Britbase Updates

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jan 31, 2024 3:17 pm

So how many non-chess books has RDK written?
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Post by John Saunders » Wed Jan 31, 2024 5:23 pm

Can this off-topic RDK discussion be moved to a different place, please?
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Thu Feb 01, 2024 7:15 pm

Back on topic


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Post by Gerard Killoran » Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:37 pm

...and from the same source:


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Post by Gerard Killoran » Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:10 pm

An earlier fragment


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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:15 pm

Thanks for the 1979 and 1985 games, Gerard, which I have added to the collection. You had previously sent me the game fragment from 1923 a year or so ago and it is already on BritBase. The version you have just posted is missing a pair of moves (69 Ke3 Ke7 and only then 70 g6, etc).
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:14 pm

John Saunders wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:15 pm
Thanks for the 1979 and 1985 games, Gerard, which I have added to the collection. You had previously sent me the game fragment from 1923 a year or so ago and it is already on BritBase. The version you have just posted is missing a pair of moves (69 Ke3 Ke7 and only then 70 g6, etc).
Apologies yet again. This time I made three mistakes in one go, forgetting I'd seen the game before, missing the entry in the database, and then missing out a pair of moves. Mea maxima culpa.

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:10 pm

The Southport Visiter carried extensive reports of the 1905 British Championships, but got this game muddled up. It was OK until move 20, but then a combination of the wrong moves and bad reproduction defeated me. Can anyone do better?

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by David McAlister » Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:35 pm

Of course, the game is so garbled one cannot be certain but I did manage to get to the end reasonably happy with my attempt at clarification. Clearly towards the end the Black column is no longer in sync. My solution to the latter was to add a Black 54th move (P-B4) and shove that column down one. So here it is, accepting that there are probably a few variations that would arrive at the same end point .

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:11 am

Well done David. Your version solves the problem of how the Queen goes to g7 and the rest makes sense in chess terms. Neither player makes an obvious blunder, nor do they play like a machine at any stage. Good enough for me, but will it be good enough for Britbase?

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Post by John Saunders » Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:05 am

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

Post by Gerard Killoran » Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:13 pm

A little detective work leads to the capture of another Pinkerton success...


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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:59 pm

Thanks, Gerard. Duly added to the BritBase collection: 1911 BCF Congress.
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:42 am

An addition to City of London Chess Club Championship 1910/11



Also have we determined that A. Beamish was (Captain) Edmund Arthur Beamish (b.1880 d.1947) - later of the West London Club?

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Sun Mar 10, 2024 9:17 am

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 inside an enigma.
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