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Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:31 pm
by Barry Sandercock
Plenty on William Lewis if you google "William Lewis chess"

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:59 am
by John Townsend
John,

Edward Winter has a feature article, Chess Grandmasters, which can be seen
here:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extr ... sters.html

He cites an entry in the Oxford Companion to Chess which notes that Lewis was described
as "our past grand master" in an 1838 newspaper.

The newspaper article can be viewed at the Chess Archaeology website:

http://www.chessarch.com/excavations/excavations.php

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:12 pm
by Tim Harding
Tom Hughes has alerted me to a blog post of his about clerical sex abuse by a Victorian chess player:

https://victorianclericalerrors.blogspot.ie/

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:36 pm
by Gerard Killoran
I can't find any games played by H. R. Dodd but he turned out for Essex and /East London on several occasions. On this occasion he defeats a future British Women's champion.

Kent & Sussex Courier - Friday 03 April 1903.jpg
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Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:12 pm
by John Townsend
Which famous chess player was born during the eighteenth century, died in Poland, and gave his name to a popular opening in the modern game?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:17 pm
by Richard James
John Townsend wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:12 pm
Which famous chess player was born during the eighteenth century, died in Poland, and gave his name to a popular opening in the modern game?
Alexander Dmitrievich Petrov?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:31 pm
by John Townsend
Yes, Richard. In five minutes! Too easy, I can see.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:29 pm
by JustinHorton
Popular?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:09 pm
by MJMcCready
Who, at a Soviet Championships, once decided to infuriate Botvinnik, described as a young upstart by his opponent, by playing on in a K+R V K+R endgame after all pawns were captured, taking the game into over 100 moves before intervention brought it to a grinding halt?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:04 pm
by Paul Habershon
Just guessing: Mikhail Tal.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:15 pm
by Mike Gunn
David Bronstein?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:41 pm
by NickFaulks
Paul Habershon wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Just guessing: Mikhail Tal.
I don't think Tal would ever have described Botvinnik as a young upstart.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:00 pm
by Mike Truran
Duz-Khotimirsky.

102 moves. "Later, Botvinnik learned that it was the intention of Duz to torment him until move 150 before stopping".

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:38 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
No games between them turn up in either the chessgames.com or ChessBase databases :?:

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:40 pm
by Paul Habershon
NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Paul Habershon wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Just guessing: Mikhail Tal.
I don't think Tal would ever have described Botvinnik as a young upstart.
Senior grammar moment. I took the upstart to be Botvinnik's opponent. :lol: