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by John Upham
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Sir Richard (Otto) Clarke KCB OBE (13-viii-1910 21-vi-1975)
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Remembering Sir Richard (Otto) Clarke KCB OBE (13-viii-1910 21-vi-1975)

Remembering Sir Richard (Otto) Clarke KCB OBE (13-viii-1910 21-vi-1975)

A leading statistician who wrote about grading systems for chess and devised the Clarke Grading System for the British Chess Federation.

Father of Charles Clarke MP


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Sir Richard Clarke (13-viii-1910 21-vi-1975), National Portrait Gallery, Walter Bird
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by John Upham
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Johannes Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888)
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Remembering Johannes Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888)

I am indebted for your response. I really should invest in more of your publications and become somewhat more knowledgeable!

May I incorporate your comments into the article?
by John Upham
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Variety of Chess Books
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Variety of Chess Books

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:17 pm
I also remember BHW producing a tome about the offbeat Caro Kann line with an early Qf3 for White, plus a few originally Soviet efforts.
That was probably on the Warren H.Goldman Variation
by John Upham
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Variety of Chess Books
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Variety of Chess Books

The positional masterpieces book is really rather excellent and the bids do not surprise me. The Potter Memorial was printed in huge numbers by BHW and he had many remainders. Similar was the printing of The Tactical Grob. More titles will appear in the next few days. Opening books first with a few ...
by John Upham
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Johannes Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888)
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Remembering Johannes Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888)

Remembering Johannes Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888)


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Johannes Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888)
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by John Upham
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Problem Question
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Chess Problem Question

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:35 am
Suddenly it's gone from no idea to too easy.
Indeed. what would have been your clue?
by John Upham
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Problem Question
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Chess Problem Question

OK, here is a clue: think Red Barrel
by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Robin Matthews CBE, FBA (16-vi-1927 19-vi-2010)
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Remembering Robin Matthews CBE, FBA (16-vi-1927 19-vi-2010)

BCN remembers Robin CO Matthews CBE, FBA (16-vi-1927 19-vi-2010) A world leading composer of Mate in Three problems An internationally renowned economist and political economist See https://britishchessnews.com/2019/06/19/remembering-robin-co-matthews-16-vi-1927-19-vi-2010/ 16.06 Robin Matthews.jpg
by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Section Suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 330

New Section Suggestion

I wonder if I could ask Carl or Jack to create a new section entitled

Studies and Problems

?
by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Problem Question
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Chess Problem Question

Question: Which plural type of chess problem would indicate a shortage of an alcoholic beverage? :lol:

(I made up this silly question whilst reading an ABC of Chess Problems)
by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3

Colin Lyne has reviewed

Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3

by GM Pentala Harikrishna

from Thinker's Publishing



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Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3, Pentala Harikrishna, Thinker’s Publishing, 2021, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9492510976
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by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Variety of Chess Books
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Variety of Chess Books

Tim Spanton wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:00 am
There are some very interesting books listed
I hope so.

I'm kicking off with mainly opening books and will add more titles next week.

If anyone has "wants" then let me know as they may well not be listed... :D
by John Upham
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Variety of Chess Books
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Variety of Chess Books

I'm rationalising a large surplus of chess books.

See https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/jeupham/m.ht ... 7675.l2562

My eBay username is "jeupham"

Many more to be listed... :D
by John Upham
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Carol Jarecki
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Carol Jarecki

Sad news indeed. :cry:

I captured Carol at the 2012 FIDE London Grand Prix on September 21st, 2012 at Simpson's-in-the-Strand.



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IA Carol Jarecki
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by John Upham
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nice 74
Replies: 342
Views: 13577

Re: Nice 74

I see I have been promoted further to Mr Cooksey, which is very gratifying. My point is that it would be more helpful for Olimpiu to ask Mr Winter why he chose not to sue than for me to speculate. Paul Cooksey will find Mr Winter's e-mail address at the top of https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/in...