Studies composed by

John Crum

(Scotland, 19.6.1841 - 27.4.1922)

Picture taken in 1911

Picture found at: Chess Scotland


There you may read more about him:

John Crum

19 June 1841, Pollokshaws - 27 April 1922, Edinburgh

Scottish Champion 1884

A banker, Mr Crum joined Glasgow Chess Club in 1874, and was champion of the club in 1883 and 1909, the latter event won by him when he was about 67 years of age.

He was involved with the formation of the Scottish Chess Association (SCA) in February 1884 in Glasgow, being listed as one of the directors.

He would frequently be on the directorate of the association in later years.

He won the first Scottish Championship to be organised under the auspices of the SCA, which was held at the Bedford Hotel, Glasgow in July, 1884.

John Crum was a noted composer of endgame studies, but he also had an interest in chess problems.

He was responsible for the section on Problems in the Chess Player's Chronicle (new series), with Volume 1 in 1877.

He also edited the regular chess column in The Glasgow Weekly Herald for a few years.

Mr Crum died in a nursing home at 41 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, on 27 April, 1922.

His usual residence at that time was 4 Elcho Terrace, Portobello.

Mr Crum's daughter, Agnes M. Crum, was Scottish Ladies' Champion in 1935, 1946, 1948, and 1949.


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden (HHdbVI))