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by John Upham
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)
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Views: 96

Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)

Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017) Keith, in 1975, was England's first correspondence Grandmaster. He was 1962 British Under-21 Champion and (almost) England's first European Junior Champion. A jolly nice fellow and co-founder of Camberley Chess Cub with Anne Sunnucks amongst ...
by John Upham
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Born 100 years ago today : IM Bob Wade OBE (10-iv-1921 29-xi-2008)
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Views: 157

Born 100 years ago today : IM Bob Wade OBE (10-iv-1921 29-xi-2008)

Born 100 years ago today : Remembering IM Bob Wade OBE (10-iv-1921 29-xi-2008)


Bob Wade was born 100 years ago today in New Zealand and New Zealand Chess is celebrating in style.

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IM Bob Wade OBE (10-iv-1921 29-xi-2008)
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by John Upham
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 288
Views: 36383

Re: End of an era

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:31 pm
Forgetting important details relating to the World Memory Championships does not look good.
You beat me to that one Nick! :lol:
by John Upham
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Special Event! An Evening with GM Michael Adams
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Views: 387

Special Event! An Evening with GM Michael Adams

From Camberley Chess Club: "We are excited to announce that Grandmaster Michael Adams will be our special guest. Michael is the long-time UK number 1, former world number 4, candidates finalist and has been British champion 7 times. He will talk us through some games and there will be a Q&A session ...
by John Upham
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Duels 1921 - 1924 : 127 Games Annotated by Alexander Alekhine
Replies: 0
Views: 337

Chess Duels 1921 - 1924 : 127 Games Annotated by Alexander Alekhine

Chess Duels 1921 - 1924 : 127 Games Annotated by Alexander Alekhine

This book is from Moravian Press and is by Vlastimil Fiala and translated by Dr. Ken Neat.

A joy for any student of Alekhine and/or chess history and literature. :D

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Chess Duels 1921 - 1924 : 127 Games Annotated by Alexander Alekhine
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by John Upham
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Earliest Book Translated by Ken Neat
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Earliest Book Translated by Ken Neat

I'm attempting to discover the earliest chess book translated by Dr. Ken Neat. The best I can come up with so far with a quick inspection of my library is Alexander Alekhine by Alexander Kotov, Batsford, 1973. As usual, your help is appreciated. Ken has contacted me (by way of Alex McFarlane) from ...
by John Upham
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Earliest Book Translated by Ken Neat
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Earliest Book Translated by Ken Neat

I'm attempting to discover the earliest chess book translated by Dr. Ken Neat.

The best I can come up with so far with a quick inspection of my library is

Alexander Alekhine by Alexander Kotov, Batsford, 1973.

As usual, your help is appreciated.
by John Upham
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New West of England Chess Union Website
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: New West of England Chess Union Website

Who's the chap sitting above WG Grace? Did you mean Thomas Hardy? On the far right is Archibald Leach, then William Golding, Malcolm Marshall, then a Somerset trio of cricketers, then WG Grace, Hardy, Drake and a rugby footballer who is apparently Richard Adrian William Sharp from Cornwall. The res...
by John Upham
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2021

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

CHESS & Bridge are offering for download the first ever issue of CHESS :D



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CHESS, Volume 1, Number 1, September 1935
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by John Upham
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2021

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

Is it really correct that he was paying 1/9 per magazine to have them printed and then selling them for 1/- including postage? Is this like Milo Minderbinder buying and selling eggs? I suspect that BH knew he had to give something away to get something else back and he knew he had to operate at a l...
by John Upham
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2021

Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

BH was one of THE most significant figures in the development of British Chess and certainly one of the most hard working and most loved by the chess public.




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Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
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by John Upham
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Rivals of the 19th Century : With 300 Annotated Games
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Chess Rivals of the 19th Century : With 300 Annotated Games

Richard James has reviewed Tony Cullen's


Chess Rivals of the 19th Century : With 300 Annotated Games


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Chess Rivals of the 19th Century : With 300 Annotated Games
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by John Upham
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterpillar Display
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Caterpillar Display

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:45 pm
B.H. Wood's guide is here: (page 142 explains a caterpillar display)

https://issuu.com/sucatapopo/docs/easy_ ... ._h._wood_
It is a pity that this modern version lacks the charming photographs of the Sutton Coldfield editions.
by John Upham
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterpillar Display
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Caterpillar Display

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:18 pm
I assume we are discussing BH Wood's Easy Guide To Chess (Cadogan) which I believe provides a definition of the term.
Correct except I was reading the 1944 third edition from Sutton Coldfield.
by John Upham
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterpillar Display
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Caterpillar Display

Thanks Alex,

The term was used by BH Wood...