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Herbert William Trenchard
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1890 to 1905
Overall record: +7 -35 =13 (24.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-08-1857, died Apr-15-1934, 76 years old) United Kingdom

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Herbert William Trenchard was born in Thorncombe, England. He passed away in London, England in 1934.

note: Trenchard played consultation chess on the teams of Hoffer / Trenchard and Bird / H W Trenchard.

Wikipedia article: Herbert William Trenchard

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Gunston vs H W Trenchard  ½-½301890British CC-CambridgeC67 Ruy Lopez
2. Lasker vs H W Trenchard 0-1391890Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
3. Didier vs H W Trenchard 0-1461891British CC - Grand Cercle and Cercle des EchecsC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
4. Loman vs H W Trenchard  ½-½331894MatchC26 Vienna
5. Loman vs H W Trenchard  1-0401894MatchC67 Ruy Lopez
6. H W Trenchard vs Loman  0-1481894MatchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. H W Trenchard vs Loman  0-1261894MatchC71 Ruy Lopez
8. Loman vs H W Trenchard  1-0411894MatchC67 Ruy Lopez
9. N van Lennep vs H W Trenchard  1-0341897City of London CC - North London mD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. F Wildman vs H W Trenchard  ½-½421897City of London CC - Yorkshire telephone mC26 Vienna
11. H W Trenchard vs J A Galbreath 1-06018983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Schiffers vs H W Trenchard ½-½821898ViennaC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
13. H W Trenchard vs Tarrasch 0-1401898ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Alapin vs H W Trenchard 1-0381898ViennaC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
15. H W Trenchard vs K A Walbrodt 0-1681898ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Burn vs H W Trenchard  1-0491898ViennaD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
17. Chigorin vs H W Trenchard  1-0371898ViennaC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
18. H W Trenchard vs D G Baird  ½-½581898ViennaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. H Caro vs H W Trenchard ½-½491898ViennaC55 Two Knights Defense
20. H W Trenchard vs Lipke  ½-½261898ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. H W Trenchard vs Halprin ½-½651898ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Maroczy vs H W Trenchard  1-0551898ViennaC46 Three Knights
23. H W Trenchard vs Steinitz  0-1461898ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. G Marco vs H W Trenchard  1-0231898ViennaC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
25. H W Trenchard vs Schlechter 0-1311898ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-07-04  mjk: This is rather unkind, but do you suppose this guy is really N.N.?
May-27-09  Sem: A meagre stub for a man who beat the great Lasker. Herbert Trenchard took some prizes in British tournaments, and participated in the famous Kaiser-Jubilaeumsturnier, Vienna 1898, won by Tarrsch and Pillsbury. Trenchard finished 19th.
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  whiteshark: <Sem: <Trenchard finished 19th.>> i.e. last.

Crosstable, pictures, games.-->

Jul-18-09  Sem: <whiteshark> thanks. How I would have loved to bring up the rear, having beaten Lasker!
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  keypusher: <Sem> Lasker didn't play at Vienna 1898. I assume this was a casual game?

Lasker vs H W Trenchard, 1890

Sep-02-10  GrahamClayton: Here is a nice attacking game by Trenchard:

[Event "Casual game"]
[Site "London, England"]
[Date "1897.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Trenchard, Herbert William"]
[Black "Mocatta, A"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 e4 4. d3 ♘f6 5. dxe4 ♗c5 6. ♗b5+ c6 7. dxc6 ♕a5+ 8. ♘c3 bxc6 9. ♗d3 ♘g4 10. ♘h3 O-O 11. ♕e2 ♕b6 12. ♗d2 ♕xb2 13. ♖b1 ♕a3 14. ♖b3 ♕a5 15. f5 ♘e5 16. ♘f4 ♘a6 17. ♘cd5 ♕xa2 18. ♘f6+ gxf6 19. ♕h5 ♕a1+ 20. ♔e2 ♕xh1 21. ♗c4 ♕g1 22. ♖g3+ ♔h8 23. ♘g6+ fxg6 24. ♕xh7+ ♔xh7 25. ♖h3+ ♔g7 26. ♗h6+ 1-0

Sep-02-10  Nosnibor: Whiteshark. According to the official records Trenchard did not finish last.In 20th place was Schwarz on 0 points having lost his first 19 games ( not quite as bad as Colonel Moreau!).He defaulted all of his remaining 19 games on the second double round of the event.
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  whiteshark: <Nosnibor> Thanks for pointing out. Indeed, Adolf Schwarz withdrew after playing 8 games. I think there is a rule or a habit that leaving a tournament in the first half leads to a cancellation of all results and a delisting in the crosstable. So here 19th place seems to be the last place.
Sep-02-10  Nosnibor: Whiteshark. I agree that those rules apply now but not in 1898.My score table is taken from Maroczy`s best games (German edition)
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  whiteshark: <Nosnibor> says "<The aging Schwarz left the tournament during round eight. His games were cancelled at the end of the first cycle.>"

<cancelled> is the key word. I'd guess Maroczy's biographer was 'over-accurately' here.

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  MissScarlett: The Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette, April 17th 1934, p.6:


Mr Herbert William Trenchard, formerly an international chess player - he once took part in a chess match played by cable between England and Australia [sic] - has died at the National Liberal Club, aged 76.

Mr Trenchard, who had lived a secluded life at the club for 40 years, was managing director of John G, Webb and Company, Limited, mineral water manufacturers, of Bond Street, Vauxhall, London, and little is known of his history or relatives.>

Jul-10-17  zanzibar: Winter has a nice photo of him, C.N. 9643, but it's unsourced.

Does anybody know where the photo of him is from, or know of any other photos?


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