Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Chess Games of Crakanthorp - Forgotten Master from Australia

These are eight newspaper scans about chess player S. Crakanthorp. You can read the article on  and in Wikipedia.

"Spencer Crakanthorp (born Feb-17-1885, died Aug-01-1936) Australia, He was Australian Champion in 1923-24, 1925-26, 1926 and 1927. Son of Lawrence Spencer Crakanthorp, he was also the father-in-law of Cecil John Seddon Purdy and the grandfather of John Spencer Purdy. He passed away in Sydney in 1936." -

The article was a little bit confusion in which some did not tell which Crakanthorp it was. I left this for chess historian to examine.

Here's the articles:

The Sidney morning herald 1904-06-11 CG Watson vs L.S. Crakanthorp
Ruy Lopez

The Sidney morning herald 1913-08-08 W. Samuel Viner vs Spencer Crakanthorp Australia Championship Chess

the Sidney Morning Herald 1931-04-16 Crakanthorp vs Bunyan

The Sidney Morning Herald 1935-05-09 Koshnitsky vs Spencer Crakanthorp new game
Dutch Defence

the Sidney morning herald 1935-09-02 S. Crakanthorp vs G. Koshnitsky
Queen's Indian Defence

the Sidney morning herald 1935-10-23 W.J. Greenfield vs S. Crakanthorp
Alekhine Defence

The Sidney Morning Herald 1951-03-25 Crakanthorp vs Hill
Vienna Game

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