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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: 1467

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: 1467

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: 21241

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: 5941

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: 29756

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: 15939

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: 1637

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: 1637

Re: Siegen Olympiad 1970

Justin

I have the book, but the game you're looking for isn't there.
by Richard James
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Any News?
Replies: 16
Views: 6467

Re: Any News?

I too would like to know what's happening. In early August I was asked to write a book for beginners based on the chessKIDS academy website, to be delivered by early September for distribution as part of the schools package. I was told I would receive a contract shortly. I have received no contract,...
by Richard James
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seniors Chess
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Seniors Chess

Hello Ken Norman has asked me to post the following on this forum: Having recently collected my Bus Pass and Senior Citizens Railcard I was interested to read that in Europe Chess played by the over 60's is the main area of growth in Chessplaying. After some "Silver surfing" I find that there are a ...
by Richard James
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: chess kids academy
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Hi Nigel

Many thanks for the plug


Richard James
Webmaster: chessKIDS academy