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by Gerard Killoran
Wed May 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

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

From the Sunday Mirror - Sunday 07 November 1926, page 12

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and

Sunday Mirror - Sunday 11 November 1928 page 23

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by Gerard Killoran
Mon May 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

There seems to be more in ...

Sicilian: lines with ... e5
T. D. Harding, P. R. Markland
B.T. Batsford, 1982

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I wonder if Tim has the rest of the game.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon May 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 131
Views: 10198

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

I've posted in 'Not Chess' on this matter - see below.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon May 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Raymondo

One of Dominic Cummings' dwindling band of supporters is Ray Keene e.g Keene.png To see the company Mr Keene keeps, check out the far-right Vance here: https://resistinghate.org/david-vance-in-his-own-words/ https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2020/04/17/covid-19-the-far-right-weekly-round-up-3/ https://...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun May 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 51
Views: 2239

Re: Harry Golombek games

When a chess player was famous enough to be name-checked in a advert in The Tatler.

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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Civil Service vs Essex 1939
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Civil Service vs Essex 1939

Are you sure it was for the Civil Service, not Kent?

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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Posthumous GM FIDE Title For Sultan Khan
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Posthumous GM FIDE Title For Sultan Khan

Here's a picture of Sultan Khan from 1932, featuring the future Rowena Bruce. Her board is smaller than the others - not because she was a child - but because she had brought her own to be autographed. Danny King reveals it is now owned by Garry Kasparov! Western Morning News - Thursday 27 October 1...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Captain King
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Captain King

My hunch, and it is only a hunch, is that Captain King was Carslake Winter-Wood. He wrote chess columns under the pseudonyms "Queen's Knight" and ""King's Rook" and was a contributor to the 'Chess Amateur' magazine. Captain King was active from 1902-1913 and Carslake Winter-Wood lived from 1849–1924...
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2168

Re: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?

Book advertisement from The Ipswich Journal - Saturday 08 July 1727.
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I got 12,851 hits for 'Housewife' in 1939 on the British Newspaper Archive.
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2168

Re: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?

From the 1939 Register For 60 Rodney House, Dolphin Square SW1

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by Gerard Killoran
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2168

Re: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?

From Milner-Barry's memoir of Alexander:

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by Gerard Killoran
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: PC Hoad
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: PC Hoad

"Here is an exhilarating specimen of the seldom-played “Greco Counter-Gambit," won by Black! It is fine to see players on the top board of an important Metropolitan match occasionally breaking through the present-day fashions in “Queen’s Pawn” (etc.) openings, and producing such a fighting and livel...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 24152

Re: Worrying times

That is precisely his point. The deaths will be as high with the lockdown as without. This is precisely why his point is wrong. Without the lockdown, the number of infections, hospitalisations and deaths would not be peaking but still rising exponentially. We would have far, far more than 40,000 de...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851
Replies: 38
Views: 5018

Re: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851

Perry's Bankrupt Gazette - Saturday 01 October 1859 has
Mucklow Thomas Percival, chemist and druggist, Great William st, Caledonian-rd, Islington
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 24152

Re: Worrying times

A couple of observations on the summary of the UnHerd interview. The actual fatality rate of Covid-19 is the region of 0.1% At least 50% of the population of both the UK and Sweden will be shown to have already had the disease when mass antibody testing becomes available. To achieve (Un?)Herd immun...