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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: 468

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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by John Upham
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterpillar Display
Replies: 11
Views: 716

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: 716

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: 716

Re: Caterpillar Display

Thanks Alex,

The term was used by BH Wood...
by John Upham
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterpillar Display
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Caterpillar Display

I read today of the term "Caterpillar Display".

Anyone else heard of this and know what it means?
by John Upham
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: March 29
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: March 29

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:13 pm
David, there should be a rule against players shedding bucketloads of tears when they lose games!
4NCL are bringing this rule in for the new season.
by John Upham
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928

David & Richard,

Many thanks for your help.

I will email Tony Gillam today who usually responds very helpfully.

Possibly the game appeared to be won or better for Yates at the adjournment and the game was drawn on resumption?

John
by John Upham
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928

Tim, That is most helpful. I've rechecked my two sources for this game: Megabase 2020 says that the game was from round 5 and only gives 1928 and the moves 1.e4 e5;2.Nf3 Nc6;3.Bb5 a6;4.Ba4 and drawn in 52 moves. The game source is given as EXT 2001 (whatever that means). My other source was Britbase...
by John Upham
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928

I'm holding out a forlorn hope that someone may have the score of Yates - Mansfield from the 4th WECU Premier, Cheltenham, 4th April 1928 drawn in 52 moves.

It probably means scouring the local papers as a game with Yates is likely to have been recorded somewhere.

Thanks for your help!
by John Upham
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Comins Mansfield MBE (14-vi-1896 28-iii-1984)
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Remembering Comins Mansfield MBE (14-vi-1896 28-iii-1984)

Nothing from Golombek in his Encyclopaedia may be because he showed little interest in chess compositions more generally. Of course I considered that. HG has entries for various English Problemists plus an extensive section called Problemists which includes such names as John Rice, CM Bent and Haro...
by John Upham
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Comins Mansfield MBE (14-vi-1896 28-iii-1984)
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Remembering Comins Mansfield MBE (14-vi-1896 28-iii-1984)

Remembering Comins Mansfield MBE (14-vi-1896 28-iii-1984) We remember England's (but not Britain's) first chess grandmaster (1972) who was awarded an MBE in 1976. He is revered as one of the best problem composers of all time with a large portfolio of high quality work. 3c9db0d2d1eadbd81554336d27a2...
by John Upham
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2257

Re: Under Statement?

Richard has written at least two chess history books Chess The History of a Game and Cambridge Chess from the 1870s to the 1970s: A History of Britain's Most Successful Chess Club Not sure if he is active these days. You can see him talking about Malik Mir Sultan Khan here: https://www.youtube.com/w...
by John Upham
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Sir Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE (20-ix-1906 25-iii-1995)
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Remembering Sir Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE (20-ix-1906 25-iii-1995)

Remembering Sir Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE (20-ix-1906 25-iii-1995) On the day that Alan Turing is mentioned elsewhere it seems appropriate to present a detailed remembrance of such a hugely significant figure in British chess, the British war effort and the British honours system. An English ...
by John Upham
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Yearbook 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: ECF Yearbook 2021

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Many thanks to those who spent time and effort putting this together.
I will echo that. Special thanks to Andrew Walker who patiently re-formatted BCN articles for inclusion.
by John Upham
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118221

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

How visible from the outside is the room to be used? There could be child protection issues with one adult in a room with 14 young children and otherwise unsupervised. I would not allow one adult in a room full of children without a chaperone. This can be as much for the arbiter's protection as for...