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British Chess Championship Daily Reports

Postby Phil Makepeace » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:56 pm

Afternoon, guys. Hope you've been enjoying the coverage. Alongside photos and Twitter updates, I've been compiling daily report videos.

Here are the first four:

Day One - https://youtu.be/ScCGm_maw5U
Day Two - https://youtu.be/_rh8v_Wxm1g
Day Three - https://youtu.be/Km8bMzCOhWc
Day Four - https://youtu.be/2MdA2jkF_is
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Postby Steven DuCharme » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:48 pm

4 way tie currently. When are the tie breaks
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Postby Chris Goddard » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:02 pm

About to start now (4pm)

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Postby Steven DuCharme » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:25 pm

All hail Herr Jones on his accomplishment
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Postby Joey Stewart » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:34 am

I missed the playoffs and the website only shows the final game of Jones vs mcshane now - I presume Howell and Hanley got a crack at the playoffs too?
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Postby David Sedgwick » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:51 am

Joey Stewart wrote:I missed the playoffs and the website only shows the final game of Jones vs mcshane now - I presume Howell and Hanley got a crack at the playoffs too?

At http://www.britishchesschampionships.co ... mpionship/, click successively on the single left facing arrow at the bottom to bring up the earlier results and games from the playoff.

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Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

Postby Geoff Chandler » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:38 am

What game won the 'Best Game' prize.

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Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

Postby JustinHorton » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:19 pm

"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Postby Geoff Chandler » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:38 pm

Thanks Justin,

By coincidence I'm just about to get every RHP player in on the search
for the book Len Deighton used in 'Funeral in Berlin'. I even bought a 2nd
copy, just finished it in bed this morning. It mus be an original because
this one mentions 'Brocks Fireworks' which turned into a legal matter and
had to be removed from latter editions.

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

I've a hunch the book was 'Chess' by Gerald Abrahams, one of the 'teach yourself series'
but we will see what turns up.

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Postby JustinHorton » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:52 pm

That would be really interesting. Not sure if I've got that Abrahams book (I can look when I get home at the weekend).
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Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

Postby Geoff Chandler » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:11 pm

Hi Justin,

Here is the quest open to all chess players everywhere.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/t ... needed.365

Have no fear, someone, somewhere will come through.

The Abrahams book has historical tit-bits scattered all the way though it. Also his turn of
phrase makes it look that some of the chapter leaders could have been his and Deighton
changed them slightly. Another book to check is Murrays 'Chess History' but I no longer have a copy.

It's the pawns being called 'children' by the Tibetans. Find that and we have it.

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Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:56 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:The Abrahams book has historical tit-bits scattered all the way though it.


I have a copy of The Chess Mind by Gerald Abrahams, but that doesn't seem like a beginner's book. It is part of the 'Teach Yourself Books' series, but did he do more than one of those? I've had a quick look through and nothing jumped out at me.

Wikipedia gives these books by Abrahams, is this a complete list?

Teach Yourself Chess (1948)
The Chess Mind (1951)
Handbook of Chess (1960)
Technique in Chess (1961)
Test Your Chess (1963)
The Pan Book of Chess (1966)
Not Only Chess (1974)
Brilliancies in Chess (1977)

Deighton's Funeral in Berlin (1964), so not the last three on the list.

We need a dedicated thread for this...

Not Only Chess (1974) sounds interesting. Can anyone recommend it?


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