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by John Upham
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Master List
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Master List

Angus French wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:29 pm
So far as GDPR requirements are concerned
Presumably the keen Brexiteers will inform us in what respects exiting the European Union has modified GDPR requirements?
by John Upham
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 25
Views: 1861

Re: Peter Markland

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:04 pm
IIRC there is only one "honorary" GM still alive - our own Penrose.
Incorrect. JPs GM title (awarded in 1994) was not "honorary".

HGs, of course, was.
by John Upham
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Master List
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Master List

Brian Valentine wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:18 am
If Rating Officers have particular problems, then they can contact me at: manager.rating@englishchess.org.uk.

We are reviewing the data access facilities, but we do need to meet GDPR requirements so things do have to change.
Brian,

Are you able to reply to my query upthread?

Thanks!
by John Upham
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Master List
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Master List

The masterlist in its old form is no longer available. While I don't know exactly what you are using it for, there are a number of ways of extracting data here: https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/help/help_api.php Brian, Assuming the ML is no longer available how does one determine the ECF grading / r...
by John Upham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)

Where did Heidenfeld make this mistake? It is true that the incorrect attribution of the 8th edition is in Golombek's Encyclopaedia and (I just checked) also in the Soviet Encyclopaedia. But surely the Oxford Companion (1984 edition, page 213) correctly says he did the supplement and you actually q...
by John Upham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)

Thanks for the kind comments Tim. I'm surprised that Wolfgang Heidenfeld made the mistake you mention and presumably Harry Golombek did not bother to check WHs work. I guess I am just as guilty by taking his word for it and not checking myself and so compounding the error. On a general point I have ...
by John Upham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1694
Views: 96687

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:11 pm
Any hope for a chess "pilot"?


Yes, I have one here :



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A Chess Pilot
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by John Upham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tonight : Open Zoom Meeting : Gambit to Victory by IM Andrew Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Open Zoom Meeting : Gambit to Victory by IM Andrew Martin

There are a few places left for tonight's FREE presentation by Andrew Martin.

It is scheduled to last for two hours and I'm sure it will be entertaining.

Please email info@camberleychess.co.uk for the Zoom details :D
by John Upham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)

Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954) A British National as at June 27th 1947 Mieses was one the first twenty-seven players to be awarded the Grandmaster title for OTB play by FIDE in 1950. The next (Tony Miles) would be some twenty-six years later. He continued active play into his...
by John Upham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: East London Jewish Cemetery?
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: East London Jewish Cemetery?

Cemetery Full Name Last Name Date of Burial Section Row Plot # East Ham HORATIO CARO 17/12/1920 E 18 14 https://www.theus.org.uk/category/find-grave Indeed. I used Gordon Cadden's photograph of the marker in https://britishchessnews.com/2020/12/15/remembering-horatio-caro-05-vii-1862-15-xii-1920/
by John Upham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: East London Jewish Cemetery?
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: East London Jewish Cemetery?

I hope to find more significant chess persons at the same cemetery.

Horatio Caro is another one but I'm sure there will be more.

The East Ham Jewish Cemetery is also known as "Marlow Road Jewish Cemetery"
by John Upham
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 7
Views: 371

The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

I was wondering (as you do) on the notion and history of the Brilliancy / Best Game Prize.

Do we know when the first one was awarded?

Would it be fair to say that the awarding of such prizes has largely died out?

Is there a book or books listing the games that have been awarded such prizes?
by John Upham
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: East London Jewish Cemetery?
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: East London Jewish Cemetery?

I have surprised myself! Jacques was buried at the East Ham Jewish Cemetery on February 25th 1954 I telephoned them and they were extremely helpful. The location is Section J, Row 18 and Grave 1100. This has been added to my photographic hit list for the Spring / Summer whenever the weather become p...
by John Upham
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: East London Jewish Cemetery?
Replies: 5
Views: 373

East London Jewish Cemetery?

In the 1954 BCM obituary by DJ Morgan of Jacques Mieses he states that Mieses was buried in the East London Jewish Cemetery. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_cemeteries_in_the_London_area there is no place with that exact name. The closest match is The East Ham Jewish Cemetery. Can ...
by John Upham
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jonathan Penrose
Replies: 47
Views: 4161

Re: Jonathan Penrose

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:32 pm
Any more information?
http://britishchessnews.com/2020/10/07/ ... nrose-obe/ might be of use to you.