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by Colin Patterson
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 6740

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: 160
Views: 6740

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: 223
Views: 17551

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: 3196
Views: 351434

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: 741

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: 741

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: 3196
Views: 351434

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: 961

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: 961

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: 637

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: 2180

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: 2180

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: 1305

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: 4747

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: 3707

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 ...