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by John Saunders
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 2725

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

There is a famous game between F.W. Viney and H.F. Gook where Viney represented the General Post Office v Customs on 3 December 1926. The Scottish version of the London Gazette has a Francis William Viney appointed as a Post Office Assistant Clerk on December 10, 1914. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/...
by John Saunders
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 2725

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

H Alec Samuels (always known as Alec) was educated at Selhurst Grammar School, Croydon. He was an active player until around 1950 or 1951, maybe played in the 1950 British Universities championship, gave up for a few years, and returned, though not for very long, around 1958. My memory is that he w...
by John Saunders
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 2725

Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

I am posting this to draw the forum's attention to a number of recent updates to BritBase: http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/whatsnew.html Amongst the mainly historical items is one from the here and now, namely the 2018 Bolton Easter Congress. My thanks to Ian Lamb for supplying the games. Otherwise ...
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2773

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Thanks, Adam, I have corrected the PGN file and crosstable accordingly.
by John Saunders
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2773

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Thanks, Jack. I've now put up a games viewer and PGN download at BritBase here...

http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pgn/201 ... iewer.html
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...
Replies: 41
Views: 6680

Re: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...

Chris Howell points out that Jim (JB) Howson is still around and still playing good chess. I think he's around 85.
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...
Replies: 41
Views: 6680

Re: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...

Oops! I thought I had written Leonard's name in that little list. :oops: Sorry, Leonard!
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...
Replies: 41
Views: 6680

Re: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...

I've revived this thread as I have published another old grading list on BritBase. http://www.saund.co.uk/rgs/pdfs/viewer.html?file=http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pdfs/1954gradinglist.pdf This is the 1954 BCF Grading List as published in CHESS Magazine, 27 November 1954, pages 119-121, with some ed...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Roger Barnett 1942 - 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: Roger Barnett 1942 - 2018

Kevin, Thanks for that. I echo David's comment about the obit. Very sad news. Though I didn't know Roger personally, and I haven't played league chess for years, I remember him as a benign presence at Redhill Chess Club when arriving there for away matches. Pleasant to be greeted with a smile from t...
by John Saunders
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2018 Varsity Match
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Not a bad effort but Oxford's winning score looks to be 5-3 at least. And expecting an even stronger woman player next year! Perhaps they will field two women, which surely hasn't happened too often in Varsity matches? It has happened before. Melanie Buckley and Heather Lang played for Oxford in 20...
by John Saunders
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: East Devon Open, 23-25 February
Replies: 90
Views: 7339

Re: East Devon Open, 23-25 February

My games from this event: [Event "East Devon Open"] [Site "Exeter Corn Exchange"] [Round "3.1"] [Date "2018.02.24"] [White "Tozer, Philip"] [Black "Rudd, Jack"] [Result "0-1"] 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Nb6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.O-O Be6 8.a3 a5 9.d3 Be7 10.Be3 O-O 11.Rc1 f5 12.Na4 e4 13.Ne1 ...
by John Saunders
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 11673

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

The official report on the first round of the Classic says "Unfortunately, neither Carlsen nor Anand were able to drive the full point home and now all the players have equal points". I don't imagine Nakamura and Caruana see it that way. I was surprised to read this comment, especially since I have...
by John Saunders
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 4672

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

Sent John a personal PM to say it's on the level. Actually you sent me the PM! The 'wrong John'. I personally never doubted the Aitken scoresheets' authenticity for a second. I don't think John McKenna did either - he was just making what he was no doubt pleased to call a joke. Incidentally, I've l...
by John Saunders
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 4672

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

Hi the game in question. It is game no.83a in Aitken's Chess Scorebook which is at the Edinburgh Chess Club. This begs the question of whether the games of Aitken's scorebook have been entered into a database. If not, I would happily volunteer my services; as, perhaps, would other members of the fo...
by John Saunders
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 4672

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

I also found this... Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 02 December 1933 p..17.jpg Thanks, Gerard. I have also added the part-game versus Aitken to BritBase. I echo your exhortation for someone to look up a paper copy of that score. Incidentally, the above clipping raises a minor quibble....