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Thomas Loyd
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1855 to 1861
Overall record: +4 -5 =0 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C44 King's Pawn Game (4 games)
C52 Evans Gambit (2 games)

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(born Sep-08-1830, died Mar-07-1914, 83 years old) United States of America

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<The Loyd boys did not learn chess from their father, but they picked it up on the Delaware River steamboats while going from their home in Bordentown to Philadelphia. They often made the trip with their father on his business expeditions. The captain and the deck hands on the boats played chess on their excursions, and they taught the game to the Loyd boys.

Mr. Thomas Loyd still has an old copy of "Games at Chess" played by Philidor, published by Walker in London, 1835, which he bought at an auction in Philadelphia for ten cents. This was the first chess book that he and his brothers owned and after they had mastered its contents, they used it pages to record their own games, many of which were played blindfold. Sam's older bother Thomas remembers in the early 40's attending the Chinese Museum in 9th St. below Chestnut. Here Kempel's Chess Automaton exhibited daily. It had been invented in Vienna in 1769 and was destroyed by fire in Philadelphia, July 5, 1854. Their cousin Loyd Smith played the automation successfully for several years.>

Source: The Problem, 28 March 1914, p7

<Thomas Loyd died March 7, 1914, at his home in Plainfield, N. J., where he had resided for many years. He was the oldest of the three brothers, Thomas Loyd, Isaac S. Loyd and the celebrated Sam Loyd. He was the chess player of the family and started the chess meetings at the rooms of the New York Society Library with Perrin and Hazeltine many years ago.>
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 1914.04.05, Magazine Section, p7

Brothers: Isaac S Loyd and Sam Loyd

Last updated: 2020-05-09 13:14:45

 page 1 of 1; 9 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Loyd vs F Perrin 0-1451855Loyd - Perrin First MatchC53 Giuoco Piano
2. F Perrin vs T Loyd 0-1301855Loyd - Perrin First MatchC52 Evans Gambit
3. T Loyd vs F Perrin 0-1311855Loyd - Perrin First MatchC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
4. T Loyd vs F Perrin  0-1221855Loyd - Perrin First MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
5. T Loyd vs F Perrin 1-0361855Loyd - Perrin First MatchD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. F Perrin vs T Loyd 1-0231855Loyd - Perrin First MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
7. T Loyd vs I Loyd 1-0271856New York, Blindfold Game (Thomas)C44 King's Pawn Game
8. T Loyd vs I Loyd  1-0291856New York, Blindfold Game (Thomas)C44 King's Pawn Game
9. J A Leonard vs T Loyd 1-0311861New York, USAC52 Evans Gambit
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Jan-02-10  waustad: It appears that he was Sam's brother.

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