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The History and The Culture of Chess
Edith Elina Helen Winter-Wood Baird
December 11, 2004
Mrs W. J. Baird published a book called Seven Hundred Chess Problems in
1902 (this book was digitalized by Anders Thulin and is available for free along
with many other chess composition books at his
web site ).
Her father, who died in 1905 at age 87, was a chess player and a problemist, as were her brothers, Thomas Winter-Wood and Carslake Winter-Wood. Eventually her daughter, Lilian, also became a chess problem composer. But Edith was the best of all of them.
In her books, she tended to follow the custom of the day by referring to herself as Mrs. W. J. Baird.
Mrs. Baird published over 2000 chess problems in her lifetime. Although she won many awards, winning first place in the Hackney Mercury three-mover tournament in 1893 was her highest achievement.
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