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by Roland Kensdale
Mon May 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: ULU Chess Club late 1980's
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: ULU Chess Club late 1980's

Thank you to everyone who posted a reply: Christopher, Mark and Gerard.
by Roland Kensdale
Thu May 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackburne and the endgame
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: Blackburne and the endgame

Sorry - zeros blindness
by Roland Kensdale
Thu May 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackburne and the endgame
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: Blackburne and the endgame

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_endgame#CITEREFM.C3.BCllerLamprecht2001 Müller & Lamprecht 2001 based on Chessbase Mega Database 2001 with 1,687,182 games. This says bishop & knight v king occurs in .02% of games (think there may have been pawns present additionally - probably accompanying the...
by Roland Kensdale
Wed May 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: ULU Chess Club late 1980's
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: ULU Chess Club late 1980's

Yes, ULU was the University of London Union - google tells me it is now called Student Central.

They used to run clubs for all/most London University Colleges.
by Roland Kensdale
Wed May 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: ULU Chess Club late 1980's
Replies: 6
Views: 999

ULU Chess Club late 1980's

Does anyone remember who ran the ULU Chess Club 1988-89 - probably for many years either side of this.

Think he could have been Mike - but no idea of surname.

Not really Chess history but Chess related, and it is in the past !
by Roland Kensdale
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Video 1990 u14 world chess championship
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Video 1990 u14 world chess championship

Recent history: a video about the child players in the 1990 u14 world chess championship, with follow up video from 20 years later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL9Y4KznQFU Few minutes of Denker; Benko and Minev taking over the adjournment analysis of a young Naur. Follow up video is more thought...
by Roland Kensdale
Fri May 12, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?

Couldn't find any in Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games, only 1 irrelevant game in Fritz 14 database.
Probably not relevant to search but 4 videos uploaded recently by Mato Jelic on Jerome Gambit, e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lRHuIJPXLE
by Roland Kensdale
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Playing the prison
Replies: 18
Views: 2081

Re: Playing the prison

Re Stuart Rueben CHESS IN PARKHURST PRISON

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/phelan.html has full details about a felon's life including chess in Parkhurst.
by Roland Kensdale
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Chessbase sale 29.9.15 only
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Chessbase sale 29.9.15 only

http://en.chessbase.com/post/chessbase- ... erything-2

With time zones etc.may run later than expected.
by Roland Kensdale
Sat May 16, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan / Miss Fatima
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Sultan Khan / Miss Fatima

Interesting video including his son and players who remember him, and an interview with 'Miss Fatima':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYCwOpjKab0
by Roland Kensdale
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heart warming story
Replies: 9
Views: 3566

Re: Heart warming story

by Roland Kensdale
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 9393

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Tim Krabbé seems to be spending more time on cycling than Chess in recent years. In his online diary he even had to put the following back in 2009. http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2/diary.htm 384. 14 February 2009: I'm fine, but... Several readers have expressed their concerns about my health, as I...
by Roland Kensdale
Tue May 13, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Chessbase 25% off everything 13.5.14 only
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Chessbase 25% off everything 13.5.14 only

Just for today - useful if you were thinking of buying some software.

http://shop.chessbase.com/en
by Roland Kensdale
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heart warming story
Replies: 9
Views: 3566

Re: Heart warming story

On iplayer - 3 mins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... Episode_5/

New video about Phiona Mutesi in Uganda - from 10.47 to 13.16

Part of a program about Queen's baton relay.

Available until 9th March.​