Bb4 12.Bb2 Bxc3 13.Bxc3 a5 14.Rd2
Ne7 15.Rad1 Nd5 16.Bb2 Bg4 17.c4 Nf4 18.h3 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Nxh3+ 20.Kh2 Nf4
21.Rd7 Ne6 22.Ba3 c5 23.f4 g6 24.Kg3 b6 25.Bb2 Kf8 26.a4 Kg7 27.Kf3 Rhd8
28.Ke4 Rxd7 29.Rxd7 Rd8 30.Rxd8 Nxd8 31.e6+ Kf8 32.Bg7+ Ke7 33.exf7 Nxf7
34.Be5 Nxe5 35.fxe5 Ke6 36.f4 c6 37.Kf3 Kf5 38.Kg3 g5 39.Kf3 gxf4 40.e6
Kxe6 41.Kxf4 h5 0-1
|May-18-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <Napier's Trick Problem>|
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White to play and mate with the knight on f4 in three moves. ("Brooklyn Daily Eagle", September 30, 1900).
|Jan-17-15|| ||zanzibar: Mentioned here:
March 15, 1900 Brooklyn Daily Eagle (p14):
<W.E. Napier, Brooklyn's former champion, is now in Paris France where he expects to remain some time. After leaving Berlin quite recently he visited Dresden and Cologne and may cross over to London for the cable match. He contemplates returning to this country during the summer.>
|May-03-15|| ||TheFocus: <Of chess it has often been said that life is not long enough for it - but that is the fault of life, not chess> - William Napier.|
|May-09-15|| ||TheFocus: <In the laboratory the gambits all test unfavorably, but the old rule wears well, that all gambits are sound over the board> - William Ewart Napier.|
|May-12-15|| ||TheFocus: <The pawn move is a capital investment. Every one of the forty-eight should, from the beginning, be spent as if it were one of the last forty-eight apprehensive and responsible dollars between yourself and starvation> - William Ewart Napier.|
|May-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <Castle if you will, or if you must, but not when you can> - William Napier.|
|Oct-23-15|| ||zanzibar: Focus - that last quote is Napier quoting Pillsbury, I believe.|
Better check all your other Napier quotes as well...
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Napier's sole book is the basis of this wonderful collection by <Phony>
Game Collection: Amenities and Background of Chess-play
Might have been mentioned in the past, but well deserving of a rerun if so.
|Oct-23-15|| ||TheFocus: The chess quotes attributed to Napier are from www.chessquotes.com.|
|Oct-23-15|| ||zanzibar: I thought that might be the case... too bad since Napier is the source of many great quotes.|
His book, (Horowitz edition), is on hathitrust:
|Oct-23-15|| ||TheFocus: Yes, he is. I wish I had that book. Wish list material.|
|Oct-23-15|| ||zanzibar: Here's a good breakdown of quotes garnered from Napier's <Amenities and Background> book:|
Thanks to Edward Winter.
Some of content looks like direct quotes of Napier, e.g.
<237. ‘Spielmann plays always like an educated cave-man, who fell asleep several thousand years ago, – and woke up quite lately in the Black Forest.’>
(Item numbers from Napier's work (sans page numbers))
|Oct-26-15|| ||Phony Benoni: <Zanzibar> Hmm. Another project I need to get back to.|
|Jan-17-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, William Napier.|
|Feb-10-16|| ||morfishine: More bio is definitely needed on Napier. While we know he pursued business interests besides chess, there must be more amplifying information on his life|
|Feb-11-16|| ||TheFocus: <morfishine> <More bio is definitely needed on Napier. While we know he pursued business interests besides chess, there must be more amplifying information on his life>|
John Hilbert did an excellent book about Napier. Lots of info there.
|Apr-03-16|| ||zanzibar: Biographer Bistro (kibitz #13682)|
|Apr-19-16|| ||bengalcat47: Does anyone know why Napier appears to have "retired" from competing in major chess events after 1905? I'm just wondering, that's all.|
|Apr-21-16|| ||offramp: <bengalcat47: Does anyone know why Napier appears to have "retired" from competing in major chess events after 1905? I'm just wondering, that's all.>|
Just wondering, eh? TBH it sounds like more than that. I think I may know the answer to your question but I would need proof that you are really Just Wondering.
One can't be too careful these days.
|Apr-21-16|| ||keypusher: <bengalcat47>
Like many chess masters down to the present, he seems to have decided there were easier ways to make a living. He became an insurance executive.
Here's a short article about him from the amazing <Chess Archeology> site.
And here's an 1920 advertisement for an insurance agent position with the Scranton Insurance Company. Applications to W.E. Napier, Secretary. God, I love the internet.
|Jan-17-17|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, William Napier.|
|Apr-27-18|| ||Stonehenge: "Napier's parents returned to England about the turn of the century".|
Ernest J Clarke in http://www.chessdryad.com/articles/....
|Jan-17-19|| ||WTHarvey: Here's a short list of chess puzzles from his games http://wtharvey.com/napi.html Find the winning moves.|
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