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by Colin Patterson
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

Yes, those are the correct details. Indeed, Wood may have put in considerable work, depending on the quality of the translation and how far he had to go to appeal to a home audience. I can't say I'm a big fan of the book, but I suppose it will have been enjoyed by those with a keen eye for chess in ...
by Colin Patterson
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

No, Wood didn't translate it. He edited the translated text, adding some extra material on the Anglo-Saxon aspects of chess history and a new chapter on the development of the game in Britain. Whoever put together the dust cover has omitted Gizycki's name ("Edited by BH Wood") and then written a sho...
by Colin Patterson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 988

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

A complex game, but Adair now has a winning advantage if he can keep a clear head.
by Colin Patterson
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 3206

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

John's post has reminded me that 'Lasker's Greatest Chess Games' by Reinfeld & Fine employs this minimalist 'B-R' notation system that he speaks of. I was initially convinced that the book was full of typing errors. Thankfully, that wasn't the case, but I don't think I've seen it used elsewhere.
by Colin Patterson
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 2776

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Okay, this also seems plausible, but are there really no instances during his lifetime when a journalist referred to him, in writing, by his full name? Irritatingly, BCM appears to have exclusively used FD Yates, and I think I got the same sense on a general trawl of The Times. Even in his obituary ...
by Colin Patterson
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 2776

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Hmmm. I can't say I'm altogether convinced by this Yates name change stuff. WH Watts and W Winter (W&W) posthumously arranged and edited his best games collection (published 1934, two years after his death) and name him in the biography as Frederick Dewhurst Yates. I can only suppose, being entruste...
by Colin Patterson
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hardinge-Simpole: Two unfamiliar titles
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Hardinge-Simpole: Two unfamiliar titles

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping that a forumite keen on chess biographies might own these books, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I had skimmed through the Hardinge-Simpole blurb about the Tal book, but had somehow missed the vital part that Roger highlighted above. This 'reproduced BCM arti...
by Colin Patterson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hardinge-Simpole: Two unfamiliar titles
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Hardinge-Simpole: Two unfamiliar titles

I was wondering if anyone has knowledge of the Hardinge-Simpole books ... Reuben Fine's Best Games (by Fine), and Mikhail Tal: The shooting star of chess (by Golombek) Both with the familiar white covers. In particular, are these old books that have been repackaged and/or retitled? I presume so, as ...
by Colin Patterson
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 458
Views: 32949

Re: Chess history trivia

That's correct - well remembered, Gordon and Richard. CHESS Magazine (25th February 1961, p.186) reports that he "is engaged on a thesis on Chess In Schools", which implies a later date of publication than 1960, but hard to be sure. It is also mentioned that KW Lloyd (Durham Univ) and DJ Mabbs (Shef...
by Colin Patterson
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 458
Views: 32949

Re: Chess history trivia

'Chess In Schools' may seem like a fairly modern concept given its current popularity, but which British chess player wrote a University thesis about the idea in the early 1960s?
by Colin Patterson
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: List of British Triumphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: List of British Triumphs

Stewart,
Re: New edition of FIDE Golden Book.
Good news indeed. I'll look forward to that, as long as getting hold of a copy is easier than was the case with the first edition!
by Colin Patterson
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: List of British Triumphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: List of British Triumphs

Thanks Stewart. I've not got the ECF Yearbooks unfortunately, but if I'm ever passing a specialized chess library I may well call in and check them out.

I would certainly welcome an update of the FIDE Golden Book for the 2003-2017 era ... but I suspect it's not likely.
by Colin Patterson
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: List of British Triumphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: List of British Triumphs

Great additions David. Thanks for the contribution.
by Colin Patterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: List of British Triumphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: List of British Triumphs

Yes, aside from Mickey's Olympiad medal, I was struggling to think of too many others.

Josh Altman in 2012, took Bronze at the World Youth Under 10.
Keith Arkell of course, in 2014, took Gold at the European Senior 50+, then Silver at the World Senior 50+ ...

Any others spring to mind?
by Colin Patterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: List of British Triumphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: List of British Triumphs

Panic over. Title was 'FIDE Honours' - I found it on an archive site at http://archive.li/BULlt#selection-331.0-3493.13 In fact it was last updated in 2002/3. Surprising how many honours had been won. Would be interesting to see how it would look updated for the last 14 years? Maybe not a lot differ...