SHEFFIELD Chess History

 

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The Sheffield Daily Telegraph of 03/12/1855 carried among its page-one adverts the following:

 

CHESS. – A GENTLEMAN wishes an OPPONENT, with whom he would be happy to exchange Visits. – References if desired. – Address Mr. C. B., at Mr. Holmes’s, 204, Glossop-road.

 

At that time there was probably no convenient chess club in Sheffield other than the Sheffield Athenaeum Chess Club.  The identity of “Mr. C. B.” is none too clear.  The best reasonable guess is probably Charles Birchall, who, with others, attempted in 1857 to establish a “The Sheffield Chess Club”, and by 1859 was a member of the Sheffield Athenaeum Chess Club.

 

 

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