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by Simon Rogers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4119
Views: 446655

Re: Media comments on chess

Great result for Barrow.
Good to see them playing in the football league.
by Simon Rogers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4119
Views: 446655

Re: Media comments on chess

Here is another one about 10 minutes ago:
BBC2 Masters Snooker
John Higgins v Yan Bingtao
The commentator Dennis Taylor said "John would make a very good chess player."
by Simon Rogers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?

Very strange you say this about me John. Especially after the PMs you sent me back in June after my disagreement with a couple of members on the forum. Perhaps I should tell those people what you said about them. Private messages are private and people should neither discuss them elsewhere nor thre...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?

Very strange you say this about me John. Especially after the PMs you sent me back in June after my disagreement with a couple of members on the forum. Perhaps I should tell those people what you said about them. You've not done your research properly on Miroslav Tosic. There was a lengthy article i...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: GM Gildardo Garcia 1954-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 144

GM Gildardo Garcia 1954-2021

I am sorry to inform you that Gildardo Garcia has died aged 66. He passed away on 15th January from Covid-19 in Medellin, Colombia. Gildardo was born on 9th March 1954 in Colombia. In 1974, he won the inaugural Pan American Junior Chess Championship. He was Colombian National Champion 10 times: 1977...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gennadi Kuzmin (1946-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: Gennadi Kuzmin (1946-2020)

Died on Friday - Soviet/Ukrainian GM who was one of the world's best players in the early/mid 1970s, and later became a noted trainer. Nice tribute to him on the Chess.com site. Thanks Matt for reporting the sad news. I'm surprised no more replies have been added. Gennady/Gennadi Kuzmin was a very ...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

The South Island will have internal club events - definitely in Christchurch starting early February and in Dunedin, not sure about the other 'bigger' centres. I am holding monthly junior events in Christchurch as well, getting kids into tournament chess, 16 kids in November, 25 in December, will s...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1573
Views: 85695

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

New Zealand Chess Championships Open Section Round 9 Pairings Points in brackets 1. FM Nicholas Croad (6.5) v (5) CM David Cilia Vincenti 2. Felix Xie (5.5) v (6) FM Ben Hague 3. IM Anthony Ker (5.5) v (5) FM Robert Smith 4. Sashikumar (4.5) v (5) FM Leonard McLaren 5. IM Russell Dive (4.5) v (4.5)...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: GM Yrjo Aukusti Rantanen 1950-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 180

GM Yrjo Aukusti Rantanen 1950-2021

I am sorry to inform you that Yrjo Rantanen has died. He passed away on 14th January, aged 70. Yrjo was born on 23rd April 1950 in Tampere, Finland. In 1977, he was awarded the title of International Master and in 1981 became a Grandmaster. Yrjo won the Finnish Chess Championship in 1978 and 1986. H...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 380

IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020

I am sorry to inform you that Raimundo Garcia has died, aged 84. He passed away on 13th October 2020. Raimundo was born on 27th May 1936 in Argentina. He became Argentinian Champion in 1963 and in 1964 became an International Master. His peak rating was 2368. Raimundo played for Argentina in the Che...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Pedro Aderito 1976-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 198

IM Pedro Aderito 1976-2020

I am sorry to inform you that Pedro Aderito has died at the young age of 44. He passed away on 5th October 2020 after an illness. Pedro was born on 8th April 1976 in Angola. In 1993, he won the African Junior Championship. His peak rating achieved was 2352. Pedro played at a number of Chess Olympiad...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 416

IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

I am sorry to inform you that Francisco Trois has died, aged 74. He passed away on 16th September 2020, due to complications related to diabetes. Francisco was born on 3rd September 1946 in Canoas, Brazil. He was a Brazilian International Master and International Arbiter. He represented Brazil in th...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: FM Karl Janetschek 1940-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 169

FM Karl Janetschek 1940-2020

I am sorry to inform you that Karl Janetschek has died, aged 80. He passed away on 25th November 2020. Karl was born on 17th April 1940 and was an Austrian FIDE Master. Karl won the Austrian Junior Chess Championship in 1955 and 1957. He then won the Austrian Chess Championship in 1967 and 1973. Kar...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: FM Heinz Schaufelberger 1947-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 171

FM Heinz Schaufelberger 1947-2020

I am sorry to inform you that Heinz Schaufelberger has died, aged 72. He passed away on 16th February 2020. Heinz was born on 19th November 1947. In the late 1960s, Heinz represented Switzerland at the European Junior Chess Championship. In 1971 and 1972, he won the Swiss Chess Championship. He also...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1573
Views: 85695

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I've been informed from a reliable source that Blackpool Congress 12th to 14th March has been cancelled. No confirmation on the website yet though. I need to disappear down below to a different category with some sad news. Any extra information for what I'll will post next will be much appreciated....