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by John Saunders
Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 82
Views: 12976

Re: Malcolm Barker.

The Barker-Morry game appeared in the second part of Neil Blackburn's article on Malcolm Barker.
by John Saunders
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ronnie Ives and the Yorkshire Evening Post Chess Column
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Ronnie Ives and the Yorkshire Evening Post Chess Column

Forum readers will already be aware of Ronnie Ives and his role as weekly chess columnist for the Yorkshire Evening Post between 1958 and 1964. His daughter Ingrid Ives shared a number of press cuttings of these columns here last year in this thread as well as providing some fascinating material abo...
by John Saunders
Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Thanks, Gerard. Duly added to the BritBase collection: 1911 BCF Congress.
by John Saunders
Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Many thanks, Gerard & David. I've added the game to the BritBase collection.
by John Saunders
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Thanks for the 1979 and 1985 games, Gerard, which I have added to the collection. You had previously sent me the game fragment from 1923 a year or so ago and it is already on BritBase. The version you have just posted is missing a pair of moves (69 Ke3 Ke7 and only then 70 g6, etc).
by John Saunders
Wed Jan 31, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Can this off-topic RDK discussion be moved to a different place, please?
by John Saunders
Tue Jan 30, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Here's a puzzle, this was one of four games left for adjudication. Somerset were losing 7-5 but tied the match and went through on board count, meaning they were awarded 3 wins and 1 draw or 2 wins and 2 draws. I can't find any report giving the result of the game below and assume it was given as a...
by John Saunders
Mon Jan 29, 2024 3:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2024 1:33 pm
Winner of best game prize in this section
Thanks for the game, Gerard, which I have added to the BritBase collection.

Hard to believe it was the best game in that section. Maybe it was the only entry...
by John Saunders
Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: K. W. Lloyd
Replies: 22
Views: 1583

Re: K. W. Lloyd

Re Ken Lloyd: a mini-biography of him appears in my Varsity Match biography file... https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/varsity-biog1.html#1958lloyd ... with links through to the three Varsity matches in which he played. The 1959 and 1960 match pages both include team photographs in which he appea...
by John Saunders
Mon Jan 15, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 1294
Views: 119414

Re: Chess history trivia

I found a game where Leonard Barden beat Donner on top board in a BUCA vs Dutch Universities match. However this seems to have been played in December 1950 rather than in 1951: (Transcribed from the PDF on the John Saunders' BritBase site https://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/britbasedocuments.html): (e...
by John Saunders
Wed Jan 03, 2024 3:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

I'm certain that the C. Sullivan who won the 3rd class B and the Lightning at Weston was Chris Sullivan. Thanks, Gerard, I'm sure you're right. I've added his forename in the relevant places. Anyone who was good enough to win a tournament in which Max Euwe finished 3rd deserves to have his full nam...
by John Saunders
Wed Jan 03, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

I'm puzzled by the following game, in particular the double blunder at move 19... Qc8 20. Nf6+, when Nd6 would have won the exchange. Obviously Wainwright was not at his best in this tournament, but did he: 1. Look only at Nf6 hoping for a mate on g7? 2. See Qe6 hitting the loose Rook on a2 and not...
by John Saunders
Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

Thanks, Kevin. I'm sure you're right about Thurgood/Thurford. (The latter was an unlikely version of a name which I found in a newspaper - probably a misprint.) Replies with amusing anecdotes such as you have told here are one of the positive by-products of posting historical items here. Thanks for ...
by John Saunders
Tue Dec 19, 2023 12:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 237
Views: 34888

Re: Britbase Updates

I've just posted a page recording the 1964/65 Hastings Congress... https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/196412hast-viewer.html ... with all 45 Premier games, 29 games from lower sections, crosstables, results, photos, cartoons and reports. Comparing it with this year's Hastings , I noticed that the...
by John Saunders
Mon Dec 18, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 5949
Views: 727866

Re: Media comments on chess

How to pronounce Pirc in Slovenian - choose the Slovenian, not the German, option. Sounds roughly like 'Peerts' as pronounced by a Scot, but not a Sassenach, who rarely do justice to the letter 'r'. When will the English ever learn to speak their own language properly? :wink: The pronunciation 'Per...