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by Brian Denman
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Oxford 1910
Replies: 23
Views: 2767

Re: British Championship, Oxford 1910

Mention has been made earlier of Hector William Shoosmith. He was born at Rickmansworth on 12.1.1877 and died on 31.3.1912 at Ramsgate. On playing through his games, I feel that he had the potential to become British champion. However, he did not play in any of the GB v USA cable matches and, just w...
by Brian Denman
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 24
Views: 4139

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

Thanks for this, Richard. I had felt that the punctuation in the South African graves report left it ambiguous as to whether it was just the son, who lived in the country or the parents also.
by Brian Denman
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 24
Views: 4139

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

I am returning to the subject of Edward Empson Middleton and wondered if Richard James has any thoughts on the following: John Edward Empson Middleton was born in London in 1925 and there was also a daughter, Patricia A Middleton, who was also born in the city about three years later. There is also ...
by Brian Denman
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Oxford 1910
Replies: 23
Views: 2767

Re: British Championship, Oxford 1910

I am not a biographical expert like Richard seems to be, but I believe that Ruchon was Miss Alice Grace Ruchon, born Hackney 1876, died Bexhill 1948. She was a member of Hastings CC for some time.
by Brian Denman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 24
Views: 4139

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

Richard and John, thanks for the information about the Middletons. I feel that I can now update my original article. There is no doubt that the junior Middleton was a very strong player, but it is interesting that I do not possess the scores of any of his games after 1923. Perhaps after he left his ...
by Brian Denman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 24
Views: 4139

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

I enclose the score of one more game from the Major Open event. John, thanks for quoting the precise date for the game between Major Rawlins and Holmes. According to my notes the Middleton/Schumer game was played in round 8 (19.8.1913). I was particularly interested in Richard's account of the Middl...
by Brian Denman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: F H Rawlins - Founder of FIDE
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: F H Rawlins - Founder of FIDE

I enclose another game played by Major Rawlins. However, as John is currently studying the 1913 BCF Congress at Cheltenham, he may have already seen this game. [pgn][Event "BCF Congress, Cheltenham 1st Class 'B' "] [Site "?"] [Date "1913.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Rawlins, Major FH"] [Black "Holmes...
by Brian Denman
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship games from 1911 and 1936
Replies: 24
Views: 2940

Re: British Championship games from 1911 and 1936

I notice that the BCF Year-Book of 1912 includes (on page 204) one game from the Major Open section of the 1911 BCF Congress at Glasgow. [pgn ][Event "BCF Congress, Glasgow, Major Open"] [Site "?"] [Date "1911.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Dewing, LCG."] [Black "Wenman, FP."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C66"...
by Brian Denman
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Chester 1914
Replies: 58
Views: 7829

Re: British Championship Chester 1914

I noticed that there were games in the 1914 BCF yearbook, which John had not included in BritBase. I am not sure whether that was because John did not consider the standard high enough. Anyway I have keyboarded those extra games. Unfortunately I do not know in what rounds they were played and the da...
by Brian Denman
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Richmond 1912
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: British Championship, Richmond 1912

I enclose a couple of games from the Major Open event at Richmond. [Event "BCF Congress, Richmond, Major Open"] [Site "?"] [Date "1912.08.14"] [Round "3"] [White "O'Hanlon, JJ."] [Black "Waterman, JC."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A46"] [PlyCount "54"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bf4 Nbd7 4. e3 g6 5. Bd3 Bg7 6....
by Brian Denman
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Chester 1914
Replies: 58
Views: 7829

Re: British Championship Chester 1914

Standards have of course risen enormously in chess. Richard Edward Lean (1867-1937) was a very exciting player in that he liked gambits and attacking. Unfortunately his play was not always sound and his games were often short, whether he won or lost. For those who have read Bruce Hayden's 'Cabbage H...
by Brian Denman
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Chester 1914
Replies: 58
Views: 7829

Re: British Championship Chester 1914

Thanks for your help, Roger. I hope that people can make sense of this! [Event "British Championship, Chester"] [Site "?"] [Date "1914.08.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Louis, A."] [Black "Lean, RE."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C44"] [PlyCount "61"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. Qa4 dxe4 5. Nxe5 Qd5 6. Nxc6 b...
by Brian Denman
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Chester 1914
Replies: 58
Views: 7829

Re: British Championship Chester 1914

Thanks for this, Roger, but I am afraid that I cannot still get this to work. The only text file that I have is Word, which probably would not work. Otherwise I could enter the eight games individually, but that also has not worked because after I saved a draft, I could not later find what I had sav...
by Brian Denman
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Chester 1914
Replies: 58
Views: 7829

Re: British Championship Chester 1914

Gerald, I have seven more games played by Lean and one game from the British Ladies' Championship. I am not sure, however, about transferring all these games into the Forum. Do you input them one by one, which seems arduous, or do you know of a way to list a group of games on to the website? Otherwi...
by Brian Denman
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship games from 1911 and 1936
Replies: 24
Views: 2940

Re: British Championship games from 1911 and 1936

I have now checked through my notes from a few years ago and I see that 40 Rg2+ Kh8 was actually played in the Noel-Johnson v Winter game. I am sorry that I made a mistake when transcribing the game into ChessBase.