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by Colin Patterson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jonathan Penrose
Replies: 43
Views: 2401

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: 69
Views: 3161

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: 3598
Views: 393640

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: 1996

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: 10003

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: 10003

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: 253
Views: 26667

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: 3598
Views: 393640

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: 1021

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: 1021

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: 3598
Views: 393640

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 ...
by Colin Patterson
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Villa de Benasque Open
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: Villa de Benasque Open

Thanks Leonard.

That's very interesting.

Both FIDE and the Chess-Results website have him down as LOHIA though, so I'm surprised you know him by a different name. Perhaps just a translation hiccup? If Olympiu Urcan reads this, he may be able to put us straight.
by Colin Patterson
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Villa de Benasque Open
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Villa de Benasque Open

A creditable 7.5/10 for GM Stephen Gordon, but another result catches the eye also ... Sohum Lohia ENG, born 2009 - 5.5/10, gaining 119 Elo points That beats WGM Jana Bellin's result (5/10), and looks like an extraordinary score for a 10 year old. Unexpected? Or is he already on the rapid improvers ...
by Colin Patterson
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Luke McShane v Nils Grandelius Training match
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Luke McShane v Nils Grandelius Training match

Nice match victory for Luke against the slightly higher rated Nils, 5-4
Games at Chess24.com: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... shane-2019
by Colin Patterson
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 2375

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 ...