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by Mike Alderson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

Duchesses-dues=chess
by Mike Alderson
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gareth Williams RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Gareth Williams RIP

Very sad. Wasn't he the owner of the only known complete surviving set of the Grand Cigar Divan chessmen - apart from the one displayed at Simpson's which has substitute rooks?
by Mike Alderson
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 98
Views: 5482

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

Err
by Mike Alderson
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 287
Views: 13733

Re: Pedants United

"It's more than me job's worth". Then why not do it?
by Mike Alderson
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Twice British Champion : Remembering Reginald Broadbent (03-viii-1906 29-x-1988)
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Twice British Champion : Remembering Reginald Broadbent (03-viii-1906 29-x-1988)

Geoff - it's the Camaratta codex, one method of classifying the evolving styles of knights produced by Jaques of London in the earlier years of Staunton pattern chess sets.
by Mike Alderson
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1765
Views: 100356

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Mike Alderson wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Spondon chess club:

www.derbyshirechess.btck.co.uk

Any more?
by Mike Alderson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of Chess Clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 1571

Re: History of Chess Clubs

www.chesterfieldchessclub.weebly.com - check out "History", "Pre-history" and "Joe Hooton's Diaries".
by Mike Alderson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1765
Views: 100356

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Spondon chess club:

www.derbyshirechess.btck.co.uk

Any more?
by Mike Alderson
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Greensmith
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: David Greensmith

Very sad news. I never played Dave but met him many times around 30 years ago, mainly at Derbyshire county matches. As Mike notes in the obituary, he was a colourful character in more ways than one and I always enjoyed his banter. He was a master of genial bombast tempered by humble self-deprecation...
by Mike Alderson
Wed May 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 1707

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

The moves given in the 1976 edition of Tim's book are 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cd 4 Nxd4 e5 5 Nb3 Nf6 6 Bc4 d6 7 Nc3 Be6 8 Bd5 Be7 9 0-0 0-0 10 Be3 Qd7 11 Qd2 Nb4 and now a typo 12 c3 which I guess was a descriptive to algebraic error and should be 12 f3 Rfc8 13 a3 Nbxd5 14 ed Bf5 15 Rac1 Bg6 16 Qe2 N...