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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
S.W. Bampton vs D. Stuart
The following game was played back in 1899 and it decided the Franklin Chess Club of Philadelphia Junior Championship. Probably the best known Franklin players of the day were Walter Penn Shipley and Emil Kemeny. The winner of this games was Samuel Warren Bampton (1863-1952) who had the distinction of winning the club's junior championship seven times: 1887, 1892 and 1885 through 1899! According to the Edo Historical Rating site, Bampton's highest rating was achieved in 1896 when he peaked at 2403.