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by Simon Rogers
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Catagorization or a list of notable publications
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Catagorization or a list of notable publications

I sometimes buy chess books in charity shops and then donate them to our chess club.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 3622

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Here are two more from Australia in Burnie, Tasmania: 21st August Tasmania Lightning Burnie: Stella Morris Primary School 24 Fortuna Avenue, Park Grove, TAS, 7320, Australia. 21st-22nd August Tasmania Rapid Burnie: Stella Morris Primary School 24 Fortuna Avenue, Park Grove, TAS, 7320, Australia. htt...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IA and GM Istvan Csom
Replies: 3
Views: 367

IA and GM Istvan Csom

I am sorry to report that Hungarian International Arbiter and Grandmaster Istvan Csom died yesterday (28th July) at the age of 81. Istvan was born on 2nd June 1940 in Hungary. He was awarded the International Master title in 1967 and the Grandmaster title in 1973. Istvan was Hungarian Champion in 19...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Viktor Savelievich Zheliandinov
Replies: 1
Views: 209

IM Viktor Savelievich Zheliandinov

The sad news was reported that Viktor Zheliandinov died a few days ago. There has been a number of tributes on Twitter by GMs who he coached. Viktor was born on 17th March 1935 and passed away on 24th July 2021 at the age of 86. He was a Soviet-Ukrainian chess player, International Master and coach....
by Simon Rogers
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Catagorization or a list of notable publications
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Catagorization or a list of notable publications

There are books which I have bought in the past, not realising I had them already. I'm sure that I am not the only person guilty of this. The books are: The Big Book of Busts by Watson & Schiller. Ultimate Dragon: Volume Two by Eduard Gufeld & Oleg Stetsko. 1....b6 move by move by Cyrus Lakdawala. ...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 3622

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Also in Australia I picked up this event taking place soon in New South Wales:
Saturday 21st August to Sunday 22nd August
2021 NSWCA August Weekender
Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, New South Wales 2062
https://www.nswca.org.au
by Simon Rogers
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 3622

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

2021 O2C Doeberl Cup Premier 1st= Daniel Fernandez & Justin Tan: http://chess-results.com/tnr551239.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9 Daniel Fernandez also won the following events: 2021 City of Sydney Rapid on 18th April 2021 City of Sydney Blitz on 16th May He seems to be on very good form. Well done Daniel.
by Simon Rogers
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Lancashire Chess Association
Replies: 21
Views: 3152

Re: Lancashire Chess Association

Hi Paul. I've looked at the various Lancashire congress websites and found not much. Blackpool Congress says next congress TBA. Nothing on the Heywood Congress website apart from information about the 2019 event. I had a look at the Heywood Chess Club website aswell which was updated on the 19th Jul...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: OTB chess at coulsdon
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: OTB chess at coulsdon

https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ for anyone wishing to enter Hi Paul. Good to see you have a few OTB tournaments coming up down there. I'll inform our members. Also a couple of former members have moved down to the south east of England. I can't find a printable version of the entry form for PDF. I ...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John R. Day- NSDCA President
Replies: 0
Views: 358

John R. Day- NSDCA President

I am sorry to inform you that the President of the North Staffordshire & District Chess Association (NSDCA), John Day has died. It was announced on Tuesday 13th July and posted on the North Staffordshire & District Chess Association website, today. https://www.northstaffschess.com John played for Ne...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: International Chess Day
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: International Chess Day

Don't forget today (Tuesday 20th July) is International Chess Day supported by the UN and UNESCO.
Is there any special events taking place?
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Covid regulations poll
Replies: 116
Views: 4503

Re: Chess Covid regulations poll

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:25 pm
Well, he's got it himself now
Apparently Sajid Javid has now confirmed that his PCR test has come back as positive for Covid. He was in close contact with Boris at 10 Downing Street amongst others yesterday. Interesting to see whether the Prime Minister has to self isolate now.
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Covid regulations poll
Replies: 116
Views: 4503

Re: Chess Covid regulations poll

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:41 am
Thanks everyone who voted.

I was expecting a symmetrical result with the peak at 3. So an interesting result for me.
It was the first forum poll I had voted in. After careful consideration of the pros and cons, in the end I voted for number 2.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Vladimir Karasev
Replies: 1
Views: 302

IM Vladimir Karasev

I am sorry to report that Russian International Master and former Senior European Champion, Vladimir Karasev, died on 9th July 2021, at the age of 83. Vladimir was born in Leningrad on 17th June 1938. He became Champion of Leningrad in 1974 and won the Rubenstein Memorial. In 1976, he was awarded th...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Lynch
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Dave Lynch

I am sorry to inform you that Dave Lynch died back in May at the age of 70. Dave was a Kings Head Chess Club member and played for them between 1979 and 1992. He also took part in the Kings Head trips to Cappelle and was the organiser of the Rapidplay Tournaments. Dave also played for the Hendon Lon...