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by Richard James
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

Neil Blackburn wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Andy Stoker wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:41 pm
Oh! Astonishing - will watch carefully for more news from you
Thanks mate. Quite a man he is too. He has been kind enough to provide me with a lot of wonderful material, so my two part article will now be three parts. Will post here when the second part is online.
:o :D :o :D
by Richard James
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

Neil Blackburn wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Andy Stoker wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:41 pm
Oh! Astonishing - will watch carefully for more news from you
Thanks mate. Quite a man he is too. He has been kind enough to provide me with a lot of wonderful material, so my two part article will now be three parts. Will post here when the second part is online.
:o :D :o :D
by Richard James
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1950

Dominic Cummings

From the latest New in Chess, a game played by a teenage Dominic Cummings. A member of Durham Chess Club recalled that 'his singular aggressiveness came across even then in both his chess and his general demeanour'. [Event "Durham Club Championship"] [Date "1988.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Cummings,...
by Richard James
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

"I drew with Kevin" Not the most exciting game - I think I lost to Richard in the Thames Valley League many years later, but my database sadly just says R James and I have played at least 3 different "R James". Yes, in 1988. I, on the other hand, have only played one K Thurlow, though I have also p...
by Richard James
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

It would have been Birmingham 1975 or 1976. I won't be in the results - was playing in the u-16's!! As sadly I no longer have my scorebooks from the time, say can't say for sure which it was. The 1976 U16 results (1st RM Webb, 2nd KC Arkell - I wonder what happened to him) are on Britbase - link ab...
by Richard James
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

Can anyone work out which event Neil saw Mato Damjanovic playing in? Birmingham International 1975 , 1976 or 1977, I presume. Britbase only has a separate page for the 1976 event. I don't see Neil's name among the participants, so perhaps it was 1975 (1st Matulovic: Damjanoic shared 5th place with ...
by Richard James
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

Justin and David are both correct: I've never played either of them.

I drew with Kevin and won (undeservedly, from a lost position) against Nick.
by Richard James
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

I've just noticed that two of the last four posters here were among my five opponents in the New Malden 1975 tournament. 44 years on and we're all still here. I guess this says a lot for the power of chess.
by Richard James
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

In October, Mr. C. H. O'D. Alexander, himself a former School Chess Captain, played simultaneously against teams representing the various Birmingham Schools. Both the School teams, Lloyd (D. E.) and (K. W.) ; Barker (G. K.) and J. Alexander, obtained draws, a feat only equalled by one other team. E...
by Richard James
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3226

Re: Malcolm Barker.

Brilliant! Thanks Justin. Will get to work this afternoon. Also if anyone with access to the ancestry sites has 5 minutes to spare and could take a look for me, I would be greatly indebted 😁👍 Hi Neil I've already had a look on ancestry sites and elsewhere. The golf club is near Chalfont St Giles (w...
by Richard James
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 27
Views: 2898

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

Many happy returns, Leonard. Thanks for all you've done, and continue to do, for chess.
by Richard James
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Gillman
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Brian Gillman

Assuming Roger is correct, which I'm sure he is, there's a game and photo in a report of Paul Keres's 1962 simul tour here . [Event "Simul - Keres 30 bds"] [Site "London"] [Date "1962.11.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Keres, Paul"] [Black "Gillman, Brian C"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C11"] [PlyCount "57"] [Eve...
by Richard James
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870

This one's even more popular:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. c3 Qd3 8. hxg4 hxg4 9. Nxe5 Bd6 10. Nxd3 Bh2+
by Richard James
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 29834

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: 3126
Views: 344363

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...