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  zanzibar: Here's a little post about <USSR-ch (1937)> from Peter's forum:

suenteus po 147 chessforum (kibitz #3178)

There's also this list of tournaments he calls attention to:

Tournaments that need finishing:
Biel 1983 (need to submit 30 missing games)
Biel 1992 (resubmitted one missing game; needs intro/xtab/dates)

Budapest Tungsram 1973 (need to submit 59 missing games)

Frankfurt 1887 (needs intro/xtab/dates/crosscheck)
Hastings 1964/65 (need to submit 25 missing games)
Hastings 1974/75 (needs intro/xtab/dates)
Havana 1962 (need to submit 112 missing games)
Las Palmas 1993 (needs intro/xtab/dates)
Munich 1991 (needs intro/xtab/dates)
New York 1889 (needs source rundown, fact-check)
Reggio Emilia 1988/89 (needs intro/xtab/dates)
Reggio Emilia 1990/91 I (needs intro/xtab/dates)
US Championship 1960/61 (2 games submitted; 10 missing/lost?)

US Championship 1961/62 (check game submissions)
US Championship 1968/69 (check game submissions)
US Championship 1969/70 (check game submissions)
US Championship 1975 (check game submissions)
US Championship 1978 (check game submissions)
US Championship 1980 (check game submissions)
USSR Championship 1937 (needs history/round dates)
USSR Championship 1954 (needs one? game correction/historical sourcing)


Unfortunately, he seems to be on hiatus again. (These things happen after all).

I know his work is the very foundation of almost all the tournaments that <CG> has managed to get organized.

Feb-11-16  rookhouse: <MissScarlett: May I take it then that there hasn't, to your knowledge, been any published collection of Showalter's games?>

No published collection to my knowledge.

<I saw reference to a 30 game match that Showalter played with Mintz in 1887. How many games survive?>

To date, the only one I have found is a 32-move Evans Gambit won by Dr. Mintz with the white pieces.

The last match score found was 15-11 in favor of Showalter, with 3 draws, and 1 game left to play.

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  zanzibar: <Retireborn>, as promised, I rushed the following out the door. Thanks in advance, and, as they say across the Channel - <Bon Courage>!

(I stripped out the leading PGN comments, the one thing I know <ChessBase> didn't handle from last time.)

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  zanzibar: Thanks <gauer>, <MissS>, <WWall> and all for help with the newspaper editor info.

I've updated the collection, here:

Game Collection: Chess Columnists/Editors

A bit of a workout, and I didn't even do all the updates.

It's too bad that we can't collectively work on improving this... but it would also require some better organizing I suspect.

Plus, it really would be nice to coordinate and integrate with and the info at <jnpope>'s site.

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  zanzibar: <Rookhouse> how do you think the <CG> photo of Showalter:

Jackson Whipps Showalter

compares to that found on <ACM v2 p312 (1898)>?

Feb-11-16  rookhouse: <zanzibar> I submitted a much cleaner picture of Showalter (and other players of the era) to CG a few years ago, but it was never placed on the page for some reason.
Feb-11-16  rookhouse: <zanzibar> Also, the picture you are referencing in the ACM is his brother John, the famous circuit court judge.
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  zanzibar: <rookhouse> I know the feeling!
Feb-12-16  Retireborn: <z> Your pgn is a work of art! All the stubs and fragments convert smoothly to Chessbase 12, and produce beautiful (and stable) cross tables. I should say this is already very Chessbase-friendly.

I do have a few technical queries, which I'll append to your blog shortly.

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  MissScarlett: <I've updated the collection, here:

Game Collection: Chess Columnists/Editors>

Mike Adams? That's just wrong.

Another important columnist is Ernest J Clarke:

<"In the death of Ernest J. Clarke of San Francisco on December 16, at the age of 71, chess circles on the West Coast suffered an irreparable loss. He had been ill about six weeks. Several years ago he had retired from business, but later resumed work as linotype operator for the San Francisco Call-Bulletin, with which he was connected altogether 31 years. Earlier, he had been with the San Francisco Chronicle, for which he also conducted a weekly chess column.

In this connection it is of interest to mention that he preceded Dr. Emanuel Lasker as chess editor of the New York Evening Post. The latter took over about the time when, late in 1904, he started Laskerís Chess Magazine, in the conduct of which the world champion enjoyed the advice and cooperation of the newspaperman.>

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  zanzibar: Thanks for the correction <Rookhouse>, good thing I didn't submit that photo.

(Although the file is properly labeled, I just got confused scanning various pictures)

Do you have the pictures of him and his wife playing, or a nice portrait of just his wife.

They were in my folder as well, unfortunately those clippings weren't named with the source(s).

BTW- what is the source of the best Showalter portrait?

(I assume it's in Public Domain.)

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  zanzibar: <MissS> Thanks, let's settle on <Michael> then, shall we?

BTW- You missed "Norword", changed to "Norwood" now. I must have been in a hurry.

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  zanzibar: <RB> thanks for your help, and insightful comments. Very good and valid points all.

I'll be back with some replies later - suffice it to say another version is on the way.

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  MissScarlett: I have neither the time nor the inclination to correct all your mistakes.

Serendipitously, whilst searching for Ernest Clarke, I happened upon a simul game he played with Capablanca, as well as two games from the same exhibition, that were new to me.

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  zanzibar: <MissS> Fair enough, although Norwood was but two words away from Adams.

(Sounds like driving instructions here in Massachusetts).

I assume you'll be submitting those simul games, so that we can get a decent bio page for Clarke?

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  MissScarlett: It's done.
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  TheFocus: <MissScarlett> <I have neither the time nor the inclination to correct all your mistakes.>

Please look in your Employee handbook. You will find that is the exactly the description for your job here.

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  zanzibar: RE: <Marshall--Showalter (1909)>

From CN #7488

<From page 9 of the January 1910 Bulletin:

ĎWith the intention, it is understood, of publishing the entire set of games for the United States championship in book form, Marshall has permitted only a few of the scores of the games to see the light of day. While everyone concedes the right to Marshall to create a possible source of revenue for himself, yet opinion is divided as to whether his course is beneficial to chess in general, and, therefore, to his own interests, or not.í

Marshall did not produce a book on the match.

There's a photograph of both players,

<Pierre Bourget (Quebec, Canada) notes this photograph on page 230 of the December 1941 Chess Review:>

As Winter notes, this game is not only wrongly dated, but doesn't match the last game.

So the question is, which game does it match?

Showalter would have to be White, etc. etc.

I actually just looked and couldn't match up any of these games. Hmmm...

Anyone else have a guess?

Feb-12-16  rookhouse: <zanzibar> After a cursory look at the position, I gave it a quick try as well. The position does not match anything from the published games.

This was likely a photo op before the match, without any actual positions to consider yet for the board prop. This would also explain the fact that there is no clock on the table.

The quote you mention from the ACB was the reason I was concerned with finding sourced moves from the match in any of the local newspapers. Glad I was wrong and that the Cincinnati Enquirer had all of them.

As for your questions about the pictures. Most of mine are from the beginning of my research, before I was properly sourcing some things. I may go back and hunt down some of the sources, but I will likely just use the photos provided by the family. Those have never been seen before, so they will be more appealing to the readers anyway.

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  luftforlife: <Sally Simpson>: Here are two more Dutch sources wherein you, Tony Gillam, or his Dutch colleague might find the moves for the games Tony's missing from the May 16-17, 1937 friendly match between The Netherlands and England:

"Partij verloren" by L.G. Eggink and W.A.T. Schelfhout.

"De Schaakwereld" (weekly magazine).

Hope soon you find the answers you seek. Please keep me informed, and please feel free to reach out if you or Tony need further or ongoing assistance. I'm happy to help, and I can provide an e-mail address should you wish to reach me directly.

Kind regards. ~ lufty

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  offramp: Manila Interzonal (1990), this is another superb tournament page. Thanks to whoever constructed it.

It is easy to miss tiny errors. A very minor one is in paragraph 3: "<The Soviets chose Malaysia, with itís similar climate...>"

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  offramp: Well done, that was quick. I hope I come across more as a perfectionist than a pedant!
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  perfidious: <offramp> Sure was--I went to set matters aright and there was no such error to correct.
Feb-13-16  Erkostic: <zanzibar> I draw your attention to my dormant blog "A Chess Reader", where I posted some info on Early Chicago Chess Columnists/Editors

part one

part two

Hope the info is useful to you.

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  zanzibar: <Erkostic> luckily, your blog isn't dormant for reading...

I used it to revise the Chicago Tribune section in the collection:

Game Collection: Chess Columnists/Editors

So, very useful. Thanks.

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