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by Richard James
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3582
Views: 390851

Re: Media comments on chess

Paul Buswell wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:30 pm
Today's 'I' has a double page on Jonathan Rowson's 'The Moves That Matter... '

PB
Link
by Richard James
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 325
Views: 71815

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Ray Cannon has asked me to post this (I may be able to find one or two other middle names for you): Anatoly KARPOV simultaneous display at the London Central YMCA (CENTYMCA) in Endell Street, London WC2. In his simultaneous tour prior to playing at the CENTYMCA club, Karpov had scored 90 wins and 8 ...
by Richard James
Thu May 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 69
Views: 3094

Re: Harry Golombek games

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:55 am
Here is a bombshell for many of you. Harry was married, very late in his life. I didn't even find out until some time after his death.
An even bigger bombshell - he had a son, Oliver Golombek Judkins, born in 1992.
by Richard James
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: PC Hoad
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Re: PC Hoad

Philip Charles Hoad Born 1917 Poplar, London (online records) Played for Cambridge University in the Varsity Match in 1938 & 1939 (Britbase) 1939 Electoral Roll: at Trinity College, Cambridge (online records) Married in Birmingham in 1945 to Alice Grady/O'Grady/Swift. I can't find any children from ...
by Richard James
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 17363

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

If you want to read a Twitter account here's one from Professor Stuart Neil, Head of the Infectious Diseases Department at King's College https://twitter.com/stuartjdneil?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Also on Twitter, Richard James enquires Yes, it is the same person. We're...
by Richard James
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 5153

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: 5153

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: 2940

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: 5153

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: 5153

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: 5153

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: 5153

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: 5153

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: 5153

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: 5153

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...