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by Gerard Killoran
Sat May 15, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nice 74
Replies: 106
Views: 4470

Re: Nice 74

Hi Geoff

take some time to read this before you try to defend Keene any further

http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.c ... ambit.html
by Gerard Killoran
Sun May 09, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nice 74
Replies: 106
Views: 4470

Re: Nice 74

Despite promising not to give a link, Geoff couldn't resist giving one. I wonder what attracted Geoff to such original thinking and deathless prose as this gem from Raymondo? Over the past two weeks in my columns for TheArticle I have inveighed against cancel culture, the obliteration of memory, the...
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1919 BCF Victory Congress at Hastings
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: 1919 BCF Victory Congress at Hastings

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by Gerard Killoran
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 38
Views: 2497

Re: Where was James Mason born?

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by Gerard Killoran
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 38
Views: 2497

Re: Where was James Mason born?

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

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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: 568

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

From The Glasgow Herald 23 Jul 1977 page 5
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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 693

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: 52
Views: 4162

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: 52
Views: 4162

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: 1707

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: 600

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: 1653

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: 2070

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: 1653

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...