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by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 431064

Re: Media comments on chess

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:23 am
Mark Wood Frisky tortoises, chess & Great British Bake Off
Mark Wood wrote: [...] inspired by the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit, I've taken an interest in chess. I've played against Jos Buttler, who seems to win a lot. Moeen Ali and Zak Crawley, who isn't here, are both good players too.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

That is really good news. Best wishes to Alex and Lara.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 250k posts
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: 250k posts

We have a winner. Post number 250,000 was: https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10834&p=256351#p256351 From Simon Rogers. I'll have a look at some other websites that I know. It's not over. There is always hope. This was posted just before but at the same timestamp (3:38 pm) as this post b...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A fragment from Chester 1934
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: A fragment from Chester 1934

Maybe the name of Esme Budge is similar to that of Mary Rudge (mentioned in another thread)? :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 250k posts
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: 250k posts

I think this is post 249983... (so 17 to go).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Penrose Papers (Wellcome Library)
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Penrose Papers (Wellcome Library)

Quick question for the chess historians out there, is it generally known that there is a collection of chess-related materials in the L S (Lionel Sharples) Penrose Papers digitised at the Wellcome Library (though the originals are in the UCL Special Collections)? See the following summary page: http...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Online County U18 Championship 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: ECF Online County U18 Championship 2020

For the record, this U18 event was won by Warwickshire, congratulations to them.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

So you want someone really young playing someone really old, to then live to a very old age themselves and play someone very young? e.g. An 8-year-old plays someone aged 102 in 1930 (i.e. they are born in 1922 and 1828 respectively) and is alive today at 98 and plays someone aged 7 (born in 2013), g...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Who was L. Alexander?
Replies: 34
Views: 1072

Re: Who was L. Alexander?

I'm absolutely sure the obit is by Bruce Hayden and not Brian Harley. In the Lud Eagle v Allied Forces match pic https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11172&p=255065&hilit=Lud+Eagle+L+Alexander#p255065 Diamond is the spectator standing on the eztreme right. How on earth do you remember al...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949

I'm absolutely sure the obit is by Bruce Hayden and not Brian Harley. In the Lud Eagle v Allied Forces match pic https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11172&p=255065&hilit=Lud+Eagle+L+Alexander#p255065 Diamond is the spectator standing on the eztreme right. How on earth do you remember al...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harold Godfrey Cole
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Harold Godfrey Cole

Thanks, Geoff. That tournament also included the moderately famous game where G. A. Thomas resigned a drawn game against Capablanca: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1055985 [Event "Hastings"] [Site "Hastings ENG"] [Date "1919.08.14"] [EventDate "1919.08.11"] [Round "4"] [Result "1-0"] ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Harold Woolley 1945-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: John Harold Woolley 1945-2020

Oh dear, that is very sad (especially that the news doesn't always percolate outwards immediately). I was not aware that he was that old though, it felt like he was younger. Thanks for the link to the Hammersmith tribute, Richard, with a good photo of him at the bottom. Hammersmith is where I most o...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harold Godfrey Cole
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Harold Godfrey Cole

Sergeant also says that Cole had dropped out of chess for some years before his death, because of ill health, but if he played in the 1919 Victory congress that cannot be entirely correct. Picking up briefly on this, I was intrigued by the mention of this 1919 Victory Congress, and some details are...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 431064

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Sunday Times has an article on page 34 of the main section about 'Queen's Gambit'. The author Simon Usborne said there is evidence of chess becoming more popular because of the series - particularly among females. Sales of chess sets are up 130% at John Lewis. Also in the Sunday Times Cultu...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Forgotten Man
Replies: 12
Views: 2414

Re: Forgotten Man

Many thanks for the links, Kevin. Quoting the bits on Tims (or is it Collins?): He is commemorated on the IBCC memorial. They took off from Ludford Magna (wherever that is). Two of the crew survived and were POWs (one subsequently died). I would quote bits from the other site, but it seems they have...