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Edward Guthlac Sergeant
E G Sergeant 

Number of games in database: 206
Years covered: 1896 to 1960
Overall record: +55 -91 =57 (41.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C77 C84 C79 C72 C66
 Sicilian (21) 
    B60 B45 B73 B83 B43
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C84 C87 C97 C91
 Alekhine's Defense (8) 
    B02 B05 B03
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B18 B15 B10 B17
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C14 C15 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (36) 
    D63 D60 D61 D50 D67
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C84 C77 C67 C73 C78
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D00 D04 D02 A45 D05
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C29 C26 C28
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C84 C87 C98 C86
 English (4) 
    A13 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant, 1908 0-1
   J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1946 1/2-1/2
   A Gibaud vs E G Sergeant, 1919 0-1
   W Skillicorn vs E G Sergeant, 1922 0-1
   J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1935 0-1
   F J Lee vs E G Sergeant, 1908 0-1
   E G Sergeant vs F Senneck, 1946 1-0
   E G Sergeant vs Tartakower, 1924 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1920)
   Hastings 1929/30 (1929)
   British Championship (1938)
   Margate (1935)
   Hastings 1926/27 (1926)
   Hastings 1924/25 (1924)
   Hastings 1928/29 (1928)
   British Championship (1908)
   British Championship (1931)
   British Championship (1952)
   British Championship (1959)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1926/27 by suenteus po 147
   Margate 1935 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings 1929/30 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-03-1881, died Nov-16-1961, 79 years old) United Kingdom

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Edward Guthlac Sergeant was born in Crowland, England. He was London champion in 1951 and passed away in Kingston upon Thames in 1961.

His cousin Philip W Sergeant also played chess.

Wikipedia article: Edward Guthlac Sergeant

Last updated: 2022-03-20 17:12:07

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Blackburne vs E G Sergeant  0-1261896SimulC21 Center Game
2. Blackburne vs E G Sergeant  ½-½291898Simul, 17bC50 Giuoco Piano
3. Blackburne vs E G Sergeant  0-1251899Simul, 22bC44 King's Pawn Game
4. E G Sergeant vs G Wainwright  0-1291907British ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. E G Sergeant vs A J Mackenzie  1-0261907British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
6. T Kelly vs E G Sergeant  1-0431907British ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. A K Robinson vs E G Sergeant  ½-½49190810th Anglo-American Cable MatchC77 Ruy Lopez
8. H E Atkins vs E G Sergeant  ½-½271908British ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. E G Sergeant vs W Ward  0-1451908British ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. E G Sergeant vs Blackburne 0-1251908British ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
11. F J Lee vs E G Sergeant 0-1281908British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A J Mackenzie vs E G Sergeant  0-1421908British ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. E G Sergeant vs J H Blake  ½-½481908British ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. E G Sergeant vs H W Shoosmith  0-1261908British ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant 0-1281908British ChampionshipD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. R Lean vs E G Sergeant 1-0301908British ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
17. E G Sergeant vs Gunsberg  ½-½561908British ChampionshipC28 Vienna Game
18. R P Michell vs E G Sergeant  0-1421908British ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. S Mlotkowski vs E G Sergeant  0-162190911th Anglo-American Cable MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
20. E G Sergeant vs A J Mackenzie  ½-½241909British ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
21. F J Lee vs E G Sergeant  1-0261909British ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. E G Sergeant vs Yates  ½-½681909British ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. R P Michell vs E G Sergeant  1-0411909British ChampionshipD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
24. E G Sergeant vs J H Blake  0-1511909British ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
25. E G Sergeant vs W Ward  0-1381909British ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-13-08  myschkin: . . .

According to Bill Wall he was a civil servant, like other chess masters e.g. Oldrich Duras , Wilhelm Hanstein or Philip Stuart Milner-Barry .

Dec-03-08  brankat: The Bio says he was London Champion in 1951. At the age of 70!?

R.I.P. Mr.E.G.Sergeant.

Apr-15-10  morphyesque: Bruce Hayden wrote an appreciation of E G Sergeant in the March 1962 issue of the B.C.M. Edward Guthlac Sergeant had only retired three months (before his death) from his life's work at the Inland Revenue where he had been awarded the O.B.E. mainly for his textbook "Sergeant On Stamp Duties" which at the time had been a standard reference book.He was born on 3rd December 1881 at Gateshead, Co.Durham.His cousin P.W.Sergeant is most famously remembered for his books of collected games of Rudolph Charousek & Paul Morphy.He played in the British Championship held in London in 1907 where at the age of 25 he tied for second place with J.H.Blackburne, R.P.Michell and G.E.Wainwright.Sergeant apparantly never lost a single league match game during the seven years he played for the Metropolitan chess club.He was not quite up to the great H.E.Atkins standard for in the following year, 1908 at Tunbridge Wells, he could only finish in 7th position with 5 1/2 out of 11 (this was in the days before chess professionals predominated.)Hayden finished his obituary quoting a lovely game EGS played as black against the Rev.W.C.Palmer.It is a Q.G.D.(Pillsbury Attack)in which EGS gives up a pawn for the initiative and ends up with a Q.sac at move 26 mating white at move 28 with a rook.A truly splendid game!
Aug-31-10  Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Sgt. Rock?
Jan-07-12  timhortons: no, sgt pepper.
Nov-17-13  RedShield: Good luck correctly pronouncing his middle name.
Nov-19-13  JonDSouzaEva: St. Guthlac came from Crowland, where Sergeant was born (he was not born in Gateshead). See

As for the pronunciation - I would go for something like "goothlark", but without much emphasis on the "r".

Jul-28-15  morfishine: One thing I like about E G Sergeant is he seemed to never stop getting better. In his early days, he lost a number of "shorties" to admittedly, upper-tier players. But as the years went on, the short losses dropped in frequency and wins became more common as well as draws against the very best
Jul-28-15  zanzibar: He is pictured in a 1925 club group photograph here:

(Scroll down to 2nd picture - Middlesex County Team - English Champions 1925)

Jul-29-15  morfishine: <zanzibar> Great Photo(s)! The 1st photo is priceless
Jul-29-15  zanzibar: Of course, thx to John Saunders for everything on his site.
Dec-03-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edward Sergeant.
Aug-07-18  Nosnibor: He also competed in the 1960 British Championship at almost 79 years of age and after 6 rounds stood with 1 win and five draws.Tiredness then seems to have set in has he lost his next four games and had a draw in the final round.
Sep-20-19  Jean Defuse: ...

see - English Chess Forum:


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  MissScarlett: Daily Mirror, October 10th 1933, p.14:


Hearing of a case adjourned two and a half years ago was completed at Gravesend yesterday, when Edward Guthlac Sergeant, a Civil Servant, of Gloucester-road, Kingston Hill, Surrey, was fined £2 and 10s. costs for driving without due care and attention.

In April, 1931, defendant's car collided with a motor-cycle combination and two persons were injured.

The hearing was originally adjourned so that it would not affect a case in another court.>

Hmmm. Notice the apparent break in his career between 1931 and 1934.

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