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by Richard James
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Frank Crowl
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

Re: Frank Crowl

Paul

You're welcome to consult my copies of BCM 1921-27 here any time I'm free.


Richard
by Richard James
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 19190

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

The moment chess loses its mystique, its power as a metaphor for intellectual endeavour on the frontier between the human and the divine, then it loses its draw for sponsors. Who after all would want to be associated with nerdy juvenilia? Well said, Paul. And running school chess clubs convinced me...
by Richard James
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 19190

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

In a determined bid to make myself unpopular, could I kick against the pricks and suggest that the presence of large numbers of kids in the championship, actually helps reinforce the Clapham Omnibus view that chess isn't something that grown ups should take seriously? There are far fewer kids in th...
by Richard James
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Grandmasters
Replies: 59
Views: 23881

Re: British Grandmasters

At the time in question (late 1970s) Keene believed that Penrose had been insufficiently active in international chess during his period at the top. Keene also had a plus in their personal games and had been present at Bath 1973 and Nice 1974 when Penrose was in decline, so this probably also colou...
by Richard James
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Grandmasters
Replies: 59
Views: 23881

Re: British Grandmasters

Paul According to http://www.mieses.net : Mieses emigrierte 1938 mit 15 Mark in der Tasche nach England und nahm Ende der 40er Jahre die britische Staatsbürgerschaft an, weswegen er auch als erster britischer Großmeister gilt. Quick and approximate translation: Mieses emigrated to England in 1938 ...
by Richard James
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Schools Liasion Officers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3805

Re: Schools Liasion Officers?

John and Peter Yes, the Richmond Chess Initiative was funded by Stanley Grundy and by local charities. I was working through the Education Department of the Borough of Richmond upon Thames and at one point had an office there but was not directly paid by them. Originally we were encouraging schools ...
by Richard James
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Schools Liasion Officers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3805

Re: Schools Liasion Officers?

I was Schools Liaison Officer for the Richmond Chess Initiative from its foundation in 1993 to its demise in 2005.

And, before you ask, I'm not interested in becoming Schools Liaison Officer for the ECF.
by Richard James
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Commonwealth Tournament 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 5694

Re: Commonwealth Tournament 1951

Leonard/Paul

Sadly, David Youston passed away on 29 March 2008 - see obituary in CHESS September 2008.


Richard
by Richard James
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lowenthal Trophy
Replies: 21
Views: 3718

Re: Lowenthal Trophy

In 2007, £105 0s 0d from 1876 was worth:
£7,078.56 using the retail price index
£9,849.00 using the GDP deflator
£52,623.85 using the average earnings
£64,264.87 using the per capita GDP
£118,028.62 using the share of GDP
by Richard James
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lowenthal Trophy
Replies: 21
Views: 3718

Re: Lowenthal Trophy

Paul

That's all the information in Sergeant. I guess you'll need to consult contemporary sources to find out more.

Richard
by Richard James
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lowenthal Trophy
Replies: 21
Views: 3718

Re: Lowenthal Trophy

When Löwenthal died in 1876 the money from the benevolent fund which had been set up when his health started to fail in 1874 was distributed for the benefit of chess. 100 guineas was allotted to the St George's Chess Club, which went principally to the institution of a Löwenthal Cup for the club c...
by Richard James
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 21782

Re: Bob Wade

Paul

If it's any help to you I have grading lists going back to the early/mid seventies here, plus complete runs of CHESS and BCM for earlier years.


Richard
by Richard James
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Commonwealth Tournament 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 5694

Re: Commonwealth Tournament 1951

Richard, Yes sorry, Daniel Abraham Yanofsky! But "Dave" is what BHW seems to have given him. But you have "Chess the Hard Way!" - fantabulastic! I really need to read that. I know Bob put in a lot of effort in Canada in 1947 to help Yanofsky with the book. Is there any further mention of Bob in the...
by Richard James
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Commonwealth Tournament 1951
Replies: 17
Views: 5694

Re: Commonwealth Tournament 1951

*Yanofsky was David Abraham Yanofsky. He generally called himself Abe. According to Gaige, Hooper & Whyld, Golombek etc. he was Daniel Abraham Yanofsky. No idea where BHW got Dave from. I looked up Chess the Hard Way! but that only gives D.A. Yanofsky. I note that he acknowledges the collaboration ...