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by John Upham
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972)
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Remembering Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972)

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:58 pm
See also what was said here nearly four years ago:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=8539&start=15#p208152

(With another unpublished manuscript [on a different player] mentioned in 2018.)
Did you have a proposal in mind?
by John Upham
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Tony Kosten (24-vii-1958)
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Happy Birthday GM Tony Kosten (24-vii-1958)

Happy Birthday GM Tony Kosten (24-vii-1958)




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GM Tony Kosten (24-vii-1958)
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by John Upham
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4578
Views: 502817

Re: Media comments on chess

There was crass reference to chess on Channels Four's live coverage of London's E-Prix
by John Upham
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday FM Marcus Harvey (24-vii-1996)
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Happy Birthday FM Marcus Harvey (24-vii-1996)

Happy Birthday to FM Marcus Harvey (24-vii-1996)

Probably England's most promising FIDE Master and deserving of the IM title and beyond.

How much support at 25 does he get from the ECF?

How much support would Marcus (at 25) have got at the height of the Barden era?



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Happy Birthday FM Marcus Harvey (24-vii-1996)
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by John Upham
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972)
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Remembering Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972)

The late John Rogers wrote a biography of Sir George Thomas but could not find a publisher. He was told by McFarland that they had no interest in "A minor British Master." I was aware of that and it is a great pity. Possibly McFarland could publish a book about Sir George Sir Stuart Harry G Hugh Al...
by John Upham
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: chess-results.com questions
Replies: 0
Views: 111

chess-results.com questions

Some questions about the use of chess-results.com

How does one obtain an account?

What is a PNo.? and how do I discover mine?

How can I list ENG results that are greater then 50 away from the top of the list?

Many thanks for your help.
by John Upham
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Start Date of Next Lockdown?
Replies: 47
Views: 1248

Re: Start Date of Next Lockdown?

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:52 pm
John Upham wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:38 pm
Hopefully this is a reliable source of bed information
Thanks, but this contains nothing even remotely connected to my question.
Indeed but bed occupancy was discussed earlier.

Who started this thread?

Keep up!
by John Upham
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Start Date of Next Lockdown?
Replies: 47
Views: 1248

Re: Start Date of Next Lockdown?

Hopefully this is a reliable source of bed information
by John Upham
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Start Date of Next Lockdown?
Replies: 47
Views: 1248

Re: Start Date of Next Lockdown?

What level of hospitalisations have been agreed as being the trigger point do we think? 20,000 perhaps? One per 66 NHS staff. I suppose that would qualify as "overwhelmed". Should the patient be treated standing up or would you think to offer them a bed for the night? Perhaps a chair would be adequ...
by John Upham
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Start Date of Next Lockdown?
Replies: 47
Views: 1248

Re: Start Date of Next Lockdown?

Oodles of vaccinations, mouths covered by tea bags, politicians jetting off to the sun, flight path towards herd immunity for the young and anti-vaxxers, 100 cricket, and full football stadiums next month. There will not be another lockdown this year. What level of hospitalisations have been agreed...
by John Upham
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Covid regulations poll
Replies: 98
Views: 3530

Re: Chess Covid regulations poll

Possibly wearing garments such as these

will allow more chess players to resume OTB chess.
by John Upham
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Start Date of Next Lockdown?
Replies: 47
Views: 1248

Re: Start Date of Next Lockdown?

It would appear that it becoming easier to predict the date of the start of the next lockdown.

Any takers?
by John Upham
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972)
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Remembering Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972)

BCN remembers Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972) The gentleman's gentlemen of British Chess A multi-talented sportsman in physical sports such as Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Hockey and others. One of the greats of British chess without question. Thoroughly deserving a well research...
by John Upham
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ex Libris Leonard R Reitstein
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Ex Libris Leonard R Reitstein

This morning's postal delivery to the BCN office included a 1935 and 1939 BCM bound volume in nice condition. Clearly not very exciting since every one has these almost certainly. However, opening both revealed that both had plates inserted announcing Ex Libris Leonard R. Reitstein I'd not heard of ...
by John Upham
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessfest -coming soon!
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Chessfest -coming soon!

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:10 pm

Thanks, John. It's much easier when the sun is shining, isn't it?
When the sun is shining directly is creates very flat lighting conditions especially for landscape work. Hence dawn or dusk are best for these kind of shoots.

However, I know what you mean!