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by James Pratt
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No Idea
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

No Idea

Tonight, as ever was, I saw on the News that Philip Pullman (b.1946), best selling author, is to be knighted in the New Year's Honours List. His interview saw him browsing through his library in which I spotted MCO 11 . Is it it generally known that he is a player? I've no idea. http://essexroad.blo...
by James Pratt
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Merry Christmas

Yup, Compliments of the Season!

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by James Pratt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Milunka Lazarevic
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Milunka Lazarevic

The report is on p.179 of the June 1969 'Chess Life & Review' and is indeed by Trifunovich. Dinah is called Diane and her tutoring from Bob Wade is mentioned together with comment from the Yugoslav GM as to Dinah's appearance as Leonard indicates. I may be wrong but the press may have been looking f...
by James Pratt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 2411

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

Kavalek and he'd be at a higher level than Bogdan surely?

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by James Pratt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Rety (1930-2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 8105

Re: John Rety (1930-2010)

I met him at an anarchists' Christmas party. We chatted and he sent me a short story. Two bands turned up to play at a party: both insisted they stayed and played. They did, opposite ends of the room, seemingly in competition. Priceless. He told me it was a nightmare translating Flesch's Batsford, b...
by James Pratt
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peggy Clarke
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: Peggy Clarke

Hexagon Equipment Ltd, founded in 1972 ['rigidly restricted as its name suggests to six members' -PHC] Chapel House Morwenstow Bude Cornwall EX23 9SQ (label inside one of my many books) Woolacombe, 1973 ('A Model for British International Tournaments - RDK) 'Becoming a Grandmaster' (Batsfords 1977) ...
by James Pratt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peggy Clarke
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: Peggy Clarke

no, this was not an Olympiad.
by James Pratt
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peggy Clarke
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Peggy Clarke

Margaret Eileen Elizabeth Clarke (b. 29 x 1937 Sutton Coldfield) has died. In 1962, as Peggy Wood, she married the British Master, PH Clarke. With Hampshire's Gill Moore, she tied for first place in the British Ladies in 1966, but fell pregnant before a play-off could be held. OTB she captained and...
by James Pratt
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 5969

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

Yes, one section events are a thought.
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by James Pratt
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

It is the history of chess through illustration, not something the blurb makes clear.
by James Pratt
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 111
Views: 12674

Re: 2019 British

or Strawberry Hill-?
by James Pratt
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times
Replies: 36
Views: 4911

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times

a plucky effort!
by James Pratt
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334900

Re: Media comments on chess

Justin, I think tablas in Spanish means draw. I once had a book with that title anyways. btw, who saw 'Chess Moves' feted on 'Have I Got News For You?' It wasn't much of a mench. Completely off topic --
by James Pratt
Tue May 15, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334900

Re: Media comments on chess

I saw CHESS MOVES sniggered at on the TV 'News Quiz' last week as Guest Publication. Victoria Coren Mitchell appeared to quote it a massive once, but I could be wrong. So nothing memorable or unpleasant happily ..
by James Pratt
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Andrew
Replies: 40
Views: 5993

Re: No Andrew

Well, ECF ... ?