Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Wilfred Henry Pratten
Number of games in database: 12
Years covered: 1923 to 1964
Overall record: +6 -5 =1 (54.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Repertoire Explorer

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Wilfred Henry Pratten
Search Google for Wilfred Henry Pratten

(born May-10-1908, died Jul-10-1985, 77 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]

Last updated: 2019-06-08 05:18:47

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Barker vs W Pratten  ½-½511923BCF-ch General Open Section BA20 English
2. A Cannell vs W Pratten  0-1451923BCF-ch General Open Section BA00 Uncommon Opening
3. W Pratten vs W G Perrin  1-0351923BCF-ch General Open Section BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
4. Alekhine vs W Pratten  1-0481923SimulD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. W Pratten vs NN  1-0261923BCF-ch General Open Section BC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. W Pratten vs A Hindell  1-0341923BCF-ch General Open Section BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Vajda vs W Pratten  1-0611923SimulC12 French, McCutcheon
8. Maczynski vs W Pratten 0-1221948PortsmouthC53 Giuoco Piano
9. G Wood vs W Pratten  1-0461949SouthseaD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. A H Knight vs W Pratten 0-1191949SouthseaC52 Evans Gambit
11. Tartakower vs W Pratten  1-0331949SouthseaD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Tal vs W Pratten 1-0241964Simul, 24bC39 King's Gambit Accepted
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Pratten wins | Pratten loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-07-07  DataFly: Wilf Pratten, British Boy Chess Champion (under 18) in 1924 and 1925.

He was one of the founders of Fareham Chess Club in 1947.

Jan-30-09  waustad: Is "A Knight" a real person? It seems likely it is either an alias or a composed game. His losses are for sure against real players.
Apr-21-09  MaczynskiPratten: I very much doubt that A Knight is bogus - his games are against different players, include a win and draw as well as a loss, and don't look spectacular enough to be worth composing. In A Knight vs W Pratten, 1949, Pratten seems to be on the receiving end for much of the game but defends adroitly and scores a counterpunch knockout at the end.
Apr-21-09  MaczynskiPratten: Having been a boys champion himslef, Wilf Pratten then did much to encourage new generations of players by directing the Sir William Dupree boys' chess tournament in Portsmouth for many years. He also helped encourage the then Lord Mayor to set up the corresponding Phyllis Loe chess tournament for girls, which he also directed.
Apr-21-09  MaczynskiPratten: If you have not reached this page via this game, you should of course look at Pratten's wonderful "English Immortal", Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948, with the double rook and queen sacrifice.
Apr-21-09  MaczynskiPratten: Also note that Pratten's entry above does not pick up the consultation game Pachman vs Fawcett / Pratten / Borlan, 1949, where he finishes on the losing side in an entertaining slugfest.
Apr-21-09  Dredge Rivers: His brother George was a great General!
Premium Chessgames Member
  sachistu: Yes <waustad> <MaczynskiPratten>, A Knight is real (and the game, too!). The game referenced (A. Knight - W.H. Pratten is given on page 44 of Roger Paige's book 'Wilfred Henry Pratten - Doyen of Hampshire Chess'.

BCM, 1949 p.141-142 also lists A. Knight, who finished with 4.5 points at Southsea 1949.

May-19-16  Calli: Hampshire Chess has 15 Pretten gsmes:

They give his dates as born 12/8/1906 (Swindon), died 10/7/1985 (Fareham).

Premium Chessgames Member
  Nosnibor: AFAIK The last serious game played by Fawcett was contested against him by myself from the Paignton Congress 1st September 1974. This was in the second round and although it was a seven round event he withdrew after this game. I recall he was at that time in a nursing home and not in the best of health. The game was a Bishop`s Gambit.White: J.K.Robinson Black: W.H.Pratten 1e4,e5.2f4,exf4.3Bc4,Qh4+.4Kf1,d5.5Nf3,Qh5.6Bxd5- ,Nf6.7Nc3,c6.8Bb3,Bg4.9d4,g5.10e5,Bxf3.11Qxf3,Qx- f3+.12gxf3,Nh5.13Ne4,Be7.14Rg1.h6.15Bd2,Nd7.16Re- 1,Kf8.17a4,Ng7.18Ke2,Nf5.19Bc3,Nb6.20Rd1,Ne3.21R- d3,Rg8.22Bd2,Nf5.23c4,Nd7.24c5,Rg6.25Bc2,Rd8.26B- c1,Nb8.27Nd6,Bxd6.28cxd6,c5.29dxc5,Nc6.30Kf2,Nb4- .31Bb1!,Nxd3+.32Bxd3,Re6.33Bxf5,Rxe5.34Bd3,Rxc5.- 35b3,Rc3.36Bc4,Rc2+37Be2,Ke8.38Ba3,Ra2.39Bb4,Kd7- .40Re1,Re8.41Kf1,(sealed move)a6.42Bd3,Re6 ?43Bf5 winning the exchange and the game which went onto another 17 moves.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nosnibor: In my last post I should have stated Pratten and not Fawcett in my first line.
Oct-03-20  Gallicrow: I assume the year was 1984 rather than 1974 Nosnibor?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nosnibor: <Gallicrow> No it was certainly 1974.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC