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|Sep-20-07|| ||Benzol: <hailstone> I can remember reading about in either 'The Guardian Weekly' or 'The Weekly Telegraph' but no exact date was given so 1994 could be incorrect.|
|Sep-21-07|| ||hailstone: <Benzol> Yes, but (assuming that the record above is accurate) you left your comment on 31st December 2004. ie apparently a week before anyone else noticed that Golombek was dead. That's what really puzzles me.|
|Sep-21-07|| ||Benzol: <hailstone> You can add a decade to that week. I posted that in 2004 not 1994.
|Sep-21-07|| ||hailstone: <Benzol> Ha! I'm an idiot! What an extraordinary piece of number-blindness...|
Thanks for clearing that up. I guess we should get chessgames to correct their Golombek biography - any idea how to go about this?
|Sep-21-07|| ||hailstone: Ah, I see the 'suggest your correction' link. I'll do the honours.|
|Sep-21-07|| ||Benzol: <hailstone> Thanks for link to the Bill Hartston obituary on Golombek.|
|Jun-07-08|| ||trekkie: i lived next door to Mr Golombeck when i was a child i remember my father going next door to help him up one night when he fell over and screamed out at about 3am ! he was a great character always chucking apples and pears over the fence for us, but he thought the builder that built his house was trying to kill him apparently setting traps ect !!!! just thought i would let everyone know a little about his last years ! it was in chalfont st giles...buckinghamshire..great stuff|
|Mar-01-09|| ||YoungEd: What does it mean to be an "emeritus" GM? Does it mean that the chess world belatedly recognized one's GM strength, or is it more like an honorary doctorate that a university might confer on an important person?|
|Mar-01-09|| ||brankat: <YoungEd> It is more like an honorary doctorate recognizing a person's contributions in a given field. |
In H.Golombek's case it was his 65 years of commitment to the world-chess-community, his outstanding opus of chess literature, editorship. his stature as a top level chess arbiter.
And, of course, he was no slouch as a player either :-)
R.I.P. GM Golombek.
|Mar-01-09|| ||wordfunph: "We might as well have penguins and polar bears playing chess." GM Harry Golombek on Campomanes (Philippines) and Hasan (Indonesia) lobbying for another FIDE zones in Far East and Oceana in 1960's. "I will put up a Philippine team to beat England one day." Campomanes howled after British
GM Golombek unleashed a snide remark against Campomanes and Hasan. True to Campomanes' words, Philippines brought back to Earth the England team in the 1968 Lugano Chess Olympiad 2.5-1.5|
|Mar-01-09|| ||wordfunph: The late GM Harry Golombek once reacted to a spate of Petroff draws in one of the Petrosian-Spassky world championship matches. He suggested that the opening should perhaps be
|Mar-01-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: He wrote a wonderful book on Capablanca.|
|Apr-26-09|| ||ray keene: golombek defeated the following illustrious opponents-amongst many others:|
euwe najdorf pachman gufeld antoshin marovic uhlmann bisguier horowitz basman minev
the win against euwe was at paignton 1950 i think , a tournament golombek won, but it appears to be absent from the database here--something to track down and submit!
|Apr-26-09|| ||ray keene: HERE IS GOLOMBEKS WIN V EUWE
white golombek black euwe catalan
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4.Bg2 dc 5.Nf3 a6 6.a4 ? (Correct is Ne5)
6. c5 7.00 Nc6 8.Nbd2 cd 9.Nxc4 Bc5 10.Nf e5 Nxe5
11. Nxe5 00 12.Qc2 Ba7 13.Rd1 Nd5 14.Qc4 Qd6 15.Nf3 e5
16.Ng5 Be6 17.Qd3 f5 18.Bd2 e4 19.Qb3 h6 20.Nxe6 Qxe6
21. Rac1 Rf7 22.Kh1 Re8 23.a5 Qe5 ? (Better is g5 with a clearly won
position ) 24. f3 Qe6 25.fe fe 26.Rf1 Nf6 27. Qxe6 Rxe6
28.Bh3 Re8 29.Bf5 e3 30.Bb4 Ne4 31. Bh7ch Kxh7 32.Rxf7 d3
33. ed Nf2 ch 34.Kg2 Nxd3 35.Bc3 Kg6 36.Rc f1 Nf2
37.Rxb7 Bc5 38.Rxg7ch Kf5 39.Rc7 Bd6 40.Rc6 Be5
41. Rc5 Resigns
MOVES SENT IN TONIGHT COURTESY OF PROFESSOR NATHAN DIVINSKY
|Apr-27-09|| ||ray keene: and golombeks missing win v dr jonathan penrose
played at hastings 1952-1953
white Golombek black j. PENROSE
1.d4 NF6 2.Nf3 b6 3.c4 Bb7 4.g3 e6 5.Bg2 Be7 6.Nc3 Ne4
7.Qc2 Nxc3 8.Qxc3 d6 9.00 00 10.Bf4 Nd7 11.Qc2 f5 12.Ng5 Bxg5
13.Bxb7 Rb8 14.Bxg5 Qxg5 15. Bc6 Nf6 16, f4 Qg6 17.Rf3 Kh8
18.Re1 d5 19.b4 Rbd8 20. Ra3 Ne4 21.b5 Rf6 22.cd ed
23.Qb3 a5 24.Bxd5 Nd2 25.Qd3 Rxd5 26. Qxd2 Rxb5
27.Rc3 c6 28.Rec1 Rd5 29.Qb2 b5 30.e3 Qe8 31.Kf2 Rh6
32.h4 Re6 ? 33.Qc2 Rd5d6 34.Qxf5 b4 35.Rd3 Rd5 36.Qg4 h5
37. Qd1 Qg6 38.Rd2 Qf5 39.Rd2c2 Qh3 40.Qh1 Qxh1 41.Rxh1
a4 42.Rb1 Rb5 43. Rc4 b3 44.Rxa4 Resigns once again thanks to prof nathan divinsky for supplying the moves
|Mar-01-10|| ||wordfunph: Happy Birthday to the author of my book Capablanca's 100 Best Games of Chess.... Harry Golombek!|
|Mar-01-10|| ||talisman: happy birthday to a great chess author.|
|Mar-22-10|| ||alexrawlings: Harry Golombek featured in Leonard Barden's chess column in tonight's London evening standard where he showed a puzzle from a game against Alan Phillips in the British Championship from 1961.|
Unfortunately this game isn't in the database, but this is the position with Phillips as White to make the winning move:
click for larger view
The winning move was 1 Re4! blocking black's mating threat and making his own unstopable. The continuation is 1.. fxe4 2 Rh1! e3+ 3 Ke1 Nf8 4 Qh6 followed by 5 Qg6#
Does anyone have this game? It would be fun to play it through and maybe it could even be a GOTD or a puzzle on this website one day!
|Mar-22-10|| ||ray keene: Phillips,A - Golombek,H [C00]
British Championship, 1961
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 d5 4.Nbd2 Nc6 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Be7 7.0–0 0–0 8.c3 Qc7 9.Re1 b6 10.Qe2 Ba6 11.e5 Nd7 12.Nf1 Rac8 13.h4 Rfe8 14.Bf4 b5 15.Ng5 Bxg5 16.hxg5 Nf8 17.Nh2 Ng6 18.Qh5 Nce7 19.Ng4 Nf5 20.Bh3 d4 21.Nf6+ gxf6 22.Bxf5 exf5 23.gxf6 Kh8 24.f3 Bb7 25.Kf2 Qc6 26.Re4 fxe4 27.Rh1 1–0
COURTESY OF STEVE GIDDINS WHO SENT IT TO ME
|Jul-28-10|| ||karnak64: I just saw a great piece on code-breaking at Bletchley Park in which IM Golombek was interviewed (obviously, the interview was some time ago, and perhaps has aired in other contexts). |
He had a fascinating account of how code breaking was like playing chess, in that it involved getting into your opponent's head and imagining what he was thinking as he was developing or using a cipher.
I can see how he was of great value in the war effort.
The spot included a few cuts of IM Golombek playing in what appeared to be international tournaments.
|Jul-15-11|| ||kingscrusher: Code breaker at Bletchley park
|Mar-01-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Harry Golombek, POTD. Good job!
|Mar-01-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Golombek.|
|Mar-01-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. POTD.|
|Apr-16-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is a Golombek victory that I have uploaded to the database:|
[Event "1935 BCF-ch"]
[Site "Great Yarmouth"]
[White "Harry Golombek"]
[Black "Gerald Abrahams"]
1. c4 c5 2. c3 b6 3. f3 b7 4. e4 g6 5. d4 g7 6. d5 d6 7. d3 d7 8. O-O gf6 9. h3 h6 10. e2 g5
click for larger view
11. e5 dxe5 12. xe5 xe5 13. xe5 O-O 14. e2 e6 15. dxe6 e8 16. exf7+ xf7 17. c2 g8 18. e3 g4 19. ad1 c7 20. f5 gxh3 21. xh3 e4 22. d7 b8 23. xe4 xe4 24. d2 c6 25. f4 e2 26. xg7+ xg7 27. c3+ 1-0
Source: CHESS, Vol 1, No 1, 14 September 1935
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