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Leonard Illingworth
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1907 to 1950
Overall record: +5 -6 =3 (46.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-16-1882, died Jul-22-1954, 72 years old) United Kingdom

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Wolff vs L Illingworth  1-04819077th Anglo-American universities cable mC87 Ruy Lopez
2. L Wolff vs L Illingworth  1-03719088th Anglo-American universities cable mC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. F van Seters vs L Illingworth  1-0231936Margate Reserve AD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. L Dewing vs L Illingworth  1-0131938Margate-BE15 Queen's Indian
5. L Illingworth vs C Welch  ½-½341946Nottingham-B4E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. Ritson-Morry vs L Illingworth  1-0411946Nottingham-B4C58 Two Knights
7. L Illingworth vs R M Bruce  1-0601946Nottingham-B4E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. H Wright vs L Illingworth  0-1301946Nottingham-B4E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
9. C Chapman vs L Illingworth  0-1491946Nottingham-B4A15 English
10. L Illingworth vs H Saunders  ½-½351946Nottingham-B4A15 English
11. P E Collier vs L Illingworth 0-1441946Nottingham-B4B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. L Illingworth vs R H Newman  1-0391950British ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
13. W Winter vs L Illingworth  1-0281950British ChampionshipE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. L Illingworth vs W Fairhurst  ½-½401950British ChampionshipC66 Ruy Lopez
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  GrahamClayton: "Leonard Illingworth, musician, linguist, bee-keeper, and chess-player, died in hospital at Cambridge, aged seventy-two, on July 22nd [1954], after a long illness. He was a Yorkshire man, born at Bradford. His musical studies resulted in an open scholarship at the Royal College of Music. Later he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, and took his degree in modern languages. He played on Board 1 against Oxford in 1907 and 1908, drawing against H. J. Rose and N. J. Roughton. He was a regular competitor at chess congresses, appearing once in the British Championship, and on one occasion winning his section of the Major Open. He had been President of the Cambridgeshire County Chess Association, of the Cambridge Chess League, and of the Deaf Chess Club. He did much to spread a knowledge of chess among the deaf and dumb and among the young. In 1922 he settled at Foxton, a village near Cambridge, and started and developed a large apiary. He became Secretary of the Apis Club, and attended bee-keepers' congresses abroad. A keen churchman, he was for many years churchwarden of Foxton parish, and at times emergency organist. R.I.P. - B. G[oulding]. B[rown]. To the foregoing tribute, may we add a few words on Mr. Illingworth's services to correspondence chess. As a correspondence player he was in the first flight, as past victories in the B.C.C.A. Championship will testify. But he was also that rara avis who put back into the game much of what he took out. An active President of the British Correspondence Chess Championship for nine years, he also acted as Best Games Secretary; his services were also in constant demand as an adjudicator. Yet it was in a unique way that he left his mark, for on his own initiative he devised a correspondence course of instruction in chess. Pupils were also encouraged to send in their games for annotation and those who have experience in annotating games for weaker players will know the amount of work involved. From his work in this connection the Association profited by entry fees; the pupils profited by gaining an insight into the theory of the game; and we feel sure the instructor profited by the knowledge that he was helping others the better to enjoy and appreciate the game he loved so well himself."

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