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by John Moore
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 561
Views: 49162

Re: Chess history trivia

Which brothers met for the first time in an olympiad playing for different countries? Dan Yanofsky from Canada apparently first met his brother, one J Janofsky, at the Buenos Aries Olympiad in 1939. But I don't think you'll find that Mr J was playing in the Olympiad - he just happened to have moved...
by John Moore
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Big is Your Database?
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: How Big is Your Database?

Ian - openingmaster.com claims to have 29 million games. The link is on Lars Balzer's Downloads Index - more than that I don't know. I certainly haven't bothered downloading it. MegaBase does all that I want.
by John Moore
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

The Smyslov Memorial tournament in 1996 is a fruitful source for this topic. Martin Christoffel and Vassily Smyslov played in the original 1946 tournament and not again until the event 50 years later. It seems unlikely that they played in another event in the interim which did not make it to Megabas...
by John Moore
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 150
Views: 12552

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

From the ECU website on restarting chess. The full document and a Youtube link is here https://www.europechess.org/how-to-restart-otb-chess-activities/ Space per player in playing halls shall be increased to cover at least the requirement of 1.5 m distance between the players. I am assuming though ...
by John Moore
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

Ian achieves 48 years - remarkable!
by John Moore
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

Well done to Ian with two sets of opponents with a gap of more than forty years! My record was only thirty-five years with Milan Vidmar-Ossip Bernstein (who for some reason is called Neil Bernstein in my copy of Megabase!) Vidmar and Bernstein played in two of the great tournaments at San Sebastian ...
by John Moore
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

Simon Brown wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:44 pm
John, I wrote mine after seeing Ian’s offering, as I think he was there in 1980! Didn’t see yours until later, but thanks for reminding me that I’m not a GM. Probably never will be.
Sorry Simon! :)
by John Moore
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

Good one, Geoff. Now all you have to do is find 2 GMs or two players clearly of GM strength.
by John Moore
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Djerba Women Online open
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Djerba Women Online open

Well done Alaa. That's the spelling I know, David, but well done for spotting a great result.
by John Moore
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

Simon - I didn't realise that everyone would suggest themselves! Mickey is certainly a GM - you, I am afraid, are not
by John Moore
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

Ian and Roger - fair enough. I can also beat 31 years . Parhaps I should have specified GMs or clearly of GM strength. My other example is also of 2 GMs or who were clearly of GM strength
by John Moore
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

Yes, Justin. But they played many times in between. The point is that Euwe and Kostic, for example, did not play between 1921 and 1952.
by John Moore
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Gap between games by two players

I know of one other case where this record is beaten. Two well known players. There may of course be others - clearly where players had long careers.
by John Moore
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Gap between games by two players

Can you beat this. Max Euwe played Boris Kostic three times in 1920 and 1921 at the very beginning of Euwe's career. They did not play again in a tournament until 1952 so 31 years later.
by John Moore
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 69
Views: 3883

Re: Forum usage

Well done Paul Mac. Perhaps we can move on from here.