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by James Pratt
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: GH Hardy
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: GH Hardy

Matthew - yes, played by great friend Otto.

Chess problems the hymn tunes of Mathematics from 'A Mathematician's Apology' (1940) appears om pp 222-3 of 'King, Queen and Knight' (Batsford 1975).
by James Pratt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Quit Stallin'

No answers? Then maybe that's a response all on its own ?!
by James Pratt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3910

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

L@@king at the list of entrants for Torquay, I spotted - horror - one GM out of the near fifty that might have registered. Surely they can do better than this?

http://essexroad.blogspot.com
by James Pratt
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Quit Stallin'

I wonder: how many events these days lack bookstalls? Increasingly I find them not at all. :(

http://essexroad.blogspot.com
by James Pratt
Thu May 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dom
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Dom

I think Dominic Lawson's chess column in Standpoint magazine disappeared some months ago. He had plenty of space and I enjoyed what he wrote. Can't we ask why/where/how our President's scribblings got snaffled-? Shouldn't we all write in and complain?

James
http://essexroad.blogspot.com
by James Pratt
Thu May 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian Chess Column
Replies: 22
Views: 5087

Re: Guardian Chess Column

I think there's a game of Frank Hatto's with a mate like this, Geoff. BH Wood quoted it.
by James Pratt
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1954
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: 1954

The link was blocked by a BT notice. It still is. Mystery;-)
Anyway, I now have the game in spades.

Thanks to all.
James

www.essexroad.blogspot.com
by James Pratt
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1954
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: 1954

No this hasn't helped. Sorry Nick.
by James Pratt
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1954
Replies: 9
Views: 686

1954

I am after a game PH Clarke-v-Johansson played at the Amsterdam Olympiad, 1954. Peter played him several times but the offending score eludes me.

The finale, which is pretty sweet, is given in 'Queen Sacrifice' by Neishtadt.

But I'd like all the moves.

Cheers
James

http://essexroad.blogspot.com
by James Pratt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Links
Topic: I've got a little list
Replies: 3
Views: 815

I've got a little list

I think this might appeal

http://l-lists.com/en/lists/2h97lh.html
by James Pratt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Chess Champions of the past
Replies: 28
Views: 5288

Re: British Chess Champions of the past

Still listed as qualifiers for Torquay 2019:
two ladies no longer with us, Margaret Clarke and Joan Doulton. (So is Bryon Jacobs for that matter)
by James Pratt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme

I have the programme of Chester 1979 and am happy to give it to John if he contacts me chessparrot@hotmail.com with contact details. I may also have an entry form which might appeal. The tie-split has a legacy: Nunn's dislike of the British Championship which he won at last in 1980 never to return. ...
by James Pratt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 26798

Re: Champions' Names

Gillian Moore tied 1st= with Peggy Clarke in the British Ladies in 1966. I saw the latest ECF Yearbook says Dinah on p.33, but it was Gill! 1966 U14 Robert Cecil Bellin (you'll read RS Bellin but not according to Gaige) 1988 U15 Oliver R Worsfold 2000 U21 Nicholas G Pert 2002 U13 Peter T Roberson El...
by James Pratt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2280

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Brown, a colleague, not a chesser
by James Pratt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

Re: Chess Book Collections

Thanks Matt. It was late.