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by Leonard Barden
Sun May 13, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rapidplay disputes over position of pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Rapidplay disputes over position of pieces

If I've identified your opponent correctly from chess results he seems never to have played a graded game before today. I play occasional anonymous blitz on lichess where quite often the opponent is lost after 20 seconds or so and doesn't resign but makes me wait for two minutes until his time runs ...
by Leonard Barden
Fri May 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 188
Views: 9126

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

It seems that the Glen Stark scandal, with a new negative revelation out today and yet more promised, has the potential to fatally damage Kirsan's campaign.
http://www.chessdom.com/glen-stark-a-year-old-story/
by Leonard Barden
Thu May 10, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 188
Views: 9126

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Seems that Glen Stark is an alias, and that he will reveal his true identity at the end of June:
www.chess.com/news/view/fake-name-on-il ... ovs-ticket
by Leonard Barden
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!

https://www.themaven.net/chessdailynews/news/praggnanandhaa-wins-108-000-chess-scholarship-to-webster-university-m2Lj068L00iOEHjvhiZ27g/ Pfft! I hope someone advises the young lad that he can do very much better than Webster University, scholarship or not, PR stunt or not. Webster is a 2nd tier (re...
by Leonard Barden
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

Obviously an arbiter would need to be deputed to accompany them
I was an eye-witness to the Fazekas v Winter episode and am pretty sure that Willie was accompanied to the pub by Frank Chetwynd, the BCF's first salaried secretary.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

The ending which Roger has posted and analysed is from round six of the British championship at Plymouth 1957. The game was adjourned after 40 moves and five hours with resumption two hours later. In that time I had to write and phone my daily Guardian report and eat, but still managed to analyse th...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

Where does Ninian Marshall come from?
I remember him clearly as Ian, and on team sheets he was I Marshall.
As for the Penrose opening, Bc5 and Nd4 was often played by O'Kelly at that time as a drawing weapon.
by Leonard Barden
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

John Saunders wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:32 pm
I was curious about your reference to the BH Wood editorial. I've not been able to find it yet as I don't have that particular volume of CHESS magazine to hand.
January, February or possibly March 1958 should find it, probably the first two pages of the magazine.
by Leonard Barden
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

There is a famous game between F.W. Viney and H.F. Gook where Viney represented the General Post Office v Customs on 3 December 1926. The Scottish version of the London Gazette has a Francis William Viney appointed as a Post Office Assistant Clerk on December 10, 1914. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

H Alec Samuels (always known as Alec) was educated at Selhurst Grammar School, Croydon. He was an active player until around 1950 or 1951, maybe played in the 1950 British Universities championship, gave up for a few years, and returned, though not for very long, around 1958. My memory is that he wa...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 4759

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

She still plays for origin federation, because only way to play for her. And she was not outsider, the 8th in European Championship 2017 in till 18 years old group. Forget about the Olympic games, it's not going to happen. I was personally active in campaigns for chess as a sport in 1975 and 1998, ...
by Leonard Barden
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 4001

Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Richard Rapport vs. Vincent Keymer in the Open was also a great game, especially given Keymer is aged 13. He won the open did he bit of a shocker? That was the most significant result of all today at Karlsruhe. Keymer scored the youngest IM norm ever at 10 years 3 months but also has a career as a ...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr R F T Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Mr R F T Wood

All BH's children had three initials,and from memory they were CBB, RFT, MEE and PRC.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...
Replies: 41
Views: 4579

Re: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...

Quite a few familiar names there, one or two of whom I played back in the day (some little time after 1954, though!), with fortunes that were mixed to say the least. Interesting to see a US Air Force sergeant among the 3b's. Would that be the Ken Smith who went on later to write a number of opening...