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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Feb 19, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 172
Views: 26553

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I think you missed The Rack Pack https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bv0t5 Affectionate feature-length comedy drama about the glory days of professional snooker in the 1980s and the legendary rivalry between Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins and Steve Davis, featuring many of the key personalities of the tim...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 172
Views: 26553

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Neville's review reminds me of this: Although written many years ago, Lady Chatterley's Lover has just been reissued by the Grove Press, and this fictional account of the day-to-day life of an English gamekeeper is still of considerable interest to outdoor minded readers, as it contains many passage...
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 82
Views: 12976

Re: Malcolm Barker.

John Saunders wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:59 pm
The Barker-Morry game appeared in the second part of Neil Blackburn's article on Malcolm Barker.
...I checked the first part, which ended with 1950 and said, 'The next year was to be quite a momentous one for Barker as a chess player, and I will get there in part two.' More fool me.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 82
Views: 12976

Re: Malcolm Barker.

Another Barker game [Event "Warwickshire Juniors v Birmingham"] [Site "Birmingham"] [Date "1950.12.02"] [Round "?"] [White "Barker, Malcolm"] [Black "Morry, William Ritson"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D51"] [Opening "QGD: 4.Bg5 Nbd7"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 e6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. e3 Bb4 7. Bd3 ...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

A little detective work leads to the capture of another Pinkerton success... [Event "BCF-ch 8th Major Open"] [Site "Glasgow"] [Date "1911.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Pinkerton, Henry"] [Black "Wenman, Francis Percival"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C22"] [Opening "Centre game: Paulsen attack"] 1. e4 e5 2. d...
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Well done David. Your version solves the problem of how the Queen goes to g7 and the rest makes sense in chess terms. Neither player makes an obvious blunder, nor do they play like a machine at any stage. Good enough for me, but will it be good enough for Britbase?
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

The Southport Visiter carried extensive reports of the 1905 British Championships, but got this game muddled up. It was OK until move 20, but then a combination of the wrong moves and bad reproduction defeated me. Can anyone do better? Moves 1-20.png [Event "BCF-ch 2nd Second Class B"] [Site "Southp...
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Thanks for the 1979 and 1985 games, Gerard, which I have added to the collection. You had previously sent me the game fragment from 1923 a year or so ago and it is already on BritBase. The version you have just posted is missing a pair of moves (69 Ke3 Ke7 and only then 70 g6, etc). Apologies yet a...
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

An earlier fragment [Event "GBR-ch 16th Premier Final B"] [Site "Southsea"] [Date "1923.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Church, William"] [Black "Barnett, Richard Whieldon"] [Result "1-0"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "8/Qb1q1k2/2p5/1pP2p2/1P2p3/4P1P1/5PB1/6K1 b - - 0 43"] 43... Ke6 44. Qa2+ Qd5 45. Qe2 Qb3 46. Qd2...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

...and from the same source: [Event "GBR-ch 66th U21"] [Site "Chester"] [Date "1979.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Shutler, Stephen J."] [Black "Finlayson, Sean"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C59"] [Opening "Two knights defence"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. B...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Feb 01, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Back on topic [Event "GBR-ch72 Major Open"] [Site "Edinburgh"] [Date "1985.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Escott, Keith"] [Black "Bosveld, Henk"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B14/11"] [Opening "Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik attack (6...Be7)"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. cxd5 N...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)
Replies: 34
Views: 5074

Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

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by Gerard Killoran
Tue Jan 30, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Here's a puzzle, this was one of four games left for adjudication. Somerset were losing 7-5 but tied the match and went through on board count, meaning they were awarded 3 wins and 1 draw or 2 wins and 2 draws. I can't find any report giving the result of the game below and assume it was given as a ...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Jan 29, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Winner of best game prize in this section [Event "GBR-ch46 U15"] [Site "York"] [Date "1959.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Sandiford, Graham Kenneth"] [Black "Smith, D. G."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C14"] [Opening "French: classical variation"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7...
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 5949
Views: 727859

Re: Media comments on chess

Nothing about chess here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Kent

...or pig-breeding


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