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Richard Griffith
Number of games in database: 22
Years covered: 1896 to 1924
Overall record: +9 -5 =8 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-22-1872, died Dec-11-1955, 83 years old) United Kingdom

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Co-author, with John Herbert White, of 'Modern Chess Openings'. He was British champion in 1912.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R C Griffith vs E Lawton  1-0191896City of London CC - United Universities mC11 French
2. R C Griffith vs W Gunston 1-0371902LondonC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Lasker vs R C Griffith  ½-½301908Simul, 20bC42 Petrov Defense
4. R C Griffith vs G Hawkins 1-0151909Middlesex v Essex mC26 Vienna
5. R C Griffith vs J Mahood  0-1351910Kent - Ireland corr mC56 Two Knights
6. R C Griffith vs H B Uber  ½-½431912BCF-ch 9thC26 Vienna
7. A West vs R C Griffith  0-1341912BCF-ch 9thD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. R C Griffith vs H Jacobs  1-0621912BCF-ch 9thD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Yates vs R C Griffith  ½-½671912BCF-ch 9thB15 Caro-Kann
10. R C Griffith vs F E Hamond 1-0631912BCF-ch 9thB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
11. V L Wahltuch vs R C Griffith  ½-½601912BCF-ch 9thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. R C Griffith vs S W Billings 1-0261912BCF-ch 9thC24 Bishop's Opening
13. R C Griffith vs S W Billings 1-0261912BCF-ch 9thC24 Bishop's Opening
14. H G Cole vs R C Griffith  1-0311912BCF-ch 9thB15 Caro-Kann
15. R C Griffith vs J Davidson  1-0181914EnglandC55 Two Knights Defense
16. Reshevsky vs R C Griffith 1-0301920Blindfold gameC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Yates vs R C Griffith  ½-½371920Hastings 1920/21C49 Four Knights
18. R Scott vs R C Griffith  1-0311921Hastings 1920/21D02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. R C Griffith vs Yates 0-1521921Hastings 1920/21D05 Queen's Pawn Game
20. R C Griffith vs R Scott  ½-½391921Hastings 1920/21C12 French, McCutcheon
21. J Goud vs R C Griffith  ½-½251923Utrecht-HastingsC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
22. R C Griffith vs MacDonald  ½-½181924corrC24 Bishop's Opening
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  Benzol: Richard Clewin Griffith
Born 22nd July 1872 in London
Died 11th December 1955 in Hendon, London.
He was British champion in 1912.
Jun-02-09  myschkin: . . .

Also in 1912, he was the original co-author with John Herbert White of the famous chess book, Modern Chess Openings, which has gone into many editions up to the present day.

He was the editor of the British Chess Magazine, 1920–1937 and again for some months in 1940.

During WW II Griffith was the honorary treasurer of the British Chess Federation, and a member of its council and executive.

Educated at Charterhouse School, he became a metallurgist for an assaying company.

Photo (1912):

Jul-22-12  brankat: A co-author of the original MCO, for many years the editor of the British Chess Magazine. These are major contributions to both, chess theory and chess journalism.

R.I.P. Mr.Griffith.

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