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by Colin Patterson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

As was briefly discussed above, the nature of these awards can vary quite a lot.

A good example is Palma de Mallorca 1971, where ‘Best Game’, ‘Best Attacking Combination’, and ‘Best Endgame’ were all awarded prizes. They were judged by Harry Golombek, who had stepped in as Arbiter at short notice.
by Colin Patterson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: DG Mackay
Replies: 30
Views: 1966

Re: DG Mackay

Indeed John. I dare say he has seen it somewhere else, and then rolled it out for the entire Volume, whether that places individual sources in contradiction or not,

Definitely not the historian's best friend, that's for sure!
by Colin Patterson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: DG Mackay
Replies: 30
Views: 1966

Re: DG Mackay

According to Di Felice, it's DUNCAN G MACKAY - see for instance the index of his 1961-63 Volume and also the next one. There is some mention of Chess Magazine 60-61 as a possible source. Page 248, if anyone has it.
by Colin Patterson
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gawain Jones in European semi-final 7pm TONIGHT
Replies: 21
Views: 1573

Re: Gawain Jones in European semi-final 7pm TONIGHT

Terrific result. Gawain on Twitter: "Well I didn't make it easy for myself. Thought I'd blown it when I squandered a 2-0 lead against David, such elite players don't tend to give you second chances. Got my luck in the Armageddon. Then a Dragon punt and Scotch Gambit opening trap sees me over the lin...
by Colin Patterson
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Battle of Britain Tournaments?
Replies: 32
Views: 1407

Re: Battle of Britain Tournaments?

1948 ---- Battle of Britain. London ENG – RF Boxall 4/5, DB Pritchard 3.5, G Wood 3, NT Honan 2, HI Woolverton 1.5, Ms E Saunders 1 (6) 1954 Sep. Battle of Britain. Final. London ENG – GJ Martin, MJ Franklin 2.5/3, EC Hughes, GC Nurse 0.5 (4). Martin won the playoff to make it two wins in succession...
by Colin Patterson
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Battle of Britain Tournaments?
Replies: 32
Views: 1407

Re: Battle of Britain Tournaments?

1964 Sep. Battle of Britain. London ENG – MJ Basman 3/3, NA Perkins 2, WF Coles 1, A Bernfield 0 (4). A fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Qualifying events were held at monthly intervals to arrive at the four finalists. The winner’s trophy is held for a year.

(from CHESS magazine)
by Colin Patterson
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Battle of Britain Tournaments?
Replies: 32
Views: 1407

Re: Battle of Britain Tournaments?

1955 Sep. Battle of Britain. London ENG – LW Barden, JB Hawson, M Rogan 2/3, A Lukowicz 0 (4). It was fitting that Rogan (USA) and Lukowicz (a Polish airman) could represent two of Britain’s strongest wartime allies. Barden won out in the three-way play-off for first place.

(from CHESS magazine)
by Colin Patterson
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Frank Winter : can you help?
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Frank Winter : can you help?

Reminds me of a friend of mine who would regularly play 1.a3 if his opponent hadn't turned up for the start of play. He would cunningly set the pawn only half onto the a3 square, leave the remaining pieces in a messy arrangement, start the clock, push his chair in and walk away. Arriving late, many ...
by Colin Patterson
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 3871

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: 3871

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: 3871

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: 587

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: 47
Views: 4684

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: 72
Views: 5140

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: 4330
Views: 473767

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...