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by John Saunders
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Adrian Jackson
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Adrian Jackson

Here's a photo of Adrian Jackson from the 2001 Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International...
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by John Saunders
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BritBase: new URL and new host
Replies: 0
Views: 169

BritBase: new URL and new host

BritBase* has moved to https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/ This is a new URL (the old one was 'co' rather than 'org') and I'm running it on a new host, as recommended by John Upham last year... John, My ISP (Zen Internet) provided a free SSL certificate for each and every web site I manage. It happen...
by John Saunders
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: www.chessgames.com
Replies: 31
Views: 1832

Re: www.chessgames.com

Evidently Chessgames.com works for some people but not others. Leonard is one of the lucky ones, I am not. I used this site to check - https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/chessgames.com - and it confirms that the site is up, just not for me (and hasn't been for a long time now). Can some helpful tec...
by John Saunders
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BCF Book of the Year 1990
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: BCF Book of the Year 1990

John Upham wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:16 pm
John Saunders probably knows.
Haven’t the foggiest. Sorry.
by John Saunders
Tue May 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

A second apology for confusing the issue here (my pathetic, Cummingsesque excuse being that I was dealing with an elderly relative's health crisis and not properly focused at the time). Well done to Gerard for digging out that 1982 reference showing that more moves of the game in question are availa...
by John Saunders
Mon May 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

Sorry, I got my wires crossed somewhere. The Golmayo ref I found in the Guardian was to an Olympic contest in July 1924, not July 1930. I'll edit what I wrote above.
by John Saunders
Mon May 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

The source of the part-game Golmayo-Sultan Khan is given on BritBase: "Source: Mir Sultan Khan by Coles (2nd ed., 1977), note on p62" And there is a further text note: ""... M. Golmayo, Spain's top board, could not arrive till the eighth round." (BCM, Oct 1930, p358)" Daniel King's new book about Su...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2325

Re: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?

To elaborate slightly, the census wanted to collect data on who lived where, and what they did. As married women rarely went out to paid work, (though obviously keeping a house running and looking after children is time-consuming and hard work), but the census had to say something. Why not just say...
by John Saunders
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blue Plaques ?
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Blue Plaques ?

We've discussed a Menchik blue plaque before...

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by John Saunders
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona' Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: 'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona' Videos

Two more videos have been added to this series: Mark Page (current joint British Over-65 Champion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAictoSmGh4 FM Simon Bibby (long resident in Japan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ahMfqP6fY After the interviews, both of them give wins against GMs - Mark's win a...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: PC Hoad
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: PC Hoad

No need to guess about the match on 15 October 1938 as it was reported in the November 1938 BCM, page 505. The Civil Service defeated Cambridge University by 12½-7½. Coy-Hoad was played on board three. The top two boards (Civil S names first): 1 BHN Stronach 1-0 FEA Kitto; 2 GJ Webb ½-½ ME Wise. The...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona' Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona' Videos

A few days ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Natasha Regan and Matthew Sadler for their YouTube video series entitled 'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona'. Link to the interview with me here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4phbZ3YwtM&t=22s This is the sixth video in the series so fa...
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: John A. Fuller (1928-2005)
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Re: John A. Fuller (1928-2005)

Further research on JAF by Richard James, Leonard Barden and BCN has allowed us to publish https://britishchessnews.com/2020/03/23/remembering-john-arthur-fuller-12-v-1928-08-xii-2004/ with the correct DoD and a photograph not seen previously. :D Beware fake news: the two novelty claims made in the...
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 4384

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

A reminder that Mark Page is delivering regular reports on the England Over-65 team's progress in Prague at the Kenilworth Chess Blog.
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge

It strikes me a being roughly normal for a Varsity match these days. Plus Daniel Gallagher withdrew due to illness, and I don't know whether he was replaced by a non-UK student. The Cambridge reserve player who stepped into the breach, Declan Shafi, is Scottish. Full results and photo-report are av...