Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

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Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

Post by John Upham » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:26 am

A fairly substantial article on England's fifth (OTB) Grandmaster, Jonathan Speelman whose birthday it is today.

Hopefully you will find a number of photographs not currently lurking on the interweb thingy and not previously published.

https://britishchessnews.com/2020/10/02 ... -speelman/ :D


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Jonathan Speelman as imagined by Roger Moran
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Re: Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:36 pm

Happy Birthday Jonathan Speelman.
I didn't realise Jonathan's middle name is Simon !!
A true titan of British Chess.
I have a copy of the book:
Jon Speelman's Chess Puzzle Book
2008 Edition by Gambit.
An excellent book and would recommend people buy it.
It covers all sorts of tactics.

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Re: Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:18 pm

I presume the earlier birthday tributes are being moved to this section in due course?
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Re: Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:40 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:18 pm
I presume the earlier birthday tributes are being moved to this section in due course?
I've moved the ones I could find in the first few pages of General Chat. (It is, rather annoyingly, not possible to use the Moderator functions from the Search results.)

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Re: Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:01 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:18 pm
I presume the earlier birthday tributes are being moved to this section in due course?
I've moved the ones I could find in the first few pages of General Chat. (It is, rather annoyingly, not possible to use the Moderator functions from the Search results.)
Don't forget the John Poole one on the first page of General Chat.
I notice there are loads in Chess History that will keep you busy.
When is your birthday Jack?

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Re: Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

Post by John Upham » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:03 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:18 pm
I presume the earlier birthday tributes are being moved to this section in due course?
I've moved the ones I could find in the first few pages of General Chat. (It is, rather annoyingly, not possible to use the Moderator functions from the Search results.)
Thanks for doing this Jack and thanks to Carl for creating this new category.
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Re: Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:43 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:01 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:18 pm
I presume the earlier birthday tributes are being moved to this section in due course?
I've moved the ones I could find in the first few pages of General Chat. (It is, rather annoyingly, not possible to use the Moderator functions from the Search results.)
Don't forget the John Poole one on the first page of General Chat.
I notice there are loads in Chess History that will keep you busy.
When is your birthday Jack?
May 13th.

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Re: Birthday Greetings GM Jonathan Speelman (02-x-1956)

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:12 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:01 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:40 pm

I've moved the ones I could find in the first few pages of General Chat. (It is, rather annoyingly, not possible to use the Moderator functions from the Search results.)
Don't forget the John Poole one on the first page of General Chat.
I notice there are loads in Chess History that will keep you busy.
When is your birthday Jack?
May 13th.
Thanks. I'm afraid I've found two more in General Chat on the first page:
Leonard is ninety one
Many Happy Returns Aaron Summerscale

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