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Very sad to hear about this. I don't frequent chess pages much these days, but did so by chance today for another reason, only to find this out. John was a very fine person. My first recollection of him was (I think) our only over-the-board encounter in the Upminster tournament of about 1983. The ga...
- Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:55 pm
- Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
- Topic: George Ellison RIP
- Replies: 23
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I have just learned of George's death, sadly 9 months after the event. A lovely man! I first met George in 1972 when I started as a student at Poulton. I had played a bit of (very poor) chess when I was at school and decided to join the college chess club. George encouraged me with great generosity ...
- Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:54 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Have you ever "coached" someone to victory
- Replies: 5
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When my son was quite young, about 8 IIRC, he showed considerable promise. I recall one rapidplay (30 min) tournament in Ipswich in which he was playing well out of his age group. He had a level position but failed to accelerate as his flag began to lift, and lost on time to a girl about twice his a...