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by John Saunders
Tue May 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 1445

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

A second apology for confusing the issue here (my pathetic, Cummingsesque excuse being that I was dealing with an elderly relative's health crisis and not properly focused at the time). Well done to Gerard for digging out that 1982 reference showing that more moves of the game in question are availa...
by John Saunders
Mon May 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 1445

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

Sorry, I got my wires crossed somewhere. The Golmayo ref I found in the Guardian was to an Olympic contest in July 1924, not July 1930. I'll edit what I wrote above.
by John Saunders
Mon May 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 1445

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

The source of the part-game Golmayo-Sultan Khan is given on BritBase: "Source: Mir Sultan Khan by Coles (2nd ed., 1977), note on p62" And there is a further text note: ""... M. Golmayo, Spain's top board, could not arrive till the eighth round." (BCM, Oct 1930, p358)" Daniel King's new book about Su...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3051

Re: CHO'D Alexander : Drapery Manager ?

To elaborate slightly, the census wanted to collect data on who lived where, and what they did. As married women rarely went out to paid work, (though obviously keeping a house running and looking after children is time-consuming and hard work), but the census had to say something. Why not just say...
by John Saunders
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blue Plaques ?
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Blue Plaques ?

We've discussed a Menchik blue plaque before...

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by John Saunders
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona' Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: 'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona' Videos

Two more videos have been added to this series: Mark Page (current joint British Over-65 Champion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAictoSmGh4 FM Simon Bibby (long resident in Japan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ahMfqP6fY After the interviews, both of them give wins against GMs - Mark's win a...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: PC Hoad
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: PC Hoad

No need to guess about the match on 15 October 1938 as it was reported in the November 1938 BCM, page 505. The Civil Service defeated Cambridge University by 12½-7½. Coy-Hoad was played on board three. The top two boards (Civil S names first): 1 BHN Stronach 1-0 FEA Kitto; 2 GJ Webb ½-½ ME Wise. The...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona' Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona' Videos

A few days ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Natasha Regan and Matthew Sadler for their YouTube video series entitled 'Chess for Life in the Time of Corona'. Link to the interview with me here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4phbZ3YwtM&t=22s This is the sixth video in the series so fa...
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: John A. Fuller (1928-2005)
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: John A. Fuller (1928-2005)

Further research on JAF by Richard James, Leonard Barden and BCN has allowed us to publish https://britishchessnews.com/2020/03/23/remembering-john-arthur-fuller-12-v-1928-08-xii-2004/ with the correct DoD and a photograph not seen previously. :D Beware fake news: the two novelty claims made in the...
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 4956

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

A reminder that Mark Page is delivering regular reports on the England Over-65 team's progress in Prague at the Kenilworth Chess Blog.
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge

It strikes me a being roughly normal for a Varsity match these days. Plus Daniel Gallagher withdrew due to illness, and I don't know whether he was replaced by a non-UK student. The Cambridge reserve player who stepped into the breach, Declan Shafi, is Scottish. Full results and photo-report are av...
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge

A total of 5 English players in the match - a record low? The fewest English-registered players taking part in one of this series of matches was four in both 2011 and 2017. (Note - I have only checked back to the 1980s but I don't think there is any point in going back any further.) Players from ov...
by John Saunders
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge

The 138th Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities is being played at the moment at the RAC, London. Live games at chess24: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/oxford-cambridge-varsity-match-2020/1/1/1 Some more details and photos of the players at BritBase: http://www.saund...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Steve Brocklesby (1959-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Steve Brocklesby (1959-2019)

I happened to be browsing the ECF online grading list and was saddened to see the following entry... Brocklesby, Stephen P (deceased) Steve was listed as a member of Coulsdon CF and it appears his last graded games were played mid-2018. I think he lived in Wallington and worked as an accountant. I r...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 4956

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Yes, I believe so. A number of the England U65s have dropped out though. I've just exchanged emails with Mark Page, who is en route to Prague. He tells me that four of the five England 65+ first team have withdrawn and that he is now board two for that team. He also mentioned that he would be provi...