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by Richard James
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 27140

Re: Champions' Names

John Upham wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:26 am

Richard Pert "is" Richard Grivas Pert but the Grivas was removed be Deed Poll according to Nick.
Giscard, not Grivas. likewise Nicholas Giscard Pert.
by Richard James
Thu May 30, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309667

Re: Media comments on chess

"I don't think it was in the book" The book was brilliant - surely time for another one... I might possibly do something when I've finished the Chess Heroes books, but it would be very different. One reason it was very much something I did with Mike: it wouldn't be the same without him. Societal at...
by Richard James
Thu May 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309667

Re: Media comments on chess

"Is that possibly just a reference to the episode where he mentions having seen them play in 1927 rather than to a previously unknown episode?" That seems plausible. Is that the one where he gets cross when K9 beats him? I think the only unseen story was "Shada"(?) which was made during a technicia...
by Richard James
Thu May 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309667

Re: Media comments on chess

HELP REQUESTED This came to me from Martin Fitzpatrick, 164 Cavendish Street, Belfast 12 7AX, N Ireland. Has anyone seen the ATV programme that was called 'CHECKMATE - David Nixon teaches chess. It was shown around April 1975. It was written by Bob Wade and there were 13 programmes. Some detail are...
by Richard James
Wed May 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38161

Re: Chess history trivia

This is rather a weird coincidence. I've just read this thread an hour or so after researching a bit of chess history which led me unexpectedly to a website about Oswald Mosley. I've just put up a new item at BritBase with games played by the strong Hampshire player Wilfred Pratten (1908-1985). The...
by Richard James
Mon May 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Psychology of Chess
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Psychology of Chess

Andrew McGettigan also recommended it to me. Some of us have also heard Fernand Gobet speaking at the London Chess Conference.

Here's my take on the book.
by Richard James
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309667

Re: Media comments on chess

Would it be posssible to copy the previous 6 posts (from here ) onwards) into the Chess History section under a suitable title. It is very hard to find them again otherwise, and there is some fascinating history there. Quick question: which magazines are those scans from? While looking some more in...
by Richard James
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309667

Re: Media comments on chess

Would it be posssible to copy the previous 6 posts (from here ) onwards) into the Chess History section under a suitable title. It is very hard to find them again otherwise, and there is some fascinating history there. Quick question: which magazines are those scans from? While looking some more in...
by Richard James
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309667

Re: Media comments on chess

Here, by the way, is Tolush's loss to the eccentric JC Thompson.
by Richard James
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309667

Re: Media comments on chess

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by Richard James
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway

Ralph Ladislas Barnett (1911-1976) lived in Hayes, Middx. He played chess for Middlesex and EMI (in the Middlesex League) between about 1930 and 1960. He was awarded an MBE in the 1967 Birthday Honours List. (Citation: Location Manager, Electric & Musical Industries Electronics Ltd.) I'd imagine he ...
by Richard James
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway

Olive Cecily Richards born Sanderstead, Croydon 31 August 1906 Professional cello player from a family of musicians. An online search of concert programmes from the 1930s comes up with many references. I believe she was the sister of Bernard (Roland) Richards (1913-1996), a very distinguished cellis...
by Richard James
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

Nigel White wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:16 am
There's also Chorlton's Ron Doney who had the misfortune to try and teach me Probability in 1983/4
A name from my past - he taught me in the 1970s.
And, 50 years or so ago, a member of Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club
by Richard James
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under promotion to a bishop.
Replies: 19
Views: 1556

Re: Under promotion to a bishop.

7K/7P/2k5/2P5/8/5p2/5p2/6R1 b - - 0 57 This is Harry Bogdanor - Bertram Goulding Brown BCF Major Open Chester 1914. The loser of this game features here . 2r5/kP6/P7/K7/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 69 This position has happened quite often. One example with an English connection is Alfred Beni - John Littlewood...
by Richard James
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Gillman
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: Brian Gillman

It might also be worth contacting Luke Honey.