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William Gibson
W Gibson 
BCM 1932.  
Number of games in database: 62
Years covered: 1910 to 1931
Overall record: +28 -32 =2 (46.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-17-1873, died Mar-27-1932, 58 years old) United Kingdom

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William Gibson, born in Wigtownshire, Scotland was nine times Scottish Champion from 1907 to 1930-31. He passed away in Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1932. and

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 62  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Gibson vs H E Atkins  0-1241910BCF-ch 7thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. W Gibson vs J H Blake 1-0331910BCF-ch 7thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. W Gibson vs Blackburne  0-1331910BCF-ch 7thA56 Benoni Defense
4. W Gibson vs Yates  0-1311912BCF-ch 9thD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. W Gibson vs R P Michell  1-0581912BCF-ch 9thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. W Gibson vs V Wahltuch  ½-½481912BCF-ch 9thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
7. W Schelfhout vs W Gibson 1-0341912British Ch Team - Major Open TeamC46 Three Knights
8. S W Billings vs W Gibson  0-1231912BCF-ch 9thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. A West vs W Gibson  0-1411912BCF-ch 9thD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. W Gibson vs H G Cole  0-1241912BCF-ch 9thD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. H Jacobs vs W Gibson  0-1281912BCF-ch 9thA00 Uncommon Opening
12. J Mahood vs W Gibson 1-0291913BCF-ch 10thC29 Vienna Gambit
13. H Jacobs vs W Gibson  0-1431913BCF-ch 10thA00 Uncommon Opening
14. W Gibson vs H B Uber  1-0431913BCF-ch 10thD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. W Gibson vs R Scott  1-0361913BCF-ch 10thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. W Gibson vs W Gunston  1-0441913BCF-ch 10thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Yates vs W Gibson  1-0361913BCF-ch 10thC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
18. W Gibson vs R P Michell  1-0341913BCF-ch 10thC44 King's Pawn Game
19. D van Foreest vs W Gibson  0-1281914Netherlands v Gt. BritainC53 Giuoco Piano
20. A Gibaud vs W Gibson  1-0361919Hastings MinorC77 Ruy Lopez
21. W Gibson vs A Speijer  0-1491919Hastings MinorD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. C Boyce vs W Gibson  0-1181919Hastings MinorC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
23. W Gibson vs F Wenman 1-0341920Scottish ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. W Gibson vs R Scott  0-1531920Scottish ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
25. E E Middleton vs W Gibson  1-0541920BCF-ch 13thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  Benzol: William Gibson
Born May 1873 in Wigtownshire
Died 27th March 1932 in Giffnock, Renfrewshire
He was Scottish champion in 1907, 1912, 1913-14, 1921, 1922, 1922-23 (after playoff), 1928-29, 1930 and 1930-31.
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  whiteshark: <The future is already here. Its just not evenly distributed.>

--William Gibson

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  GrahamClayton: Gibson was a member of the Glasgow Chess Club, and had the honour not losing to both Capablanca and Alekhine in simul games. The Capablanca game was in 1919, while the Alekhine game was in 1923.
Feb-01-18  Alan McGowan: The corrected link for Gibson's biography on the Chess Scotland site is at In 1919 Gibson and club colleague John Longwill defeated Capablanca in a consultation game. Details can be seen at
May-17-21  Nosnibor: Despite being nine times Scottish Champion there are only two of his games shown here from those events.

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