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William M De Visser
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1880 to 1922
Overall record: +9 -7 =4 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-05-1855, died Dec-04-1923, 68 years old) United States of America

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William Moralis de Visser was a charter member of the Manhattan Chess Club, an expert player and organizer. In 1899, he won the New York State Chess Championship.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Golmayo vs W M De Visser  0-1321880New York gameC45 Scotch Game
2. W M De Visser vs D G Baird  1-0571880USA-05.Congress-BC59 Two Knights
3. W M De Visser vs H Thompson  ½-½471880USA-05.Congress-BC53 Giuoco Piano
4. W M De Visser vs F M Teed  0-1381881Manhattan CC Handicap tC42 Petrov Defense
5. C Golmayo vs W M De Visser  0-1321883New York gameC45 Scotch Game
6. Steinitz vs W M De Visser  1-0311892Steinitz Blind Simul 3b, BrooklynB01 Scandinavian
7. W M De Visser vs Lasker 0-1381892Exhibition gameB32 Sicilian
8. Lasker vs W M De Visser 1-0221892Exhibition gameC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
9. W M De Visser vs Lasker 0-1291893USA gameC44 King's Pawn Game
10. Lasker vs W M De Visser ½-½301893Simul, 15bB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. W M De Visser vs S Ricardo-Rocamora  0-1261894New York City CC-Brooklyn CCC45 Scotch Game
12. W M De Visser vs Taubenhaus  1-0281894Offhand GameC25 Vienna
13. Lasker vs W M De Visser 1-0411894Simul, 18bB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. W M De Visser vs J Congdon  1-0291895Casual gameC00 French Defense
15. A Hunter vs W M De Visser  ½-½261895Manhattan CC - British CC cable mC21 Center Game
16. W M De Visser vs J Kaiser  1-0361897Franklin CC - Manhattan CC telegraph mB32 Sicilian
17. Janowski vs W M De Visser ½-½501899Janowski Exhibition Series at Manhattan Chess ClubB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
18. W M De Visser vs W P Shipley 1-0301900Manhattan CC - Franklin CC mB20 Sicilian
19. Lasker vs W M De Visser 0-1331902Simul, 24bC39 King's Gambit Accepted
20. W M De Visser vs L W Jennings 1-061922Metropolitan Chess LeagueC44 King's Pawn Game
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May-02-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Here's a drawing of Mr. de Visser:

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  GrahamClayton: 1899 New York State chess champion, and member of the Brooklyn Chess Club.
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  GrahamClayton: Short biography and some games can be found at:

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  GrahamClayton: Portrait photo:
Jun-05-17  zanzibar: A very nice, and fun, attacking game by De Visser:


[Event "Manhattan--Franklin CC team match"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA USA "]
[Date "1900.05.30"]
[Round "-"]
[White "De Visser, William M."]
[Black "Shipley, Walter Penn"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B20"]
[EventDate "1900.05.28"]
[Source "BDE 1900.07.12 p15"]
[Notes "Annotations in source by De Visser"]

1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3 e5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.axb4 Bxb4 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.Qe2 O-O 8.O-O d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nd4 11.Qd3 Nf4 12.Qe4 Nfe2+ 13.Bxe2 Bf5 14.Qe3 Nxc2 15.Qf4 Nxa1 16.Qxf5 Qc7 17.Bb2 Nb3 18.Bd3 g6 19.Ng4 Bc3 20.Qf6 Bxf6 21.Nxf6+ Kg7 22.Ne8+ Kg8 23.Nxc7 Rad8 24.Be4 Nxd2 25.Nxd2 Rxd2 26.Bc3 Re2 27.Nd5 f5 28.Bd3 Ra2 29.Bc4 Ra4 30.Ne7# 1-0


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  MissScarlett: Why submit the game and post it here? Didn't I already command you not to do this?
Jun-05-17  zanzibar: <MissS> let's break this into two parts...

<Why submit the game and post it here?>

A reasonable question, fully deserving a reply.

<Didn't I already command you not to do this?>

Why, yes indeed, you did.



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  MissScarlett: He married Eugenie, the daughter of Charles A Gilberg, as revealed by the January 1905 <ACB>, p.9. She inherited her father's chess library upon the death of her mother.
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  jnpope: The death notice in the <Brooklyn Daily Eagle>, 1923.12.05, p2, gives his middle name as Moralis. Bio updated.
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  Stonehenge: His grave:

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