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by Hans Renette
Sun May 29, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 61805

Re: Chess history trivia

In March 1898 Bird began two games against the readers of a London magazine, Pearson's Weekly. To make the games attractive he opened twice with the King's Gambit. After 11 moves both games were silently stopped.
by Hans Renette
Thu May 26, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 61805

Re: Chess history trivia

I have the following question/querry: In 1999 a consultation game Kasparov vs. the World was played. Which master was the first to play against a group of players (i.e. readers of a magazine) according to this principle? I have a player in mind, but it may be well possible that someone comes up with...
by Hans Renette
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 61805

Re: Chess history trivia

John Racker Medley - third prize winner at London 1849.

His picture: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/192773926? ... =211007060
by Hans Renette
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 61805

Re: Chess history trivia

I learn something new, thanks!
I am looking, however, for a player who played chess in England, and played in a tournament there.
Blackburne isn't the man either.
by Hans Renette
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 61805

Re: Chess history trivia

Good tries, but it's someone else. A small hint: his brother was also active in chess (and more well known)
by Hans Renette
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 61805

Re: Chess history trivia

Who was the first English player of some notion to spend an important part of his life in Australia?
by Hans Renette
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Who was / is WH Corry Vreeken?
Replies: 17
Views: 2548

Re: Who was / is WH Corry Vreeken?

I found a short biography here: http://www.stichtingcorryvreeken.nl/biografie. It says that she is the only one carrying the Honorary Woman Grandmaster title. I translated a few sentences (roughly) that tell us a bit more about her relevance for chess: "She is justly a phenomenon in the internationa...
by Hans Renette
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H.E Bird
Replies: 1
Views: 816

H.E Bird

Hello, I have a somewhat unusual request. I am finalizing my manuscript on Henry Edward Bird (to be published by McFarland) and am struggling to consult two final newspaper sources. These newspapers are kept at the BL, but they are unfit for use. They are also kept in libraries at Hereford and Hornc...