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Alfred K Robinson
  
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1889 to 1915
Overall record: +5 -7 =2 (42.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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ALFRED K ROBINSON
(born Oct-19-1849, died Mar-23-1918, 68 years old) United States of America

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Alfred Kent Robinson was born in Brooklyn, New York.(1) He lived with his family in Burlington, New Jersey(2) and later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(1) He drew games against Max Weiss and Karl August Walbrodt. (3)

Sources

(1) American Chess Magazine, March 1898, p. 556, https://archive.org/stream/american...

(2) US Federal Census 1870 and 1880

(3) Rod Edwards, http://www.edochess.ca/players/p125...


 page 1 of 1; 14 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J H Price vs A K Robinson 0-1171889PhiladelphiaC52 Evans Gambit
2. Gunsberg vs A K Robinson 0-1401891Simul, 19bC01 French, Exchange
3. A K Robinson vs Lasker 0-1281892Match seriesB25 Sicilian, Closed
4. Lasker vs A K Robinson 1-0351893Match seriesD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Lasker vs A K Robinson 0-1251893Simul, 19bB01 Scandinavian
6. A K Robinson vs G Simonson 1-0351895Manhattan CC - Franklin CC telegraph mB20 Sicilian
7. A K Robinson vs H Jacobs 0-16218983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchA84 Dutch
8. Lasker vs A K Robinson ½-½431902Simul, 21bC10 French
9. Louis Schmidt vs A K Robinson  0-1311904Manhattan CC - Franklin CCC10 French
10. A K Robinson vs M Morgan 0-1391905?C77 Ruy Lopez
11. G Wainwright vs A K Robinson 1-03119079th Anglo-American Cable MatchC10 French
12. A K Robinson vs E G Sergeant  ½-½49190810th Anglo-American Cable MatchC77 Ruy Lopez
13. Arthur S Meyer vs A K Robinson  1-0551909Manhattan CC - Franklin CC mC10 French
14. M Smith vs A K Robinson  1-0551915Manhattan CC - Franklin CCA84 Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-08  myschkin: . . .
Alfred K. Robinson (1849-1918)

Drawing:
http://tinyurl.com/5wy6mk
(Public Ledger, Philadelphia
February 23, 1898)

Mar-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Robinson did not learn to play chess until the age of 30. He was a prosperous real estate broker, which limited his opportunities to participate in tournaments.

Kurt Landsberger, "The Steinitz papers:
letters and documents of the first world chess champion", McFarland Publishing, 2002

Sep-02-14  zanzibar: <A. K. Robinson was born in Brooklyn, October 19, 1849. Since 1870 he has been a resident of Philadelphia, and has taken a prominent position in chess circles of that city. He has drawn games with Wal- brodt and Weiss, and in tournament play at the Franklin Chess Club he won the championship in 1887.>

https://archive.org/stream/american...

Maybe there's more here:

https://play.google.com/books/reade...

(Certainly more about tournaments he played in)

Sep-02-14  zanzibar: An updated direct link to his portrait (see <myschkin> above):

http://www.chessarch.com/gallery/In...

Sep-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...

http://interactive.ancestry.com/245..., "68 ys" = born 1849.

He lived in Beverly, Burlington, New Jersey in both 1870 and 1880 according to the censuses.

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