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|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.)
|May-16-14|| ||waustad: He has purchased a church that is meant to be a chess center as well as venue for weddings and such. Nigel Short played a simul there to comemmorate it's reopening. http://www.devonportstpauls.co.nz/g...|
|May-16-14|| ||Benzol: <waustad> You can find most of the games played in that simul at this page http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
|Jan-04-15|| ||waustad: Chessbase has an article about the 122nd New Zealand Open Championships 2015 by Chandler, who is the tournament promoter. So far it is only in German, http://de.chessbase.com/post/schach..., but I would suspect that it will be on the English page soon. Richard Taylor is one of the players. Chessbomb is showing the top 4 boards live and has had some other games added later on.|
|Jan-04-15|| ||waustad: Here is the link in English: http://en.chessbase.com/post/new-ze...|
|Jan-05-15|| ||Richard Taylor: < 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> >|
Yes, he used to have a big column in our local Listener, and he mentioned that. He missed it as the 'rush of blood to the head' lead him to miss or not play the right move, which I think he might have seen, I think it was a psychological thing.
He's there everyday. His big thing are his 'church' (the Chess Centre) and his Gambit Book business etc.
|Jan-05-15|| ||Richard Taylor: <waustad: Here is the link in English: http://en.chessbase.com/post/new-ze...|
Thanks for that. Goodhue often turns up (or used to) (especially to club games) late. He played an opening that Bischoff thought might be a new deep theory but when pressed admitted, after the game (he doesn't play main lines and improvises to get out of 'book', but one of his "innovations", we pointed out to him, was the Rossolimo which he thought he had invented!) he had just made it up. I looked at his game and he was o.k. but overlooked a good exchange sac by Bischoff which was strong if not winning.
He's good on counter attack. Good that some lower ranked players get to play the GMs or have the chance to.
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