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by John Saunders
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1949/50 Hastings Congress
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: 1949/50 Hastings Congress

Question for Leonard Barden: the 1949/50 Hastings Premier Reserves Major, in which you participated, had a Dutch IM in the field, playing incognito under the name "L. Smith". I've reason to believe this was Lod Prins. Can you confirm or otherwise? Yes, it was Prins. He said that the full name was L...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1949/50 Hastings Congress
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: 1949/50 Hastings Congress

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:30 pm
On the contrary, online chess seems positively to encourage players to play incognito and to play in different styles under different names.
Yes, but online chess isn't chess.
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1949/50 Hastings Congress
Replies: 22
Views: 998

1949/50 Hastings Congress

I've just uploaded a file to BritBase with full details of the 1949/50 Hastings Congress... https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/194912hast-viewer.html The games have been widely available for some time but I needed to correct a faulty game score (Rossolimo-Winser, round 7) which users at chessgame...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Anglo-Dutch Match 1975
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Anglo-Dutch Match 1975

I checked StarBase 4.56 (often a source of obscure games) and drew a blank... CORRECTION: I checked Starbase 4.56 again and found both of Mike Basman's losses to Ligterink on board 4... [Event "END-NED m"] [Site "Hartley Wintney"] [Date "1975.10.25"] [Round "1.4"] [White "Ligterink, Gert"] [Black "...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Anglo-Dutch Match 1975
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Anglo-Dutch Match 1975

I checked StarBase 4.56 (often a source of obscure games) and [EDIT] found two Basman losses - see following post [END EDIT]. As you say, BCM didn't mention it. As Richard James points out, there was a second England vs Netherlands match that year that BCM did cover - played as part of the European ...
by John Saunders
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Anglo-Dutch Match 1975
Replies: 39
Views: 1503

Re: Anglo-Dutch Match 1975

This match was reported in The Times of 27 October 1975, page 2. And it was Simon (and not Roger) Webb who played. 1975-10-27-Times-ENG-NED-match-1.jpg 1975-10-27-Times-ENG-NED-match-2.jpg Amusingly, The Times seems to have anticipated their famous misspelling of 'Speelman' as 'Specimen' in this rep...
by John Saunders
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Geoffrey Wolfarth
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Geoffrey Wolfarth

Yes, he was at Cambridge at the same time as me, as Roger says - 1971-74. I didn't know him personally but I was aware that he was a strong player. In the 1972 British Under-21 Championship he scored a creditable 6/11 in a strong field. Big/Mega Database has one of his games, a loss to Steve Bonifac...
by John Saunders
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2970

Re: Julian Farrand

Otto Hardy played some weird lines but this one is a bit too far-fetched. Julian gives him a good tonking... [Event "BUCA Universities Team-ch"] [Site "Buxton"] [Date "1957.02.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Hardy, Otto H"] [Black "Farrand, Julian T"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C57"] [PlyCount "36"] [EventDate "...
by John Saunders
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2970

Re: Julian Farrand

AA Thomson was quite a well-known player but he plays utter dross in this one and could have resigned with a clear conscience after eight moves... [Event "Thames Valley Premier I"] [Site "Twickenham"] [Date "1955.04.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Farrand, Julian T"] [Black "Thomson, Alexander Aird"] [Resu...
by John Saunders
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2970

Re: Julian Farrand

This one is quite fun, too... [Event "Ilford Open A"] [Site "?"] [Date "1952.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Speigel, Jack A"] [Black "Farrand, Julian T"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C58"] [PlyCount "58"] [EventDate "1952.05.30"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "BCM-1952...
by John Saunders
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2970

Re: Julian Farrand

Sad news about Julian. I got to know him via Ray Edwards in my BCM days. Looking back through my database I see he had some very good scalps in the 1960s (Golombek, Botterill). The earliest game I could find for him was this one, from before I was born (yes, that old). BCM got his name wrong, spelli...
by John Saunders
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Adrian Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Adrian Jackson

Here's a photo of Adrian Jackson from the 2001 Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International...
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by John Saunders
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BritBase: new URL and new host
Replies: 0
Views: 661

BritBase: new URL and new host

BritBase* has moved to https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/ This is a new URL (the old one was 'co' rather than 'org') and I'm running it on a new host, as recommended by John Upham last year... John, My ISP (Zen Internet) provided a free SSL certificate for each and every web site I manage. It happen...
by John Saunders
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: www.chessgames.com
Replies: 39
Views: 3550

Re: www.chessgames.com

Evidently Chessgames.com works for some people but not others. Leonard is one of the lucky ones, I am not. I used this site to check - https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/chessgames.com - and it confirms that the site is up, just not for me (and hasn't been for a long time now). Can some helpful tec...
by John Saunders
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BCF Book of the Year 1990
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: BCF Book of the Year 1990

John Upham wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:16 pm
John Saunders probably knows.
Haven’t the foggiest. Sorry.