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by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)

I believe all of the photos for this article have a caption detailing those present for example : Maybe your browser does not display the captions? Let me know and I will attempt to make the text more visible. I do have more "Staring at the board" photos (with Adrian) but I feel you can have too mu...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 29
Views: 1411

Re: Levon Aronian statement

My view is that if a player moves like this, then as well as the high monetary restrictions on the initial move (at least for titled players), you have to avoid a ping-pong effect where the player moves back the other way. i.e. Make it harder to move back. If, in this case, the situation in Armenia ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

I have a copy of Modern Chess Brilliancies , I think it is the Larry Evans one. There was also a title of the same name (maybe a new edition) by Eduard Gufeld and Ken Neat. And 200 Modern Brilliancies by Kevin Wicker (no idea how good that one is). And there is also Modern Chess Brilliancies by Geor...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s
Replies: 15
Views: 964

Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

What event is that they are holding the cup for?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Is this a fortress?
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Is this a fortress?

"Forum users will be amused to know that I had the Black pieces and found the Worst Move On The Board." Oh no, not Kf4... :shock: Oh dear. Is this an important consideration in the fortress question? If the Black king can never go to f4, then it might be impossible to win the position if that is on...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Burn Out -how to detect it?
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Burn Out -how to detect it?

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:32 pm
Its one reason why I have hardly ever played online chess.
Me too! (Or more precisely, why I stopped playing online chess after nearly getting addicted some 10 or so years ago.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)

Some lovely Varsity match photos there (love the 'obligatory staring at the board pose' comment!). One of the photos included Maria Eagle (is that one of the Eagle sisters who became an MP?) and one of the photos included a Ken Regan (is that the Ken Regan of anti-cheating computer software fame?). ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)
Replies: 29
Views: 1327

Re: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)

Thanks, John. I undoubtedly read your piece in CHESS - apologies for not remembering it!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)
Replies: 29
Views: 1327

Re: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)

Yes, indeed, which is why it is frustrating to find so little about his chess activity. Maybe he just did not play very much. Apparently the testimony of US diplomat (with China) and historian Oliver Edmund Clubb at a McCarthy-ite trial of some sort, said this: How well did you know Solomon Adler ? ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)
Replies: 29
Views: 1327

Re: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)

Thank you all for the memories of Bath - I am sure Alexander would approve! I wonder how many other forumites have memories of this event, or if there are memories that could be pulled together in some way. Paul H - that is a great story about commissioning a photographer to take photos! Gerard, tha...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)
Replies: 29
Views: 1327

Re: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)

From the second one, does anyone know who the "S. Adler" is who defeated Alexander in the 1930 Varsity match? A nice mention of several mathematicians: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Edensor_Littlewood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Welchman Lovely description of the chess players travelli...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)
Replies: 29
Views: 1327

Re: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)

Thanks for those Gerard. From the first one (previously published), there is this in relation to his awards in the honours system (OBE, CBE, CMG): If it had been possible within the conventions I believe he would have received still higher recognition. Does anyone know what conventions are being ref...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5941

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

Thank you both. Good point about the section. I agree it should be moved, but not sure where. And I must confess here that my original timeline and this thread as well, were lacking in that I only looked at GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles, and I did not include FM and WFM titles and lower, nor arbiter or...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The first Chess Defector
Replies: 54
Views: 2863

Re: The first Chess Defector

When I did that timeline of British Isles titles over ten years ago now(!), I included an appendix of notes on federation changes, which might answer most of the questions related to that, but would need updating with any additions or corrections (there were some corrections in the threads back then...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5941

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

It has been nearly four years since I looked at this thread. Is anyone aware of any additions needed to this list in the intervening period?