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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 35
Views: 1314

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: 35
Views: 1314

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: 2
Views: 370

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

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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: 496

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: 496

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: 496

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: 2422
Views: 266499

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: 3152

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?


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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: 3152

Re: Strongest chess-playing politicians?

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

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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: 3152

Re: Strongest chess-playing politicians?

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

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by Gerard Killoran
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy

Here's an indication, but did the saintly Leonard really stoop to hypnotism to win the Varsity Match - and if so, did it work? In which case I might give it a try.

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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy

http://www.edochess.ca/batgirl/Jones.html Illustrated London News - Saturday 12 November 1955 CHESS NOTES. By BARUCH H. WOOD. M.Sc. ALL the world knows that Paul Morphy came and took Europe by storm ; that he beat Germany’s greatest player Anderssen, but that Staunton disparaged him, avoided a matc...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy

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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Do not play at chess with a ...
Replies: 0
Views: 324

Do not play at chess with a ...

I came across this in the Cumberland &Westmorland Herald Saturday 14 August 1880. It seems to be a precursor of Nelson Algren's "three rules of life": "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own." I prefe...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu May 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackburne and the endgame
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Blackburne and the endgame

Here's the ending where I managed to avoid embarrassing myself... [Event "Bradford League"] [Site "?"] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Killoran, Gerard"] [Black "My opponent"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN "8/5k2/3n1p2/B1N3pp/2p1P2P/6P1/5K2/8 w - - 0 43"] 43. Ke3 Nb5 44. Bd8 gxh4 45. gxh4 c3 46. Kd3 c...