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by Peter Walker
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Philpott
Replies: 29
Views: 4826

Re: John Philpott

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...
by Peter Walker
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: George Ellison RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 5545

Re: George Ellison RIP

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 ...
by Peter Walker
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you ever "coached" someone to victory
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Have you ever "coached" someone to victory

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...
by Peter Walker
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Deaths of Chess Players
Replies: 22
Views: 7315

Re: Deaths of Chess Players

I recall reading that Prof. Bernard Scott died at the board.