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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357934

Re: Media comments on chess

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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357934

Re: Media comments on chess

Another - not too bad - Magnus story

https://slate.com/culture/2020/02/magnu ... utube.html
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bryan Loughrey and Neil Taylor
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Bryan Loughrey and Neil Taylor

Was this inspired by a recent article which asked, "Did Shakespeare play chess?"
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357934

Re: Media comments on chess

Here's an old item from The Westminster Gazette - Tuesday 18 April 1911, which doesn't count as history...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bombay vs Calcutta 1873
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Bombay vs Calcutta 1873

These clubs played the following two games by correspondence in 1873. They don't seem to have been published elsewhere. No details were given of the players involved. [Event "Bombay CC vs Calcutta CC"] [Site "Correspondence"] [Date "1873"] [Round "?"] [White "Calcutta"] [Black "Bombay"] [Result "1-0...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357934

Re: Media comments on chess

Jonathan Rowson has hit back at Justin Horton on Twitter thus: Jonathan Rowson @Jonathan_Rowson Dec 21 A negative review! Some factual errors already spotted. All survived copyediting & fact checking -it happens. But single lines presented incredulously out of context & no curiosity towards author i...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Leon Rosselson
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Leon Rosselson

Fingers crossed...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357934

Re: Media comments on chess

From an interview with Jonathan Rowson in the Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/there-s-no-meaning-of-life-now-happy-christmas-1.4106925?mode=amp where he says: Christmas means is that, in our own bizarrely human way, we are caught up in an outbreak of mattering, and that always matters...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Leon Rosselson
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Leon Rosselson

While looking at John Saunders' latest update of Britbase, I came across this splendid game played by the veteran folk-singer Leon Rosselson in the British Junior Championships. [Event "BCF-chJ"] [Site "Hastings"] [Date "1952.04.?? "] [Round "?"] [White "Rosselson, Leon "] [Black "Fuller, Ronald A"]...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Gordon Crown, England's lost talent, remembered
Replies: 21
Views: 2590

Re: Gordon Crown, England's lost talent, remembered

Another Crown game from Hastings 1946/47 [Event "Hastings 46/47 Premier Reserves 'B'"] [Site "Hastings"] [Date "1947.01.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Crown, Gordon Thomas"] [Black "Wenman, Francis Percival"] [Result "1-0"] 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 Nc6 7. c4 Ndb4 8. Qb3 ...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 44704

Re: Chess history trivia

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Hippish?
Definition of hippish. : characterized by or suffering from worry, depression, or hypochondia : hipped.
Hippish | Definition of Hippish by Merriam-Webster
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 44704

Re: Chess history trivia

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:43 pm
Oh, how interesting, I always thought misnomer was an American term.
Here's an early example from Saunders's News-Letter, Thursday 14 January 1779 - and a joke which is still funny!

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by Gerard Killoran
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 44704

Re: Chess history trivia

From Jackson's Oxford Journal November 22, 1911.

Just look who was the Henry Ford of chess history...

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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 44704

Re: Chess history trivia

John Clarke wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Gerard Killoran wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Which top player once said, "chess history was nothing but fiction. and was not of any practical utility."?
Staunton? The phrase "practical utility" has something of old Howard's pomposity about it. (Why not simply say "practical use"?)
Not Staunton either.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 44704

Re: Chess history trivia

John Townsend wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Steinitz?
Closer than Short, but no.