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by John Townsend
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Ah, yes, Justin. Too easy, I can see ...
by John Townsend
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Which famous diplomat and chessplayer was buried at St. Pancras on 28 May 1810?
by John Townsend
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851
Replies: 38
Views: 5123

Re: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851

That is rather interesting, as the London Gazette of 27 September 1859 refers to him as "otherwise Theodore Patrick McLow": Thomas Percival Mucklow, otherwise Theodore Patrick McLow, formerly of No. 25, Broad-street, Oxford, Chemist and Druggist, and Dealer in Cigars and Perfumery, next of No. 32, B...
by John Townsend
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851
Replies: 38
Views: 5123

Re: Unknown participants in the tournament London 1851

The Oxford player, T. P. Mucklow, is referred to on page 60 of Chess Player's Chronicle , 1853: In the Town Club, the best players are Messrs. Mucklow and Forshall. Mr. Mucklow must not be confounded with the player - a near relative of his - who took part in the tournament of 1851, and who is very ...
by John Townsend
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Correct answer, Christopher. The chess column of the Field , 18 September 1858 - viewed on the Chess Archaeology website with thanks - noted "three of the chief players in the great tournament of 1851" who had since died. These were the three you named. I took "the chief players" to mean players in ...
by John Townsend
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Three of the players in the main London tournament of 1851 were dead by the time of Birmingham, 1858. Name them.
by John Townsend
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Steinitz?
by John Townsend
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2085

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Geoff Chandler asks whether Edward Winter is "what you would call a genuine chess historian". Of course, he is. For example, much of the material on the Chess History site is his own work. This is in addition to editing contributions from his many correspondents. From my experience as a contributor,...
by John Townsend
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Thank you, Colin. I suppose it was quite a difficult question, but I thought it might have been guessed, as George Walker was a prolific writer.
by John Townsend
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

It was George Walker who used those words in reply to a correspondent. Acknowledgement and thanks to Edward Winter's feature article on Alexander McDonnell which contained the column from the 13 November 1842 edition of Bell’s Life in London (page 2): http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/mcdonne...
by John Townsend
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

I hope no-one will be too disappointed to hear that there have been no correct answers so far.
by John Townsend
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Sorry, Colin, it's not Bird!

It's time for a clue. The answer is someone well known. Think what age this may have been written in, then guess a person likely to have written it, or a likely place to write it.
by John Townsend
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Sorry, not Staunton!
by John Townsend
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

Thank you, Kevin. Both wrong, unfortunately!
by John Townsend
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 558
Views: 49097

Re: Chess history trivia

An ingenious idea, Christopher, but it isn't the answer. (It's a pity, as it would have made a good answer to a different trivia question!)