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by Gordon Cadden
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 3684

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

The York Chess History page has the last word. Fred Dewhirst Yates is on his grave Memorial. His last address was Russell Court, in Coram Street, London WC1. According to his landlady, he spent much of his time in his rooms, with few visitors. The Coroners Court gave his death as due to gas fumes fr...
by Gordon Cadden
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 3684

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

The Yorkshire Chess Association was established before the British Chess Association, forerunner of the British Chess Federation.
Any website queries should be directed towards Yorkshire.
by Gordon Cadden
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 43611

Re: Chess history trivia

'Chess In Schools' may seem like a fairly modern concept given its current popularity, but which British chess player wrote a University thesis about the idea in the early 1960s? I think I know the answer but I'll wait for others to have a go first. Bernard Cafferty wrote a Thesis on "Chess in Scho...
by Gordon Cadden
Mon May 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight
Replies: 27
Views: 4017

Re: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight

Remember watching a Rapid Play game at Chess & Bridge on Euston Road, around 1993. Aaron Summerscale had the white pieces, and Dharshan Kumeran had black. Kumeran was running very short on time. Summerscale had this brilliant idea. He swapped off pieces and pawns, leaving Kumeran with just one minut...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed May 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Earliest English Chess Clubs
Replies: 45
Views: 12975

Re: Earliest English Chess Clubs

Have two copies of "Chess and Manchester". published in 1990. Eric Nowell was responsible, as Archivist of the Manchester and District Chess Association. Extends to 188 pages, but a poorly produced publication, unlikely to be stocked in Public Libraries. A4 Format in softback covers, with just two s...
by Gordon Cadden
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Move : The Schools Chess Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Move : The Schools Chess Magazine

Did have a long run of "MOVE" until about 3 weeks ago, when I sent them to Francis Bowers. Good magazine for the period, but it did need photographs to make it more attractive for juniors.
by Gordon Cadden
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Richard (Dick) Edward Boxall
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Richard (Dick) Edward Boxall

I took part in many of the one day rapid play events, from 1992, when they were organized by Joe French. Sadly, Joe is no longer with us. We played in a house which was actually owned by the Basingstoke club. It was a well organized event, with refreshments available in the kitchen. Very familiar wi...
by Gordon Cadden
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Dr Kurt Meyer/Dr Gerhard (Gerald) Katz
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Dr Kurt Meyer/Dr Gerhard (Gerald) Katz

I met Dr Gerald Katz at a few tournaments in the early 1970s and played against him in the 1972 BCF Major Open at Brighton (I won). He seemed a very friendly person. During the seasons 1972/73 to 1975/76 I played for the Athenaeum CC first team and was captain for at least two of those years. This ...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Dr Kurt Meyer/Dr Gerhard (Gerald) Katz
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Dr Kurt Meyer/Dr Gerhard (Gerald) Katz

I can confirm that Dr Katz played for the Willesden Club in the early 1970's.
Can also confirm that he played for the Athenaeum Club.
by Gordon Cadden
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 17865

Re: National Chess Library closure

Just noticed this topic has got hyper-active again. The reason being that the ECF is proposing to increase its expenditure on the library to at least £ 8,000 a year without, it would appear, any firm plans on the library's future and what it's for. Roger, thank you, but rest assured I was well awar...
by Gordon Cadden
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A question or three about Bobby Fischer.
Replies: 17
Views: 2508

Re: A question or three about Bobby Fischer.

Yes, his spelling made him unemployable. Just a few of the spelling errors in his letters. Chess peices (sic). His opponent in the Candidates Match was Mark Tiamanov (sic). Dr. Euve (sic). If the Russians refuse, they should be forfieted (sic). Commitee (sic). Gennerally (sic). Phycology (sic). Bele...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A question or three about Bobby Fischer.
Replies: 17
Views: 2508

Re: A question or three about Bobby Fischer.

Robert J Fischer gave up attending school at 12 years of age. His mission in life was to defeat the Russians at chess.
You need a copy of " Bobby Fischer Uncensored ", by David de Lucia. He has scanned and printed many of his letters.
You will discover that he was only semi-literate.
by Gordon Cadden
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: Chess magazines

Have received copies of lavish American chess magazines in the past. They have a very poor record for surviving more than 3 issues.
The American Chess Journal, edited by GM Patrick Wolf, was superb. They could not find enough subscribers.
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 43611

Re: Chess history trivia

This is the history trivia section, so here are the details of the gold pocket watch. Chronometer Hunter Pocket Watch with Stop-Watch Function. White Enamel Dial with Subsiduary Dials. The Inner Case inscribed as follows; Presented to J.H. White by the members of the Hampstead Chess Club in recognit...
by Gordon Cadden
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 43611

Re: Chess history trivia

Very familiar with the place where J.H. White died. He would have been cycling down West Heath Road, bearing left into Platts Lane and Hermitage Lane. Either his brakes failed, or he did not allow himself sufficient braking distance before reaching the junction. A truly bizarre death for a renowned ...