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by John Saunders
Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 284
Views: 42625

Re: Britbase Updates

I played for Croydon against a West London team including Captain Beamish some time in 1945 (probably autumn). I vaguely remember looking at his game and thinking, yes, he does have a military air. My opponent was Dr SP Schotz, on or around Board 15, so the Captain and I may have been quite close. ...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ronnie Ives and the Yorkshire Evening Post Chess Column
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Ronnie Ives and the Yorkshire Evening Post Chess Column

Most of the material newly posted on the Ronnie Ives page at BritBase were newspaper cuttings loaned to me by Ingrid, so the thanks are more due to her. I found some more material on the online British Newspaper Archive, including the article with the ludicrous 'Dutch Woman Loses...' headline. That ...
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 20, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 284
Views: 42625

Re: Britbase Updates

Richard James wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2024 11:59 am
A game from the 1904 British Ladies Championship. It's not specified which of Miss Finn's queens made the final move.

Source: The Pall Mall Gazette 10 September 1904
Many thanks, Richard. I have added the game to the BritBase collection.
by John Saunders
Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County Chess Longest Playing Player
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: County Chess Longest Playing Player

I guess the question is did he play County chess in 1953 or before as this would make 65 years? Yes. In Brian Denman's collection of John Cannon's games, the earliest county match was Northumberland vs Cheshire, 20 October 1951, played in York, when John Cannon drew with C Townsend on board 11. I'm...
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 11, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Who was L. Alexander?
Replies: 48
Views: 3915

Re: Who was L. Alexander?

Bumping this old thread as I've come across a fourth game score from the match in the photo that started this thread... [Event "Lud-Eagle v Allied Forces"] [Site "London, Bryanston Square, W2"] [Date "1944.04.22"] [Round "1.4"] [White "Friedman, Otto"] [Black "Range, O (Lt)"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A8...
by John Saunders
Sun Mar 10, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 284
Views: 42625

Re: Britbase Updates

Thanks, Richard. I've re-read your piece and concluded, like you, that the "A Beamish" active in London chess was Edmund Arthur Beamish, despite him being referred to as "A Beamish" in multiple contemporary references (at a time when forename initials seemed to be de rigueur ). I think I shall compr...
by John Saunders
Sun Mar 10, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 284
Views: 42625

Re: Britbase Updates

Thanks for the game, Gerard. Duly added to BritBase. The Beamish question... I read through the relevant thread a few days ago and still couldn't make up my mind. If Richard James is stumped, then I'm clean bowled, out LBW and caught behind all at the same time. It's a riddle wrapped in a mystery in...
by John Saunders
Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Varsity Chess Match, 2 March 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Varsity Chess Match, 2 March 2024

The 142nd Varsity match between Oxford and Cambridge is currently in progress at the RAC, Pall Mall, London.

Live games: https://lichess.org/broadcast/varsity-m ... H2do#games

BritBase: https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/2 ... iewer.html
by John Saunders
Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:52 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion
Replies: 11
Views: 1654

Re: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion

Some interesting contributions since I started this thread - many thanks to all who have posted. There is no doubt in my mind now that that the "E" of "B. E. Cohen" was a typo by the Manchester Guardian (and not just because said newspaper is famous for them). Looking back at the quotation from that...
by John Saunders
Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:44 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another reconstruction challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Another reconstruction challenge

Many thanks, Gerard. I have uploaded all of these games to BritBase... 1912 British Championship 1913 British Championship 1924 British Championship HE Atkins Games Collection Re the Atkins game vs Michell: I looked up the match report in BCM - November 1924, p443 - and was surprised to see that it ...
by John Saunders
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another reconstruction challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Another reconstruction challenge

I think I've got it. If you substitute 20...c6 for 20...c5, it makes some sort of sense... [Event "BCF-ch 9th First Class B"] [Site "Richmond"] [Date "1912.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Goulding Brown, Bertram"] [Black "MacAlister, John"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B01"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "1912.??....
by John Saunders
Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 82
Views: 13634

Re: Malcolm Barker.

The Barker-Morry game appeared in the second part of Neil Blackburn's article on Malcolm Barker.
by John Saunders
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ronnie Ives and the Yorkshire Evening Post Chess Column
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Ronnie Ives and the Yorkshire Evening Post Chess Column

Forum readers will already be aware of Ronnie Ives and his role as weekly chess columnist for the Yorkshire Evening Post between 1958 and 1964. His daughter Ingrid Ives shared a number of press cuttings of these columns here last year in this thread as well as providing some fascinating material abo...
by John Saunders
Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 284
Views: 42625

Re: Britbase Updates

Thanks, Gerard. Duly added to the BritBase collection: 1911 BCF Congress.
by John Saunders
Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase Updates
Replies: 284
Views: 42625

Re: Britbase Updates

Many thanks, Gerard & David. I've added the game to the BritBase collection.