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by Neil Blackburn
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Automaton Chess Player
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Automaton Chess Player

Some more here. https://www.chess.com/article/view/mouret
the book of 50 games is indeed online. Used it in one of my articles. Happy hunting!
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851
Replies: 38
Views: 5250

Re: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851

It gets even more confusing!! I.L.N. 11/11/1848 has a problem by Mr. J.P.Mucklow, President of the Oxford Chess Club.
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851
Replies: 38
Views: 5250

Re: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851

Minor side note. I.L.N. of 05/04/1851 gives a game where Newham gave odds to E.H.Rhodes of Bath.
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851
Replies: 38
Views: 5250

Re: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851

J.S. Mucklow seems to be correct - he entered some problems for the competition held as part of the 1862 London congress ( unless there were three, including a J.R. Mucklow which seems doubtful, given the earlier contributions.) Clearly James Swain Mucklow was a chess player. He is given in the tour...
by Neil Blackburn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2237

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

When I get it I certainly won't be sending it to you!!!πŸ˜‚
by Neil Blackburn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2237

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Soviet Outcast is on my Christmas list as well😁
by Neil Blackburn
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2237

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Indeed Geoff - those types of books are rather more expensive than the Reinfeld reprints!!πŸ˜‚. Worth every penny in my opinion.
Anyone can submit material for Winter's site. I have a couple of my 'discoveries' on there.
by Neil Blackburn
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 5518

Re: Malcolm Barker.

We certainly didπŸ˜‚πŸ‘. I remember many hours playing blitz with Keith Arkell with our hair hanging over the board - we couldn't muster enough for a paint brush between us these days!!!!!πŸ‘΄
by Neil Blackburn
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 5518

Re: Malcolm Barker.

Evening guys. Glad you enjoyed it - Mr Barker's material is a joy!πŸ‘πŸ˜
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 5518

Re: Malcolm Barker.

Final part now online.
https://www.chess.com/blog/simaginfan/t ... part-three
A huge thank you to everyone, with apologies for not being able to do personal and individual thanks. Everyone has been incredibly kind. thank you.
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2237

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Zavatarelli is a well respected chess historian and author.
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 5518

Re: Malcolm Barker.

by Neil Blackburn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jeopardy
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Jeopardy

Nice!πŸ‘