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by Richard James
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 21716

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: 10086

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: 10086

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: 10086

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: 10086

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: 4111

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: 21716

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: 21716

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: 21716

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: 1499

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: 1499

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: 1499

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: 21716

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: 6135

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: 30726

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...