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|May-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: On his way to Hastings: Pollock-Charles Harding,
Pollock-John Desoyres, John Desoyres-Pollock- Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1895 (St. John Globe) in "Last of the Nineteenth Century Champions of Saint John", EN PASSANT, NO. 144, JUNE,1997 (by Larry Fyffe).)
|May-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: Pollock-C.E. Harding 1895 Saint John : 1e4 e5 2f4 exf4 3Nf3 g5 4h4 g4 5Ng5 d5 6d4 h6 7Nxf7 Kxf7 8Bxg4 Be7 9Nc3 Nf6 10e5 Nh5 11Bd3 Rf812o-o Kg7 13Qd2 Nxf4 14Rxf4 Rxf4 15Qxf4 Bxf4 16Rf1 Be6 17 Nxd5 Bxd5 18Qf5 Qg8 19Qg6+ 1-0. Likely a simul.|
|May-09-14|| ||PhilFeeley: <ljfyffe> Something's wrong. If 15. Qxf4 Bxf4 then how can 18. Qf5 and 19. Qg6+?|
|May-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: 8Bxf4 Be7 and 15Qxf4 Bxh4....my errors. Thanks for pointing them out , Phil.|
|May-11-14|| ||ljfyffe: Bear with me. I'm somewhat computer illiterate.Essentially Gutenberg and descriptive notation. Here's another simul: Pollock (from Montreal) vs Prof. W. Hanburg (from Musquash, NB). Played in Saint John, July, 1895: 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bc4 Bc5 4b4 Bb6 5b5 Na5 6Nxe5 Qf67Bxf7+ Kd8 8d4 d6 9Bxg8 Rxg8 10Bg5 Qxg5 11Nf7+ Ke7 12Nxg5 1-0. Perhaps the good professor was a little tired having walked the 18 miles to the city just to get the chance to play the esteemed WHK Pollock.|
|May-11-14|| ||PhilFeeley: <ljfyffe> Maybe the Chess Canada website has more of these? See: http://www.chess.ca/pgn-downloads|
|May-12-14|| ||ljfyffe: See another Pollock posted under Zukertort's games of chess.|
|May-12-14|| ||ljfyffe: And DeSoyres-Pollock under John DeSoyres'
Games of chess.
|May-13-14|| ||ljfyffe: Pollock represented Canada at Hastings in 1895;
John de Soyres represented Canada at Hilversum in 1903. They played against each other a number of times.
|May-13-14|| ||parisattack: The book 'Pollock Memories - Chess Games & c' by F.F. Rowland is currently being auctioned on eBay.|
|May-15-14|| ||ljfyffe: Landsberger in Steinitz's Papers was unsure if this book was ever published.|
|May-18-14|| ||parisattack: Over the years I've not seen many copies of it...Will be interesting to see what it fetches.|
|May-20-14|| ||parisattack: The said book went off at $78.00. I had expected a bit higher. Most chess antiquarians seem to be holding their own...for now. Conversely, the mid-20th century tomes are definitely down from 10 years ago.|
|May-25-14|| ||ljfyffe: A position from Judge Palmer - Pollock, Saint John NB 1895 likely a simul- one presumes it's white to move: White - P's on a2b2c2g2h2 K on c1 R's on d1h1 N's on e2c3 Q on g3 Black - P's on a7d5f7g7h7 K on g8 R's on c8e8 B's on b4f5 Q on a5|
|Jun-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: Judge A. Palmer-J. Louden(1888): 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bb5 a6 4Ba4 Nf6 5Qe2 b5 6Bb3 Be7 7c3 d6 8d4 Bg4 9d5 Na5 10Bc2 0-0 11a4 Qd7 12Nbd2 c5 13dxc6 Qxc6 140-0 Rfb8 15Qd3 Nh5 16Nb1 Be6 17Re1 Nf6 18Qd1 Qc4 19b4 Nb7 20Ng5 Nd8 21f4 Bg4 22Nf3 exf4 23Bxf4 Ne6 24Bxd6 Rd8 25e5 Qc6 26Qe2 Bxd6 27exf6 Ng5 28Bxf7+ Nxf729fxg7 Ng5 30Nd4 Qd7 31Qf1 Re8 32axb5 Rxe1 33Qxe1 Re8 34Qh4 Nh7 35h3 Bf5 36bxa6 Bd3 37Nd2 Be5 3 8N2b3 Rd8 39Nc5 1-0 (a correspondence game in which white's 28th was inadvertent).|
|Jul-09-14|| ||Gejewe: <parisattack>: 'Pollock Memories - A collection of Chess Games, Problems & c' by Mrs. F.F. Rowland has been reprinted fairly recently (maybe 10 years ago) by Moravian Chess (www.moravian-chess.cz)which might be the reason the bidding for an original did not go higher.|
|Jul-09-14|| ||parisattack: Hi <Gejewe> Certainly contributes. Moravian has really gone to town reprinting the old tomes. It effectively divides buyers into two groups - the collectors and those mostly just wanting the content.|
Google Books, reprints, databases...I don't think the future is too bright for chess book collecting, unfortunately.
I hope all is well your way! Play the North Sea at all recently?
|Jul-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: Not to mention Urcan and Hilbert's biography of Pollock in the offing.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||Gejewe: <Ljfyffe> That's interesting news. I heard rumours about a McFarland series book on Pollock, but without further details. So Urcan and Hilbert have teamed up, I am looking forward for the result :-)
<Parisattack> No, I have more or less given up the North Sea - do not play so often nowadays and thus experiment even less :-(
All is well now, after having recovered from a heart attack last Christmas.|
|Jul-11-14|| ||ljfyffe: Pollock variation of the French Defence: <1e4 e5 2d4 d5 3Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7 5e5 Nfd7 6Bxe7 Qxe7 7Qg4.>|
|Jul-22-15|| ||thomastonk: On "William H.K. Pollock, A Chess Biography" by Olimpiu G. Urcan and John S. Hilbert.|
This publication has been announced here already on Aug-30-11 by <wordfunph>. At least over the past two years the publication date has been moved again and again. Today it is "05/2016".
C.N. 8484 of 16 January 2014 has: "The photograph will be appearing in a McFarland book on Pollock which Mr Urcan is currently writing with John S. Hilbert."
Strange announcement policy.
|Sep-03-15|| ||thomastonk: <At least over the past two years the publication date has been moved again and again. Today it is "05/2016".> Ooops, now it is "09/2016". Reminds me of "Chinese Democracy" by Guns Ní Roses.|
|Oct-29-15|| ||thomastonk: Update on "William H.K. Pollock, A Chess Biography" by Olimpiu G. Urcan and John S. Hilbert: "Available Fall/Winter 2016". I wonder if these dates are created automatically.|
|Feb-21-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, W.H.K. Pollock.|
|Apr-19-16|| ||ljfyffe: <thomasastonk> Hilbert has just informed me that the manuscript of the 500 game plus Pollock book has just been sent in and the book should be out in about six months.|
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