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by John Saunders
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

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...
by John Saunders
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Pergamon Chess Magazine Launch
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Pergamon Chess Magazine Launch

I should have trusted BCM to report further in their next issue, which they duly did... Pergamon Chess — The Barbican in the City of London was the venue for a massive event to combine the relaunch of Chess with a match to celebrate the London League Centenary. This was played over 280 boards and wo...
by John Saunders
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Pergamon Chess Magazine Launch
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Pergamon Chess Magazine Launch

In about 1988/89, Pergamon bought "Chess" and there was a splendid sort of launch ceremony, including a big match between either South and North or South of London and North of London. Could someone remind me of roughly how many people played and the score? I want to check that the Civil Service vs...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

And I shall look forward to receiving the extra games for David Houston. Sorry, John, help required! - I couldn't work out how to send a private message on here (is there a FAQ somewhere?) and I couldn't find an e-mail address on Britbase. David, If you find your way to my contact page , there is a...
by John Saunders
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

I've since been informed (by someone else who was playing in the event) that it was Ben Beake who beat Mickey Adams in the last round of the 1983 British U14 Championship, enabling Philip Rossiter to overtake him. David - thank you for helping me with the names 'Stewart Davidson' or 'Davidson Stewar...
by John Saunders
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

I'm much obliged to David, Jon & Nick for helping me with this game. I shall make the name change forthwith - thanks for that, David. Jon - it was Philip Rossiter who won the U14 that year as listed elsewhere on BritBase. BCM's report seems to tally with the list of champions which several helpful f...
by John Saunders
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

I've just added a page on the 1983 British Championship (played in Southport) to BritBase... https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/198308bcf-viewer.html The games in the 1983 Championship section are complete. They have been available from BritBase for some years but now feature round numbers and da...
by John Saunders
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

I should be able to help with colour sequences of many others, eg. I think Adams started with black (and drew with loz) and kept his sequence until a double black in 9 and 10, then White in 11. Hassapis, who make the headlines as a 13 year old beating Peter Large in round 3, started as the lowest r...
by John Saunders
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

If no one has the bulletin, then another way to work out some round numbers might be to use Mestel's article in a late edition of the BCM in 1989. There he gave most of the results, round by round, as a way of showing how swiss tournaments do not reward those who made (in some objective, mathematic...
by John Saunders
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase

I have the BCF Yearbooks here with the information you want. I can send you copies of the relevant pages or, if you prefer, you can borrow them. Come to think of it, I could have dropped them round this morning! That’s very kind, Richard. Let’s try scanning the relevant pages, starting with those f...
by John Saunders
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1989 British Championship now on BritBase
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

1989 British Championship now on BritBase

I've just uploaded a new item on BritBase - the 1989 British Championship, which was held in Plymouth and was won by a 17-year-old Mickey Adams... https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/198907bcf-viewer.html There are 296 games available from a possible 429. These are the same ones which appear on Bi...
by John Saunders
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Hein Donner : The Biography
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Hein Donner : The Biography

I've found the following Barden v Donner games on my database... The two university match games... [Event "NED-GBR Universities"] [Site "Utrecht"] [Date "1950.12.14"] [Round "1.1"] [White "Donner, Jan Hein"] [Black "Barden, Leonard William"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E26"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "195...
by John Saunders
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1949/50 Hastings Congress
Replies: 22
Views: 999

Re: 1949/50 Hastings Congress

OK, since I was in the mood, I've also added the 1950/51 Hastings to BritBase, with all the trimmings - crosstable, contemporary reports and comprehensive results of subsidiary sections. Leonard's debut in the Premier, with his legendary win against Weaver Adams... https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1949/50 Hastings Congress
Replies: 22
Views: 999

Re: 1949/50 Hastings Congress

I've now made those amendments suggested by Leonard (thank you) and added a paragraph from the Times of 30 December 1949 in which Viscount Simon, opening the congress, remarked, "chess is the only game I know in which you cannot cheat." If only...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Anglo-Dutch Match 1975
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Anglo-Dutch Match 1975

I think I wrote a report of the match for CHESS but I don't have a copy. I was there on one of the days anyway and I do recall Keene being crushed in the QG Chigorin game. I scanned CHESS magazines from October 1975 onwards for quite a few months and found nothing. There was nothing in the index ei...