Gustaf Friedrich Krasser

Born: Austria - Died: 7 February 1917 (age 62), Glasgow

Often shown as F. Krasser.

Associated with several Glasgow clubs: Central, Burns and Bohemian. For a few years he was also a member of Glasgow CC.

He played for Burns CC in the Richardson Cup finals of 1903, 1905 and 1906. In 1914, the club elected him as a life member.

In 1913 he was on the Bohemian CC team in the Richardson final.

On three occasions he placed 2nd in the Minor Tournament of the Scottish Chess Association Congress - 1891, 1894 and 1897.

He played in the Major Tournament - the Scottish Championship - in 1906 and 1909, and represented the West of Scotland in the matches against the East in 1892 and 1905.

He died suddenly at his home, 35 Park Drive South, Whiteinch, Glasgow.

Census 1911.
1917, p 103.
Falkirk Herald, 18 November 1914, p. 4; 21 March 1917, p. 4.
Glasgow Herald, February 8th, 1917, p. 1.
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Compiled by Alan McGowan
Historian, Chess Scotland

Updated - 31/01/2019