Search found 36 matches

by David McAlister
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928

The 1928 BCM has a report on the Cheltenham Congress at pages 191-193. Crosstables are given for both the Premier and Major Open. The Yates-Mansfield game is given in the crosstable for the Premier as a draw. Incidentally Miss Menchik won the Major Open with 6.5 out of 7. There is also a modern tour...
by David McAlister
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 38
Views: 3671

Re: Peter Markland

The BCM and Chess reports, at a quick glance, do not seem to make any direct reference to Peter Markland gaining an IM norm at Hastings 1970-1 but In the BCM Golombek did say that the IM norm was a little over 4. So Markland's win over Hort in the last round would seem to have taken him over the req...
by David McAlister
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The first Chess Defector
Replies: 54
Views: 3178

Re: The first Chess Defector

Very much so, during the Russia -Germany war 11 Russian players were interned in Germany (held as state prisoners) and only four returned, so it is often claimed. What were their names 11 Russian players were detained at Baden Baden: Alekhine, Bogoljubow, Bohatyrchuk, Weinstein, Kopelman, Maljutin,...
by David McAlister
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: Lord Dunsany

I wonder if it would be OK to post the moves of the game here in this thread? Chessgames only have the Capablanca simul display game. Here is the game from the Dublin v Belfast match. [Event "Dublin v Belfast match 1929"] [Site "Dublin IRL"] [Date "1929.03.02"] [Round "?"] [White "Dunsany, Lord"] [...
by David McAlister
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: Lord Dunsany

Regarding the 1924 Tailteann Games Major Championship, there were two preliminary groups of 8 players each. Lord Dunsany qualified from section A despite losing twice. In winning the six-player final, he only dropped a half-point to Orr. He played on Board 8 in the 1929 Dublin v Belfast Inter-City m...
by David McAlister
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Brian Reilly (12-xii-1901 29-xii-1991)
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Remembering Brian Reilly (12-xii-1901 29-xii-1991)

Delighted to be able to help. While working my way through the Reilly profile and on looking at the photograph of the players at Nice 1931, I couldn't believe the identification of O'Hanlon in the caption could be correct. On checking your source (BCM 1931) "O'Hanlon" is identified as Tournament Dir...
by David McAlister
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Brian Reilly (12-xii-1901 29-xii-1991)
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Remembering Brian Reilly (12-xii-1901 29-xii-1991)

The Reilly v Mikenas game can be found on page 327 of A.J. Gillam's recently published book on the Warsaw Olympiad.
by David McAlister
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Alekhine Simul Leeds 1938
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Alekhine Simul Leeds 1938

Couple of typos: drew 6, not drew 0 and Black resigned so it should be 1-0.
by David McAlister
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

And I shall look forward to receiving the extra games for David Houston.
Sorry, John, help required! - I couldn't work out how to send a private message on here (is there a FAQ somewhere?) and I couldn't find an e-mail address on Britbase.
by David McAlister
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

I'm much obliged to David, Jon & Nick for helping me with this game. I shall make the name change forthwith - thanks for that, David. John, delighted to be of help. Regarding 1989 for the two Ulster Chess Union players I have all 11 of David Houston's games (to improve from your 4, I think). Those ...
by David McAlister
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

A player called C Smyth scored 4/11 in the British Championship that year. Does anyone know his full name? Also, a player called Brian Smith scored A3½. I don't think this was the Wood Green manager/sponsor. Can anyone provide any further info and/or give me a middle name/initial for him? I had a d...
by David McAlister
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 19th Century Oil Portrait of World Chess Champion Howard Staunton
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: 19th Century Oil Portrait of World Chess Champion Howard Staunton

Wonder if this was painted by Barry Martin, a friend of Ray Keene. Plausibly Was the difference between the first and second editions the words "first" and "second" on the front cover ? I'm thinking of Flank Openings which used the words first, second, third and fourth as I recall. I have the third...
by David McAlister
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bonar Law Home Rule speech 1912
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: Bonar Law Home Rule speech 1912

Brilliant! Thanks so much for finding that.
Glad to be able to help. Have sent you a PM.
by David McAlister
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bonar Law Home Rule speech 1912
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: Bonar Law Home Rule speech 1912

I have found a newspaper report of a speech given by Bonar Law on the 7th December 1911 to 4,000 people at the Skating Rink, Stanley Road, Bootle [Bootle was Bonar Law's constituency]. The report does not have the first 3 sentences of the chess metaphor and has some other minor differences. Perhaps ...
by David McAlister
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 5529

Re: English victories against reigning World Champions

Anyone want to have a go at English victories against these World Champions - Khalifman (FIDE Las Vegas 1999), Ponomariov (FIDE Moscow 2001), Kasimdzhanov (FIDE Tripoli 2004) and Topalov (FIDE San Luis 2005)?