|Mar-04-07|| ||Phony Benoni: Looking at the picture, I'd bet little Horace's father was a chess player too...|
|Mar-04-07|| ||Resignation Trap: Why is this American player listed as "United Kingdom" in his short biography?|
|Mar-04-07|| ||technical draw: Man, this guy has a millionaires name. Maybe he paid Alekhine and Marshall to play him?|
|Mar-04-07|| ||Resignation Trap: <technical draw> Maybe Reshevsky, too? Bigelow can be seen in this photo:
http://www.chessbase.com/images2/20... . Bigelow is on the most distant board on the right, playing Edward Lasker .|
Bigelow finished last at Bradley Beach, 1929 with a score of 0.5/9.
|Mar-04-07|| ||technical draw: Great photo <RT>...Who's the kid, Reshevsky?|
|Mar-05-07|| ||Resignation Trap: <technical draw> Yes, that's the ten-year old Reshevsky, during the tournament in which he played this game: Janowski vs Reshevsky, 1922 .|
|Mar-05-07|| ||Resignation Trap: Bigelow was educated at Oxford University, but...
As Garisson Keillor would say "Oh, come on! Who are you trying to fool? You're not from Great Britain. I can tell you're <really> from Minnesota!"
H R Bigelow was born March 6, 1898 (hey, that's tomorrow!) in St. Paul, Minnesota. He died April 18, 1980 in Port Washington, New York.
More information can be found in the New York Times of April 20, 1980 on page 44.
|Mar-05-07|| ||Phony Benoni: Figures he's from Minnesota. "H. R. Bigelow" sounds like a Rocky and Bullwinkle character.|
|Mar-19-07|| ||c o r e: <Phony Benoni> Sid and Marty Croft present: The Adventures of H.R. Bigelow!|
|May-09-08|| ||biglo: Hmm, they mispelled my surname. My middle name is Handsome not Ransom and I am from the UK. I visited Oxford University once. Wait I'm not really a chess player though! Maybe Resignation Trap is correct!!|
|Feb-15-10|| ||Mibelz: <Resignation Trap> Dr A.T. Bigelow, not Horace Ransom Bigelow, was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. |
A.T. Bigelow, the city champion of St. Paul, played several times in the Western Chess Congress, held in Excelsior, Minnesota, USA, in 1901, 1902, 1905, 1907, 1908, and at Chicago 1903.
|Feb-15-10|| ||Mibelz: <Resignation Trap> According to http://bigelowsociety.com/rod8/hor8...
Horace Ransom Bigelow, was born in 1898 in St. Paul, MN; died 1980 ; He went to Oxford and later was the Librarian at the New York Athletic Club and he lived at 39 Bayless Ave, Port Washington, L.I., NY. |
There were two other chess players: Wesley Bigelow (President of the Manhattan CC), http://sbchess.sinfree.net/MCC.html
and dr A.T. Bigelow (St. Paul City champion in 1901).
|Dec-20-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Bigelow edited a chess column in the New York Post in the early 1940's:|
|Mar-06-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Horace Ransom Bigelow.
"A Horace is a Horace, of course, of course..."
|Mar-06-18|| ||Check It Out: There is only one HR win listed in his games yet the bio says he won the 1928-29 Marshall Chess Club Championship. Those games must be lost in the wind.|
|Mar-06-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: I think he dated Eustice Winslow Droughtmeyer for a while.|
(Of the Connecticut Droughtmeyers, not the Virginia Droughtmeyers. What a scandal THAT would have been!)
|Mar-06-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: On a related note, I do have some Bigelow tea in my cupboard.|
|Mar-06-18|| ||PhilFeeley: There should be more games here, at least from the 1934 win.|