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|Nov-30-08|| ||braimondi: Rest in peace Robert you was great.|
|Dec-01-08|| ||mckmac: Rest in peace Robert Wade.|
|Dec-01-08|| ||brankat: A very capable master, a fine teacher and writer, Robert Wade was also a true gentleman and sportsman.|
|Dec-01-08|| ||newzild: Wow, I'm absolutely stunned to log on to chessgames.com to find that Bob Wade is dead.|
Probably the second-most famous New Zealand chess player ever, after Murray Chandler.
|Dec-01-08|| ||Richard Taylor: I heard of this - sad news - from Ewen Green tonight at our Club - Wade also helped Ewen and many other Kiwis who were in England. Many time NZ Champ Ortvin Sarapu told me of how he met Wade in a tournament in Europe just after the war and Wade suggested NZ as place to live - so Ortvin felt that as Estonia had been rather knocked about by the Russians and and the Germans - he felt that NZ would be a good place to take his family. |
I saw the game Wade played v Chandler (the previous year at Queenstown ) - it was a great game and Wade had winning chances - as Murray Chandler pointed out at the time. Chandler is in NZ now.
|Dec-01-08|| ||whiteshark: Rest in peace Bob Wade.|
|Dec-01-08|| ||hitman84: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/co...|
|Dec-01-08|| ||Simonkaser: RIP Bob Wade|
|Dec-01-08|| ||Prugno: Instead of mourning his loss, I wish to congratulate Bob Wade for his long and fruitful life, dedicated to chess until the very end.|
|Dec-01-08|| ||Eyal: <Bob was Fischer's go to guy. I first met Bob Wade in 1992 before I'd even heard of the internet. Bob was lecturing on the return of Bobby Fischer for the return match against Boris Spassky in Sveti Stefan. Afterwards I showed him my large collection of articles from the Yugoslav press on Fischer. He invited me to visit him and even photocopied a fax from Fischer (which I found when researching this) to him asking him to compile a dossier of Spassky's games. This was a job he'd also done for the match in 1972.> (http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/bob...)|
<With infinite pains, Wade researched and compiled all of Spassky's published games; some were well-known, others were located in obscure journals. The folder ended up at over a thousand pages. He dispatched it to Fischer via Edmondson, who had it bound in red velvet. Fortunately, it reached its destination, for the work had been done by hand and there was no other copy.
For over thirty years, Wade has kept the letter that came back from Grossinger's on receipt of his meticulously prepared material. There was not a word of thanks. Instead, he was greeted by a torrent of abuse for failing to abide by Fischer's preferred methods of displaying the moves. Wade had written them across the page rather than down the page. "Can't you follow even the simplest instructions?" He was rebuked for having "cut corners." There was nothing for it but for Wade painstakingly to copy out each move again, working almost from scratch.>
(From "Bobby Fischer Goes to War")
|Dec-01-08|| ||Eyal: Some more obituaries at:
http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/ (with a link to an interesting interview at http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/news/bcm1...)
|Dec-01-08|| ||theodor: condolences from bulgaria|
|Dec-04-08|| ||paladin at large: Is the Wade-Smyslov variation in the Bogo-Indian a reference to Bob Wade? If so, I wonder why, since there are no such games credited to him in the database.|
|Dec-04-08|| ||Eyal: <paladin at large> According to chessbase database, this variation was indeed introduced for the first time by Bob Wade in the following game:|
[Black "Wade,Robert Graham"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 a5 5.a3 Be7 6.Nc3 d5 7.Bg5 0-0 8.e3 h6
9.Bh4 b6 10.cxd5 exd5 11.Rc1 Be6 12.Bd3 c5 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.0-0 Nbd7 15.e4 Nxe4 16.Nxe4 dxe4
17.Bxe7 Qxe7 18.Bxe4 Rab8 19.Qd2 Nf6 20.Bb1 Bd5 21.Qxa5 Bxf3 22.gxf3 Rxb2 23.Qxc5 Qb7 24.Qc6(??) Rxb1
|Dec-05-08|| ||kingscrusher: RIP Bob Wade
I did a tribute video to him which has been featured on Chesscafe:
|Dec-21-08|| ||Karpova: C.N. 5899
The FSGT (Fédération Sportive et Gymnique du Travail) invited Robert Wade to Paris where he should play a match against Rossolimo.
Dominique Thimognier: <[...] the Fédération Française des Echecs banned Rossolimo from playing. Instead, there was a two-game match between Wade and François Molnar. Both games were drawn.>
|Dec-24-08|| ||GrahamClayton: A long and varied career. How many other players have played in 7 different decades (40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s)?|
|Dec-24-08|| ||Phony Benoni: <Graham Clayton> There was a bit of discussion on this topic here: Svetozar Gligoric. Judging only from games in the database, the current record appears to be 9 decades for Arnold Denker (1929-2001) and Samuel Reshevsky (1917-1991). Reshevsky also has the unusual distinction of having games from every decade in which he lived.|
With 8 decades, we have Edward Lasker (1902-1976), Miguel Najdorf (1929-1994), Vasily Smyslov (1935-2001), Laszlo Szabo (1933-2004).
There are quite a few with seven decads, the earliest of whom may be Baron Tassilo Heydebrand und der Lasa (1836-1890) and Henry Edward Bird (1849-1903). Of current sevens, Borislav Ivkov (1948-2008), Viktor Korchnoi (1945-2008) and Boris Spassky (1948-2007) have chances to move up in a couple of years.
Again, this is based only on games in our database. For example, Edward Lasker could well have games from 10 decades (1890s-1980s).
|Jan-01-09|| ||WhiteRook48: what about NN? but he's a bunch of amateurs.
Wade once played a game against NN on a train. It was progressive chess.
1. e4 1... e5 and 1...f5 (Black gets two moves)
2. d4, f4, Bc4 (three moves
Black: 2...Qg5, 2...Qxg2, 2...Be7, and 2...Bh4#. then at the end of the annotation the authors say: was Bob playing an evil and sinister guy??
I never knew Wade was dead. R. I. P.
|Jan-03-09|| ||WTHarvey: Here's a little collection of critical positions from his games: http://www.wtharvey.com/wade.html|
|Jan-10-09|| ||gunnar373: Rest in Peace Bob|
|Apr-08-09|| ||Benzol: A nice tribute to Bob Wade can be found at http://www.middlesexchess.org.uk/bo...|
Wonder when Paul McKeown will complete his biography on Bob's life?
|Apr-10-09|| ||Benzol: A bit more about Bob Wade can be found at http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic...|
|Apr-10-09|| ||wordfunph: Piece of Trivia: International Master Robert G. Wade once gave a simultaneous exhibition on 30 boards in Moscow in the year 1951, but failed to win a single game! His opponents were schoolboys under 14 years old. At the end of the play, he had drawn 10 games and lost the remaining 20 games in 7 hours of play.|
Happy Birthday Robert Wade!!
|Apr-10-10|| ||wordfunph: Wade is gone but his memories remain..
happy birthday Robert..
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