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by Andrew Smith
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 1653

Re: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)

Andrew - just to be picky, the Cozens book was entitled Tal since 1960. But the real reason for posting was to say how lucky you were to have this and the Gligoric book as your first two books. I reckon a lot of people got some right old tripe as their first chess book. Yes John, I agree. My half-b...
by Andrew Smith
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 1653

Re: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)

You are probably right David, as you were there as well. Usually, the 'Get out of Jail card free' is that you read the other players score-sheet, so your recollection would explain why that wasn't a helpful option! I think it was during that event that I challenged Korchnoi, in the bar area, to a 5 ...
by Andrew Smith
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 1653

Re: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)

I met Mr Uhlmann at the World Seniors Team championship that Stewart Reuben organised in the Isle of Man around 2004. I was the games imputer, and Uhlmann had absolutely appalling handwriting that made parts of his score-sheets almost indecipherable, and one move in particular, wasn't obvious, even ...
by Andrew Smith
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Kevin Hawkins
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Re: Kevin Hawkins

Very sad news and a big loss to Bourne End Chess Club. Our Club Chairman and a true stalwart always willing to help out. As a player, he specialised in complicated chess! Pawns and Pieces were often jettisoned to generate an attacking position. In comparison, he made me look like a positional player...
by Andrew Smith
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Bartlett
Replies: 6
Views: 3174

Re: Simon Bartlett

What shock! I can't beleive it! A regular drinking partner every time I have been to the West Country for chess tournaments since the early 1980's. An educated man who could talk to anyone and everyone about anything. He was great company. Loved his chess, loved his beer and loved Indian curries...a...