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by Gerard Killoran
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inherited Chess Set
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Inherited Chess Set

Could this be your relative?

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by Gerard Killoran
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Quiz Question
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Quiz Question

Vera Menchik
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Quiz Question
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Quiz Question

Isidor Gunsberg?
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Lord Dunsany

Here's the press report for 1924

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by Gerard Killoran
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: H E Atkins

The following game is not so exciting but the loser was from an interesting family. Lucien Serraillier (1886–1919) died in the 'Spanish Flu' epidemic and was the son of political refugees from the Paris Commune. His father, Auguste Serraillier was a leading Communard who became a close ally and frie...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: H E Atkins

From The Standard (London, England) Date: Monday, Jan. 27, 1896 ...and a second game, played in the correspondence match "Men of Kent v Kentish Men," Mr. H. E. Atkins, of Canterbury, the second prize winner in the Amateur Tournament at Hastings, being defeated in a highly interesting game by Mr. H. ...
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: H E Atkins

Here's another one where 38.B-B1 and 45... Q-K2 make no sense... Atkins Yates 1912.png My solution: [Event "Woodhouse Cup"] [Site "Leeds"] [Date "1912.11.02"] [Round "?"] [White "Atkins, Henry Ernest"] [Black "Yates, Fred Dewhirst"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D05"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game, Rubinst...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: H E Atkins

The score for the following game becomes rather garbled after 12.d4. Can any reader with access to The Field for 1915 provide the original, or can it be reconstructed? Atkins Wahltuch 1915.png [Event "NCCU Championship"] [Site "Leeds"] [Date "1915.03.27"] [Round "?"] [White "Atkins, Henry Ernest"] [...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: H E Atkins

328 is a considerable improvement over MegaBase 2020 which has 230. I've attempted to add games and make corrections for ChessBase but I have failed miserably. I have a tranche of Keith Richardson games from one of his scorebooks but CB are not interested. Excellent newspaper clipping Gerard ! Did ...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

H E Atkins

John Saunders has begun the necessary and overdue task of assembling the games of H. E. Atkins. http://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/atkins-viewer.html So far he has 328 of them, but surely there must be many more out there. Here's one which might make the list. I wonder what happened to Georgie Hah...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10676

Re: Invisible pieces

Gladly - "... By the time Solomon Lalor Cambie inherited the former Lalor estate at Killoran in the following century he must also have been a Catholic (since he was educated by the Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College)... https://theirishaesthete.com/2020/11/16/killoran/ (I hope this detour is now ov...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4146
Views: 448514

Re: Media comments on chess

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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10676

Re: Invisible pieces

Gerard, it's no big deal... Something I read about the history of Killoran House. There's a tenuous connection to the Jesuits. Nothing personal was meant really just a little bit of word association of my own. Best... John I have no idea what or where 'Killoran House' is, or what connection - howev...
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10676

Re: Invisible pieces

Could John McKenna explain his 'Jesuit' comment in reference to me.
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10676

Re: Invisible pieces

John McKenna wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:52 pm

I thought you might have been educated by Jesuits.
What an interesting remark, I wonder what provoked it.