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Robert Scrivener
Number of games in database: 17
Years covered: 1909 to 1929
Overall record: +5 -10 =2 (35.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-11-1881, died Mar-11-1969, 87 years old) United States of America

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Robert Silas Scrivener won the Mississippi State Championship at the age of 80, in 1961. He served many times as President of the Western Chess Association. In 1963, he was awarded the Master Emeritus title by the USCF.


Last updated: 2017-01-15 14:44:47

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Jefferson vs R Scrivener  1-0201909Memphis CC chC01 French, Exchange
2. R Scrivener vs B Jefferson  1-030191314th Western ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
3. R Scrivener vs J W Fry  0-159191415th Western ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J McClure vs R Scrivener  ½-½62191415th Western ChampionshipD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. B Jefferson vs R Scrivener  1-039191415th Western ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
6. R Scrivener vs E M Cobb  0-135192021st Western ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
7. J T Beckner vs R Scrivener  0-136192021st Western ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
8. R Scrivener vs Ed. Lasker  ½-½36192021st Western ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
9. R Scrivener vs Torre 0-141192425th Western ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. R Scrivener vs N Whitaker 1-042192425th Western ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. M J Maxfield vs R Scrivener  1-0321925Western ChampionsipC01 French, Exchange
12. L H Wight vs R Scrivener 0-191926Western ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
13. H H Hahlbohm vs R Scrivener  1-045192930th Western ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. R Scrivener vs G H Perrine  1-022192930th Western ChampionshipD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. R Scrivener vs J A Anderson  0-162192930th Western ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J Winter vs R Scrivener 1-019192930th Western ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. H Steiner vs R Scrivener  1-042192930th Western ChampionshipE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
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  wordfunph: In 1961, Robert Scrivener won the Mississippi State Championship at the age of 80, the oldest state chess champion.
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  GrahamClayton: <wordfunph>In 1961, Robert Scrivener won the Mississippi State Championship at the age of 80, the oldest state chess champion.

Here is a photo of Scrivener with the trophy, along with a biography:

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  wordfunph: <GrahamClayton> great! thank you.
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  perfidious: <Graham> A heartwarming biography. We've one common opponent at least: Dr Marchand, whom I met when he was in his mid-sixties.

Scrivener died in Nesbit, Mississippi, located between Southaven and Hernando, and rural even today, though only a few miles south of the Memphis airport.

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  Phony Benoni: <perfidious> Then we've had at least one common opponent. I played four games with Marchand.

If fact, I wonder if there is anyone of "our" generation--and the previous--who didn't play Dr. Marchand. The guy got around.

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  perfidious: <PB>: Very good question.

From your list of games, I can add three more common opponents: Finegold, Zaremba and Esserman. The most interesting game of the three was probably against Esserman, from a Winawer Exchange, of all things.

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  Phony Benoni: In this picture from the 1913 Western Championship Scrivener is standing, fourth from the left:

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