F.G. Hamilton-Russell: the man and the Cup – some history

I am grateful to Martin Smith of The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog for sending me copies (see below) of the Hon F.G. Hamilton-Russell’s obituary and also of an article about him in The British Chess magazine dated June 1926.

Amongst the highlights are the June 1926 article in the BCM refering to “The excellent competition among London social and political clubs” and the obituary noting: “At his suggestion a competition was arranged for the great London clubs (not chess) in which the RAC, Authors, National Liberal, Reform, Carlton, and others played. For many seasons he brought out a booklet giving the complete results. He played for The Athenaeum and many of the matches took place at his London residence, 3 Cambridge Gate, N.W.”

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