Search found 570 matches

by Gerard Killoran
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 38
Views: 2356

Re: Where was James Mason born?

Mason Portrait.png
Mason Portrait.png (204.61 KiB) Viewed 282 times
Mason Signed.png
Mason Signed.png (136.11 KiB) Viewed 282 times
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 38
Views: 2356

Re: Where was James Mason born?

James Mason in his own words from the London Middlesex Gazette, August 19, 1893.

London Middlesex Gazette - August 19, 1893 Page 2.png
London Middlesex Gazette - August 19, 1893 Page 2.png (70.76 KiB) Viewed 200 times
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Nancy Elder MBE (25-v-1915 04-iii-1981)
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Remembering Nancy Elder MBE (25-v-1915 04-iii-1981)

From The Glasgow Herald 23 Jul 1977 page 5
The Glasgow Herald 23 Jul 1977b.png
The Glasgow Herald 23 Jul 1977b.png (110.49 KiB) Viewed 403 times
The Glasgow Herald 23 Jul 1977 a.png
The Glasgow Herald 23 Jul 1977 a.png (314.9 KiB) Viewed 403 times
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion

There's a Bertram Cohen (1904-1970) from Manchester - also known as Morris Bertram according to his probate record. In 1939 he was a Synagogue Secretary, living - appropriately if this was your man, in Penrose Street, with his parents, Joseph, a Cap Fitter (whatever that may entail) and Leah. If th...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: James Macrae Aitken and the good news is...
Replies: 39
Views: 3434

Re: James Macrae Aitken and the good news is...

And another... [Event "SCO-ch65/1958"] [Site "Edinburgh"] [Date "1958.07.??"] [Round "7"] [White "Aitken, James Macrae"] [Black "Fallone, Michael"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nge7 6. Bd3 Bd7 7. dxc5 Qc7 8. Qe2 Ng6 9. Bxg6 hxg6 10. O-O Bxc5 11. Bf4 a6 12. Re1 Ne7 1...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: James Macrae Aitken and the good news is...
Replies: 39
Views: 3434

Re: James Macrae Aitken and the good news is...

Another discovery, but who was J. Smail? [Event "SCO-ch69/1962"] [Site "Dundee"] [Date "1962.07.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Aitken, James Macrae"] [Black "Smail, J."] [Result "1-0"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Be2 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nh6 8. b3 Nf5 9. Bb2 Bd7 10. O-O Be7 11. Kh1 g5 12. g...
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: Another Quiz Question

And which sire of Lincolnshire, self-titled player, celebrated & well-loved author once began a column with the sentence 'All tournament controllers, like grouse, were born to be shot at' in the very same decade as Murray's publication? For more about this question, read https://www.chesshistory.co...
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: East London Jewish Cemetery?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: East London Jewish Cemetery?

Cemetery Full Name Last Name Date of Burial Section Row Plot #
East Ham HORATIO CARO 17/12/1920 E 18 14

https://www.theus.org.uk/category/find-grave
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)
Replies: 29
Views: 1564

Re: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)

A couple of things. Alexander had a CMG, next in order would have been a KCMG and then a GCMG. The joke is that the initials stand for, 'Call Me God', 'Kindly Call Me God' or 'Kings Call Me God', and finally 'God Calls Me God'. The S. Adler who defeated Alexander in the Varsity Match of 1930 was Sol...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: DG Mackay
Replies: 30
Views: 1967

Re: DG Mackay

B H Wood refers to Mackay as a professional boxer. The database https://boxrec.com/ does not list D G Mackay.
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)
Replies: 29
Views: 1564

Re: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)

Hugh's grandson Conel contacted me yesterday and kindly provided detailed insights into his grandfather. The article has been revised with the following: I have incorporated the text mentioned above plus an anonymous tribute from GCHQ plus Tim's correspondence chess details. I have included a corre...
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9685

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I dunno, how's it depicted in the book In the book, it is clear that the orphanage is not segregated. Beth's friend Jolene is Black and Jolene describes Beth as White. As for Othello, C. L. R. James had the opinion that Black actors should play every other role in Shakespeare except that, otherwise...
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 38
Views: 2356

Re: Where was James Mason born?

James Mason's book 'Social Chess', in addition to games played by established masters, contains three games won by R. J. Buckley and two by S. J. Stevens. This seems to be an acknowledgement of their friendship.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 38
Views: 2356

Re: Where was James Mason born?

EDIT: I said I was going to post the text from the Cheltenham Examiner article that Gerard requested but I see John Saunders has done it first. I don't know who S.J. S. was but the column's editor was W. S. Branch, who was not always reliable. The only 'S. J. S.' I can find who might fit the bill i...