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by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1568

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: 14596

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: 1568

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: 28610

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: 14596

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: 1568

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: 28610

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: 1568

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: 14596

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...
by Tim Harding
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14596

Re: World Teams 2019

Commentators just reported all four games drawn in England-USA match.

China in trouble again as Nepo' beat Yu Yangyi and Wei Yi looks close to lost.
by Tim Harding
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2818

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Thanks for posting the picture, John. I met Anne Sunnucks a few times and played one game with her at the Jersey Open in St. Helier 1975. I thought she was a very friendly person and it's sad to hear that she died a few years ago and the chess world didn't know. Some Forumites will recall that this ...
by Tim Harding
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 193
Views: 13895

Re: Arbitration question

Is such a position, White plays fxg4. It's an illegal move. The penalty applied is whatever the Laws of Chess at the time or the regulations for the event said it was. FIDE and the arbiters have been messing with the rules surrounding illegal moves in recent years. Is the current ruling that it's a...
by Tim Harding
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 193
Views: 13895

Re: Arbitration question

Sorry, how does "irregularity" differ from infringement? Irregularities are dealt with in Article 7. They include things that a player may do wrong (not necessarily deliberately) but also things like setting the board up wrong or playing with the wrong colour that can arise through carelessness. Ir...
by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 193
Views: 13895

Re: Arbitration question

I think this is an issue that arbiters in blitz tournaments need to be aware of; it shouldn't arise at classical time limits with increment.
by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 193
Views: 13895

Re: Arbitration question

Thanks. I notice that the Laws of chess is different from the Arbiters' manual. Why is the difference? In what order do the penalties of 12.9 have to be applied? a) The current Arbiters Manual is version 2 of September 2018. The difference from the Laws, so far as I can see, is only the paragraphs ...