Britbase Updates

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:49 pm

Thanks very much, Gerard. I've uploaded all these games to BritBase...

1964 British Championship
1965 British Championship
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Fri Dec 16, 2022 4:46 pm

Here's a garbled game score which had me stumped. I wonder if any forum member would like to see if they could come up with a better solution than mine.

The score is from the Western Daily Press for Wednesday 11 April 1928...
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Often the problem with online archives is legibility of the scan but here it is the moves. My attempt at ungarbling it is given below...



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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:12 pm

John Saunders wrote:
Fri Dec 16, 2022 4:46 pm
Here's a garbled game score which had me stumped. I wonder if any forum member would like to see if they could come up with a better solution than mine.

The score is from the Western Daily Press for Wednesday 11 April 1928...

Often the problem with online archives is legibility of the scan but here it is the moves. My attempt at ungarbling it is given below...

Good luck!
Agree 100%

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:17 pm

Games from Cheshire - not just Chester.

Part 4.












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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:22 pm

Games from Cheshire - not just Chester.

Part 5.
















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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:38 am

Many thanks for these games, Gerard. They've now all been uploaded to BritBase...

1966 British Championship
1967 British Championship
1968 British Championship
1969 British Championship
1970 British Championship
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:26 am

A mixed bag, but with another Menchik game.










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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Thu Dec 22, 2022 12:24 pm

More excellent discoveries, which I have added to the BritBase collection. Many thanks, Gerard

Link to all the latest BritBase additions.
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Mon Dec 26, 2022 1:01 pm

I've just uploaded a PGN file with 254 games (and two part-games) from the 1995/96 4NCL season.

https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/1 ... iewer.html

In all 728 were scheduled for that season of which ten were defaults. ChessBase's Mega/Big Database 2022 had 173 games (with stubs for all the remaining games), so I've found a further 81 plus 2 part-games.

Given that many of those who played in 1995/96 are still active, we might yet hope to add significant numbers of games from that season.
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:29 pm

Happy New Year, happy new game from Lacey-Hulbert, but thankfully not just him.

The selection ends with a rarity, a double under-promotion to a Knight. Is this the only example?














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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Neil Blackburn » Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:38 pm

Nice - O.C. Muller was an interesting character.

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:17 pm

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:29 pm
Happy New Year, happy new game from Lacey-Hulbert, but thankfully not just him.

The selection ends with a rarity, a double under-promotion to a Knight. Is this the only example?

Many thanks for this rich harvest of games, Gerard. Happy new year. I've added the games to the BritBase collection...

1924 British Championship, Southport
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:22 pm

Small correction to the game Drewitt-Muller - there should be a black pawn on a6...

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:16 pm

John Saunders wrote:
Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:22 pm
Small correction to the game Drewitt-Muller - there should be a black pawn on a6...
Oops, I should have seen that.

Here's a poser. What does the computer suggest for Black on move 11 rather than allowing mate in one?




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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:25 pm

I would probably play 11...Nc6; don't know if it's best.

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