Gilbert, John W.

Birth Apr 30, 1837
Leverett, Massachusetts, USA.
Death Feb 12, 1900
Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Nationality USA - United States of America

Last update May 16, 1999
Biographical data
US player.
Original name: Strong, Ellen E.

by Bill Wall
Perhaps the strongest woman player ever. In 1879 she played a correspondence match with one of the strongest correspondence players in the world, George Gossip, and announced mate in 21 moves and mate in 35 moves in their two games. She was known as the Queen of Chess.

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