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by Tim Harding
Tue Jan 30, 2024 5:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Father/Son?
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Father/Son?

MJMcCready wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2024 9:37 pm
Many thanks. Hmm, grandfather perhaps?
Marotti / Mariotti, not even the same name, one letter difference.

If this was an English case and one player was Johnson and the other Johnston, would you be so likely to guess at a relationship between them?
by Tim Harding
Sun Jan 21, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: K. W. Lloyd
Replies: 22
Views: 1646

K. W. Lloyd

I have been asked by Belgian friend Guy van Habberney (of the Chess History and Literature Society) to post the following enquiry on this Forum and hope readers can help - Leonard, especially you?? Guy is helping Rik Serruys on his latest book: "How Spassky Won – Antwerp 1955" and they are having d...
by Tim Harding
Fri Jan 19, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championship 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 3767

Re: British Chess Championship 2024

So now might be a good time to introduce an 80 plus section, to bed it in before the rush later this decade. I agree with John. As somebody who will turn 76 in summer, I would favour a 75+ event. There are already a few in Germany (called Nestorenturnier). I think 80+ might not get much support.
by Tim Harding
Sun Jan 14, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 1294
Views: 119934

Re: Chess history trivia

?? Quiz Time ?? i Who worked at Westmorland County Council, played in an Olympiad for postal play and whilst in Germany spied on Russian planes at Gatow Airfield? ii Who wrote - at the instigation of the Victoria and Albert - 'Notes on Carpet Weaving and Knotting'? We here may know him better for h...
by Tim Harding
Sat Dec 23, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Cecil de Vere
Replies: 27
Views: 7586

Re: Cecil de Vere

Thanks for your message, Tim. Having read Neil's words that "MacDonnell records that De Vere received the unspecified news", I was hoping that the reference to "news" meant Neil had found something interesting in MacDonnell's writings. Many people have assumed that De Vere learned about the tubercu...
by Tim Harding
Mon Dec 18, 2023 5:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Cecil de Vere
Replies: 27
Views: 7586

Re: Cecil de Vere

Thank you. I'm familiar with The English Morphy? , by Owen Hindle and Bob Jones. Page 13 quotes G. A. MacDonnell (apparently from Chess Life Pictures ) about De Vere's time in Scotland, mentioning that "a dark cloud overshadowed his path", but without reference to news having been received. Possibl...
by Tim Harding
Mon Nov 06, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

My report is now rewritten (subject to any corrections you may notify) and the calendar page etc are also updated:

http://www.chessmail.com/index.html
by Tim Harding
Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:36 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

This is ridiculous. In the Krasenkowa-Folkova game, White (with R+N v R) did win after all.
At move 145 Black blundered a mate in 3 but the opponent didn't see it.
So Black gave her another opportunity next move.
by Tim Harding
Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:09 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

I saw that though I would prefer to have independent confirmation before updating my website, e.g., from someone who is actually there. It's not surprising that John is ahead of Ftacnik whose loss came to the Norwegian FM in round 4, so John was generally meeting people slightly ahead. It's curious ...
by Tim Harding
Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

I did expect Mickey would win somehow. There have been quite a few developments and I've updated my site. The top board in the 50+ seems to have been agreed drawn as soon as they saw the Adams result so there will be a tiebreak between Atalik and Adams which, I suppose, can only be calculated at the...
by Tim Harding
Sun Nov 05, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

My first progress report on round 11 is up. Campora may be in trouble against Ftacnik.
As yesterday, I get the impression that chess24 are showing the games with delay but there is no delay on Lichess.
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 04, 2023 10:08 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

I have now posted my report for the day and left it vague what happened at the end of the Atalik game. http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Terrasini-Seniors2023.html As a matter of fact, though, Christopher is wrong to say that 37...Ba6 loses. It is still winning for Black so long as he meets Qb8+ by K...
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 04, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

I have added a few paragraphs to my report circa 1630 GMT. Full report late tonight. Meanwhile take a butchers at Nona's crazy imaginative game. She sac'd three pieces for six pawns. There have been some liquidations since. No idea whether this was sound.,. https://lichess.org/broadcast/fide-world-s...
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 04, 2023 11:04 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

Thanks for corrections. I just did a quick update to fix about Adams and correct a couple of typos. I hope I changed all the "today" references to "yesterday". It does look like we won't have any British world senior champion this year unless (like last year) there is an extraordinary combination of...
by Tim Harding
Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:17 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 4519

Re: 31st World Seniors 2023 Wed 25th Oct 2023 - Sun 5th Nov 2023

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2023 6:05 pm
Tim Harding wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2023 5:32 pm
Of course if he could win the tournament he would become a GM.
Silver or bronze would get the IM title, which would be nice.
Yes it would; Terry just missed out in the tie at the European Seniors earlier this year.