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by Richard James
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2812
Views: 300570

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: 2812
Views: 300570

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: 2812
Views: 300570

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: 2812
Views: 300570

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: 6
Views: 390

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: 6
Views: 390

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: 798

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: 1497

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: 1017

Re: Brian Gillman

It might also be worth contacting Luke Honey.
by Richard James
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2812
Views: 300570

Re: Media comments on chess

"Even loyal ministers are deeply worried - "She is like a chess player who only has the king left - all she can do is move one square at a time until she is check-mated." BBC News website, analysing Theresa May's Brexit situation. And from The Observer today: Another Tory MP likened her problem to ...
by Richard James
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 1650

Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

From my copy:

Original title: Z SZACHAMI PRZEZ WIEKI I KRAJE
Copyright by "Sport i Turystyka" Warszawa
Chapter "Chess in Britain" by B.H. Wood

...

First published in 1960 in Polish by "Sport i Turystyka"

English text edited by B.H. Wood
by Richard James
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Intermediate chess training materials
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Intermediate chess training materials

Hi Andrew You're quite right: there are lots of beginners' books on the market, which sell pretty well, and lots of books for competitive players of all levels, but very little designed to take you from one to the other. I'm currently writing a series of books aimed at players who have learnt the mo...
by Richard James
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 36542

Re: Chess history trivia

My Google search produced a different answer(?) to David's: Richard Doddridge Blackmore who, likewise, is previously unheard of to me - though I'm not a student of chess history. That was my answer as well. There was an excellent article about him in CHESS a couple of months ago. He was a pretty de...
by Richard James
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 36542

Re: Chess history trivia

John Townsend wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:45 am
Which famous chess player was called to the Bar on 7 June 1852?
If we're thinking about the same person, I paid a small tribute to him the Monday before last. I took a slight detour on my way home from school to walk along a road bearing his name.
by Richard James
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Armenia from the BBC website
Replies: 10
Views: 2339

Re: Chess in Armenia from the BBC website

Despite Leonard Barden's evidence-based demolition of this garbage, it's making a regular appearance on my Facebook timeline, pumped out by familiar names who really should be checking the facts David, some of us posted this on social media for interest and comment, rather than because we agreed or...