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Charles Locock
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1882 to 1899
Overall record: +9 -20 =12 (36.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-27-1862, died May-13-1946, 83 years old) United Kingdom

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Charles Dealtry Locock was born in Brighton, England. He won the British Amateur Championship in 1887 (after a play-off) and passed away in London.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Locock vs E Raymond  ½-½30188210th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC51 Evans Gambit
2. C Locock vs F Morley  ½-½19188311th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC10 French
3. F Morley vs C Locock  ½-½27188311th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC45 Scotch Game
4. W Pollock vs C Locock  1-0361883Counties CA Congress Class 2, Div. 2C29 Vienna Gambit
5. C Locock vs F Morley 1-033188412th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC10 French
6. C Locock vs W Pollock  0-1291884Counties CA Congress Class 1, Div. 2C77 Ruy Lopez
7. J G Cunningham vs C Locock  0-1221885City of London CC - Universities mC70 Ruy Lopez
8. J D Roberts vs C Locock  1-048188513th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC70 Ruy Lopez
9. H Gwinner vs C Locock  1-033188614th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC50 Giuoco Piano
10. W C Spens vs C Locock 1-0211887LondonC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
11. C Locock vs Mackenzie  0-15318884th BCA CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
12. C Locock vs J Mortimer  1-03318884th BCA CongressC67 Ruy Lopez
13. A Skipworth vs C Locock  0-15318884th BCA CongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. C Locock vs Bird  ½-½5818884th BCA CongressC22 Center Game
15. M Weiss vs C Locock  1-04718884th BCA CongressC70 Ruy Lopez
16. Blackburne vs C Locock  ½-½3618884th BCA CongressC70 Ruy Lopez
17. C Locock vs Gunsberg 0-12018884th BCA CongressC67 Ruy Lopez
18. C Locock vs A Rumboll  1-04818884th BCA CongressC13 French
19. Taubenhaus vs C Locock 1-02518884th BCA CongressC37 King's Gambit Accepted
20. C Locock vs Burn  0-13018884th BCA CongressC11 French
21. C E Ranken vs C Locock  0-1201889MatchA07 King's Indian Attack
22. R Loman vs C Locock  1-0271889LondonC70 Ruy Lopez
23. Taubenhaus vs C Locock 1-0181890ManchesterC29 Vienna Gambit
24. C Locock vs Tarrasch 0-1321890ManchesterC70 Ruy Lopez
25. F J Lee vs C Locock  0-1221890ManchesterD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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  Honza Cervenka: Charles Dealtry Locock
Dec-09-03  MoonlitKnight: "Remember that after the exchange it is still your move." - Locock

I think this guy had never heard of zwischenzugs, and if you check out Taubenhaus vs C D Locock, 1890 you'll see what I mean.

Apr-23-08  whiteshark: Today it's Locock's Quote again. :D

<MoonlitKnight> Where is the <zwischenzug> in that game ?

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  MissScarlett: <The names of many of the winners are already familiar to us from the championship but two winners of the Macfie prize are new. Sir Charles Bird Locock (CA silver medal 1906) was the grandson of Queen Victoria’s obstetrician for whom the baronetcy he inherited was created. His brother Charles Dealtry Locock wrote a number of books on croquet, was editor of the CA Gazette until 1915 and was the paid CA Handicapper from 1907 to 1929.>


Jan-30-16  zanzibar: <PERHAPS many players who are inclined to pooh, pooh the efficacy of problem training will be surprised to find that such an expert player, as Mr. Locock has proved himself to be, is equally at home in the sister art. Yet such is the case, and although his fame rests chiefly upon his many brilliant victories in cross-board encounters, the strategetic qualities of his compositions, and the ease and facility with which he penetrates the inmost recesses of problem, have secured him place in the foremost ranks of British problemists. Born in 1862, and educated at Winchester College and University College, Oxford, Mr. Locock early displayed fondness for chess, and for five years he played for Oxford v. Cambridge.

In 1887 he won the amateur championship tournament of the British Chess Association without losing game. In the Masters' International Tournament, held at Bradford in 1888, he scored seven antl half games against very powerful array of talent. The Masters' International Tournament, held at Manchester, in 1890, found him somewhat below par, but in 1801 he won the British Chess Club Handicap without losing game. In 1892 he tied with Bird for fourth prize in the National Masters' Tournament. Emanuel Lasker (then rapidly forcing his way to the throne, so long and honourably held by Wilhelm Steinitz) won the first prize, with score of nine James Mason second, seven and half; Rudolph Loman third, seven and Messrs. Bird and Locock six and half each. Seven others competing.

During the past four years Mr. Locock has played some twenty-six match games without losing one. In team matches he has only lost one since 1886. These include the two telephone matches, British Chess Club v. Liverpool and also the cable match, British Chess Club v. Manhattan Club, 1895, when Mr. Locock, at board three, drew with Mr. A. B. Hodges; and the cable match, British Isles v. United States, March, 1896, when Mr. Locock again drew his game with Mr. E. mes on board five.

Partially owing to want of practice, Mr. Locock is gradually retiring from serious chess, although we trust many years will elapse ere he finally says good-bye to the scene of his triumphs. Life is generali) voted too short for chess, yet, in addition to the sterling work already alluded to, Mr. Locock has found time to edit the well-known excellent chess column in Knowledge, and enrich the already huge store ot problems with many stategetical positions. His "Miraculous Adjudicator" and Three Pawns ending, published in the B.C.M., having been greatly admired by connoisseurs.

Mr. Locock has favoured us with few humorous remarks on what he terms the vice of problemmaking," and with these we conclude our sketch of perhaps the strongest living amateur player-problemist >

"The Chess Bouquet (1897)" p212

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