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by Gerard Killoran
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 4
Views: 365

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: 220

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: 732

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: 522

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.

John Bull Sunday, October 5, 1834.jpg
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by Gerard Killoran
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched

From 1975-77 G. Hadfield is listed as a President of the Chester & District Chess League

http://www.cdchessleague.org.uk/presidents.php
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched

Here's something for the Liverpool Chess Club website. Liverpool Echo, Wednesday June 3, 1942.jpg Also of interest could be my latest blogpost http://ilkleychess.blogspot.com/2017/03/never-knowingly-underpromoted.html Where I ask, 'What happened to Walter Chandler, John Evans and George Hadfield?'
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Van Vliet Vindicated?
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Van Vliet Vindicated?

An interesting detail is that van Vliet was arrested under what became known as the 'Sus Law'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus_law

https://youtu.be/RESoUM91RiQ
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Van Vliet Vindicated?
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Van Vliet Vindicated?

The chess editor of the Sunday Times, Louis van Vliet once got himself into a spot of bother... London Standard March 26, 1895 p.6.jpg Olimpiu Urcan wrote a piece about this in 2005 on the sadly defunct ChessCafe site, with the title, 'Louis van Vliet: Master or Mugger?' https://web.archive.org/web/...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 354
Views: 20181

Re: Chess history trivia

There is an account of J. H. White's untimely death here:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/winter147.html#CN_10139
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 354
Views: 20181

Re: Chess history trivia

Here it is...

Shipley Times and Express, 25 December 1914 p.3.jpg
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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 354
Views: 20181

Re: Chess history trivia

Another one.

When was White White and Black Dark?
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bile Beans Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: Bile Beans Anyone?

Tactical advice, fight fire with fire...

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News - Saturday 13 December 1919.jpg
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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 354
Views: 20181

Re: Chess history trivia

I think this could be the first time - in English
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 354
Views: 20181

Re: Chess history trivia

Here's a chess riddle.

When was Black White and White Black?
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bile Beans Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: Bile Beans Anyone?

Forget Bile Beans, I've discovered harder stuff...

The Sphere - Saturday 09 May 1936.jpg
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