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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 43687

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: 43687

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: 43687

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: 43687

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: 43687

Re: Chess history trivia

John Townsend wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Steinitz?
Closer than Short, but no.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 43687

Re: Chess history trivia

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:07 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."?
Nigel Short?
I'm afraid not. The answer will disappoint you.
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 43687

Re: Chess history trivia

Which top player once said, "chess history was nothing but fiction. and was not of any practical utility."?
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 43687

Re: Chess history trivia

Molesworth! The alternative is Snakes and Ladders.
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bonar Law Home Rule speech 1912
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Bonar Law Home Rule speech 1912

The full speech and quotation can be found in The Scotsman - Friday 08 December 1911 p.9

for subscribers

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co. ... 8/267/0009
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1260

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

To cut to the chase: at the two websites mentioned, Geoff Chandler made untrue statements, and he is refusing to post corrections. I do think that people who take Geoff 100 per cent seriously are missing the point. ...and people who find Geoff funny at any percentage are missing a sense of humour.
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.

I'm happy to answer questions about George Edward Wainwright, who played in five of these matches and a 'test tournament' in 1905 to select players for a match which never took place.
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Albert Begam
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Albert Begam

I came across this game won by a promising 14 year old in 1936 against a three-time champion of Belgium. [Event ""] [Site "Belgium"] [Date "1936.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Begam, Albert"] [Black "Dyner, Boruch Israel"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345061

Re: Media comments on chess

The worst chess analogy of all time? Boris Johnson’s unwinnable chess match is nearing its endgame https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/30/boris-johnson-brexit-election The go-to analogy for some when looking at the latest stage of the Brexit mess is three-dimensional chess, with multi...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345061

Re: Media comments on chess

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Must have been a few chess metaphors floating about this morning?
There should have been as the Supreme Court President, Brenda Hale, is married to Julian Farrand.
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Edward Guthlac Sergeant
Replies: 21
Views: 5696

Re: Edward Guthlac Sergeant

I note that on 14 November 1898 E. G. Sergeant drew a game in Blackburne's simul at the Newcastle Chess Club. So he was probably still living in the north-east then, and if Gaige has his birth date correct then he was not quite 17 at the time. (Newcastle Courant 19 Nov 1898 has the game.) Sergeant ...