Angela Eagle games

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Angela Eagle games

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:43 pm

Anybody got any? From old scorebooks, magazines or what you will? Anybody remember playing her?

(Would be grateful if this thread did not divert into discussion of the internal politics of the Labour Party: I'm basically interested in her chess, here.)
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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:22 pm

Actually games from her twin sister might be of interest too (if that's OK?)

Their father was certainly still playing actively a few years ago.
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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:37 am

I'm puzzled, I have scorebooks from 1984 (when I started playing again at University) until 1994, including rapidplay tournaments, and scoresheets for all games since - I even remember the colour of the scorebook I used before then, but I can't find it - guess it must have been late 70s when I played one of them at Blackpool, pity, I did lose that's all I remember now
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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:45 am

2009 article
Growing up, the Eagle parents were determined to give their daughters the education their class had denied them. "While Dad was working shifts he taught himself to play chess," Angela says. "Then he taught us when we were eight."

"And we beat him immediately," Maria says. "So he took us down to Formby Chess Club." Both went on to play for England but who would usually win between the sisters? "Angela," Maria says. "She was British Girls' Champion. I always had a careless streak. When I would need to focus, I'd lose concentration. Also, I could never feel threatened by Angela the way I would another opponent. I didn't feel like she'd want to beat me."

"But I did," Angela laughs.
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Re: Angela Eagle games

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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by IanCalvert » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:55 pm

No games on Chessbase 13 ... do the Eagles have a European international record ??

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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by John Moore » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:28 pm

IanCalvert wrote:No games on Chessbase 13 ... do the Eagles have a European international record ??
Probably Hotel California did quite well for them!

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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by John Upham » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:16 pm

John Moore wrote:
IanCalvert wrote:No games on Chessbase 13 ... do the Eagles have a European international record ??
Probably Hotel California did quite well for them!
You beat me to it! :lol:

Their Father had an interest in Alpine events I am told.
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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by John Swain » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:15 pm

raycollett wrote:Hey chess has hit the big time
http://news.sky.com/story/1719444/ex-ch ... -on-corbyn
Angela Eagle was only fifteen when she became joint British Girls under 18 Champion with Jane Garwell in 1976.

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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by John Saunders » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:14 am

Angela beats Maria. From Mike Conroy's History of Lancashire Chess, published in about 2009.

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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:57 pm

Further games still welcomed, but having come across this today, I wondered: Is Angela Eagle "Labour's best-ever chess player"?

Firstly, was her highest-ever grade better than that of her sister, or of Rachel Reeves?

Secondly, has any other Labour MP, current or otherwise, been higher-graded?

Would appreciate any information on the subject.
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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:10 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
has any other Labour MP, current or otherwise, been higher-graded?

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Julius Silverman, Labour MP for Erdington, Birmingham, was the all-time best by a wide margin.

His immortal win against a then world top 20 opponent from the Birmingham international tournament of 1937:

Julius Silverman v Erich Eliskases
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Nf3 d5 6.exd5 cxd5
7.Bb3 Bd6 8.O-O O-O 9.d4 Be6 10.Ne5 Bxe5 11.dxe5 Qb6+ 12.Kh1
Ng4 13.Qe2 d4 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.Bxd5 Ne3 16.Bxe3 dxe3 17.Rxf4 Nc6
18.Qh5 Qxb2 19.Bxf7+ Kh8 20.Qxh7+ 1-0

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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:32 pm

Rachel Reeves is reported here as having had a grade of 128, though whether that's accurate and whether that would represent her best, I don't know.
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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by Matt Fletcher » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:42 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Rachel Reeves is reported here as having had a grade of 128, though whether that's accurate and whether that would represent her best, I don't know.
I've previously posted Reeves - Fletcher from Basingstoke U14, 1993.

She was a decent junior player (one of the stronger female players in my age group) - 130 sounds about right.

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Re: Angela Eagle games

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:23 pm

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