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Jul-16-17
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  Tabanus: <Chessical> Game 3 is here: http://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/vi..., and it is also in London Evening Standard 23 April 1895.
Jul-16-17
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  Chessical: <Tabanus> Thank you very much for researching and finding this. Woking together shows what we can achieve with a positive attitude of cooperation and mutual assistance.
Jul-16-17
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  Tabanus: <C> Yes.. Well game 5 I cannot find. Maybe it's in La Strategie, some German newspaper, or somewhere else.

Btw I'd exclude the exhibition game, only make a link to it.

Jul-16-17
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  zanzibar: Much as I like stubs, I have to admit actual games are better.
Jul-16-17
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  zanzibar: RE: Foxboro vs. Foxborough

I live in the area, and can offer some insight as to why <perf> changed the label.

Foxborough is the formal name of the town - but no local, less they work in some official capacity, will speel it that way.

We all spell it as Foxboro - a usage so common that many (most?) highway signs adopt it.

To me Foxborough looks unwieldy and stilted in comparison to Foxboro.

<perf> used to also live in these parts, and probably had the same reaction.

* * * * *

Some stats:

Google search <foxboro -foxborough> = 7,110,000 results

Google search <-foxboro foxborough> = 766,000 results

If you want the real dirt see here:

https://patch.com/massachusetts/fox...

Even the town itself is a bit confused (I'm pretty sure Foxboro won the poll, but I could find the results)

Jul-16-17
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  zanzibar: I think I'll like speel as is... though it was unintended.
Jul-18-17
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  zanzibar: BTW - the answer to the original Easter Egg puzzle, the one with a picture of a haystack substituting for a missing portrait:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ware_...

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Jul-19-17
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  MissScarlett: <Tab>, here's a challenge. Whimper's Chess Notes (C.N. 10506) presents some information on a certain Daniels.

You're not going to let the enemy get the better of us, are you?

Jul-19-17
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  zanzibar: <Missy> You're doing Daniels now?

What about the Marshall--Johnston match?!

We were promised. Or does that one fall in the campaign promise bin?

Jul-20-17
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  zanzibar: <

<cmd# tcscid>

<% sc_bio load $zbase.ssp>
217 11 804 20

<% puts "\n"; puts [join [sc_bio text Anderssen] "\n"]; puts "\n">


Anderssen, Adolf - GER [2627] 1818.07.06--1879.03.13
EDO 13
CG 10342
WIKI Adolf_Anderssen
VIAF 10636597
PND 118502840
_
..
Born and died in Breslau, Prussia (present-day Wroclaw POL).
World's best player for a time, after Morphy's retirement.
Lost this claim in 1866 match against Steinitz.
Seminal figure, "elder statesman".
Editor of Schachzeitung der Berliner Schachgesellschaft (1846-1865) (DSZ),
and co-editor of Neue Berliner Schachzeitung (1864-1867).
..
Max Rating 2680 (1870/16/616)
..
Major Tournaments
1851 - London - 1st
1857 - Manchester - 1st/2nd
1862 - London Chess Congress - 1st
1870 - Baden-Baden - 1st
1873 - Vienna - 1st
1877 - Leipzig - 2nd
1878 - Paris - 1st

<% sc_bio edo Anderssen>
1845 2458 1846 2497 1847 2526 1848 2555 1849 2589 1850 2623 1851 2661 1852 2648 1853 2635 1854 2623 1855 2610 1856 2615 1857 2629 1858 2651 1859 2658 1860 2638 1861 2641 1862 2638 1863 2629 1864 2619 1865 2594 1866 2605 1867 2628 1868 2645 1869 2673 1870 2680 1871 2662 1872 2643 1873 2619 1874 2611 1875 2603 1876 2594 1877 2596 1878 2573

<<>>>

Yeah, progress is being made.

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Jul-20-17
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  Tabanus: Miss, it looks difficult without first name (initial), but I'll try. It'll be a break from the Johansson's.
Jul-20-17
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  Sally Simpson: That 'History of the Dundee Chess Club' is proving to be a mine of information.

It has the infamous H.Wilkie - R.Togneri Scottish Open 1967 game which I had heard about but never actually seen. (to be honest I thought it was a myth.)

Togneri needs just a ½ point to be the outright winner. A Wilkie win would produce a three way tie.

Wilkie wins a piece at move 28 and requests that his opponent resigned. (I assume so they can get on with the tie break) Togneri refuses and quickly drops another piece.

The game continues, the Queens come off and Wilkie, as a joke or maybe slightly miffed passes up a few forced mates and proceeds to promote three pawns to have 3 Queens on the board. I think you can guess what happened next.

Final position. White has just played 79. Qd7-b7.


click for larger view

Stalemate. Robert Togneri is the sole winner.

I'll get more details and submit the game.

Jul-20-17
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  MissScarlett: <Miss, it looks difficult without first name (initial), but I'll try. It'll be a break from the Johansson's.>

Did you notice the reference to a possible candidate in <Edward Daniels>?

Jul-20-17  mifralu: < zanzibar: I'm trying to assemble a handy list of chess pseudonyms.Did I miss any obvious entries?>

Yes!

Althof, and Cartier, Lt. Georges → Savielly Tartakower

Einsiedler → Ernst Varain

Ezel → Gerard Oskam

Garibaldi → Gustavus Charles Reichhelm

Greco → Lorenzo Mabillis

Mephisto → Isidor Gunsberg

Prätorius → Alfred Ehrhardt Post

Raadsheer → Boudewijn Johannes van Trotsenburg

All above given pseudonyms from Anders Thulin's (Malmö) great work!

http://web.archive.org/web/20140903...

Jul-20-17
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  Tabanus: Miss, yes, there is an Edward Daniels who died in Whitechapel, central London in "Oct-Nov-Dec 1844". The 1841 census has

Edw Daniels, 25, Ind(ependent) in St Mary Whitechapel Middlesex with Mary Daniels, 60, Ind

Edward Daniels, 30, Taylor, in St. Saviour Southwark Surrey with Mary Daniels, 30

Non-Edward's:

Thomas Daniels, 33, buried 20 Dec 1844 in Old Brentford, Hounslow (W London). In 1841, he is either

Thomas Daniels, 30, St George Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, living with Martha Daniels, 20, or

Thomas Daniels, 27, St Giles Without Cripplegate, London Without the Walls, Middlesex, living with Aine (?) Daniels, 27

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Less likely: George Daniels, no age, d. Oct-Nov-Dec 1844 in Uxbridge (W of London).

My favorites? Edward in Whitechapel and Thomas in Hanover Square. Elimination possibility: the ones in 1841 that can be found in 1851 census.

Jul-20-17
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  Tabanus: St George Hanover Square, Westminster is about 600 meters from St. George's Chess Club in King Street, St. James's.

More info needed.

Jul-20-17
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  Tabanus: Evening Mail, 30 October 1844, p. 4:

<DIED. On the 9th inst., Mr. Edward Daniels, of Leman-street, Goodman's-fields, in his 32nd year, deplored by his aged and disconsolate mother.>

Jul-20-17
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  zanzibar: <Mifralu> Yes, good stuff - just what the doctor ordered.

Shame that Thunlin's stuff is now only on wayback:

http://web.archive.org/web/20130801...

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Jul-21-17
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  TheFocus: <zanzibar> If you have access to any of Gaige's works, he lists pseudonyms for a large amount of players in one of them. IIRC, you could check the one on US players and problemists.

I am travelling right now and don't have access to my copy. Maybe someone else has a copy.

Jul-21-17
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  Tabanus: Good morning, <Thomas Daniels, 33, buried 20 Dec 1844 in Old Brentford, Hounslow> is not correct, it was 20 Dec 184<6>. Leaving (it seems) Edward in Whitechapel as a likely candidate. The 1841 census also has Leman st(reet). That's 5 km from the Club.

The death of Edward Daniels of Leman-street is mentioned in London Observer, 3 Nov 1844, p. 4 (says Google), but I don't have access to it.

Jul-21-17
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  zanzibar: It's alive! It's alive!

https://zanchess.wordpress.com/2017...

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Jul-21-17
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  MissScarlett: <The death of Edward Daniels of Leman-street is mentioned in London Observer, 3 Nov 1844, p. 4 (says Google), but I don't have access to it.The death of Edward Daniels of Leman-street is mentioned in London Observer, 3 Nov 1844, p. 4 (says Google), but I don't have access to it.>

It's available via the American site, newspapers.com. As is the (Manchester) Guardian.

Jul-22-17
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  zanzibar: <Focus> thanks, you're right about Gaige, and <mifralu>'s ref to Thulin's work does show that Thulin's extensively used Gaige (citing G1/Personalia and G2/Crosstables).

So, although I don't have Gaige directly, I have both of Thulin's works (the other being Gaige's name index).

I don't think I can improve on Thulin's work at all - except maybe to give batgirl's name.

Actually, I was mostly interested in pseudonyms used by chess columnists, and the rare use in a tournament (e.g. Mylius). So, an abridgement whose possible utility lies in its specificity.

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Jul-22-17
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  TheFocus: <zanzibar> Sorry I can't help more on it. I am traveling doing some research for another couple of months.

I REALLY miss having my library handy.

Jul-22-17
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  zanzibar: <<Focus> I REALLY miss having my library handy.>

I know the feeling. To do this SCID stuff I had to dig out a scripting book (TCL) that hadn't been touched since 2000 (only a slight exaggeration).

Luckily for me it was right where I left it. (Under the coffee cup turned, inadvertently, into a botanical garden - just kidding).

Anyways, it any should pop into your head, just post a note. I'm looking for the less obscure ones mostly.

(Thulin probably has them all - except maybe for batgirl, and some of Miles' ones) .

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