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Pages: 30. Chapters: People from Blackwell, Derbyshire, People from
Bolsover, People from Clowne, People from Shirebrook, People from
Tibshelf, People from Whitwell, John Hurt, George H. D. Gossip, Les
Jackson, Ray Wilson, Chris Adams, Robert Hendy-Freegard, Thomas
Mitchell, Jack Brown, Alf Pope, Peter Fidler, Tom Williams, Baron
Williams of Barnburgh, Stan Worthington, Charlie Elliott, Joe
Davis, Albert Sykes, Jedediah Buxton, Mark Morris, Bill Leivers,
James Stubbings, Terry Adlington, Jack Kirton, Dennis Jones, Barry
Lyons, Enid Hattersley, Fred Thelonious Baker, John Galley, Harry
Lowe, John Osborne, Walter Keeton, James Simmons, John O'Connor,
Sammy Chessell, Frank Lee, Brian Taylor, Andy Higgins, Oscar Fox,
Daniel Bottom, Elijah Carrington, Samuel Malthouse, Peter Neale,
Ernie England, James Birch, Alf Bennett, William Ellis, Eric Sykes,
Derek Hall, Eric Marsh, Jackie Fisher, Joe Ashley, Ernie Smith,
Charles Lowe, Samuel Hunt, Walter Stubbings, Lemuel Smith. Excerpt:
George Hatfeild Dingley Gossip (December 6, 1841 - May 11, 1907)
was a minor American-English chess master and writer. He competed
in chess tournaments between 1870 and 1895, playing against most of
the world's leading players, but with only modest success. The
writer G. H. Diggle calls him "the King of Wooden Spoonists"
because he usually finished last in strong tournaments. Gossip was
also a noted writer. His treatise The Chess-Player's Manual-A
Complete Guide to Chess, a 900-page tome published in 1874 after
several years of work, was harshly received by the critics, largely
because he had included a number of informal skittles games that he
had (atypically) won against stronger players. As a result, Gossip
developed a lifelong enmity toward chess critics, whom he often
attacked ferociously in his books. However, his 1879 book Theory of
the Chess Openings was well ...
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