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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: 393

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: 2284

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: 294

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: 737

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: 2013
Views: 118659

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...
by John Upham
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Yearbook 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 737

ECF Yearbook 2021

The 2021 ECF Yearbook is available for download.

See

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-yearbook-2021/ :D
by John Upham
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Events Director OTB chess
Replies: 25
Views: 1572

Re: Events Director OTB chess

How does this new role integrate with the pre-existing Director of Home Chess remit?

What does this leave for the Director of Home Chess?
by John Upham
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Book Review : Win with the Caro-Kann
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Book Review : Win with the Caro-Kann

Win with the Caro-Kann by Sverre Johnsen and Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen from Gambit Publications is reviewed.


Book Review : Win with the Caro-Kann :D



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Win with the Caro-Kann by Sverre Johnsen and Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen
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by John Upham
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Best Wishes GM Dr. Jonathan Mestel (13-iii-1957)
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

Re: Best Wishes GM Dr. Jonathan Mestel (13-iii-1957)

What happened to the account of the 'infamous "Brenda O'Randall incident" ' - vaguely remember it but don't see it in John Upham's piece. Originally it was there. I was then informed of some follow-up incidents of unpleasantness and defamatory T-shirts that I had forgotten about. I decided to remov...
by John Upham
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118659

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

She dismissed it, saying there was more risk travelling on the underground. That sets the bar very low. I'm sure we all understand that travelling on the Northern Line during rush hours is the best way of spreading germs ever devised by mankind. Having used the City Line whilst working as an IT con...
by John Upham
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: West London Chess Club Gazette
Replies: 0
Views: 443

West London Chess Club Gazette

The West London Chess Club web site has a useful History section listing, amongst other items, its publication "Gazette" Sadly all the Gazettes are afflicted with the dreaded http 404 error message. Luckily all of these may be retrieved via the rather useful WayBack machine. Anyone in this place fro...
by John Upham
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems / Studies of Sir Stuart Milner-Barry
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Problems / Studies of Sir Stuart Milner-Barry

Richard James has kindly pointed me at the Meson Problem database.
by John Upham
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems / Studies of Sir Stuart Milner-Barry
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Problems / Studies of Sir Stuart Milner-Barry

I'm aware that Sir Stuart Milner-Barry composed a few studies / problems in his very early chess life (probably in the 1920s).

I'm struggling to find any!

I'm aware of one or two appearing in Dragon Magazine but don't have any copies.

Can you help please?

Thanks!
by John Upham
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: The Sicilian Defence with 4...e5!?
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: The Sicilian Defence with 4...e5!?

Greetings Neville!

Strangely enough I saw you recently on a re-run of a well-known quiz show :


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by John Upham
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Re: James Bond

I should have thought more about this question before asking.

It is a British surreal comedy show.

Probably too easy now...