|Jan-24-04|| ||Benzol: Francis Percival Wenman (1891 - 1972).
Author of 'One Hundred Remarkable Endings'; 'One Hundred Chess Gems'; 'One Hundred And Seventy Five Chess Brilliancies' and 'Gems Of The Chess Board' amongst other works.
He was Scottish Champion in 1920.
100 Chess Gems was the first chess book I ever read and has recently been republished.
|Aug-30-04|| ||percyblakeney: Wenman's selection in 100 Chess Gems is a bit surprising: 20 of 100 games are Marshall games (15 wins), but there's just one game each with Capablanca and Euwe, both losses. He's chosen two of his own games, though. Wenman's commentary is seldom very advanced, there's more of: "A game much above average interest"... |
|Aug-30-04|| ||sneaky pete: Uncle pete's "believe it or not":
A completely updated edition of 100 Chess Gems will be out soon with deep notes by <knight13>.
|Jul-15-05|| ||GreaseMonkey: Didn't Wenman publish a book of problems where a significant number were simply rotations of existing ones. You know, turn the board round, looks different|
|Oct-01-06|| ||Uzi: <Wenman churned out many books which, despite(?) the bad contents, had good sales and gained him a certain amount of fleeting fame. But by the time he died, in 1972, he had been consigned to oblivion and was ignored by the obituarists. A cautionary tale.> (Edward Winter, C.N. 1652)|
<100 Chess Gems was the first chess book I ever read and has recently been republished.>
Not be Cardoza Publishing?
|Oct-01-06|| ||Benzol: <Uzi> I'm not sure who republished 100 Chess Gems. The edition I saw first was one my Father had purchased in 1942! I really enjoyed playing through those games when I was a youngster.|
|May-06-08|| ||whiteshark: <sneaky pete: Uncle pete's "believe it or not":> After 1,346 days a belated <ROFL>. :D|
|May-06-08|| ||estebansponton: Salvo Znoko- borovski no hay ninguna partida contra alguien conocido...
¿Wenman jugó algún torneo importante?|
|Jul-01-08|| ||Karpova: Edward Winter on Wenman's plagiarism concerning his problem books in C. N. 5641:|
|Jul-01-08|| ||vonKrolock: In 'played' Chess we will not speak about plagiarism: A good move can be imitated, repeated, and the result will be a point and more rating points: "sport achievement" - In Composition, copy is the capital sin: A problemist caught in imitation and repetition will be (should be!?) baned and execrated. Make up and mirroring are tipical of the plagiarist's modus operandi ( nota bene: Coincidences and anticipations, it's another chapter.)
discussion online on the matter http://www.milanvel.net/mp/snapshot...|
|Jul-16-08|| ||lopium: <estebansponton: Salvo Znoko- borovski no hay ninguna partida contra alguien conocido... ¿Wenman jugó algún torneo importante?> Well, the Scotish Championship might be considered as an important championship.|
|Jun-07-18|| ||zanzibar: I believe he was commonly known as Percy Wenman during his daying/authoring days.|
|Jun-07-18|| ||Retireborn: "known as Percy Wenman during his daying/authoring days."|
And when he was nighting (or Dark Knighting?) he was known as The Wenman, winged crusader of darkness, probably.
|Jun-07-18|| ||zanzibar: <RB> my "freudian" slips, and lordy I make a lot of 'em, are normally painfully boring. |
Thanks for (at least trying - ha!) to liven 'em up.