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Francis Ernest Appleyard Kitto
  
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1939 to 1956
Overall record: +8 -12 =7 (42.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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FRANCIS ERNEST APPLEYARD KITTO
(born Feb-03-1915, died Nov-28-1964, 49 years old) United Kingdom

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Last updated: 2019-10-06 13:55:30

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Kitto vs J Mieses  ½-½551939BournemouthA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
2. Flohr vs F Kitto  1-0281939BournemouthE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
3. F Kitto vs I Koenig  0-1291939BournemouthC02 French, Advance
4. J Aitken vs F Kitto 1-0271939BournemouthC67 Ruy Lopez
5. F Kitto vs Euwe 0-1341939BournemouthC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. F Kitto vs G Abrahams 1-0491939BournemouthD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. P N Wallis vs F Kitto  1-0281939BournemouthD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. F Kitto vs S Landau  0-1431939BournemouthD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. A G Conde vs F Kitto  ½-½781939BournemouthE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
10. F Kitto vs A R B Thomas  0-1421939BournemouthD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
11. E Klein vs F Kitto  1-0261939BournemouthD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. F Kitto vs H Trevenen 1-0241947WECU BristolB15 Caro-Kann
13. R Bruce vs F Kitto  1-0271947WECU BristolD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. C Sullivan vs F Kitto  0-1491947WECU BristolC67 Ruy Lopez
15. F Kitto vs D Hooper  1-0241947WECU BristolC29 Vienna Gambit
16. H Mallison vs F Kitto  ½-½441947WECU BristolC88 Ruy Lopez
17. A R B Thomas vs F Kitto  1-0351947WECU BristolC52 Evans Gambit
18. F Kitto vs R Slade  ½-½581947WECU BristolA14 English
19. F Kitto vs H van Steenis  0-1401948ENG-NEDB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
20. H van Steenis vs F Kitto ½-½581948ENG-NEDC57 Two Knights
21. B J Moore vs F Kitto 1-0361956PaigntonD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. H Courtney vs F Kitto  0-1411956PaigntonA57 Benko Gambit
23. F Kitto vs W Heidenfeld  ½-½321956PaigntonA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
24. F Kitto vs R H Newman  1-0351956PaigntonB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
25. T Tylor vs F Kitto  0-1331956PaigntonA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Francis Ernest Appleyard Kitto (3 Feb 1915 - 28 Nov. 1964), born in London. Leading player in Exeter Chess Club in the 1950's.

http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/HTML/Pi...

Jun-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Liked to take 8-year sabbaticals, it seems.
Jun-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  roberts partner: Liked to take 8-year sabbaticals, it seems.

Wrong. Kitto was a Royal Air Force bomber pilot during World War Two, one of the most hazardous occupations with a high death rate. He competed in RAF and Armed Forces championships in around 1944 (from memory he was second in the former) which were the only available chess competition. These events were reported in BCM and Chess at the time, but chessgames.com has failed to use them.

Jun-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Kitto was a Royal Air Force bomber pilot during World War Two, one of the most hazardous occupations with a high death rate.>

I don't expect it did the people below any favours either.

Did you ever talk to him about his service, how many missions he flew, etc.? Any idea on his cause of death?

<These events were reported in BCM and Chess at the time, but chessgames.com has failed to use them.>

Any thoughts on why that might be?

Jun-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  roberts partner: 1 I only met Kitto in two tournaments where we both played, and our discussions were limited to the games.

2 As you are a chessgames.com editor and have made adverse comments about Kitto, I suggest you initiate including in chessgames.com the games of Paignton 1951, where Kitto played, which are easily accessible on Britbase, and where ex-world champion Max Euwe also competed.

These games also refute your claim above about eight-year sabbaticals.

http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pgn...

Jun-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Many players took 'sabbaticals' from the game during WWII. Pretty dang tough way to have a 'break' from chess, and Kitto's memory deserves better than to be slagged by some cavalier, supercilious commentary.
Jun-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <As you are a chessgames.com editor...>

A mere unpaid volunteer editor....verily, the harvest is great, the labourers are few.

<...have made adverse comments about Kitto...>

That's a matter of opinion.

<I suggest you initiate including in chessgames.com the games of Paignton 1951...>

Did it occur that I may be busy with other matters?

<which are easily accessible on Britbase>

There being no restrictions on the submission of games, may I suggest you do it yourself?

Jun-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  roberts partner: <Did it occur that I may be busy with other matters?> You have chosen to spend your time slagging off Kitto's memory by falsifying chess history.
Jun-04-19  Nosnibor: <Roberts partner> I believe that Kitto shared first place with Euwe at the 1948 Plymouth Congress.
Jun-04-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  roberts partner: <I believe that Kitto shared first place with Euwe at the 1948 Plymouth Congress.>

Correct! I was there, playing in the humble ambiance of Reserves B or something like that.

Jun-04-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  roberts partner: 'Sabbatical' (see above)
Plymouth 1948
1 M. Euwe 5
2 F. E. A. Kitto 5
3 G. Wood 4½
4 D. M. Horne 3½
5 A. R. B. Thomas 3
6 W. Winter 3
7 Dr. P. M. List 2½
8 R. M. Bruce 1½

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