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by Ronnie Burton
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Re: Alan Fraser?

Alan has entered two tournaments at Torquay (Paignton) - 1st Week of September
by Ronnie Burton
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Re: Alan Fraser?

Looking at Torquay/Paignton entries for Sept Alan has entered two tournaments . Glad to see his return to playing chess again
by Ronnie Burton
Thu May 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Re: Alan Fraser?

Hope to see Alan in September at Torquay (Paignton) Congress.
by Ronnie Burton
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Re: Alan Fraser?

Alan was due hip operation in Feb /March so I imagine if this happened he will be back at the chess board May / June. He was in a lot of pain hence non playing chess before operation. When fully fit plays over 300 games a season which is amazing for someone in Mid 80's.
by Ronnie Burton
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Paignton Congress 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 3061

Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Dates for your diary Roger.

DCCA Congress - formerly the Paignton Congress - 2- 9th September 2018 from Chess Devon Website.
by Ronnie Burton
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Paignton Congress 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 3061

Re: Paignton Congress 2018

You are correct Keith - Starts Sunday 2nd Sept with last round on Saturday 8th Sept. Not seen entry form yet.
by Ronnie Burton
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Paignton Congress 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 3061

Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Starts Sunday 3 Sept to Saturday 9th Sept.
by Ronnie Burton
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Everson.
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

Robert Everson.

From Keverel Chess Site Robert Everson RIP. Since receiving a couple of e-mails regarding Bob Everson, I’ve take the liberty of melding them together, adding some of my own material. Robert Everson had been a regular attendee at the Royal Beacon Seniors Congress in Exmouth, and Paignton, for a numbe...
by Ronnie Burton
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Stan Cranmer
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: Stan Cranmer

We played at Paignton in 1973 and confirm true Gentleman. From memory played every year up to 10 years ago

RIP Stan
by Ronnie Burton
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017

Well deserve honour His speech at farewell dinner at Guernsey Chess each year rounds off a very good week for the tournament.
by Ronnie Burton
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Bartlett
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

Simon Bartlett

From Chess Devon Web Site. It is with great sadness that we report the death of Simon Bartlett. Simon was known at club, county and congress chess and will be sorely missed. Knew Simon for over 30 years and always enjoyed our games and having a few drinks afterwards. We both retired in 2016 and were...
by Ronnie Burton
Fri May 06, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best player never to win the World Championship
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Best player never to win the World Championship

Perhaps the best-known statistical model is that devised by Arpad Elo in 1960 and further elaborated on in his 1978 book The Rating of Chessplayers, Past and Present,[1] he gave ratings to players corresponding to their performance over the best five-year span of their career. According to this syst...
by Ronnie Burton
Fri May 06, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best player never to win the World Championship
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Best player never to win the World Championship

Perhaps the best-known statistical model is that devised by Arpad Elo in 1960 and further elaborated on in his 1978 book The Rating of Chessplayers, Past and Present,[1] he gave ratings to players corresponding to their performance over the best five-year span of their career. According to this syst...
by Ronnie Burton
Fri May 06, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best player never to win the World Championship
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Best player never to win the World Championship

You have to Paul Morphy in the list ! His play over the board and blindfold games clearly show he was ahead of his time and certainly could hold his own with players from 1860 to 1900 when world championship matches were played. Bobby Fisher rated him one of the greatest player ever to play Chess
by Ronnie Burton
Fri May 06, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best player never to win the World Championship
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Best player never to win the World Championship

Paul Morphy. Sadly no World Championship around his time of playing. Would have won it and probably would have kept him playing longer.