|Dec-26-04|| ||Benzol: Peter Hugh Clarke
Born 18th March 1933 in London
A CIM in 1976 and a CGM in 1980.
He was British Correspondence Champion in 1977 and is a noted author.
|May-02-07|| ||CaptainEvans: "The most remarkable thing about Clarke's chess career was the way in which he became transformed, in about 1968-9, into the most drawish of players. In British tournaments he has become notorious for correct but dull solidity."
George Botterill from British Chess, Pergamon, 1983.
...a bit like me then:-)
|Oct-11-07|| ||Erdkunde: The chessgames biography mentions that Clarke wrote books on both Tal and Petrosian. Interesting that he would pay equal attention to players with such vastly different styles.|
|Oct-11-07|| ||Petrosianic: He wrote about who was hot. They were World Champions only 2 years apart, after all.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||brankat: Very fine work on both Tal and Petrosian Biographies.|
Happy Birthday Mr.Clarke!
|May-15-08|| ||whiteshark: "British master Peter Hugh Clarke, a former chess correspondent of the Sunday Times in London, once wrote that <short draws are necessary, a means of conserving energy.> "As such they can contribute to raising the standard of play rather than lowering it," he said."|
Looking at his numerous short draws make me catch the point. :D
|Oct-26-08|| ||Silverstrike: Is his book on Tal any good?|
|Dec-17-08|| ||Crocomule: His book on Tal is great.|
|Dec-17-08|| ||Tessie Tura: <His book on Tal is great.>|
Yes, nice book.
|Dec-18-08|| ||YoungEd: The Petrosian book is excellent, too. Batsford reissued both the Tal and Petrosian books a few years ago in their "Master of..." series.|
|Mar-18-09|| ||Cibator: Yes, an excellent book (I've got a copy): fifty games analysed in sometimes exhaustive depth. But it stops at the WCM with Botvinnik in 1960.|
|Mar-18-09|| ||ray keene: clarke's books on both tal and petrosian are still in print with|
i recommend them both very highly-my own book on petrosian-<petrosian v the elite> written with julian simpole-deliberately avoids repeating games annotated in clarkes anthology of petrosian's games.
|Mar-18-09|| ||amaurobius: Thank you CG for making Clarke today's player of the day.|
I confess I can hardly name a British player to emerge in the 50s other than Penrose, but this fella was clearly no mug as the database indicates that he had a positive record against the likes of Szabo and Larsen.
Klaus Darga seems to have had his number though!
|Mar-18-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he made Tal and Petrosian's bios??|
|Mar-18-09|| ||ray keene: tal and petrosian-yes!! both of them|
|Sep-06-09|| ||Open Defence: very fine work indeed|
|Feb-21-12|| ||GrahamClayton: His "100 Soviet Chess Miniatures" is a very entertaining book.|
|Mar-18-12|| ||backrank: Here's my game collection on his Tal book: Game Collection: P.H. Clarke: Mikhail Tal's best games 1951-60
(interestingly, it doesn't appear under 'game collections' on the Mikhail Tal main page).|
And someone else had already compiled the games from Clarke's book on Petrosian: Game Collection: P.H.Clarke: Petrosian's Best games
(which does appear on the Petrosian main page)
|Mar-18-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!|
|Mar-19-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: for chess bibliophiles:
Clarke's book, Tal's own life and games plus the match v. Botvinnik and Joe Gallagher's book
Clarke's book, Vasiliev's Batsford bio (with annotations by Suetin), Petrosian's lectures which were issued in book form, and Hardinge and Keene's book...
enough material to keep one occupied for the next many months!
|Mar-19-12|| ||srag: <SimonWebbsTiger>: here are some more books on Tal:|
a) "El ajedrez extraordinario de Miguel Tal", by Luis Palau, Editorial Mercedes Sopena, Argentina, 1962;
b) "Tal since 1960", by W. H. Cozens, British Chess Magazine, 1974;
c) "Tal's Hundred Best Games 1961-1973", by Bernard Cafferty, Batsford, 1975;
d) "Tal's Masterpieces and other selected games, 1960-1975", by Andrew Karklins,Chicago Chess Books, 1976;
e) "Selected Chess Games of Mikhail Tal", by J. Hajtun, Pitman and Sons, 1961;
f) "Tal-Botvinnik: match for the World Chess Championship 1960", by Mikhail Tal, R.H.M. Press 1977;
g) "Study Chess with Tal", by Mikhail Tal and Alexander Koblenc, Batsford 1978;
h) "Attack with Mikhail Tal", by Mikhail Tal and Iacov Damsky, Cadogan 1994;
I also remember a four volume set published by Batsford some years ago and written by Hillary Thomas, I believe.
Enough to keep a student busy for years .
|Aug-04-13|| ||Tabanus: If I'm not mistaken, he married in 1962 to the 1966 British Ladies Champion Margaret E Clarke.|
|Dec-18-14|| ||Nosnibor: Peter passed away 10/12/2014.R.I.P|
|Dec-18-14|| ||Stonehenge: 11/12 according to http://www.britishchessmagazine.co.....|
|Dec-24-14|| ||offramp: What was his career? Was he a civil servant?|