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Hector William Shoosmith
Number of games in database: 60
Years covered: 1900 to 1908
Overall record: +23 -29 =8 (45.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1877, died Mar-31-1912, 34 years old) United Kingdom

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Hector William Shoosmith was born in 1877 in Watford, England. He passed away in 1912 in Ramsgate, England.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Dobell vs H W Shoosmith  1-0291900Hastings - Brighton mD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. J Mortimer vs H W Shoosmith  0-1461904LondonC50 Giuoco Piano
3. H W Shoosmith vs O C Mueller  1-0301904LondonD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Mason vs H W Shoosmith  ½-½561904LondonC50 Giuoco Piano
5. H W Shoosmith vs Blackburne 0-1491904LondonD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. F Brown vs H W Shoosmith  0-1341904LondonC77 Ruy Lopez
7. H W Shoosmith vs Gunsberg  1-0251904LondonD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Teichmann vs H W Shoosmith  0-1371904LondonC46 Three Knights
9. H W Shoosmith vs L Van Vliet  0-1261904LondonD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
10. P S Leonhardt vs H W Shoosmith  1-0231904LondonC42 Petrov Defense
11. H W Shoosmith vs R Loman  ½-½451904LondonC01 French, Exchange
12. C E C Tattersall vs H W Shoosmith  0-1671904LondonC77 Ruy Lopez
13. H W Shoosmith vs W Napier  0-1341904LondonD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. F J Lee vs H W Shoosmith 0-1611904LondonD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. H W Shoosmith vs A Curnock  1-0441904LondonD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. A J Mackenzie vs H W Shoosmith  0-1391904LondonD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. H W Shoosmith vs W H Gunston  1-0591904LondonA13 English
18. H W Shoosmith vs P S Leonhardt  0-1321905Shoosmith - Leonhardt mD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. H W Shoosmith vs A J Mackenzie 1-0281905British ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. R P Michell vs H W Shoosmith  1-0361905British ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. H W Shoosmith vs W C Palmer  ½-½371905British ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. C H Sherrard vs H W Shoosmith 1-0271905British ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
23. H W Shoosmith vs W Ward  0-1721905British ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
24. G Wainwright vs H W Shoosmith  1-0601905British ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
25. H W Shoosmith vs H E Atkins  ½-½421905British ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
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  MissScarlett: The Burnley Gazette, December 17th, 1910, p.11:

<It is sad to learn that Mr. H. W. Shoosmith, who a year or two back was considered one of the most promising Chess-players is this country, is at present in a hospital in Brighton, suffering from pulmonary disease. He has been expecting his discharge from the institution, but is in a destitute condition, and a fund is being raised, with Mr. W. J. Peck, of 36, Smithdown-avenue, Brighton, as hon. treasurer, to afford him the assistance he urgently needs. The Chess history of this oountry, it may be said, affords no such instance of marked talent struggling against difficulties as the record of this young player, and his endeavour to follow up, in feeble health and penury, a career, impossible almost to the strong, for which he felt had the inward ability. Amid the most discouraging circumstances, he has still been "nursing the unoonquerable hope." For him to be compelled now to enter the workhouse were to inflict discredit, it appears to the writer, on English Chess-players as a whole.>

Falkirk Herald, February 28th, 1912, p.7:

<Players who wish to assist Mr H. W. Shoosmith, who is being maintained by chess friends in a home at Ramsgate, are requested to remit donations to Mr Anthony Guest, "Morning Post," London. The case is urgent, Mr Shoosmith being a complete invalid, unable to help himself, and without resources. Mr Guest makes a further special appeal in the "Morning Post.">

Falkrik Herald, April 10th, 1912, p.7:

<We regret to notice the death, on Sunday week, of Mr H. W. Shoosmith, the well-known Brighton player, who has been thus prematurely cut off by consumption, for the treatment of which he has been staying for a long time in a home at Ramsgate. Mr Shoosmith was a brilliant and forcible player, who first took a fine position in the National Tourney held in City of London Club in 1904, and subsequently confirmed it by some excellent work at various British Federation meetings.>

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