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|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?|
|Apr-03-15|| ||wordfunph: rest in peace, FM P.H. Clarke..
|Mar-18-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Peter Clarke.|
|Apr-14-17|| ||zanzibar: While research USSR 1957, I came across this mention of Clarke, it's an interesting, if longish, read:|
--- The Soviet School of Chess
--- by Kotov and Yudovich
- However the anonymous author of the Dover version was simply wrong.
- The American players were simply much weaker than the Soviet players.
- With the exception of Reshevsky, none of the top American players
could compete against the Soviets at the time this book was written.
- Sam Sloan
I [that is, Phil Innes] should like to verify a few things; first of all I wanted to check
if Taylor Kingston was correct in suggesting the author of the Dover
edition, May 1961, and he was. To substantiate this I wrote to ask him
if it were okay to say so, and what other influences if any there
Here is a reply from Dr. Frank Brady: "I wrote the Preface, but since
it was in the 1950s, I was afraid to append my name, with the
implication that someone might think I was a Red. I wrote to Hayward
Cirker, then publisher and owner of Dover and asked him to remove my
name before the book was printed. Cirker did that and sent me a
cordial letter (I still have it!) agreeing to our "deep, dark secret"
that I wrote it. I don't care anymore, of course."
There are still some questions of, for example, if the last paragraph
is not actually from the publisher, even if in Frank's words.
So, that seems clear, except for one other anecdote by my old team
captain in England who advised that the chess was better than anything
else then being published in English language [this was intended as an
export book] but not to trust the lines too deeply since they were, in
his words 'distracting', as if to say, you young tigers better look a
bit further. His name was <P. H. Clarke>. In England there was no 'red
menace' atmosphere in the fifties as there was here with McCarthy, and
so cheap [important!] Russian oriented chess texts were welcome.
And finally, it was more difficult for American players to contest the
Soviets, since both countries limited access to each other, but as for
'only Reschevsky', who knows? There was simply not enough opportunity
to play Soviets over enough games to get psyched up for the few
encounters there were. [...]
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