Britbase Updates

Historical knowledge and information regarding our great game.
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Jul 15, 2023 3:07 pm

Paul Bielby (two games posted just above) is still going strong too - he had "veteran" status when I played in the NE over three decades ago!
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Ingrid Ives » Sat Jul 15, 2023 9:55 pm

John, whilst having absolutely no idea what the Elephant Gambit is, nor any idea of the significance of anything my father wrote in his YEP column, I am just glad that it is being shared here and subsequently to be shared on Britbase. It means a lot to my family and it would have meant a lot to my parents to think that all these decades later, my Dad's musings on his beloved world of chess would have been of interest to such esteemed people in the chess community. So thank you for sparing the time to trawl through all this material.

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:56 pm

A bumper crop, including games from Sultan Khan and Vera Menchik






















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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Sep 09, 2023 5:29 pm

Price v Gibson is a strange 0-1 (unless it was a loss on time?)
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sat Sep 09, 2023 6:02 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2023 5:29 pm
Price v Gibson is a strange 0-1 (unless it was a loss on time?)
Fixed. Just one mistake this time!

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Post by John Saunders » Sat Sep 09, 2023 7:20 pm

Many thanks, Gerard. I'm in the process of adding the games to BritBase at the moment. Can I point out that there is a colour error in one of the games: Edith Holloway was Black (and won) against Sydney Meymott...

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Post by Richard James » Sat Sep 09, 2023 8:04 pm

John Saunders wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2023 7:20 pm
Many thanks, Gerard. I'm in the process of adding the games to BritBase at the moment. Can I point out that there is a colour error in one of the games: Edith Holloway was Black (and won) against Sydney Meymott...

Thanks - I'd made the same assumption. I'll save it for my Edith Holloway Minor Piece, then, rather than adding it to my Sydney Meymott Minor Piece.

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sun Sep 10, 2023 11:19 am

John Saunders wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2023 7:20 pm
Many thanks, Gerard. I'm in the process of adding the games to BritBase at the moment. Can I point out that there is a colour error in one of the games: Edith Holloway was Black (and won) against Sydney Meymott...

A very poor error on my part as while I entered the moves, I was taken by how badly Meymott played.

Gunsberg spelled his name 'Meynott', so at least I got his name right.

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Gerard Killoran » Tue Dec 12, 2023 3:21 pm

Here's one for completeness sake with the moves after 25. Rxc8

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Post by John Saunders » Wed Dec 13, 2023 2:58 pm

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2023 3:21 pm
Here's one for completeness sake with the moves after 25. Rxc8
Thanks, Gerard. I've added those extra moves to the score on BritBase.
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:25 pm

Richard James wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2023 8:04 pm
Thanks - I'd made the same assumption. I'll save it for my Edith Holloway Minor Piece, then, rather than adding it to my Sydney Meymott Minor Piece.
I've entered some details about Edith's family tree on the Family Search website:
https://www.familysearch.org/tree/perso ... s/GGVC-F7R

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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Tue Dec 19, 2023 12:39 pm

I've just posted a page recording the 1964/65 Hastings Congress...

https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/1 ... iewer.html

... with all 45 Premier games, 29 games from lower sections, crosstables, results, photos, cartoons and reports.

Comparing it with this year's Hastings, I noticed that there is at least one player, Nigel Dennis, who played in 1964/65 who is taking part in 2023/4. He won his section with a clean score in 1964/65, aged 20, and is the highest rated player in his section in 2023/4. Nigel is one of those players who always looks the same from the first time you saw him, which in my case would have been the 1968 Berks & Bucks (Marlow) Congress. I shall be rooting for him.

If anyone has any more games from the 1964/65 Congress, I shall of course be glad to add them to the collection. My thanks to Brian Denman for sharing his own stash of 1964/65 games.
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Dec 19, 2023 1:09 pm

In Nigel's group, you have an AJ Thurgood/Thurford of Chobham. I suspect that might well be AJ Thurgood of Redhill chess club - he was a member when I joined in 1967 and a few years later presented a trophy for "Meritorious Performance", which was not necessarily the best score in the league.

He also participated in a memorable event, when he was rocking back and forth in his chair, and overdid it, landing with an enormous crash on the floor. Virtually everyone jumped in the air and rushed to help him. The only undisturbed player was Major Low, by then in his 80s. He sat there quietly, and murmured, "Reminds me of the Blitz!"

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Post by John Saunders » Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:10 pm

Thanks, Kevin. I'm sure you're right about Thurgood/Thurford. (The latter was an unlikely version of a name which I found in a newspaper - probably a misprint.)

Replies with amusing anecdotes such as you have told here are one of the positive by-products of posting historical items here. Thanks for that, too.
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Dec 19, 2023 8:20 pm

John Saunders wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2023 12:39 pm
I've just posted a page recording the 1964/65 Hastings Congress...

https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/1 ... iewer.html

... with all 45 Premier games, 29 games from lower sections, crosstables, results, photos, cartoons and reports.

Comparing it with this year's Hastings, I noticed that there is at least one player, Nigel Dennis, who played in 1964/65 who is taking part in 2023/4. He won his section with a clean score in 1964/65, aged 20, and is the highest rated player in his section in 2023/4. Nigel is one of those players who always looks the same from the first time you saw him, which in my case would have been the 1968 Berks & Bucks (Marlow) Congress. I shall be rooting for him.

If anyone has any more games from the 1964/65 Congress, I shall of course be glad to add them to the collection. My thanks to Brian Denman for sharing his own stash of 1964/65 games.
Thanks John, great work as always. I took a look at some of Keres's games. I see he was still super strong and not to be messed with.

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