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|Mar-03-14|| ||Chessical: <Life Master AJ> I purchased the complete set of Chess Life in the form of discs with copyrighted PDF files. So, I am afraid I can't copy them on-line.|
|Mar-03-14|| ||john barleycorn: the 4 dvd set is available here:
|Mar-03-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: How much did that cost?|
|Mar-05-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: <AJ>
It costs just under 40$ US funds. I bought my set from the USCF site here, which <john barleycorn> kindly posted above:
I highly recommend this- I can't think of another "book" I ever bought that supplied this much chess history information for such a low price.
|Mar-05-14|| ||Tabanus: While waiting for the correction slip, here a chance to pre-glance at Game Collection: IBM Amsterdam.|
Is the name OK? English good enough?
|Mar-05-14|| ||Chessical: <Tabanus> May I suggest:|
The event in 1972 was the 12th in <the series>.
After the introductory <speeches> by Max Euwe...
The European Cup soccer trophy had been brought there by 11 Ajax <football club> juniors...
|Mar-05-14|| ||Tabanus: <Chessical> Thanks. |
And I could not find the arbiter this time, or tournament director, or if Langeweg made a GM norm here.
|Mar-05-14|| ||Paint My Dragon: Hi there <Tabanus>. Nice work. Langeweg failed to make his norm by a half point. The event was Category 10, GM norm = 9pts, IM norm = 7.5pts.|
I may be missing something, but shouldn't the title of the collection have '1972' in it, to distinguish it from the rest of the series?
Finally, for clarity, you might also want to stipulate "... IBM <Grand Master> tournament ..." on the first line of the intro, as a <Masters> tournament was held alongside, and was won on tiebreak by the East German player Arthur Hennings, from Gyula Sax and Drazen Marovic. Hennings thereby qualified to play the 1973 Grand Master event.
- CHESS magazine, July 1972, pp. 298-299. Report by Bernard Cafferty, who played the Masters.
Sadly, no word on the arbiters, directors etc.
|Mar-06-14|| ||Tabanus: <Paint My Dragon> Thanks! And OK now? I'll nominate the collection when the result in
N Padevsky vs K Langeweg, 1972 has been changed from 1/2 to 0-1. The "1972" will be added automatically, but should be in the collection too.|
|Mar-06-14|| ||sneaky pete: <Tabanus> W.J. Wolthuis was tournament director and Constant Orbaan arbiter of GM and IM groups (from page 8 of tournament book). Prize fund GM group: Dutch guilders 3500, 2500, 2000, 1750, 1500, 1300, 1150 and 1000 for the first 8 players, Dutch guilders 100 for each point for non prize winners (page 9 of tournament book).|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Tabanus: <sneaky pete> Thanks for that! And added. I'm not sure how to calculate the prizes for =7th place.|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Chessical: Could I ask for any comments/suggestions/further information for: |
Game Collection: Hastings 1969-70
I am awaiting the Round 2 game, Gligoric v Levy, to be added to the database when we will finally have all 45 games.
|Mar-06-14|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Tabanus> Fine - with a minor correction to the English. 'Alongside' already means 'along with', so the addition of the word 'with' is not necessary.|
Not one for here maybe, but I'm surprised that Chessgames.com use Artur Hennings, rather than Arthur. As far as I know, Arthur is his name, as appears to be confirmed by Gaige (Chess Personalia, p. 170).
|Mar-06-14|| ||Tabanus: Done, but I have no clue how to handle the commas. If that is important.|
I suspect "Artur" is correct, but cannot prove it.
|Mar-06-14|| ||Tabanus: Langeweg won, and IBM Amsterdam 1972 is up at Game Collection Voting.|
|Mar-06-14|| ||Phony Benoni: In January/February, 1899, Janowski played a series of individual exhibition games against members of the Manhattan Chess Club. One of these opponents is described as <"Schroeter, the well-known Munich artisht>. Their game was played on Friday, January 27, and described in this report from the "New Yourk Sun" of January 28:|
<"Janowski met the well-known Munich artist, Schroeter, last night at the Manhattan Ches Club. Schroeter won the toss and offered a queen's pawn opening. he moved rapidly, played cleverly, and after the sacrifice of a rook got into a position that would have insured him a draw. He was not content with this, however, and although he won a bishop later on he resigned after forty-five moves.">
The game score has not come to light.
I'm a bit curious about Schroeter, or, more likely, Schröter. Outside of the fact that his first initial is given as <"A"> in the "Brooklyn Dailay Eagle" for February 2,1899, I can find nothing.
|Mar-06-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Aha! The game has come to light, in the "New York Sun" for January 29, 1899. Now I would like to find out the first name of Schroeter/Schröter before submitting.|
The artist used only 30 mintues for a 45-move game against one of the world's top masters. And he probably had the better game if he hadn't gone for the line that should have led to the perpetual.
|Mar-06-14|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Phony Benoni>
Alexander Schroeter - a portrait artist.
Washington post entry of Jan 28, 1899 gives mention of his forename ...
|Mar-07-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <Paint My Dragon> Thanks--I knew somebody here could track him down. Although, if I had just thought to check Google Books, I could have saved you the trouble: "American Chess Magazine", v. 1, p. 79:|
For those whoc can't access this, it displays a portrat by Schroeter of two members of the Manhattan Chess Club.
|Mar-07-14|| ||Tabanus: Hello <Phony>, now it was my turn to forget the country code.|
|Mar-07-14|| ||keypusher: Several games are out of order on this page.
|Mar-07-14|| ||offramp: Alexander Alekhine|
...His life and chess career were highly eventful and controversial, spiced with two World Wars, including internments by the Germans and the Soviet Cheka at the end. The Cheka had him marked for execution as a spy. at either end of WWI; subjection to suasion by, and suspicions of collaboration with, the Nazis in WWII; the deaths of his brother, Alexei, in 1939 and his sister, Varvara, in 1944; four marriages; five world championship matches; alcoholism; poor health during WWII and conspicuously failed World Championship negotiations with Capablanca.> <<(I may have slightly garbled part of that while editing - sorry!)>>
I am not sure if this is a sentence or an attempt at a world record.
I cannot guess - what "suasion" is. Persuasion does not seem to fit.
But this is a little less breathless:
<<His life and chess career were highly eventful and controversial.
It spanned the two World Wars, including being interned by the Germans at the start of WWI and the Soviet Cheka at the end of the same war. The Cheka even had him earmarked for execution as a spy. He was subject to persuasion by - and suspicions of collaboration with - the Nazis in WWII. He endured four marriages, five world championship matches and periods of alcoholism.
His eventful life and career terminated in strange circumstances in Portugal just hours after the details of the Alekhine-Botvinnik World Championship match were finalised.>>
|Mar-07-14|| ||RedShield: I didn't know he had a sister.|
|Mar-07-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <keypusher> On the tournament pages, games are arranged by date. In Anderssen-Morphy (1858), two games were sometimes played on the same day:|
Games 4 and 5: December 23
Games 7 and 8: December 25
Games 9 and 10: December 27
The subarrangement should be by round (game) number, but it isn't. This is a system problem which the biographers have no control over, If you look at the original colleciton:
The games appear in correct order. Somehow, in the process of converting a collection into a tournament page, this gets changed.
|Mar-07-14|| ||offramp: <Phony Benoni: Games 7 and 8: December 25>|
Two games on Christmas Day. What savages people were!
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