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Henry Hosmer
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1870 to 1874
Overall record: +20 -7 =2 (72.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-07-1837, died Jan-01-1892, 54 years old) United States of America

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Henry Hosmer was one of the leading American players in the 1870s. Chess tournaments were rare in his day, and he is known to have played in only two significant tournaments. In the 2nd American Chess Congress (1871), held in Cleveland, Hosmer finished second, scoring 12 out of 16 possible points in a double round robin format, behind George Henry Mackenzie, who scored 14 points. In the 3rd American Chess Congress (1874), held in Chicago, he again finished second to Mackenzie, this time scoring 8-2 while Mackenzie scored 8.5.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Hosmer vs M Judd  0-1271870Hosmer - JuddC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. M Judd vs H Hosmer  0-1191870Hosmer - JuddC51 Evans Gambit
3. H D Smith vs H Hosmer  0-15218712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandB40 Sicilian
4. H Hosmer vs H D Smith  0-15218712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC44 King's Pawn Game
5. W B Haughton vs H Hosmer 0-15918712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC41 Philidor Defense
6. H Hosmer vs M Judd  ½-½3818712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC77 Ruy Lopez
7. M Judd vs H Hosmer 0-13918712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandB40 Sicilian
8. Mackenzie vs H Hosmer 1-01518712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC77 Ruy Lopez
9. H Hosmer vs P Ware  0-14418712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC51 Evans Gambit
10. H Hosmer vs A Johnston 1-02018712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC01 French, Exchange
11. H Hosmer vs W B Haughton 1-02418712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC33 King's Gambit Accepted
12. P Ware vs H Hosmer  1-04318712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandA80 Dutch
13. Mackenzie vs H Hosmer 0-16018712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC15 French, Winawer
14. H Hosmer vs Mackenzie ½-½4918712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC38 King's Gambit Accepted
15. A Johnston vs H Hosmer 0-12818712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC44 King's Pawn Game
16. F H Elder vs H Hosmer 0-15718712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandA03 Bird's Opening
17. H Harding vs H Hosmer 0-11718712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandA20 English
18. M Judd vs H Hosmer  0-17218712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. H Hosmer vs F H Elder  1-03118712nd American Chess Congress, ClevelandC67 Ruy Lopez
20. H Kennicott vs H Hosmer  0-13218743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoB20 Sicilian
21. H Hosmer vs H Kennicott 1-02918743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
22. H Hosmer vs M Judd  0-15618743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC45 Scotch Game
23. M Judd vs H Hosmer 0-12118743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC50 Giuoco Piano
24. Mackenzie vs H Hosmer 1-03018743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. H Hosmer vs Mackenzie 1-04718743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC33 King's Gambit Accepted
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  keypusher: Here's to the second-best (I assume) chessplayer born in the U.S. in 1837.
Jun-24-11  DanielBryant: Eric Hosmer is a future MLB superstar. He's the most exciting hitter we've had in Kansas City maybe since George Brett.
Mar-07-16  zanzibar: More about this player:

Aptly titled.

Mar-08-16  zanzibar: <It then speaks of Max Judd as "Champion of the West," a title which Mr. Judd has always conceded to Mr. Henry Hosmer, of Chicago.>

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