Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

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Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Upham » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:00 pm

Ever since 1999 IM James T. Sherwin has been a frequent entrant to UK rapidplay events.


See https://britishchessnews.com/2020/10/25 ... 25-x-1933/ :D

ps Do not ask him about My 60 Memorable Games ! 8)
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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:51 pm

What's the bottom "possible" win over Fischer all about?
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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm

John

Seeing your birthday tribute to James Sherwin made me wonder how many players are still alive who played Fischer one to one in tournament games. As well as Sherwin, I can think of Averbakh, Andersson, Olafsson, Hort, Kovacevic, Panno, Mecking, Hubner, Suttles, Penrose and Portisch and then I wondered if Aleksandr Matanovic was still alive. And there must be more. Please add some more.

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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:27 pm

Yes, I really forgot Boris Spassky.

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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:39 pm

John Moore wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm
then I wondered if Aleksandr Matanovic was still alive.
Still alive at ninety according to a variety of Wikipedia pages
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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Clarke » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:43 pm

Add to that list Quinteros, Naranja, Ivkov and Saidy. They came off the top of my head (with a quick check as to whether still living). I won't go trawling chessgames any further though.
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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:44 pm

Thanks, Justin.

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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:44 pm

Vladimir Tukmakov from Buenos Aires 1970
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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:46 pm

John Clarke wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Add to that list Quinteros, Naranja, Ivkov and Saidy. They came off the top of my head (with a quick check as to whether still living). I won't go trawling chessgames any further though.
Thanks, John. Clearly, I should have thought harder.

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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:46 pm

Tukmakov, oh dear. Thx Justin

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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:50 pm

Svend Hamann and Shimon Kagan from Netanya 1968. I really didn't think there would be so many almost fifty years on. Any more?

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Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:51 pm

I can't see any reason to suggest that Jose Luis Agdamus, who came last in Buenos Aires, is not still with us.

Similarly Bruno Parma, Bojan Kurajica, Vlatko Kovačević and Dražen Marović from Rovinj/Zagreb.
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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:00 pm

We'll need Richard James to check the Argentine census :lol:

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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:02 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:51 pm
I can't see any reason to suggest that Jose Luis Agdamus, who came last in Buenos Aires, is not still with us.

Similarly Bruno Parma, Bojan Kurajica, Vlatko Kovačević and Dražen Marović from Rovinj/Zagreb.
I did manage to get Kovacevic but well done with the others.

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Re: Happy Birthday IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:06 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:39 pm
John Moore wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm
then I wondered if Aleksandr Matanovic was still alive.
Still alive at ninety according to a variety of Wikipedia pages
Chess Informant's account on Twitter posted a current photo of him just a few days ago.

Personally, would like him to at least see volume 150 (five more to go)
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