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|Mar-31-10|| ||Richard Taylor: <GrahamClayton: It is a little known fact that Murray Chandler wrote his first book back in 1975 at the age of 15. "A White Pawn in Europe" gave his games at the World Junior Championship in Yugoslavia and some English tourneys played from August to November in 1975.>|
I have a copy of that - it is a small booklet but looks interesting.
I once met Chandler in the 80s - he showed me a game which had he won meant he would have won an International Indonesian tourney (it was one of those where on "snatches defeat from the jaws of victory" to quote certain Bruce Wheeler of NZ....! Then he gave simul at our club in the 80s...he beat everyone and was running between boards..he was the hardest GM I had played in a simul - I had no time to think of a plan and basically blundered!! But he seemed a nice enough fellow.
When I won a best game prize in the New Zealand Correspondence Champs I sent it to him reminding him of our meeting and he published it in the (NZ) Listener - which always had a lot of culture and so on and also he had column in it for years - in which he showed many games by himself and other top Gms in the 80s. Chandler is back in NZ now.
|Mar-31-10|| ||Benzol: <I have a copy of that - it is a small booklet but looks interesting.>|
Richard, would you mind showing it to me sometime in the near future?
|Apr-04-10|| ||wordfunph: hope GM Murray Chandler visits Philippines again so i may treat him to a sumptuous bulalo and laing - a Filipino dish which is made of coconut milk.|
happy 50th birthday GM Murray Chandler!
|Apr-04-10|| ||Benzol: Happy birthday again Murray.
|Apr-04-10|| ||waustad: Happy 50th!|
|Jan-06-11|| ||GrahamClayton: A game that is not in the database:
[White "Chandler, Murray"]
[Black "White, A"]
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bc4 Bg7 5. Qe2 Nc6 6. e5 Nxd4 7. exf6 Nxe2 8. fxg7 Rg8 9. Ngxe2 c6 10. Bh6 e6 11. h4 d5 12. O-O-O Qe7 13. Nf4 Bd7 14. Bxd5 O-O-O 15. Bb3 Be8 16. g3 Rxd1+ 17. Rxd1 Bd7 18. Ne4 f6 19. Rxd7 Kxd7 20. Bxe6+ Qxe6 21. Nc5+ 1-0
Source: Bill Wall, “500 Pirc Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1993
|Jan-09-11|| ||redpawnharry: That game was played by Geoff Chandler v Alastair White
in Edinburgh 1980.|
|Mar-03-11|| ||newzild: Murray Chandler is the reason I play chess.
When I was a youngster, Chandler had a chess column in the NZ Listener. I taught myself to play by figuring out what the little symbols meant and playing them out on a very cheap chessboard. I played through the games religiously, every week, even though I didn't really understand them.
Thirty-odd years later, I really enjoy playing through GM games and solving puzzles, and I am expert-strength over the board.
Thanks, Muzza. Hopefully I can play you some time in a simul.
|Mar-04-11|| ||GBKnight: I player Murray in a memorable (for me) game in 1981, when he was living in England. After achieving a good opening I went into an ending the exchange for a pawn or two ahead, with good winning chnaces. Needless, to say, I managed to misplay it and ended up losing.
He was editor of the British Chess Magazine for abour 10 years, during possibly its best period as far as I am concerned.|
|Apr-04-11|| ||newzild: Interesting that his two wins against Kasparov are not included under "notable games".|
Happy birthday, Mr. Chandler. Hopefully I get to play you some time when I return to NZ.
By the way, he was NZ champion in 1975 and again in 2008, a difference of 33 years. Is this a record for a national champion?
|Apr-04-11|| ||homer530: Happy Birthday GM Murray Chandler. I still remember when you play here in Manila.|
|Apr-04-11|| ||Benzol: Once again, happy birthday.
|Apr-04-11|| ||WhiteRook48: happy 51st birthday GM Chandler!|
|Apr-04-11|| ||waustad: Happy b'day again!|
|Apr-04-11|| ||Richard Taylor: I met Chandler a couple of times and he published my game that won the best game prize in the NZ Corresp. Championship (ca. 1982 I think). For years he had a great chess column in the New Zealand Listener with many interesting GM and other games and games by himself.|
He played match with IM Sarapu but his GM skills were too much and he won most games.
He beat Kasparov I think when he was in World Juniors etc but he was easily in the top 10 or 20 players in the world at one stage. He looked abit like Ulf Anderson (as he said) and was sometimes mistaken for him).
I recall once where he came close to beating Karpov and taking a major tourney but "misfired".
He is now in NZ, Manager of Gambit Books. He organises the Queenstown Classic which will be at the end of this year again. It attracts some quite strong GMs etc but anyone can play in the tourney.
|Jun-06-11|| ||ketchuplover: On chess.com kco lists Mr.Chandler in his top 10 players!|
|Apr-04-12|| ||waustad: Happy b'day!|
|Apr-04-12|| ||Llawdogg: How to Beat Your Dad at Chess!|
|Apr-04-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy 52nd Chandler! I bet he is one of the few players with an undefeated + score against Kasparov.|
|Aug-24-12|| ||waustad: I notice that he isn't playing in the Olympiad this year but his wife is. Is he along as a coach?|
|Nov-18-12|| ||waustad: In her press conference at the WWCC knockout tournament Zhao Xue said she's playing in Christchurch soon.|
|Apr-03-13|| ||waustad: Enjoy your last day as a 52 year old. I jus bought another copy of Chess for Children along with a tournament set for a 6 year old. Hopefully he'll take it up.|
|Apr-04-14|| ||waustad: Happy b'day yet again.|
|Apr-04-14|| ||offramp: Yes! Happy birthday to him. I will always be grateful to him for having given to the world the fantastic game Karpov vs Chandler, 1983, which Chandler lost. But at one point he could have had the most fantastic win. |
As I say on that page, and I don't think this is an exaggeration, <Poor Murray did indeed miss the chance of one of the most spectacular wins ever against a world champion>.
|Apr-04-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday Son (I see they are still getting our games mixed up - see above - that minor brilliancy was one of mine).|
A lad at a bookstall a few years back wanted me to sign 'How to Beat Your Dad." thinking I was really Murray's dad. No amount of proof would convince him otherwise. I eventually signed it adding 'I'm not Murray's Dad.'
Yes the missed Queen sac v Karpov - one of the 'great unplayed melodies of the chess board.' (good title for a chess book that one.)
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