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by David McAlister
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 35018

Re: Britbase Updates

Of course, the game is so garbled one cannot be certain but I did manage to get to the end reasonably happy with my attempt at clarification. Clearly towards the end the Black column is no longer in sync. My solution to the latter was to add a Black 54th move (P-B4) and shove that column down one. S...
by David McAlister
Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 1294
Views: 119855

Re: Chess history trivia

In the weeks following Howard Staunton's successful match against Pierre St. Amant in Paris, he was entertained by two British chess clubs. One was Brighton, but there was a second. Name the hotel at which he was entertained by the second club. Staunton was also entertained at the Montague Hotel by...
by David McAlister
Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:31 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 1294
Views: 119855

Re: Chess history trivia

Which British player introduced a variation of the Queen's Gambit and had his analysis published shortly before the outbreak of World War II, but died overseas during the war? Arthur Reynolds. The article appeared in B.H. Wood's Chess magazine (April 1939). He died "in Asian waters" on 29th Novembe...
by David McAlister
Sun May 07, 2023 1:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship: Uppsala 1956
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship: Uppsala 1956

Some further biographical information on Geoffrey Martin: Leicester University College are division one champions of the Leicestershire Chess League... To crown their success, Geoffrey Martin (Ilford) the College second board won a place in this year's British championship final pool. Source: Leices...
by David McAlister
Sun May 07, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship: Uppsala 1956
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship: Uppsala 1956

It might be worth trying to contact his fellow team player from 1957, Denis John Pereira Gray (who should be fairly easy to get in touch with). I am going to try that, and hope he is amenable to such contact. The report on Reykjavik 1957 in the BCM (pp 237-8) is by the England captain, G. J. Martin...
by David McAlister
Sun May 07, 2023 12:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship: Uppsala 1956
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship: Uppsala 1956

E Martin was board 3 in Oslo 1954 and board 2 in Reykjavík 1957 It might be worth trying to contact his fellow team player from 1957, Denis John Pereira Gray (who should be fairly easy to get in touch with). I am going to try that, and hope he is amenable to such contact. The report on Reykjavik 19...
by David McAlister
Sun May 07, 2023 12:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship: Uppsala 1956
Replies: 24
Views: 1598

Re: 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship: Uppsala 1956

E Martin was board 3 in Oslo 1954 and board 2 in Reykjavík 1957 It might be worth trying to contact his fellow team player from 1957, Denis John Pereira Gray (who should be fairly easy to get in touch with). I am going to try that, and hope he is amenable to such contact. The report on Reykjavik 19...
by David McAlister
Wed Apr 19, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Inspector Baboon
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Inspector Baboon

The King's Indian Defence by Barden, Hartston and Keene. Not being from Wokingham, I am unable to assist your enquiries as to what it all means.
by David McAlister
Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 1294
Views: 119855

Re: Chess history trivia

Sir Thomas Hewitt
by David McAlister
Wed Oct 19, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 35018

Re: Britbase Updates

The Moss-Hartston and Patterson-Moss games are already on BritBase . Andy Ansel sent me Moss-Hartston which he found in Junior Chess , December 1962, while I think I must have sourced Patterson-Moss from chessgames dot com myself. The Patterson-Moss game is to be found at page 376 of Chess , Volume...
by David McAlister
Tue May 10, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Qualifying for 2022 Candidates
Replies: 75
Views: 12801

Re: Qualifying for 2022 Candidates

In case of a tie, depending on number of players, either knockout match or knockout tournament will be played. How does a knockout tournament with three players work? FIDE's laconic take on this - Regulation 4. 4. 2. 1. 3. for the 2022 Candidates: A knockout tournament shall be played. If there are...
by David McAlister
Sun May 08, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 35018

Re: Britbase Updates

The then reigning Irish Champion beats a former Scottish champion: https://www.irlchess.com/2022/05/08/wenman-ohanlon-hastings-1945-46 [Event "Hastings Premier Reserves C"] [Site "Hastings"] [Date "1946.01.08"] [Round "10"] [White "Wenman, Francis Percival"] [Black "O'Hanlon, John James"] [Result "0...
by David McAlister
Thu May 05, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nigel Short radio game 1991
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: Nigel Short radio game 1991

[Event "Radio game"] [Site "Netherlands"] [Date "1991.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Radio Audience"] [Black "Short, Nigel D"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C01"] [BlackElo "2635"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "1991.??.??"] [EventType "game"] [EventRounds "1"] [EventCountry "NED"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2003"] [S...
by David McAlister
Tue May 03, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Presidential Election 2022
Replies: 108
Views: 12228

Re: Presidential Election 2022

In other FIDE news, there's a deal to enable the winner of the "Grand Chess Tour" to qualify for the Candidates. https:/n/www.fide.com/news/1717 The top two, in fact. That does look to be potentially huge news. Presumably the FIDE Grand Prix (and its 2 qualifying spots) will disappear. As the Grand...
by David McAlister
Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Loppupeliteoria ja käytännöt
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Re: Loppupeliteoria ja käytännöt

This page http://www.shakki.net/kerhot/garde/fi/pelaajat.htm might help. Automatic translation below:
Eero Raaste
Date of birth: 23.4.1954. Domicile Helsinki. Professional chess journalist, Helsingin Sanomat / Ilta-Sanomat ....
Chess journalist since 1976 ....