|Sep-01-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Hay was also the Australian Junior Champion in 1961.|
|Sep-02-11|| ||twinlark: <GrahamClayton>
Cool, I've updated it.
Please let me know at my forum or at the The Biographer Bistro if you have more info on any other Aussie player, past or present, so I can update their player pages (I almost missed this one, and only just caught it before it slipped off the bottom of the recent kibitzes column on the home page).
Stuff on "old" players like Max Fuller, Fred Flatow, Robert Jamieson, and many others are especially hard to find.
|Sep-02-11|| ||ozmikey: <twinlark> I can probably provide you with bits and pieces on Aussie players as well if you like...I've still got a decent archive of old magazines and the like. It's a pity John van Manen is no longer with us, he was a walking encyclopedia of Australian chess history.|
Trevor Hay was/is a very gifted player, albeit a thoroughly unpleasant person (a complete contrast to contemporaries such as Doug Hamilton, Terrey Shaw and Fred Flatow).
|Sep-02-11|| ||twinlark: <ozmikey> That would be great. Yes, I've heard that about Trevor, but maybe he's mellowed with age. I recall some stories about Browne when he was in Australia, including one where he got really pissed off with Hay. Two live wires shorting each other out, maybe?|
|Sep-09-11|| ||Llawdogg: He wrote a book called "King's Gambit" and I see that he played the opening as well. |
Sorry to hear that he was unpleasant.
|Nov-26-11|| ||pfylim: @Graham and ozmikey
Could you highlight as little more of what you know about trevor as I met Trevor recently in Perth, where he resides now.
He mentioned he might take up playing again.
He seems quite mellow now and we met a few times for coffee. He was very pleasant!! :)
though we never got around to having a game!!
my email paul@lazyc,at or firstname.lastname@example.org
hope to hear from you!!
|Sep-29-13|| ||GrahamClayton: <Llawdogg>He wrote a book called "King's Gambit" and I see that he played the opening as well|
One of Hay's unusual variations in the KGD was the following:
1. e4 e5 2. f4 ♘f6 3. fxe5 ♘xe4 4. ♘f3 ♘g5 5. ♗b5?! a6 6. O-O axb5 7. d4 ♘e6 8. d5 ♗c5+ 9. ♔h1 O-O 10. ♘c3
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|Dec-13-16|| ||BogusAurelius: I remember Trevor quite well, in Berkeley Ca. We played a lot of blitz, and he was writing his book on the King's Gambit at the time. I never thought of him as unpleasant at all. In fact i thought he was quite enjoyable to play and a general good fellow.|
|May-02-17|| ||dcd10100: Hi - does anyone have Trevor's contact details or a means of making contact? |
Any help would be much appreciated.