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by Gerard Killoran
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 376
Views: 23386

Re: Chess history trivia

William Lewis?
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 28
Views: 1219

Re: An early Tony Miles game

From his Guardian obituary... All the while he was a key Middlesex player through season after season, his name having gone down early in cricket's social folklore when, in days when a sensitive division between amateurs and professionals prevailed, a loudspeaker announcement at Lord's informed the ...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 28
Views: 1219

An early Tony Miles game

The British Newspaper Archive has now posted The Birmingham Mail and Post with columns by B H Wood and P C Gibbs. Here's an example: [Event "Birmingham League - Birmingham vs Sutton Coldfield"] [Site "Birmingham"] [Date "1969.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "M...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1775

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

This is when the gold coins are showered on the table! Bravo!!
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Steve Mann's page on Wormald... http://mannchess.org.uk/People/Wormald,%20Robert%20Bownas.htm ...has him having a grandfather and brother called Bryan, which might explain the confusion. Courtney also gives a different explanation for the nickname 'Tom' - which seems more plausible than that suggest...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Continuing with Yorkshire History stuff I've picked up recently, here's a biographical sketch of Yorkshire-born R. B. Wormald, written by the eminent literary scholar, William Prideaux Courtney (1845–1913). THE Gentleman's Magazine, VOLUME 300, JANUARY — JUNE 1906 pp. 178-182 Correspondence R. B. Wo...
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1775

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

Well done John. An impressive piece of work. I would be surprised if the game turns out to be different from your reconstruction. The moves have a logical flow and none of them would need to be queried by a mixture of question and exclamation marks. As for the game itself it shows how to play agains...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1775

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

Can I congratulate the team on a mighty effort. I think too many of the moves in the right-hand column are just too hard to decipher, but Black's 34th seems to be B-B i.e. Bc8. (or it could be B-R i.e. Ba8) The problem seems to be that Black's bishop and rook have too many squares to choose from for...
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1775

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

I think you have the result wrong, both in the original post and as copied to Britbase. It was a win for White, not for Black. I'm also not going to be taking the Glasgow Herald challenge. Well spotted, Richard. I've now fixed it on BritBase. My fault, sorry. Fixed now. I'm very disappointed by my ...
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1775

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Would the "J M Aiken" be J M Aitken"?


Yes, or James Macrae Aitken to give him his full name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Macrae_Aitken
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1775

Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

I found this game of Sultan Khan where he lost to the Surrey player, Harold George Felce - the son of the better known George Albert Felce. [Event "LLoyds Bank C.C. vs Imperial C. C."] [Site "London"] [Date "1930.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Felce, Harold ...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Good news, Steve's site is back online at

http://mannchess.org.uk/

...and to celebrate, some Yorkshire pictures for his site - if he wants them.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph February 12, 1912.jpg
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Sheffield Daily Telegraph December 6, 1928.jpg
Sheffield Daily Telegraph December 6, 1928.jpg (208.3 KiB) Viewed 271 times


Sheffield Daily Telegraph February 8, 1926.jpg
Sheffield Daily Telegraph February 8, 1926.jpg (143.26 KiB) Viewed 271 times
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess architecture
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Chess architecture



So they play chess and listen to Boy George at the same time?
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2074
Views: 223334

Re: Media comments on chess

by Gerard Killoran
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Mr Barden's Guardian Article
Replies: 70
Views: 4559

Re: Mr Barden's Guardian Article

I think Leonard has a problem with the naming of many of the teams. If you know nothing about cricket or football, you can still get behind Sussex or Liverpool because of some accident of birth. It is unlikely that many non-chess players will be rooting for Cheddleston. How many non-chess players w...

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