chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Leslie George Llewellyn Copp
  
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1944


Search Sacrifice Explorer for Leslie George Llewellyn Copp
Search Google for Leslie George Llewellyn Copp


LESLIE GEORGE LLEWELLYN COPP
(born 1914, died Apr-09-1987, 72 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality New Zealand)

[what is this?]

https://www.geni.com/people/Leslie-...

Last updated: 2019-02-03 17:09:38

 page 1 of 1; one game  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L G L Copp vs R Kerr 1-0201944Friendly Correspondence GameC42 Petrov Defense

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: This might be Levi Copp.
Aug-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: Is this the L G L Cool who was an agricultural expert especially in relation to wheat production?
Jan-31-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <Benzol><Chessical> It seems it is from the book I lent <Benzol> with some other NZ Chess magazines. I just realized I had played it through already and commented. I again played it over, not recalling I had done this already, nothing was familiar to me about it, and again I didn't quite find the combination again...

But I think it, the combination, is fascinating. There are some beautiful variations.

Black's play wasn't the best but it is surprising how difficult it is to find the right continuation from move 16.

The move 16. Nxf6+ is deservedly brilliant. And Black was not able to use a computer in 1940 or whenever it was played. The magazine was Bulletin No. 1 1943 - 44

I think of those people playing chess during the terrible war in a time things were not good in most parts of the world.

It may be that it is the same Copp who was a wheat expert. There seems to be a ref to him on the internet. He was a NZ. My uncle was also involved in agriculture in NZ. His name was Geoff Taylor, his area plant diseases etc. He was from London. He is dead so cant ask him if he knew Copp but he may have worked with him...

Jan-31-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: https://www.geni.com/people/Leslie-...

Born "Jan-Feb-Mar" 1914 in St. Pancras, London. Nine years old, he left Southampton on 6 Dec 1923 on board "Rotorua", heading for New Zealand. Together with Mrs. Catherine Copp, 31, last address 31 Seaview Rd, Southend-on-Sea, and Ray Copp, 11. (passenger list)

Family tree photo (may require subscription): https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-vi...

Not to be confused with Leslie F Copp b. <27 Feb 1914> in Penn Yan New York, d. 7 Oct 1979 in Hillsborough, Florida.

Jan-31-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <Tabanus>I cant see the photo. But it is interesting to know a bit more. People can look up those ships. I've heard of that ship, looking through a book somewhere the other day. Rotorua itself the town is a famous tourist place and it is great to visit by the way.

My uncle is in a couple of books on agricultural science but in particular one about "innoculation of seeds" (that is something to do with the enhancement of nitrogen fixing) in a long book.

Copp is also mentioned in connection to agriculture although as usual there are others. But his initials are distinctive.

Feb-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <Richard Taylor> He could be born 27 February too but I rather suspect the family member has picked this exact date from the other Cobb. If you want his full name up you can try a correction slip, as I have a backlog of 140 unprocessed ones already.
Feb-03-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: He has one game only (I think) which I supplied through Benzol. Thanks for the information. It's a pity they haven'r corrected things I suppose there is so much going on here.

I found a game that was missing moves I am sure yesterday. I kibitzed which means I can find it again. But it is a pity.

Feb-03-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: And his opponent was 'Mrs. R Kerr.' (According to the magazine which was

New Zealand Correspondence Chess Association

Bulletin No. 1

1943 - 44

It had been owned by F. W. Keam.

I have no idea where it came from.

But it was edited by L.A.Dingle, 59 McCulloch Avenue, Mt. Roskill, Auckland (NZ))

There is an intro, September 1944, by the Secretary of that association. His name was R O Scott. Of 11 Rangitikei Street, Wanganui East (New Zealand).

Feb-03-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Upper Hutt Leader, Volume XVI, Number 27, 16 July 1959, p. 5:

<Mr L. G. L. Copp, who has specialised in wheat research for a number of years, is proceeding overseas primarily to study recent research techniques relating to breeding of cereals.

As Principal Scientific Officer at the Crop Research Division of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research at Lincoln, Canterbury, Mr Copp has played a major part in the development of such outstanding varieties as "Arawa" and "Aotea."

In U.S.A. he will be studying developments in the use of growth cabinets, a subject which vitally affects research progress. Five complete generations of crop growth can be obtained each year by this method as against one crop per year by natural processes. Thus five years research can be done in one year with speeded up eradication of useless hybrids.

After attending the 9th International Botanical Congress at Montreal, Canada, Mr Copp will spend five weeks in U.K. and N. Europe visiting research stations there at his own expense to obtain maximum advantage from his trip. On his way back to New Zealand he has been asked by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to visit selected Australian research establishments as guest of the Organisation. Mr. Copp thus hopes to obtain a world-wide appreciation of the problems affecting harvest methods, field experimental lay-outs, growth chamber usage, and cereal diseases which greatly reduce the yields of New Zealand crops.>

Feb-03-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Not the most renowned CC player, but he has a good name :)
Feb-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <Tabanus: Not the most renowned CC player, but he has a good name :)> Thanks for this. I think that any information about any chess player enhances this site and chess as a culture, and indeed the culture of the world.

It doesn't matter how good or bad a chess player is. I feel that chess has meant that, over the years, I have met all kinds of people of all levels of chess ability. People of "professinal status" and ordinary working people and so on. And I have met or played (mostly in simuls of course but sometimes as with Tony Miles and some others I was in the same tournament (if not the same grade depending if it was an open or not).

But to know of Mr. Copp and Mrs Kerr is additive to knowing something of the people involved in chess.

Mrs Kerr I think of. She may have been an ex-school teacher or she might have been a lonely eccentric, or someone who "flirted" with chess for a while as people do.

Everyone matters, and everyone in their way can be interesting.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC