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by Gordon Cadden
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 36
Views: 4524

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:28 am
Goodness. It might become a collector's item! :mrgreen:
Banned books are always sought after. Must put this book on my WANTS list.
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2663

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

Sorry to hear about Eric's passing. I only met him the once and immediately got the impression that he was very likeable but a bit of a character. A bit of a funny story. It was back in the early 90's in one of the half hour open tournaments that was run by the goodwin brothers? that regularly had ...
by Gordon Cadden
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2663

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

A man who was loved and detested by all who knew him. He receives praise on this Forum, but switch to facebook Chess Book Collectors, and you get a completely different image of Eric Schiller.
by Gordon Cadden
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Gillman
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Brian Gillman

The bulk of the sets of pieces are of Staunton pattern, triple weighted in presentation boxes / cases. There are two top quality BCM sets I guess from the 1970s / 1980s when Brian Reilly was at the helm. If anyone is interested in making serious offers then I will pass the contact details on. J. Do...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Rety (1930-2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 7288

Re: John Rety (1930-2010)

"Come the Revolution, John Reti would be at the front, holding the flag, and breathing fire." Gordon will be pleased to know that John was at the "Chess For Peace"(!) tournament and walked up and down shouting that no refreshments were available. We did agree with his general point, but not the way...
by Gordon Cadden
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Rety (1930-2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 7288

Re: John Rety (1930-2010)

I knew John Reti at Hyde Park Speakers Corner. A renowned Anarchist and chess player. Was a regular player at the Hampstead Chess Club. This outspoken anarchist was very quiet at the club, and played a reasonable game. Note that his name is spelt Rety, but I seem to remember the name Reti, on the me...
by Gordon Cadden
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Links
Topic: City Chess Association
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: City Chess Association

We do have quite a few cities in England. May I suggest the London City Chess Association.
by Gordon Cadden
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 35674

Re: Batumi Olympiad

That's a rather weak Belgian team on paper? Despite bordering the chess powerhouses of France, Netherlands and Germany, Belgium has never produced that many top players. The top two players, Gurevich and Chuchelov are both ex Soviets. O'Kelly de Galway is Flemish, and not Irish, as the name suggest...
by Gordon Cadden
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Echoes from Liverpool
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Echoes from Liverpool

Looks like BH Woods famous tin clock. Usually reliable, unless one of the metal flags was bent, in which case you could lose on time, somewhat before the actual Time Control.
by Gordon Cadden
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: FM Philip Short
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: FM Philip Short

A sad loss to Irish Chess. Very well known at weekend Tournaments, with a friendly word for everyone. Had many an encounter with him, across the board. He was a Cork man, but moved to Galway in recent years. R.I.P.
by Gordon Cadden
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

This "History of Chess" should have been the copyright of Jerzy Gyzycki. Baruch H Wood translated the book into English, and claimed that it was his history. A huge tome, but lacking quality of content.
by Gordon Cadden
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BCM 70
Replies: 2
Views: 3774

Re: BCM 70

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:49 am
How much are they?
Make an offer. Could be somewhat expensive to get them bound !
by Gordon Cadden
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Hare
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Brian Hare

I recall playing at Hastings (probably 1988) and someone went up to him and said, "Hallo Brian", and he responded, "My name is Ben Shannon", there was then toing and froing of "You're Brian Hare!", "Oh no I'm not." etc. This caused much discussion amongst other players! He was obviously a character...
by Gordon Cadden
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2715
Views: 292126

Re: Media comments on chess

I think Scheveningen and Groningen are both relatively easy, provided you remember that both ch and g are pronounced as a guttural, as in buch. Garry Kasparov presented some problems. He made the conscious decision to become Garry rather than Harry. We just don't have a way of representing that sou...
by Gordon Cadden
Fri May 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackburne and the endgame
Replies: 18
Views: 1668

Re: Blackburne and the endgame

Remember watching a Rapid Play game at Chess & Bridge on the Euston Road, in the 1990's. Aaron Summerscale was playing Darshan Kumeran. Both players were short on time, with Kumeran left with around two minutes. Summerscale deliberately swopped off all his pieces, leaving Kumeran with a B+N. It was ...