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Harris Kirkland Handasyde

Harris Kirkland Handasyde

English chess player
Harris Kirkland Handasyde
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Intro English chess player
Was Chess player
From United Kingdom
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 March 1877, East Lothian, United Kingdom
Death 24 May 1935 (aged 58 years)
Star sign Pisces
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Biography

Harris Kirkland Handasyde (11 March 1877 – 24 May 1935) was a Scottish chess player.

Biography

Harris Kirkland Handasyde was born in Scotland in East Lothian County. He spent his youth in British East Africa, where he first served as an officer during the World War I. Later he continued his service at homeland. In 1915, Harris Kirkland Handasyde shared the 1st – 3rd place in Scottish Chess Championship, but did not win the title in an additional tournament. In 1923, he shared the 1st – 3rd place in the Edinburgh Chess Club Championship, but again did not win the title of champion in an additional tournament. In the same year, he won the Scottish Chess Team Championship Richardson Cup with the Edinburgh Chess Club. In 1924, Harris Kirkland Handasyde represented the British team in 1st unofficial Chess Olympiad. In 1926, he retired from the army and moved to Paris. Harris Kirkland Handasyde took an active part in the life of the British Chess Club in Paris, becoming its first president, and several times participated in the Paris Chess Championships (1925, 1926, 1927, 1930). He died of myocardial infarction.

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https://www.chessscotland.com/documents/history/1915champ.htm
https://www.chessscotland.com/documents/archiveresults/rcup1923.htm
https://www.chessscotland.com/documents/history/biographies/handasyde.htm
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=91203
https://www.365chess.com/players/HK._Handasyde
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