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by Gerard Killoran
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championship Daily Reports
Replies: 26
Views: 2306

Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

You can use Google Books to search inside Not Only Chess

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=EjhQAQAAIAAJ&dq=

I can't find any of the chapter headings cited
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 370
Views: 22074

Re: Chess history trivia

Sonia Graf beat Gideon Ståhlberg at the Jockey Club Tournament, La Plata 1944 http://www.schachversand.de/d/detail/buecher/9638.html According to Chessmetrics, Ståhlberg was ranked #3 in the world for 5 different months between the February 1948 rating list and the July 1948 rating list http://www.c...
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 370
Views: 22074

Re: Chess history trivia

Oops from me too. I think Michell was runner up five times in British Championships

Shrewsbury 1906 1. Atkins 2. Michell
Crystal Palace 1907 1. Atkins 2=. Michell
Edinburgh 1926 1. Yates 2. Michell
Ramsgate 1929 1. Sultan Khan 2=. Michell
Chester 1934 1. Thomas 2=. Michell
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 370
Views: 22074

Re: Chess history trivia

At Margate 1923, Michell was a 50 year old amateur who beat Bogolyubov and Reti - and also drew with Alekhine. These were three of the world's top 10, full-time professionals and also much younger men. If it happened today it would cause a sensation. If we take the Edo ratings http://www.edochess.ca...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 370
Views: 22074

Re: Chess history trivia

The answer is

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by Gerard Killoran
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 370
Views: 22074

Re: Chess history trivia

Julius and Leonard went back a long way...

...so which book by du Mont, published in 1947(!) contained this dedication?

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by Gerard Killoran
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 370
Views: 22074

Re: Chess history trivia

Was it Julius DuMont?
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

The Yorkshire Chess Association was established before the British Chess Association, forerunner of the British Chess Federation. ... That is a rather loose and inaccurate picture of events. The first Yorkshire Chess Association was established in 1840 and became firstly The Chess Association and u...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 21
Views: 1558

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

I happened to come across this game which is not yet in Britbase: [Event "BCF-ch 10th Second Class"] [Site "Cheltenham"] [Date "1913.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Loye, Christian Vilhelm"] [Black "Bockett-Pugh, Henry George"] [Result "1-...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Steve's site has this: The popular rendering of his name as “Frederick Dewhurst Yates” is erroneous. There seems no evidence of any formal, official documents ever calling him “Frederick”, instead “Fred” seems to appear throughout. “Dewhurst” is a spelling mistake now widely copied in the literature...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Thank for the information. I hope my original post did not imply any criticism of anyone involved in Yorkshire chess (who I think are all doing a splendid job). My only concern was that a valuable resource which is used beyond the county's borders might be lost. For instance this page... http://www....
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Yorkshire Chess History Site

Steve Mann's site - which has not been updated for some time - has finally gone down. e.g. http://www.sjmann.supanet.com/People/Woodhouse,%20Edwin.htm Does anyone know why? It can still be accessed - for now - via the Wayback Engine... https://web.archive.org/web/20160623144941/http://www.sjmann.sup...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon May 15, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: BCF Championships, Oxford 1910
Replies: 0
Views: 300

BCF Championships, Oxford 1910

I've been given permission to publish a photograph from this event, one which I believe has not been seen before.

http://ilkleychess.blogspot.com/2017/05 ... -time.html
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Mystery Of The Missing Bognor Regis Knights' Heads
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: The Mystery Of The Missing Bognor Regis Knights' Heads

The BBC claims that Peter Shaffer's "Equus" was written 'after Shaffer heard how a stable lad had blinded six horses in a Suffolk stable'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties/content/articles/2008/03/18/equus_review_feature.shtml But maybe Shaffer had been inspired by an earlier - and even ...
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 6
Views: 610

What's in a name?

An advertisement for the Westminster Chess Club in the John Bull "FOR GOD, THE KING, AND THE PEOPLE!" Sunday newspaper looks very inviting - but check out the name of the billiard table.

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