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by Richard James
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles W Wood wrote: 2. The coaching part was not the problem, testing was. If we are dealing with schools in the way we do now the DoE would not be interested in getting involved in how things work (thats down to the individual school) but if we are dealing with, at the time, all schools the DoE ...
by Richard James
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Perhaps I may be permitted to explain what was supposed to be my part in the Chess for Schools project. By the way, Matthew, many thanks for your continued kind remarks about chessKIDS academy. On 18 December 2006 I had a meeting with Robert Richmond, at which the following was agreed (as per email ...
by Richard James
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Barbican 1996 and Slough 1997 Affairs
Replies: 26
Views: 3866

Re: Bob Wade

Paul

You're welcome to come round and consult my library whenever you want (as long as I'm in at the time). I also have the NiC years you were after, although I couldn't find anything on the incidents concerning RGW.


Richard
by Richard James
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 20659

Re: Bob Wade

Paul I have a copy of Chess Pieces, a Anthology in Prose and Verse Compiled with Commentary by Norman Knight With a Foreward by Sir George Thomas, Bart, Decorations by the (wonderfully named) Glades Gibberd, published by Sampson Low (whose descendant and namesake was a member of Richmond Juniors man...
by Richard James
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 20659

Re: Bob Wade

Paul

I found nothing in my copy of the 1997 edition (there's nothing in the index, anyway. I haven't reread every word).

It was Justin who said he'd found a reference in his copy of the 2006 edition.

Happy New Year


Richard
by Richard James
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 20659

Re: Bob Wade

Paul

I think you meant Justin. I haven't found anything in my copy of the 1997 edition.
by Richard James
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exchange, quality and PH Clarke's 100 Soviet Chess Minatures
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Exchange, quality and PH Clarke's 100 Soviet Chess Minatures

Sean Hewitt wrote:Is the book overdue?!
Quite possibly, Sean, but I wasn't planning to visit Penang to return it.

Which reminds me. I must return my copy of Basic Chess Endings to the library before it incurs a Fine. :lol:
by Richard James
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exchange, quality and PH Clarke's 100 Soviet Chess Minatures
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Exchange, quality and PH Clarke's 100 Soviet Chess Minatures

No more about exchange/quality yet, but just discovered that RAF Butterworth (where my copy of Clarke's book came from) is in Malaysia! RMAF Butterworth (Malay: TUDM Butterworth, formerly the RAF Butterworth & RAAF Butterworth) (IATA: BWH, ICAO: WMKB) is an air force base near the town of Butterwort...
by Richard James
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exchange, quality and PH Clarke's 100 Soviet Chess Minatures
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Exchange, quality and PH Clarke's 100 Soviet Chess Minatures

Justin From 100 Soviet Chess Miniatures (Clarke) p131 (my copy came from the RAF Butterworth Reference Library): This exchange of Rook for minor piece has given us the peculiar term 'exchange' to denote the difference in value involved. One can win the exchange, although in a tangible form no such t...
by Richard James
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 20659

Re: Bob Wade

I tried the 1997 edition but couldn't find anything at all.
by Richard James
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Hippopotamus Opening
Replies: 25
Views: 5851

Re: Coaching

JC Thompson played for Kent but died in Newcastle. I can find no reference to Devon.

Further information at http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skittles207.pdf.

Good to see some of you have been reading The (Even More) Complete Chess Addict.
by Richard James
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Coaching
Replies: 177
Views: 28534

Re: Coaching

Also to remind everyone about chessKIDS academy ( http://www.chesskids.com ) which currently provides a free chess service to both schools and individuals. I am working on a new and greatly improved version of the site, along with accompanying books, but as I've also been working on other projects p...
by Richard James
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Questions without answers
Replies: 67
Views: 15216

Re: Questions without answers

Matthew Turner wrote:
Go to chesskids.com
Many thanks for the plug, Matthew.

I have been watching developments on this forum with considerable interest but up to now have refrained from commenting.

I'm at school at the moment but may come back later.
by Richard James
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Siegen Olympiad 1970
Replies: 14
Views: 1583

Re: Siegen Olympiad 1970

From what I remember, Erasmus Homburg was Ray Keene's cat. I never found who (or what) K.L.W. was.
by Richard James
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Siegen Olympiad 1970
Replies: 14
Views: 1583

Re: Siegen Olympiad 1970

Justin

I have the book, but the game you're looking for isn't there.