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by Colin Patterson
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2230

Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Anderson's wiki page has him as an OBE, DFC though.
by Colin Patterson
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2230

Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Right, thanks.

Three entries in Pergamon's British Chess (1983):

Gerald Frank Anderson, MBE - an IM in chess composition.
Robin Charles Oliver Matthews, CBE, FBA - IM in chess composition, Master of Clare College, Cambridge.
Sir Jeremy Morse - FIDE Int. Judge for Chess Composition.
by Colin Patterson
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2230

Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

I think I recall William Fairhurst being made a CBE, but whether it was for chess or structural engineering, I couldn't say.
by Colin Patterson
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recreating chess book covers
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Recreating chess book covers

Hah! Nice one.

'Chess For Tigers' is maybe the one cover replication that shouldn't be attempted.
by Colin Patterson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jonathan Penrose
Replies: 44
Views: 3168

Re: Jonathan Penrose

Over the years I did manage to locate a couple of articles about Penrose: One is in the archives of spraggettonchess.com. I guess this link should work - http://www.spraggettonchess.com/saturdays-chess-puzzle-3/ but if not, I used the archive box, right hand side of the homepage, where I selected Ma...
by Colin Patterson
Wed May 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 71
Views: 3997

Re: Harry Golombek games

Playing chess may have had a direct bearing on Harry surviving the war: “Without chess I would almost certainly be dead. My artillery battery was about to leave for Singapore during WWII. My commanding officer arranged for me to be transferred to Intelligence a week before they left because he knew ...
by Colin Patterson
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417386

Re: Media comments on chess

This reminds me of a (possibly apocryphal) tale featuring John Nunn. In essence, it was told to me as follows ... "John's mother picked him up from his first day of elementary school and was called over by the teacher. She warned Mrs Nunn that they suspected John may be a slow learner, as he had sho...
by Colin Patterson
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Badge
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: Badge

Am I the only non-recipient curious to see what this 'badge' looks like?
Can someone post a photo of it?

I'll need to know what I'm looking out for on my future eBay searches :)
by Colin Patterson
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 11207

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Thanks for the correction Lawrence.

I read a tweet from Ramesh that was congratulating Sohum, and somehow deduced that they were working together.
by Colin Patterson
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 11207

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Ten-year-old Sohum Lohia (ENG) wins Group 3b of the Wijk Amateurs with a TPR of 2200. Won by a full point. Another promising surge from him.

Being coached by former British Champion RB Ramesh by the look of it.
by Colin Patterson
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 256
Views: 30095

Re: End of an era

Is Ray likely to be sporting a couple of new gold watches, or does Fleet Street have its own special way of bidding people farewell?
by Colin Patterson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417386

Re: Media comments on chess

Double whammy on tonight's American Football highlights (Minnesota Vikings vs Dallas Cowboys): The commentators first waxed lyrical about Cowboys' Wide Receiver Amari Cooper being- "a quiet guy, who rarely talks ... always practicing his chess in the locker room ... a real student of the game." Then...
by Colin Patterson
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Cyprus International
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: Cyprus International

Terrific news Keith. Well done.
by Colin Patterson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Cyprus International
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Cyprus International

Keith Arkell playing in Cyprus and currently just a half point off the lead:

http://chess-results.com/tnr459286.aspx ... ES&flag=30
by Colin Patterson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417386

Re: Media comments on chess

On the Alibi channel, the serialized drama "I Am The Night" has a season finale episode titled 'Queen's Gambit Accepted'. I gather the show is about a young woman (India Eisley) trying to unlock the secrets of her mysterious childhood, and along the way uncovering links to witchcraft, devil worship ...