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by Brian Denman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lightning Chess
Replies: 17
Views: 2685

Re: Lightning Chess

There seems to be a mistake in the score in the Cafferty v Tolan game. 40...Qd3 puts the queen en prise. I have checked the article in the Coventry Evening Telegraph and it seems that 40...Qd1 was played. Sometimes the print in old newspapers can be difficult to read.
by Brian Denman
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 20
Views: 5480

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

If you are reading this, Tim, from the World Seniors event, I am afraid that I have not had any success. My letter to Stephen Jackson has been returned as 'not at this address' and I have not had any reply to the email that I sent to the quoted address of Russell Sherwood. If you want to pursue this...
by Brian Denman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 20
Views: 5480

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

I have had email discussions with Tim Harding and Ken Norman and it seems likely that a book on Sir George Thomas could not be produced without someone experienced in writing coordinating the material. I understand that John Rogers was unable to find a publisher for his book and it is likely that wi...
by Brian Denman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 20
Views: 5480

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

I have a home address for Stephen Jackson, though he may have moved by now. The names of John Rogers and Roger Paige have been mentioned, but I very much doubt that they have anywhere near the knowledge of Sir George that Stephen has and for that reason there would not seem to be much point in bring...
by Brian Denman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 20
Views: 5480

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Stephen Jackson of Bexhill collected loads of games and material about Sir George Thomas. I have not been in touch with him for some years and do not know why he never wrote a book on the subject. Perhaps it was the problem of not being able to find a publisher.
by Brian Denman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Political "hurly-burly"
Replies: 13
Views: 4137

Re: Political "hurly-burly"

Sorry, I was referring to my post of 24th May 2015.
by Brian Denman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Political "hurly-burly"
Replies: 13
Views: 4137

Re: Political "hurly-burly"

I refer to my post of 8th November 2014. Virtually every internet mention of Charles Henry Stanley states that he was born in Brighton in 1819 and the same statement is made in on page 86 of Fabrizio Zavatarelli's book on Ignaz Kolisch (2015). However, as far as I am aware, there is no proof whatsoe...
by Brian Denman
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Turk v Mephisto
Replies: 40
Views: 5599

Re: The Turk v Mephisto

Geoff, Craig, the following eleven games were probably all played by Wellington Pulling, though the evidence for his involvement is greater in some games than others. In 1847 he played two matches against Capt. H A Kennedy, president of the Brighton CC, though I do not know who won the most games in...
by Brian Denman
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Early ladies' chess tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Early ladies' chess tournaments

Thank you for providing your historical knowledge about the Redcar tournament, Tim. I was hoping that someone would provide this detail. I would just like to comment on Edward Winter's review of Tanner's book as quoted by Leonard Barden. Edward only comments on the index and bibliography and I wonde...
by Brian Denman
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Early ladies' chess tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Early ladies' chess tournaments

For the sake of historical accuracy I feel that I should correct a mistake in Robert Tanner's new biography of Vera Menchik. Robert states (page 7) that the first ladies' chess tournament was held in Sussex in 1884 and was won by a Miss Parvess. He may have used as his source an article on women in ...
by Brian Denman
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Judy/Stella
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Judy/Stella

John,

I have sent you a scanned copy of the article and also Chris's article about Howard Staunton. You will now have seen the email that I sent to you yesterday.
by Brian Denman
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Christopher Peter Ravilious
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Re: Christopher Peter Ravilious

I forgot to mention in my earlier obituary that Chris and Ken Whyld wrote a bibliography of chess books which had been published before 1850. This was a follow up to a similar book by D A Betts published in 1974 which covered the period from 1850-1968. The book by Chris and Ken was published in 2003...
by Brian Denman
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Christopher Peter Ravilious
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Christopher Peter Ravilious

Chris Ravilious passed away recently at the age of 77. He joined Eastbourne Chess Club in about 1954 and a year later won the East Sussex Queen competition. In February 1973 he brought out the first of four club magazines called En Passant. The final version was printed in December 1974 and Chris be...
by Brian Denman
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Whatever happened to R. Chernikeeff?
Replies: 20
Views: 5660

Re: Whatever happened to R. Chernikeeff?

Thanks for the information about the Reeve v Jackson game, John. If the Jackson v Cross game ever comes to light it will be in round 7.
by Brian Denman
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Whatever happened to R. Chernikeeff?
Replies: 20
Views: 5660

Re: Whatever happened to R. Chernikeeff?

John, thanks for your notes on the Rhodes v Cross game. A few years ago I found a newspaper (perhaps The Field), which gave the players' individual results round by round for the 1931 Worcester congress. I copied down the opponents for the four players with a Sussex connection viz E M Jackson, H G R...