Nottingham 1936

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John Swain
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Nottingham 1936

Post by John Swain » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:40 pm

Robert Richmond has written a book on the Nottingham International Tournament of 1936, one of the strongest events ever, judged by the top players involved. See http://nottschess.org/book/index.php

He invites comments by email; his details may be found at: http://nottschess.org/

Robert accesses the Forum only rarely but I'm sure would be prepared to do so to read your feedback!

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Re: Nottingham 1936

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:47 pm

Thanks for that. I had a quick look at the introduction. The array of covers from the 11 known tournament books is impressive. Some of the questions asked in the introduction might be worth asking here for those who haven't looked at the introduction themselves.

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Re: Nottingham 1936

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:32 am

What I have looked at so far is excellent. One wee quibble.

In the photograph Bogoljubow's name is missing.

http://nottschess.org/book/index.php?section=12

It reads:

Top Row: Reuben Fine, Saviely Tartakower, Milan Vidmar, Theodore Tylor, Conel Hugh O’Donel Alexander, Salo Flohr, Samuel Reshevsky, Mikhail Botvinnik, A J Mackenzie (Controller)

Bogoljubow's name should appear between Vidmar & Tylor.

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Re: Nottingham 1936

Post by Gordon Cadden » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:03 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:What I have looked at so far is excellent. One wee quibble.

In the photograph Bogoljubow's name is missing.

http://nottschess.org/book/index.php?section=12

It reads:

Top Row: Reuben Fine, Saviely Tartakower, Milan Vidmar, Theodore Tylor, Conel Hugh O’Donel Alexander, Salo Flohr, Samuel Reshevsky, Mikhail Botvinnik, A J Mackenzie (Controller)

Bogoljubow's name should appear between Vidmar & Tylor.
Nice to see a photograph of Robert Combe, who quickly faded into history.

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Re: Nottingham 1936

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:38 pm

http://nottschess.org/book/index.php?section=12

Excellent spot by Geoff that Bogoljubow's name is missing from the photo caption on page 43. Further down, on page 45, there is possibly another problem with another photo caption. The 1946 British Championship photo appears to show 12 people, but 13 are named in the caption! Am I missing something obvious there?

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Re: Nottingham 1936

Post by Gordon Cadden » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:51 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:http://nottschess.org/book/index.php?section=12

Excellent spot by Geoff that Bogoljubow's name is missing from the photo caption on page 43. Further down, on page 45, there is possibly another problem with another photo caption. The 1946 British Championship photo appears to show 12 people, but 13 are named in the caption! Am I missing something obvious there?
12 players. Andrew Rowland Benedick Thomas, is better known as A.R.B.Thomas.

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Re: Nottingham 1936

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:10 pm

Gordon Cadden wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:http://nottschess.org/book/index.php?section=12

Excellent spot by Geoff that Bogoljubow's name is missing from the photo caption on page 43. Further down, on page 45, there is possibly another problem with another photo caption. The 1946 British Championship photo appears to show 12 people, but 13 are named in the caption! Am I missing something obvious there?
12 players. Andrew Rowland Benedick Thomas, is better known as A.R.B.Thomas.
Ah, thanks! A stray comma needs removing it seems. Hopefully that can be done as it does look like two players are listed there: Andrew Rowland and Benedick Thomas.

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Re: Nottingham 1936

Post by Paul Douglass » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:18 pm

John Swain wrote:Robert Richmond has written a book on the Nottingham International Tournament of 1936, one of the strongest events ever, judged by the top players involved. See http://nottschess.org/book/index.php

He invites comments by email; his details may be found at: http://nottschess.org/

Robert accesses the Forum only rarely but I'm sure would be prepared to do so to read your feedback!
I've recently purchased the Nottingham 1936 book, a revised edition from the original Alekhine version. Fantastic photograph.

What geniuses the top players were then!

Thanks to Robert Richmond for the content and John Swain for advertising this.
Paul Douglass

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