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by Richard James
Sun May 22, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament play and 'so-called bio-rhythms'
Replies: 21
Views: 1743

Re: Tournament play and 'so-called bio-rhythms'

There is at least one British school for teenagers that starts lessons in the afternoon because the biorhythms of the students favour that. It is well-known that teenagers are late-sleepers. Yes, Hampton Court House. I'm their chess consultant, and have been since the school opened. I'm currently t...
by Richard James
Tue May 10, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330460

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:Is that a media comment?
If you consider the EC Forum to be 'media' it is now! Perhaps it should be in a separate thread, though.
by Richard James
Tue May 10, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330460

Re: Media comments on chess

NETTE ROBINSON'S MUSIC & CHESS 6 May at the Cafe Posk, King Street W6. Nette's group consisted of her on vocals; Dominic Ashworth guitar; Anty Trim drumes, Tony Wood sax and GM Danny King bass. They played a number of jazz numbers. Alongside it there was a blitz tournament. During the interval of t...
by Richard James
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: R K Leather and Myer Kaizer of Liverpool Chess Club
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: R K Leather of Liverpool Chess Club

Leather was also married - to Amelia Hensley Foster. The marriage was registered in Newton Abbot in Q3 1892. I can't find any records of children from this marriage, though. It appears that Amelia was born in 1848, making her 16 years older than her husband. She died in Ringmore, Teignmouth, Devon (...
by Richard James
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackpool 1944
Replies: 18
Views: 2472

Re: Blackpool 1944

Two games from CHESS September 1944 p188. I'm not entirely sure that the round numbers are correct as I was unable to reconstruct a full pairing table from the information available, but CHESS claimed that Wahltuch-Gurnhill and Rhodes-Abrahams (see John's post above) were played in round 2, Mieses-W...
by Richard James
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackpool 1944
Replies: 18
Views: 2472

Re: Blackpool 1944

Constructing the cross-table from the information available proved to be a simple logic puzzle. H W A G R M Hooper x 1 ½ 0 1 1 3½ Wahltuch 0 x 1 1 0 1 3 Abrahams ½ 0 X 1 0 1 2½ Gurnhill 1 0 0 x 1 ½ 2½ Rhodes 0 1 1 0 X ½ 2½ Mieses 0 0 0 ½ ½ X 1 R1 R beat W G drew M A drew H R2 R beat A W beat G H bea...
by Richard James
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackpool 1944
Replies: 18
Views: 2472

Re: Blackpool 1944

Yes, there's a report, scores and a few games in CHESS October 1944. The games were: Wahltuch 1:0 Gurnhill, Rhodes 1:0 Abrahams, Mieses 0:1 Wahltuch and Rhodes 0:1 Gurnhill. Final scores in the Premier: DV Hooper 3½, VL Waltuch 3, G Abrahams, CR Gurnhill and HG Rhodes all 2½, and, sadly, J Mieses 1....
by Richard James
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40214

Re: Chess history trivia

Ok, so if I may ask another question of my own which Richard James kindly helped with greatly, which individual who played (at least once) for the strong Middlesex side of the 1920s beat both Capablanca and Fischer in simuls? I should add he also drew with Alekhine in one too. The win against Fisch...
by Richard James
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40214

Re: Chess history trivia

John Wisker
by Richard James
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Who was R. Schwarzschild?
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Who was R. Schwarzschild?

I notice on p9 the acknowledgement to Leon Mestel for his invaulable knowledge of the family.

This is presumably this Leon Mestel, who has a rather famous son.
by Richard James
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Who was R. Schwarzschild?
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Who was R. Schwarzschild?

No idea whether or not it was the same person but there was a Robert Schwarzschild, born in Germany (possibly Frankfurt) in about 1882, who died in Hackney, London in the first quarter of 1950. Genealogical records give (without sources) details of two sons, Peter Black, born 29 August 1908, died in...
by Richard James
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Robert Ernest Robinson
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Robert Ernest Robinson

He lived at 21 Neville Road, Ealing at least until 1965: until 1960 he was with his wife, Ada Mary.

His death was recorded in Hounslow in Q3 1972, with his date of birth given as 19 Dec 1884. Census records show that he was born in Sunderland before moving to Plymouth, and later to London.
by Richard James
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Robert Ernest Robinson
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Robert Ernest Robinson

Does anyone have any information about Robert Ernest Robinson, whose book 1.P-KB4: A Guide to Bird's Opening was published by CHESS in 1950? The Nobel Prize winning chemist Sir Robert Robinson (1886-1975) was a strong chess player and the co-author with Raymond Edwards of The Art and Science of Ches...
by Richard James
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Whatever happened to R. Chernikeeff?
Replies: 20
Views: 4623

Re: Whatever happened to R. Chernikeeff?

A possible - and rather tragic - biography for H T Reeve: Harold Talbot Reeve, born in 1908 (birth registered Q3 in Hendon), living in Willesden in 1911, the son of a cashier (1911 census)/bookkeeper (HTR's probate record), lived in Isleworth, just up the road from me. Was a lecturer in Borough Road...