Walter Penn Shipley, Philadelphia's Friend of Chess
Walter Penn Shipley was crucial to the development of chess in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His contributions were very great. He organized correspondence chess in the United States in the 1890s, became a talented player and dangerous opponent, and a friend and supporter of world champions and contenders. He served as the treasurer of the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia and later as the clubs president at the height of its power and prestige. This work is a complete biography and games collection of Walter Penn Shipley. It draws from such original documents as personal correspondence with great chess players of his era (Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Pillsbury and others), detailed Shipley family records, and extensive research conducted in contemporary newspapers, journals and magazines. The book contains approximately 250 games (most of them annotated), with about 250 positional diagrams.
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American Chess Bulletin attack Bampton better bishop Black bxc3 Bxc5 bxc6 Bxd5 Bxe5 Bxf6 Capablanca champion Chess Association chess column Chess Magazine chess player contest continuation correspondence chess cxd4 cxd5 d-pawn December defeated diagram draw dxc5 dxe4 dxe5 Emanuel Lasker event exd5 finished followed Franklin Championship Franklin Chess Club French Defense Friends Gambit Germantown Inquirer column January Kemeny Kemeny's annotations kingside knight Lasker later line of play Manhattan Chess Club mate Mercantile Library Mordecai Morgan Nc3 Nf6 Nf3 Nc6 November Nxd4 Nxd5 Nxe4 Nxe5 opponent pawn Pennsylvania Petroff Defense Philadelphia Chess Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia Ledger Pillsbury position queen Queen's Gambit Declined queenside Qxd4 Qxd5 Reichhelm Reichhelm's annotations reply rook round Ruy Lopez score scrapbook Shipley wrote Shipley's Shipley's annotations Showalter Sicilian Defense simultaneous exhibition Steinitz Stuart Robinson text move tournament Tourney Voigt W.P. Shipley Walter Penn Shipley White York