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by Tim Harding
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Academic theses on the subject of chess
Replies: 13
Views: 1485

Re: Academic theses on the subject of chess

The earliest doctoral thesis on chess history of which I am aware: Kiernan, Bernard P., ‘A History Of International Master Chess: 1851-1914: A Study In Modern Institutional History’ (Ph.D. thesis, The American University 1957). One of the first things I had to do at the start of my research was to b...
by Tim Harding
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 2278

Re: Chess Book Collections

... I am getting started on writing my fifth chess book, in collaboration with Alex MFarlane and Shaun Press. It is a History of the Laws of Chess. ... Stewart, please start a new thread about this in the History section. I am sure you will get lots of good advice from various people. I do recall t...
by Tim Harding
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14197

Re: World Teams 2019

Egypt tomorrow but that no longer looks like the pushover it seemed yesterday.

Still, a big win is possible and if the other results went the way we'd like England could even lead after round 7.
by Tim Harding
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14197

Re: World Teams 2019

Howell has won. We should win the other two soon. Grischuk is saving his ending. The commentators don't seem to have noticed that Wei Yi lost as they just spoke of China winning its match. It will be 2-2. I guess they will see it eventually. Goryachkina, they said, has won six games in a row in the ...
by Tim Harding
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14197

Re: World Teams 2019

Seems Mickey's opponent played a losing blunder at move 40 (sez Stockfish).
Luke's game doesn't look that easy to win but either he or David, or both, look like scoring the extra win required.

Something is seriously amiss in the Chinese camp, it seems.
by Tim Harding
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14197

Re: World Teams 2019

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:46 am
4.1 GM Maghsoodloo, Parham 2673 - GM Adams, Michael 2708
4.2 GM Idani, Pouya 2604 - GM Mcshane, Luke J 2661
4.3 GM Tabatabaei, M.Amin 2600 - GM Howell, David W L 2693
4.4 GM Firouzja, Alireza 2657 - GM Speelman, Jon S 2516
To clarify, McShane and Speelman are our players with White.
by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

The arrival in London of De la Bourdonnais is announced in the Morning Post of Saturday 28 June 1834 and Bell's Life in London of Sunday 29 June 1834. I doubt they would have waited three weeks if he'd already started to play games in town. I have to accept I was wrong here. I think what happened w...
by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14197

Re: World Teams 2019

The American reserve Izoria lost, but they can still draw with Kazakhstan if Lenderman wins, which looks likely.
China-India looks like ending 2-2 because Ganguly and Bu seem to be winning (1.40pm).
Iran have beaten Egypt.
England v India in the next round.
by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

Maybe you are right.
by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28100

Re: Champions' Names

John, I was only reading the postings; didn't look at their dates or Britbase. I knew Tom Clarke well, and in fact I was in Ayr too. When he had to play Hodgson with Black, I knew Julian favoured 3 e5 against the French. So I briefed him on a little-known sub-variation (actually George Botterill's i...
by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14197

Re: World Teams 2019

Jones-Artemiev didn't take long to smoke the peace pipe.
by Tim Harding
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

O.G. Urcan wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:17 pm
See, though, viewtopic.php?t=8967#p196126.
It seems to me that the attribution of the game to them is wrong.
The Morning Post is clear that De la Bourdonnais won the game and the article did not mention McDonnell.
Pulling might have been the loser.
by Tim Harding
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28100

Re: Champions' Names

1964 U14 TJ Gluckman Timothy J. Gluckman; I played him in postal in 1984. 1978 U21 D Shuttleworth, J Hall The late Tom Clarke (Thomas M. Clarke) from Belfast was also involved in the tie in Ayr; he beat Julian Hodgson in a key game. Unfortunately he lost out in the play-off some weeks later in Engla...
by Tim Harding
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

I have just posted a game by De la Bourdonnais played in London on 7 June 1834: http://www.chessmail.com/research/Historic-games.html I found this game yesterday in the British Newspaper Archive. It's quite a pretty Evans Gambit at QN odds. The opponent and the author of the notes are both anonymous...
by Tim Harding
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14197

Re: World Teams 2019

Wei Yi survived but Russia still won the match so are leading the tournament, with England, USA and India joint second. Tomorrow it's Russia-England, India-China and USA-Kazakhstan. I guess Jon Speelman is not getting a game until we play Egypt. He would probably like some games before playing top b...