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by John Saunders
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 60483

Re: Chess history trivia

Here's your starter for ten, fingers on buzzers...

Who went through 11 rounds of a British Chess Championship without winning a single game with White... and finished first by a clear point?
by John Saunders
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 2136

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

"But why would I go to Russian sources to find games played in Southend" I did subscribe to 64 many years ago as I saw game scores from Hastings (e.g) more quickly in 64 than in the British press. Yes, on reflection there may be some merit in searching through Russian mags for British games. They w...
by John Saunders
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 2136

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

You would need to know the Russian phonetic alphabet as players and event names used this. For a while I subscribed ( for next to nothing ) to "64". I remember that it once featured a game played by Michael Yeo, whose surname was represented in some way I did not expect. I think the pronunciation o...
by John Saunders
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 2136

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

Surprisingly, given the strength of the line-up, that's the first game score from the 1964 Southend Premier that I've seen. Hello John. If you want to punt some time tracking a few game scores down you could try looking in the relevant range of Shakmatny Bulletin. I used to take that mag between ab...
by John Saunders
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Joseph Blackburne (10-xii-1841 01-ix-1924)
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Remembering Joseph Blackburne (10-xii-1841 01-ix-1924)

First, apologies for the odd typo. I tried to correct the OCR text but the odd '1' for capital 'i' was overlooked. I'm glad it's not just me that struggles with OCR software. The other day it rendered a reference to a game between two of the most distinguished Victorian players as Blackbume-Bum. If...
by John Saunders
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 2136

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

I do not have Chess or BCM from that period but can access both in a few days. Hopefully the game will be in one of those... Let me save you the bother of looking it up in BCM. It's not there. There was a game Wade-N.Littlewood that year but it was the one Bob lost a month or so later at Ilford. I'...
by John Saunders
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 2136

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

P.S. There's an example of Bob's handwriting online in a tweet by Douglas Griffin... https://twitter.com/dgriffinchess/status/1168948953037062147 ... which has photos of Bob's 1971 notes submitted to Bobby Fischer in order to prepare for the Candidates' matches. Bob used algebraic notation, which me...
by John Saunders
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 2136

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

Nice work by Geoff, and also Reg for spotting that this was a 1970s copy and not an original. I think this is Bob's handwriting but am slightly annoyed at myself for not retaining some of Bob's scoresheets to compare. I would have had some until very recently when I was belatedly inputting the 1994/...
by John Saunders
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 1448

Re: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)

By a weird, almost Plaskettian, coincidence, I have an illegible Korchnoi scoresheet from the 2004 Monarch Assurance tournament on my desk at the moment which turned up amongst my papers a day or so ago, sent to me long ago by one David Sedgwick for some reason that I can't now remember... 2004 Korc...
by John Saunders
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989

4th Southampton Open (24-26 Oct 1975*) 1 G Lambert 5½/6, 2-6 D Rumens, M Chandler, M Thompson, GH Bennett, C Chandler 5, etc. Julian Hodgson 4, lost to Chandler last round. (CHESS, Dec 1975, p99) 1st Kent Junior Chess Association Championship, Tunbridge Wells (25, 27 & 28 Oct 1975*, 18 players) - U...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Mandy Hepworth
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Mandy Hepworth

Of course the Hallas in question is the late Duncan Hallas, making it fairly clear it is an SWP operation. Anyway.......Mandy Hepworth? Anybody got anything?? Yes, Mandy Hepworth is now Mandy Gilmore and she's head of dietetics at the Southern Trust (a hospital in Newry, Northern Ireland). Here's a...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989

Tim Harding wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:08 am
The first City of London Open was 23-25 February 1979 as your web page shows. But in the PGN several of the games including mine have the wrong year (1977) so you need to fix that.
Thanks for reporting that error, Tim. Now fixed.
by John Saunders
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989

I can't help, but wonder whether in the trip down Memory Lane Murray has reflected on his loss to Karpov in the aborted Master Game series in 1983. He annotated it lightly in CHESS saying that he wished he had the courage to sac his queen with ...Qxh2+, and that neither player could defend Karpov's...
by John Saunders
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989

My game (248) was Hayes (Kent) v Charlton in the Kent League. It was January and Murray was in bare feet! Thanks, Simon. I thought that was probably you when I input the game but couldn't be absolutely sure so just put in initials. I've added your full forename now, and made reference to the Kent L...
by John Saunders
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989

I've just made available on BritBase a major new item: 1,587 games played by Murray Chandler between 1973 and 1989... https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/chandlerm-viewer.html This showcases the early games of a soon-to-be GM during a particularly exciting and important era of British chess when t...