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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:50 pm

John Horner of Chorlton chess club
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:56 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:50 pm
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by John Saunders » Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:52 am

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:27 pm
Two miniatures. The first is given in case we ever get a collection of Leon Rosselson's games. Would that be The Chess World Turned Upside Down?


Here are scans of Leon Rosselson's scoresheet for this win vs Everett. The score differs slightly from the Illustrated London News version, ending at 16 hxg6; and Black's name is A Everett (Leon often invited his opponent's to write their own names on his scoresheet, which has sometimes posed a problem as some of them were illegible, but "A Everett" is quite clear in this case.) I'm in the process of inputting Leon Rosselson's games. 277 games input so far and around another 40 or so to come, I think, and then they will be going up on BritBase.

The specially-minted scoresheet for this SCCU match is rather attractive. Perhaps we could start a different thread on scoresheet artwork.
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Re: Britbase Updates

Post by Richard James » Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:24 am

Looking at Leon's last three moves with Harry the h-pawn makes me think of these words from a song I'm rather obsessed with at the moment:

Harry could've done it
Cause he'd have made it turn out right
He could turn the lonely into fighters
And the mighty into blight

Harry's Gone Fishing

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