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by Richard James
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lowenthal Trophy
Replies: 21
Views: 3596

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: 21338

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: 5599

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: 5599

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 ...
by Richard James
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 21338

Re: Bob Wade

Paul

I have grading lists from the mid 70s onwards, also BCM & Chess from the years you are interested in. I'll try to look them up when I have time if no one else beats me to it.

You're welcome to come and look round my library if it helps.


Richard
by Richard James
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 21338

Re: Bob Wade

Paul

I think I have the Barden endgame book somewhere - will look this evening.

I have the relevant Kingpins and a complete run of grading lists from the mid 70s.

My BCF yearbooks don't go back to the 1960s though.


Richard
by Richard James
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 10036

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

Andrew

I have received no contract. The book is almost complete but I'm not intending to release it until I see a contract.
by Richard James
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 10036

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

The use of the word 'vocational' suggests to me they were thinking about secondary schools, but of course the vast majority of junior chess is currently played in primary schools. How would 'vocational' be applied to primary school children? Of course, a book or course aimed at 7-year-olds should be...
by Richard James
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 10036

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: 10036

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: 4006

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: 21338

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: 21338

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: 21338

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: 1481

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: