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by Richard James
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under promotion to a bishop.
Replies: 19
Views: 932

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: 733

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: 2624
Views: 281752

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: 1380

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: 598

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: 458
Views: 33702

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: 458
Views: 33702

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: 2193

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...
by Richard James
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Re: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?

I don't have nearly as many years experience, nor am I at the same level, in teaching chess as the likes of Andrew Martin or Richard James, so please excuse me if what I say is too specific to the area and level I teach at. My children got me into my new career and right from the beginning I have a...
by Richard James
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Re: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?

Having read your book on this subject... You're one of the few who have. On the other hand, my book for children is still selling well, as, no doubt, are other books for children. Which suggests that many parents buy a book and give it to their kids for them to teach themselves. Of course chess doe...
by Richard James
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world
Replies: 56
Views: 4573

Re: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world

The Swedish GM Pontus Carlsson, who is of African descent, received some very unpleasant racist abuse from a chess.com user named funnychess9, who plays under the flag of the Solomon Islands, yesterday. You'll find it on his Twitter feed if you care to look. I think that said user has been banned n...
by Richard James
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Re: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?

The article Harry quotes is very important and there's a lot of truth in it, although some children will thrive on the pressure. But for every chess parent putting children under too much pressure there are a hundred parents who teach their children the moves because it 'makes kids smarter' but refu...
by Richard James
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Re: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?

In all the years I have been playing and all the 'teachers' and 'trainers' of chess I have met and worked with I have noticed a general trend emerge between those who have children themselves and those who don't. A German FM I once taught with had a far greater knowledge of chess than I but no real...
by Richard James
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world
Replies: 56
Views: 4573

Re: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world

The Swedish GM Pontus Carlsson, who is of African descent, received some very unpleasant racist abuse from a chess.com user named funnychess9, who plays under the flag of the Solomon Islands, yesterday. You'll find it on his Twitter feed if you care to look.
by Richard James
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player name query
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Player name query

Diaereses seem to be an issue. I used to have a problem uploading the master database into UTU because of a player with the first name Gaël, but his name has now been changed to Gael. It looks like the bug has been partially corrected in the current version of UTU: Dr de la Motte was accepted last t...