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by Neil Blackburn
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of Chess Clubs
Replies: 23
Views: 2636

Re: History of Chess Clubs

Nigel Towers wrote up a brief history of chess in Redditch from 1881 to 2017, for the Redditch club's web pages which were new at the time https://www.redditchchessclub.org/club-history.html . Terrible article!!! It hardly mentioned me at all!!🀣. John ('Jack' )Roe was a tireless worker for the club...
by Neil Blackburn
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)

I would like to have seen the Hollis v Moiseyev game. I wonder if it is available. I thought I saw the chance of tempting him to an incorrect sacrifice. Back came his move; he had indeed made the sacrifice and the envelope burnt a hole in my pocket during an important meeting (my mind was elsewhere...
by Neil Blackburn
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)

John Upham wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:22 am
I forget to mention that followers of Ray Keene may be interested in comparing "his" annotations with those of Adrian Hollis in the Hartston-Hollis game.

You mat think you are seeing double!
Fancy!!🀣
by Neil Blackburn
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Game score errors and discrepancies
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Game score errors and discrepancies

Just looked at your material on the Wisker - Macdonnell match. The early part of game ten is rather interesting!!πŸ˜πŸ‘. For some reason I had never spotted that game in Westminster Papers. πŸ€”
by Neil Blackburn
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Game score errors and discrepancies
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Game score errors and discrepancies

Thanks TimπŸ‘
by Neil Blackburn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Henry Atkins (20-viii-1872 31-i-1955)
Replies: 33
Views: 1491

Re: Remembering Henry Atkins (20-viii-1872 31-i-1955)

My article has a photograph of his father, as I recall, plus a cricket scorecard!!. Sorry, on phone so can't link at the moment. Curiously I have been past Wyggeston school just a few days ago.
by Neil Blackburn
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1606

Re: Another Quiz Question

Michael Adams!?. Just a thought, and probably a wrong one!!!🀣
by Neil Blackburn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1590

Re: H E Atkins

Big thanks John and Gerard. Lovely, lovely stuff. For those who don't know, the secondary 'amateur' tournament at Hastings was won by Maroczy, who agreed a draw with Atkins in the better position if my rubbish memory serves me right. Thanks guysπŸ‘
by Neil Blackburn
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)

Describing Harstston's obituary as less than charitable is being charitable.
by Neil Blackburn
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)

A dear friend to both me and to British chess. One of the greatest orators you could wish to hear. Had many happy hours with him. Indeed, he smoked Hamlet cigars wrapped in liquorice papers, and his jacket was always covered in ash. I didn't spot it in the article, but he was responsible for the fir...
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM William Winter (11-xi-1897 18-xii-1955)
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Remembering IM William Winter (11-xi-1897 18-xii-1955)

I should hope so - it is given in my quick article on Sultan Khan which pops up on a Google search. Then again, he claims the Capablanca simul game as a discovery, and I quoted that too - it is easily found on a BNA search - so who knows. I do not have King's book.
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM William Winter (11-xi-1897 18-xii-1955)
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Remembering IM William Winter (11-xi-1897 18-xii-1955)

Yep, that's the material, as I understand it. There is also some material by the compiler, under 'observations' - no idea if that was in the CHESS version.
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Penrose Papers (Wellcome Library)
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Penrose Papers (Wellcome Library)

Useful to know for sure. JP is definitely someone to merit a biography (along with BH Wood) and of course, an autobiography from Leonard. Is there a market for any of these? I suspect private publication is the way forward. Years ago BCM (under Brian Reilly) would have been keen. I believe that Fra...
by Neil Blackburn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM William Winter (11-xi-1897 18-xii-1955)
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Remembering IM William Winter (11-xi-1897 18-xii-1955)

My own photo is to big, 4MB, but it is this book. Hope that helps.
One fascinating tidbit in there is that he was not much use at cricket, but was always immaculately turned out in his white, and that his father also played..
I have a record of Atkins getting a duck in a school match!! Cheers, Neil.