Herbert Rose


Born Canada; graduated McGill University, Montreal 1904; Rhodes Scholar 1904

First-class honour in Greek and Latin, the first university honour conferred on any Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University 1905

Oxford University Champion 1905

Represented Oxford vs. Cambridge, university team matches 1905-8 (+2 =2; draw on Board 1 in 1907)

Represented England vs. USA, universities team cable match 1907 (draw on Board 1 vs. Capablanca)

Professor (1927-53), Chair of Greek at University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Wrote A Handbook of Greek Mythology 1928

Here is Rose's draw with future World Champion Capablanca:

Jose R. Capablanca - Herbert J. Rose

Columbia University (USA) - Oxford University (England), Anglo-American Universities Cable Match, 1907.03.23, Board 1


Contributors: Domenico Accorinti, Alan McGowan. 

Sources: Toronto Globe and Mail, 1905.05.11; 

A Century of British Chess by Philip W. Sergeant, London, Hutchinson & Co., 1934, p.352-3; 

Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings by Bruce Hayden, London, Arco, 1960, p.7 (foreward by Harry Golombek), p.155-8; 

British Chess Magazine, 1961, p.254; 

The Unknown Capablanca by David Hooper and Dale Brandreth, Batsford, 1975, p.101, Game 104, referencing American Chess Bulletin, 1907, p.95; 

Edward Winter's chess history web site, quoting 'What Happened to Rose?' by Bruce Hayden, Chess Review, 1955.01, p.27, 

and the reply by Leonard Barden, Chess Review, 1955.05, p.129.

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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