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by Gerard Killoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Rety (1930-2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 6978

Re: John Rety (1930-2010)

My post was prompted by

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/inde ... ad_bishops

Scroll down to Item 11050. "Tom Driberg and John Rety"
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Rety (1930-2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 6978

Re: John Rety (1930-2010)

A rare photo of John Rety as a young man.

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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Echoes from Liverpool
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Echoes from Liverpool

A rare game played by one of the editors of Modern Chess Openings - and champion of Chester Chess Club. Cheshire Observer - Saturday 31 July 1943a.png [Event "Club game"] [Site "Chester"] [Date "1943.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Korn, Walter"] [Black "Tillson, P"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B03"] [Opening ...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Echoes from Liverpool
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Echoes from Liverpool

When chess set an example, of sorts...

Liverpool Echo - Friday 03 August 1934 .png
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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277308

Re: Media comments on chess

Lew Grade was the producer, and when the film bombed he said, "Raise the Titanic? It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic!"
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 54
Views: 3451

Re: Raymond Keene new site

More worryingly Trowman-Rose appears here http://www.vitezirend.com/rovatok/hirek/investiture_into_the_vitezi_rend_in_liverpool/ Following this Attila Babenyecz, Miklos Bartha, Dr Zsolt Bodnar, Csaba Horvath de Csapod, Eva Szakaly, Prof marques Frederick Trowman-Rose and Ilana Zsigmond de Lemheny we...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 54
Views: 3451

Re: Raymond Keene new site

'Professor' Frederick Trowman-Rose has a Linkedin page stating he is Chairman at the Commonwealth Development Trust. Chairman Commonwealth Development Trust May 2008 – Present 10 years 5 months The Commonwealth Development Trust aims to offer practical aid programmes to the smaller countries in the ...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Echoes from Liverpool
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Echoes from Liverpool

A couple of items from the Liverpool Echo

Whatever happened to the rock and roll craze? It didn't last long - did it?

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An early photo of Les Blackstock

Liverpool Echo - Saturday 24 April 1965.png
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by Gerard Killoran
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early game of P S Milner-Barry
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: An early game of P S Milner-Barry

Thanks for this. I took the information from Reg Cload's book 'Battles of Hastings' written with Ray Keene (1991). In it he states (page 31): "Beginning in 1934, the Congress was recognised as a national event, re-named the 'British Boys Championship.'" However, this is clearly wrong as other infor...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early game of P S Milner-Barry
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: An early game of P S Milner-Barry

This indicates that this was a BCF title from the beginning.

From the Falkirk Herald - Wednesday 18 April 1923.

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by Gerard Killoran
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early game of P S Milner-Barry
Replies: 5
Views: 595

An early game of P S Milner-Barry

From the Oxfordshire Weekly News of July 18, 1923. [Event "British Boys' Championship"] [Site "Hastings"] [Date "1923.04.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Milner-Barry, Philip Stuart"] [Black "Court, William Ernest Francis"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C41"] [Opening "Philidor: exchange variation"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 ...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277308

Re: Media comments on chess

Here's another reason why the Russian fans will be cheering for England on Wednesday night.

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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strongest chess-playing politicians?
Replies: 26
Views: 3361

Re: Strongest chess-playing politicians?

It seems they were never out of the newspapers.

Can you spot another friend of the forum in this one?


Eagles 3b- Liverpool Echo - Saturday 14 August 1976.jpg
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Eagles 3a- Liverpool Echo - Saturday 14 August 1976.jpg
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by Gerard Killoran
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strongest chess-playing politicians?
Replies: 26
Views: 3361

Re: Strongest chess-playing politicians?

Unfortunately there’s no hidden message in this one...

Eagles 2 - Liverpool Echo - Friday 23 July 1971.jpg
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by Gerard Killoran
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strongest chess-playing politicians?
Replies: 26
Views: 3361

Re: Strongest chess-playing politicians?

Angela and Maria Eagle with what looks like a Queen's Gambit on the board.

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