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by John Saunders
Mon Nov 13, 2023 5:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Team Championship November 2023
Replies: 290
Views: 15710

Re: European Team Championship November 2023

I'm starting to like Mickey's position. Yes, similar to the oft-quoted commentator's curse, as soon as I mentioned Mickey was doing poorly, Black played the nonsensical 25...Qg6, and later buried his queen on h7. Incomprehensible. I still don't like Mickey's position much after 30 Qg4 but it's cert...
by John Saunders
Mon Nov 13, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Team Championship November 2023
Replies: 290
Views: 15710

Re: European Team Championship November 2023

I tend to watch live chess via Lichess.org, which seems very good to me, but sometimes I prefer to use their live feed (available via their 'Download All Games' button) to watch using HIARCS Chess Explorer's Open URL feature, which allows better control of which game to follow, choice of engine, etc...
by John Saunders
Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 137
Views: 23938

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

The source for the Carr game was Leonard's Guardian column of 26 May 1984... THERE were some odd happenings, and also another display of world champion Karpov’s stamina, in the Russian simultaneous exhibitions which followed the Phillips & Drew GLC international at County Hall, Two years ago Karpov ...
by John Saunders
Sat Oct 21, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 137
Views: 23938

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

The Carr game is actually from the 1984 simul, not 1982, as stated in the Guardian report quoted above. Karpov awarded it the Lloyds Bank Trophy after some hesitation and nudging from me. Yes, you're quite right, Leonard, my mistake. Here is the Carr game again, now with the correct date... [Event ...
by John Saunders
Sat Oct 21, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 137
Views: 23938

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

Here's the Garwood game, from Leonard Barden's column in the Guardian, 24 April 1982... [Event "ARC Simul - Karpov +11=10-4"] [Site "Westergate"] [Date "1982.04.13"] [Round "?"] [White "Karpov, Anatoly"] [Black "Garwood, Colin P"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B92"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "1982.04.13"] [...
by John Saunders
Sat Oct 21, 2023 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 137
Views: 23938

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

P.S. Hold the front page... I've just discovered the score of Colin Garwood's game from the simul which I will input and add here.
by John Saunders
Sat Oct 21, 2023 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 137
Views: 23938

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

Re the 1982 simul, here is the BCM report... Chichester — Anatoly Karpov played a simultaneous exhibition against the BCF Junior Squad on 25 boards at Westergate School on April 13th. The exhibition lasted over 6 hours and the final result was a win for the Muscovite by 11 - 4 with 10 draws. The fou...
by John Saunders
Thu Oct 19, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: J M Craddock - King Edward's School, Birmingham?
Replies: 29
Views: 2217

Re: J M Craddock - King Edward's School, Birmingham?

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2023 1:49 pm

This result was reported in the Nottingham Evening Post - Thursday 20 August 1936, p.7 - as a round 3 game played the previous day.
Thanks, Gerard. I've added the date and round number to the score on BritBase.
by John Saunders
Mon Oct 16, 2023 2:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: J M Craddock - King Edward's School, Birmingham?
Replies: 29
Views: 2217

Re: J M Craddock - King Edward's School, Birmingham?

I noted some time ago that Craddock's father George was also a chess player, though not as strong as his son, judging from this game sent me by Gerard Killoran 18 months ago: [Event "BCF-ch 29th First Class B"] [Site "Nottingham"] [Date "1936.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Lacy-Hulbert, Arthur Percival...
by John Saunders
Sun Oct 15, 2023 1:25 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: When I am Black I win because I am Brown
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: When I am Black I win because I am Brown

Many thanks to Jon, John & Chris for some sterling detective work leading to the metaphorical apprehension of more chess players and their incarceration in the BritBase Penitentiary. It seems to me you chaps know your way around BritBase better than I do. Very pleasing to know that it's being put to...
by John Saunders
Sat Oct 14, 2023 6:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Minor Pieces 64: Alfred Lenton (2)
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Minor Pieces 64: Alfred Lenton (2)

Thanks for this, Chris. I'm sure you're right about Jaromir (rather than Tibor) Florian. Without even bothering to check, it must be the age-old problem of ChessBase inputters attributing the wrong forename(s) to a player. This so infuriated me around a quarter of century ago that I determined to se...
by John Saunders
Sat Oct 14, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: When I am Black I win because I am Brown
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: When I am Black I win because I am Brown

There was also a Bertram Goulding Brown active in that period. Is that a possibility? Very difficult, with a name like Brown! As you can imagine, I too have searched for Muriel Brown previously and quickly gave up. The Goulding Brown idea was worth pursuing and I have just done so. As far as I can ...
by John Saunders
Thu Oct 12, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: J M Craddock - King Edward's School, Birmingham?
Replies: 29
Views: 2217

Re: J M Craddock - King Edward's School, Birmingham?

As Roger says, BritBase has further details. There is a short biog of J M Craddock, mentioning the fact that he attended two different secondary schools. So far I've collected five of his games from the British Boys Championships of 1929, 1930 and 1931, which I've placed below. (Click on the ellipsi...
by John Saunders
Wed Sep 13, 2023 6:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1964 Mikhail Tal simul at John Lewis's, London
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: 1964 Mikhail Tal simul at John Lewis's, London

Glad people are enjoying this. I've just added five more games from the Westminster (10 January 1964) simul, sent to me by a German chess historian, Gerard Hartmann. He tells me his source for the games was something he found some time ago which he recorded as the Westminster Bulletin but he neither...
by John Saunders
Tue Sep 12, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1964 Mikhail Tal simul at John Lewis's, London
Replies: 4
Views: 798

1964 Mikhail Tal simul at John Lewis's, London

I've created a page at BritBase covering simuls given by Mikhail Tal in London and Birmingham, 9-11 January 1964... https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/196401talsimul-viewer.html The first of these simuls was held at John Lewis's, London on 9 January 1964. 22 complete scores of the 24 games played...