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David Forsyth, (1854–1909)
a Scottish chess editor of the Glasgow Weekly Herald [1] who emigrated to New Zealand. Forsyth created a method for recording chess positions, which was base of Steven Edwards' specification of the Forsyth-Edwards Notation abbreviated as FEN - part of PGN and EPD [2]. Forsyth was mentioned compiling a Go column in the Otago Witness, from February 1902 until March 1903 [3].

External Links


  1. ^ At the Circulating Library - Journal Information
  2. ^ PGN-Reference 16.1.1: History
  3. ^ go.org.nz - History:Early Go in Otago - August 1990

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