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by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 736
Views: 65811

Re: Chess history trivia

Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946 eds Leonard M. Skinner and Robert G. P. Verhoeven (McFarland 1998), Over 800 pages, 2543 games, surely this is THE book on Alekhine.
by Tim Harding
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 736
Views: 65811

Re: Chess history trivia

What links the encounter Foerder (also known as Porath) v Alekhine at the 1935 Warsaw Olympiad, and the correspondence game Simagin v Sokolsky from circa 1965/66? The dates might just be a clue here to the initiated...... Was the Alekhine game the first to be published by B.H. Wood in his Chess mag...
by Tim Harding
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior Tournaments in 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 3961

Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

I would be very surprised if the Poles host the EU Senior Teams this year and the individuals (which were to have been held there in April 2020) look doubtful to me. Bad Woerishofen is now definitely off this year, scheduled to return March 2022. Since the UK is well ahead of most countries (other t...
by Tim Harding
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior Tournaments in 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 3961

Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Having heard from the prospective organisers in Italy, I can now confirm that there will not be a FIDE World Seniors Team Championship this year (they plan for May 2022) but they still hope to run the individual senior championships in November at Assisi. http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-new...
by Tim Harding
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)

Where did Heidenfeld make this mistake? It is true that the incorrect attribution of the 8th edition is in Golombek's Encyclopaedia and (I just checked) also in the Soviet Encyclopaedia. But surely the Oxford Companion (1984 edition, page 213) correctly says he did the supplement and you actually qu...
by Tim Harding
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Remembering GM Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)

Thanks for the interesting article about Mieses but the statement "He edited the eighth edition of the famous Handbuch" is incorrect and needs to be corrected. The editor of the 8th edition (1916, 1040 pages) was Carl Schlechter, with the cooperation of some specialists in certain sections but Miese...
by Tim Harding
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9644

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

And did they play Swiss-type tournaments? The BCF moved to Swiss system tournaments from the 1949 Championship onwards. Other tournaments run over several days followed suit. Swiss system tournaments over a weekend were introduced to the UK by Stewart Reuben in the late 1960s copying a US format. I...
by Tim Harding
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 38
Views: 3643

Re: Peter Markland

I was at Wijk aan Zee 1973 (playing in a Reserve Master Group, effectively the 3rd section) when Peter was in the Master group (2nd section). He threw away half a point because he didn't know the correct way to claim a repetition draw, i.e., he made the move on the board before claiming so the oppon...
by Tim Harding
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remarkable chess career of GPS Coy
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: Remarkable chess career of GPS Coy

"I thought you meant he had played postal chess since the 1930s!" I'm not sure when he started - happily the CS captain has been running the teams for 40+ years, so I'll ask him. The following is from my CC database, unfortunately no source. But a game between the same players with reverse colours ...
by Tim Harding
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 6159

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

It's worth noting that Trisha Kanyamarala was born in 2005, and I believe she is the first Irish WIM. David, you don't seem to have noticed that I mentioned Trisha's WIM title earlier in the thread. Her brother Tarun is an FM and there are some other Irish IMs, FMs (also FAs) whom I have not mentio...
by Tim Harding
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (19-iv-1909 15-ii-1974)
Replies: 29
Views: 1561

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

Correspondence chess is only mentioned briefly in the article. CHO'D took up international postal chess in 1963 playing board 3 for the BCCA "Socrates" team in the Eberhardt Wilhelm Cup, a European team event. He annotated his first two games to finish in the November 1964 issue of the BCCA Magazine...
by Tim Harding
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 6159

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? There must be very many, especially if FMs, arbiters etc. are also included. For example, my post of May 2017 is out of date since Trisha Kanyamarala became I...
by Tim Harding
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior Tournaments in 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 3961

Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-calendar.html updated to show the cancellation (or possibly postponement until May) of the annual Bad Woerishofen festival has been announced this evening.
by Tim Harding
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Martyn Whiteside
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: Martyn Whiteside

Simon Rogers wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:49 pm

Martyn then took up Correspondence Chess and played matches for BCCA and BPCF. He also played for Wales in the European Team Championships.
There is an excellent tribute by Martyn Griffiths on:
www.welshccf.org.uk
RIP
He twice beat me in BPCF postal events with the Sokolsky; ouch!
by Tim Harding
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118224

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Bad Wörishofen, scheduled for March, has just been cancelled but will possibly be rescheduled for May.

http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-calendar.html