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by Jonathan Berry
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: BUCA Team Championship Winners
Replies: 95
Views: 16692

Re: A few full names

A few mentioned players passed through or came from Canada, and/or I have played them. Nicholas Patterson, Alan Ludgate, Irwin Lipnowski, Ray Lee. Sharpe I think is "I.W. Sharpe" or "Ian Sharpe". David Youston corresponded, in the days of paper, pen, ink and Her Majesty in a rectangle with a number ...
by Jonathan Berry
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Amusing Pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 8721

Re: Amusing Pairings

Yes, Short Cummings British Championship 1977. I think that David was not yet (CAN), but anyway ... [Event "Ch Great Britain"] [Site "Brighton (England)"] [Date "1977"] [Round "6"] [White "Short Nigel D (ENG)"] [Black "Cummings David H (CAN)"] [Result "0-1"] [Eco "B22"] 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 Nf6 4...
by Jonathan Berry
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Chess paradox
Replies: 35
Views: 3976

Re: A Chess paradox

Up to 1980 or so, the solution, interpreting literally the FIDE Laws of Chess of the day, would be Bf1-d5 mate. Gosh, it took a long time to get the rules changed on that one!
by Jonathan Berry
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CJ Banned?
Replies: 441
Views: 55513

Re: CJ Banned?

Lara Barnes's actions make complete sense. Thank you, Lara, for posting that! Warning: OT. Earlier in the thread, it was jumping to conclusions, tabloid press, inappropriate dress, hidden meanings, inappropriate meanings, and hijack...
by Jonathan Berry
Wed May 04, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The psychology of choking
Replies: 25
Views: 2796

Re: The psychology of choking

Possibly not quite what you're looking for, but Karpov in his first match against Kasparov springs to mind. I don't think so. Here is the pseudo-conversational advice that the seconds / psychologists gave: "Garry, you're down 4-0, but if you don't lose another game, you can never lose the match! He...
by Jonathan Berry
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE officials want to eliminate chess
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

Re: FIDE officials want to eliminate chess

Proposal: By the 1st January 2010 any player or arbiter, who is member of a federation, to participate to any international event should get the permission of the federation he/she is a member. Without permission of national federation a player or an arbiter shall not be accepted to international e...