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Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson
Number of games in database: 46
Years covered: 1898 to 1952
Overall record: +18 -23 =5 (44.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-22-1879, died Mar-05-1961, 81 years old) Australia

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Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson was born in Buninyong, Australia. Australian Champion in 1922 and 1930-31, he competed at London (1922), finishing 14th=. He passed away in Melbourne in 1961.

Wikipedia article: Charles G. M. Watson

Last updated: 2021-08-18 22:15:41

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C G M Watson vs W H Rowe 1-0191898Vic-chC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
2. C G M Watson vs F K Esling ½-½301898Teams matchC29 Vienna Gambit
3. C G M Watson vs A Wallace ½-½391899NSW v Vic telegraph matchC67 Ruy Lopez
4. W H Jonas vs C G M Watson 0-1441902New South Wales v Victoria telegraph matchC55 Two Knights Defense
5. J G Witton vs C G M Watson 0-1391903Vic-chC00 French Defense
6. C G M Watson vs G Gundersen ½-½651905Vic-chC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. C G M Watson vs G Gundersen 0-1261913GambitC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. C G M Watson vs NN 1-0201916Melbourne, AustraliaC21 Center Game
9. Yates vs C G M Watson ½-½831922LondonB27 Sicilian
10. C G M Watson vs Alekhine 0-1271922LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. C G M Watson vs Euwe 0-1291922LondonA48 King's Indian
12. C G M Watson vs Vidmar 0-1591922LondonD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. C G M Watson vs Rubinstein 0-1321922LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. C G M Watson vs J S Morrison 1-0411922LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Tartakower vs C G M Watson 1-0291922LondonB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. H E Atkins vs C G M Watson 0-1421922LondonE12 Queen's Indian
17. Reti vs C G M Watson 0-1921922LondonD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. V L Wahltuch vs C G M Watson 1-0521922LondonD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. C G M Watson vs Maroczy  0-1461922LondonD05 Queen's Pawn Game
20. C G M Watson vs Capablanca 0-1321922LondonD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Bogoljubov vs C G M Watson 1-0341922LondonB10 Caro-Kann
22. C G M Watson vs D Marotti 1-0601922LondonE90 King's Indian
23. Znosko-Borovsky vs C G M Watson 1-0481922LondonC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
24. Kostic vs C G M Watson  1-0291924Melbourne MatchA15 English
25. Kostic vs C G M Watson  1-0371924Melbourne MatchA15 English
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Jun-15-05  Knight13: Hmmm.... Another famous player. Like all others, he was beaten by the best.
Oct-22-06  BIDMONFA: Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson

WATSON, Charles G. M.

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  GrahamClayton: Like Norwegian GM Simon Agdestein, Watson also had a football career. Watson played 11 games for the Melbourne Demons in the inaugural season of the Victorian Football League Australian Football competition in 1897, not manging to score a goal
Mar-13-12  optimal play: <not managing to score a goal> Maybe he only played fullback or back pocket?
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  GrahamClayton: <optimal play>Mbaybe he only played fullback or back pocket?

<optimal play>,
Australian Rules matches were very low scoring affairs back in the latter part of the 19th century, so even half-forwards and midfielders did not kick many goals.

Sep-07-12  Karpova: New Years Tournament at Melbourne, 1934:

1. C. G. Watson 6.0
2-3. Goldstein 5.5
2-3. Purdy 5.5
4. Crowl 4.5
5. Lamparter 3.0
6. Greenfield 2.0
7. Grant 1.5
8. Coultas 1.0

From page 93 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-22-12  Abdel Irada: <...not manging to score a goal.>

I should hope not. Mange is a most distasteful condition.

Nov-06-13  Karpova: C. C. Watson won the Victoria Championship 1924 (16 rounds, double round-robin):

1. C C Watson 15.0
2. S Woinarski 12.0
3. W Coultas 11.5
4. W Kannuluik 11.0
5. C Moulin 8.0
6. S Merkel 4.5
7. E Stanes 4.0
8. C Steele 3.5

Woinarski drew both games against Watson.

From pages 265-266 of the September 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung' (G Gundersen provided the info)

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