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George Edward Wainwright
Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1883 to 1924
Overall record: +38 -35 =10 (51.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-02-1861, died Aug-31-1933, 71 years old) United Kingdom

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George Edward Wainwright was born in Redcar, England. He was British Amateur Champion in 1889 and passed away in Keynsham.

Last updated: 2018-06-29 06:57:32

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Wainwright vs E Raymond 1-037188311th Oxford - Cambridge Varsity mC51 Evans Gambit
2. R Loman vs G Wainwright  1-0361890MatchB25 Sicilian, Closed
3. G Wainwright vs W H Gunston  0-1421890Cambridge CCAC25 Vienna
4. Marshall vs G Wainwright  ½-½6018994th Anglo-American Cable MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. C H Lorch vs G Wainwright  0-1301903City of London chD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. G Wainwright vs Lasker 0-1491903Simul, 20bD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. C H Sherrard vs G Wainwright  1-0351904BCF-ch 1st First Class B Play-OffC78 Ruy Lopez
8. G Wainwright vs Blackburne 1-0571905British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. W H Gunston vs G Wainwright  0-1661905British ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
10. G Wainwright vs H W Shoosmith  1-0601905British ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
11. G Wainwright vs H E Atkins  0-1631905British ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
12. G Bellingham vs G Wainwright  ½-½261905British ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. G Wainwright vs Blackburne 1-0301906British ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. F J Lee vs G Wainwright  ½-½461906British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. G Wainwright vs W C Palmer  0-1281906British ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. A E Mercer vs G Wainwright  0-1601906British ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
17. G Wainwright vs H E Atkins  0-1651906British ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
18. H W Shoosmith vs G Wainwright  1-0281906British ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. G Wainwright vs A K Robinson 1-03119079th Anglo-American Cable MatchC10 French
20. W Ward vs G Wainwright  0-1261907British ChampionshipD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. G Wainwright vs J H Blake  1-0371907British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. G Wainwright vs H Holmes  1-0391907British ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. E G Sergeant vs G Wainwright  0-1291907British ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. G Wainwright vs Blackburne  0-1301907British ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
25. H E Atkins vs G Wainwright  1-0231907British ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-08-08  MichAdams: Was once the proud possessor of a +3 =0 -0 record against the great Capablanca.
Jan-08-08  Ed Trice: Yeah but how many baby teeth did Capablanca still have at the time?
Nov-02-08  jack1501: it would be nice if those games against Capablanca could be posted here
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  MissScarlett: <Was once the proud possessor of a +3 =0 -0 record against the great Capablanca.>

OK, still awaiting the other two.

Nov-02-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, George Wainwright.
Mar-08-18  Jean Defuse: ...

From The British Chess Magazine 1933

Though he had dropped out of chess for some years-practically since he retired from Government service and went to live at Box, Wiltshire - the death of G. E. Wainwright came as a painful shock to his very numerous friends of the past, to whom his bright and mercurial temperament was still a pleasant memory. His achievements at chess are also still vivid in the mind though not, of all, since many of them go back well into the past.

Born in Yorkshire on November 2, 1861, G. E. Wainwright went up to University College, Oxford, in 1880, and in the Michaelmas Term of the following year he was hon. secretary of the O.U.Ch.C. (see an article by his friend C. D. Locock in our January number of the present year), while in 1882 he became president. He played five times for Oxford, a record which he shared with Locock, W. M. Gattie, the Rev. E. H. Kinder, and R. W. (later Sir Richard) Barnett; for in those days there was no such limitation as there is to-day with regard to playing for one's University. He was 6th board in 1881 and 2nd board in 1882-5, scoring in all 4 wins, 2 draws, and one loss. After leaving Oxford he quickly made his mark in metropolitan chess, indeed in English chess generally. In 1889 he won the Newnes Challenge Cup, which was equivalent to the Amateur Championship. In later days he competed in the B.C.F. tournaments for the British Championship in 1905 (when he was 6th), 1906 (equal 3rd), 1907 (eq. 2nd), 1909 (eq. 6th), 1910 (eq. 4th), 1920 (8th), 1921 (eq. 3rd), and 1923 (5th).

At the City of London Chess Club he was always to the fore, and won the championship twice, in 1907 and, after a triple tie, in 1918.

He played in the Anglo-American cable matches five times, in 1899, 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1910, his highest board being 4th in 1909.

Wainwright will be vividly remembered by all his opponents of old for his remarkably rapid play. Yet the present writer remembers one occasion on which Wainwright took three-quarters of an hour over a single move against him - duly apologising afterwards, though the position was exceedingly difficult. Three-quarters of an hour over a whole game was more like his usual style! He was a great springer of ‘wild-cats’ on his adversaries; and his attacks, even when unsound, were very difficult to meet, inspired as they were by a strong personality, very rapid sight of the board, and a healthy confidence. In addition, he had studied the game deeply, beginning in his University days, if not sooner.




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