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by Gordon Cadden
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

This "History of Chess" should have been the copyright of Jerzy Gyzycki. Baruch H Wood translated the book into English, and claimed that it was his history. A huge tome, but lacking quality of content.
by Gordon Cadden
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BCM 70
Replies: 2
Views: 4019

Re: BCM 70

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:49 am
How much are they?
Make an offer. Could be somewhat expensive to get them bound !
by Gordon Cadden
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Hare
Replies: 7
Views: 2157

Re: Brian Hare

I recall playing at Hastings (probably 1988) and someone went up to him and said, "Hallo Brian", and he responded, "My name is Ben Shannon", there was then toing and froing of "You're Brian Hare!", "Oh no I'm not." etc. This caused much discussion amongst other players! He was obviously a character...
by Gordon Cadden
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3042
Views: 329099

Re: Media comments on chess

I think Scheveningen and Groningen are both relatively easy, provided you remember that both ch and g are pronounced as a guttural, as in buch. Garry Kasparov presented some problems. He made the conscious decision to become Garry rather than Harry. We just don't have a way of representing that sou...
by Gordon Cadden
Fri May 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackburne and the endgame
Replies: 18
Views: 2165

Re: Blackburne and the endgame

Remember watching a Rapid Play game at Chess & Bridge on the Euston Road, in the 1990's. Aaron Summerscale was playing Darshan Kumeran. Both players were short on time, with Kumeran left with around two minutes. Summerscale deliberately swopped off all his pieces, leaving Kumeran with a B+N. It was ...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: John D. Chambers ca. 1845-1930
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Re: John D. Chambers ca. 1845-1930

He can certainly claim a few chess records. The Rowland Chess Directory for 1890, lists him as the President of 9 chess clubs scattered around Scotland. He won the South Wales Championship in 1927, and would have been in his eighties. He played Paul Morphy in Birmingham, 1858 He was a Founder Member...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: John D. Chambers ca. 1845-1930
Replies: 12
Views: 1740

Re: John D. Chambers ca. 1845-1930

One of the great characters of British Chess, playing in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England. The Chess Directory for 1890, list many clubs in Scotland, for which he was made President. I hold a copy of His Death Certificate. Died in Cardiff on 15 June, 1930, aged 87 years. His last addre...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: William Lombardy
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: William Lombardy

This is truly shocking news that the late GM William Lombardy, should have ended his life in such dire straits. In the 1957 World Junior Championships held at Toronto, Canada, he astonished the chess world by winning all eleven games. Know that he was in financial difficulties during his last years,...
by Gordon Cadden
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28617

Re: Champions' Names

MISSING BRITISH CHAMPIONS I have been trying to find out the first names of all of the British Champions in all 'divisions'. Can you help by supplying first names for any of the following? 1927 Boys' GH Rowson 1928 Boys' A Mortlock 1932 & 1933 Boys' AWJ Down 1936 Boys' LG O'Neill 1937 – 39 Boys' ...
by Gordon Cadden
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 16268

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Played in the Isle of Man tournament, back in 1991. Julian Hodgson was the strongest player competing.
The prize money was good, but nowhere near the 50K range. Stewart Reuben was the Controller.
Michael Adams will be struggling with this kind of competition.
by Gordon Cadden
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Behind Bars
Replies: 24
Views: 4528

Re: Chess Behind Bars

John Healy was a vagrant Isn't that racial abuse nowadays? As the 1824 Vagrancy Act is still on the books in England, I would imagine a lawyer defending you from a libel action could argue that calling someone sleeping rough 'a vagrant' was a strictly factual description and thus carried no imputat...
by Gordon Cadden
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Behind Bars
Replies: 24
Views: 4528

Re: Chess Behind Bars

NickFaulks wrote:
Gordon Cadden wrote:John Healy was a vagrant
Isn't that racial abuse nowadays?
Would you prefer gentleman of the road, or hobo ?
by Gordon Cadden
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Behind Bars
Replies: 24
Views: 4528

Re: Chess Behind Bars

Cannot think of a better place to study chess, than behind bars. All the problems of the outside world are left behind, and you can concentrate on the game. John Healy was a vagrant, but not aware that he spent time in prison. His favourite address was Lincolns Inn Fields, on one of the benches, of ...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ITV 8pm. MIDSOMER MURDERS
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: ITV 8pm. MIDSOMER MURDERS

My first viewing of this chess mystery. The early club scenes looked authentic, with an assortment of chess clocks, and a lookalike Kevin O'Connell, acting as Arbiter. Great shame that Kevin was strangled half-way through the programme. Even the CID chief reminded me of David Cameron. And that chess...
by Gordon Cadden
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ITV 8pm. MIDSOMER MURDERS
Replies: 6
Views: 927

ITV 8pm. MIDSOMER MURDERS

Members of a chess club are targeted by a killer. Terrifying stuff.