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Edward Bradford Adams
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1901 to 1938
Overall record: +1 -5 =0 (16.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-28-1878, died Jan-12-1972, 93 years old) United States of America

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Edward Bradford Adams was born in Westport, Connecticut and died in Pasadena, California. He was a member of the Marshall Chess Club in the 1920s and 1930s. He was the President of the Brooklyn Institute Chess Club in the 1930s. Adams frequently competed in the New York State Championship, finishing in 4th place in 1924, 1926, and 1927, 2nd in 1928, 5th in 1929, 9th in 1931, and a tie for 1st in 1934, but lost the play-off to Robert Levenstein.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs E B Adams  1-0321901Simul, 25bC51 Evans Gambit
2. E B Adams vs Henry D Roome 0-11919024th Anglo-American universities cable mD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Carlos Torre vs E B Adams 1-0281924NYSCA chC60 Ruy Lopez
4. Santasiere vs E B Adams 1-0191926?D00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. E B Adams vs B Forsberg  1-0191928New York State Chess Association ChampioshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. A Kreymborg vs E B Adams  1-0341938Manhattan CC - Marshall CC mB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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  Phony Benoni: [Event "Casual game (West Branch YMCA)"]
[Site "Baltimore, Md."]
[Date "1899.12.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round ""]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Adams, E B"]
[Black "Melamet, Prof. D"]
[ECO ""]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 Bb7 9.Ba4 Qd4 10.b4 Qxa1 11.bxa5 Qxb1 12.Bxc6+ Bxc6 13.Qxc6+ Ke7 14.0-0 Qb8 15.Ba3+ Kd8 16.Nxf7# 1-0

Source: Baltimore American, 1899.12.17.

Could this have been Edward Bradford Adams, a New Englander attending Yale at the time? The Baltimore "E. B." was a member of the West Branch YMCA club. and played for it in a match vs. the Baltimore Chess Association on Novmber 24, 1899 [Baltimore American, 1899.12.03].

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  Phony Benoni: The plot thickens. There were at least two chess-players named Edward B. Adams: Edward Bradford Adams, and the Rev. Edward B. Adams of San Diego.

The authorty for this is Edward Bradford himself. In the "American Chess Bulletin" he describes a correspondence match between clubs in Washington and San Diego where both captains were named Edward B. Adams. (SEptember/October 1917, p. 197).

Also, it turns out that the Rev. was the E. B. Adams who was captain of the Yale Chess Team. This is confirmed directly in the "American Chess Bulletin" for September/October 1921, p. 171, in an article on the annual meeting of the Brooklyn Institute Chess Club which Rev. Adams visited.

In addition, the Annual Directory of Yale graduates from 1912 lists only the Rev. E. B. Adams, with degrees in 1901 and 1904. Accordingly, I've deleted the reference to Yale from Walter Bradford's biography.

All this doesn't settle the question of "Baltimore" E. B. Adams, except that it may be Edward Bradford after all. It's not a big move from Baltimore to Washington, and the Rev. seems more associated with Brooklyn.

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  MissScarlett: This site ain't easy. Adams beat Capa twice in simuls, but we only have the game he lost in 9 moves.
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  Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> Was it Bradford who defeated Capablanca twice? We already have one win for Beckley (Capablanca vs Edward Beckley Adams, 1907), and I've just located a second:

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  MissScarlett: A month's a long time in chess history. It was indeed Beckley and the game's already in the DB: Capablanca vs Edward Beckley Adams, 1912 I'm aware this second victory was in 1915, not 1912. That was a typo; correction submitted.
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