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by Tim Harding
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Edith Baird (née Winter-Wood) (22-ii-1859 01-ii-1924)
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Remembering Edith Baird (née Winter-Wood) (22-ii-1859 01-ii-1924)

In this series of yours, I can maybe see the point of quoting from various sources even if they are wrong/dubious but this article seems to me over-dependent on a piece by a random American blogger "Tartajubow." You seem to have lifted huge chunks of his/her own article, which may not be that accura...
by Tim Harding
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Henry Atkins (20-viii-1872 31-i-1955)
Replies: 33
Views: 1482

Re: Remembering Henry Atkins (20-viii-1872 31-i-1955)

There was also Arnold's elder brother Dirk van Foreest, three times Dutch champion. It's a real chess dynasty. Jorden's younger brother Lucas is also a GM and their sister Machteld (born 2007) might have a FIDE title by now if it weren't for the pandemic. Her rating is already 2116. Also on the FIDE...
by Tim Harding
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 13278

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

That Twitter clip from the commentary suggests Giri lost on time at move 58 but the moves as shown on chess24 go to move 61 when Giri (presumably down to almost no time) played 61 Rd8 allowing 61...g2 promoting next move, whereas 61 Bc5+ was still winning as the R can get across to g6 and stop the q...
by Tim Harding
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: What's wrong with the software?
Replies: 20
Views: 1417

Re: What's wrong with the software?

There is nothing wrong with the software. If you really wanted to, you could input the Immortal Game into ChessBase, for example, using the set-up function with the normal position placements but stipulating it was Black's move. But then the first move by his opponent would be numbered 2, i.e. you w...
by Tim Harding
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Crazy opening positions
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Crazy opening positions

[Event "Bulgaria"] [Site "Bulgaria"] [Date "1971.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Dobosz, Henryk"] [Black "Ganev, B."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C29"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "1971.??.??"] [EventType "game"] [EventRounds "1"] [EventCountry "BUL"] [SourceTitle "EXT 2010"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "...
by Tim Harding
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Quiz Question
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: Quiz Question

Zukertort: never a British citizen. ...From The Encyclopaedia of Chess by Anne Sunnucks : "Meanwhile, Zukertort had decided to make England his permanent home and became a naturalised Englishman in l878." ... I assume Anne did not make-up the 1878 date. Is being a "naturalised Englishman" the same ...
by Tim Harding
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Quiz Question
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: Quiz Question

Gerald is right both times. Gunsberg: Yes, he became a British citizen many years after his match with Steinitz. Short: of course yes, unless you agree with David and don't count his Kasparov match as "official". Zukertort: never a British citizen. Menchik: yes, two matches with Sonia Graf (1934 and...
by Tim Harding
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championships 2021 (Reyjavik)
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: European Individual Championships 2021 (Reyjavik)

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Next year's Reykjavik Open festival, scheduled for 7-21 April, will include the European Individual Championships. More information here.
Rescheduled for 22 May-2 June 2021, see:
https://www.reykjavikopen.com/european- ... -may-2021/
by Tim Harding
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 14549

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Can anyone explain the board 1 pairing in Round 7 of the Over 50 ? Yes : Peter Conway has the white pieces and Clive Frostick has the black pieces. Thanks to Andy for the explanations above. I shall be trying later to emulate his work with pairing cards to get a better understanding of the issues. ...
by Tim Harding
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 14549

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

I have seen at first hand the major efforts which were made to prevent cheating at the Online Junior County Championships and which are now being made at the Caplin British Online Championships. To a considerable extent, it wasn't so much that players didn't cheat again but that they couldn't. It i...
by Tim Harding
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 14549

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

So do you have to play in the Senior Qualifier before you play in the Senior Championship itself? Presumably you do (that's what qualifier means) unless the total number of entries does not exceed the capacity of the Final. Which might happen in the 65+ Rapid. They could cancel the qualifier and ha...
by Tim Harding
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 14549

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

I entered the 65+ Standard and Rapid a while back; entries are low (12 and 9 respectively) so I wonder if the Qualifiers are needed or can everyone play the Final? I have emailed ECF and await a reply. When I entered the website said the closing date for the Championships (including seniors) was 7pm...
by Tim Harding
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Shrewsbury 1906
Replies: 17
Views: 2287

Re: British Championship, Shrewsbury 1906

I don't understand why you have presented Shoosmith-Blackburne in that way, with the continuation given by the Manchester Guardian as a note instead of the main line. Simply because I couldn't choose between two different versions as given by the Manchester Guardian and The Scotsman. Let's have a l...
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Penrose Papers (Wellcome Library)
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Penrose Papers (Wellcome Library)

That was news to me too. I have only taken a quick look.

The World Chess Championship item is a book about the 1951 Botvinnik-Bronstein match by R. G. Wade and William Winter which was published (number 27-51 in the Betts bibliography).
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Mary Rudge (06-ii-1842 22-xi-1919)
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Remembering Mary Rudge (06-ii-1842 22-xi-1919)

I suppose that most if not all UK (and many non-UK) university libraries and most large UK public libraries, when they reopen, will have access to the online ODNB. Otherwise readers would need to purchase a personal subscription. Unless the system has changed since I contributed, ODNB do two updates...