|Jan-17-05|| ||DanielBryant: Anybody have any info on this guy? |
|Jan-17-05|| ||keypusher: (1) His son Paul clobbered me in a simul in England in 1990 or so.|
(2) Fischer quotes him in 60MG.
(3) Er, that's it.
|Jun-01-05|| ||Stefan Lukke: As far as i know John plays for Liverpool Chess Club |
Quoted in one of Kasparov's "My Great Predecessors" books.
He is a really great guy to talk to.
|Jun-01-05|| ||offramp: If he was mentioned in 60MG and in one of the MGP books that is a weird record for a non-Grandmaster.|
Here is my favourite game of his, Miles vs P Littlewood, 1984.
|Jun-01-05|| ||WMD: Litlewood, it seems, was first into print with the winning 30.Nh4! in the game Fischer vs Leonid Stein, 1967, and Fischer gives him the credit in MSMG. OMGP-IV follows suit.|
|Jun-29-05|| ||Stefan Lukke: <offramp> You have the wrong Littlewood. It is John not Paul. |
P.S. Sorry i'm late i've been away.
|Jan-25-06|| ||BlueMooner: I met & spoke with John Littlewood this evening. He stills plays & is in good health. He was playing the 1 Board for Skelmersdale vs Atherton (I was Board 5 & won...but that's incidental) He beat our Number One handsomely playing the Caro-Kann as black (e4 - c6) and we lost the overall match 3-. |
Absolute gem of a guy he was amiable and happily talked chess with us mortals unlike some 'stars' of the game I have met.
He mentioned that he is soon due to play in Dresden in a forthcoming European Seniors Tournament he mentioned representing England.
I only looked him up om here tonight after meeting this evening and I can definitely say he is a top fella; to the extent that he asked me to phone him for any future advice! Hope this helps.
|Jul-23-06|| ||biglo: According to a book by Martin Beheim, Littlewood was a Lincolnshire school teacher nicknamed "Little Tal" among British players.|
|Jul-23-06|| ||ray keene: <blue mooner> i played john, norman and paul littlewood ( john and norman were brothers-paul =son of john) i think a total of 7 times--all great guys tho norman is sadly dead.
do you happen to have the moves of littewoods caro kann win or at least the opening moves-i never knew he played the caro kann and i am curious!|
|Jul-23-06|| ||biglo: Ray I was just about to post links to Paul E Littlewood and Norman Littlewood
|Jul-23-06|| ||ray keene: <Bisguier vs J Littlewood> if you want to see a truly rousing and typical win by john this is the one!|
|Jul-23-06|| ||ray keene: and if anyone wants to see a genius game by norman littlewood who was amazingly talented but erratic see norman littlewod v lengyel hastings 1964 i think it was-fabulous game!!|
|Dec-07-06|| ||Monoceros: My first thought when I stumbled across "J. Littlewood" was that it maybe was the mathematician J. E. Littlewood. But he died in 1977 and his middle name, I have just found out, is "Edensor".|
|May-25-07|| ||whiteshark: Happy Birthday !|
|Sep-16-09|| ||ray keene: apparently john sadly died this morning-i am now working on a suitable tribute for the times|
|Sep-18-09|| ||Beancounter: I met John Littlewood and knew him through the Merseyside leagues. He was actually a lecturer in further education in Liverpool. He never became a full time pro but managed to achieve the rank of FM. Brilliant attacking player. I played him once in a correspondence game. He crushed me of course. I'm sorry to hear he's gone.|
|Sep-18-09|| ||pawn to QB4: Me too. As a youngster I heard him lecture in Manchester...my friends and I came out inspired: it was the first time a master had taken us through a game and shown us the depth of thought that's going on during a top class game. For years afterwards he took the time to judge the best game competition at my club - I shudder to think of the sort of stuff we sent him to wade through. I had the great privilege of playing him twice: first time, he took it lightly and I won, don't ask me how. In the return, I lasted 16 moves...don't ask.|
|Sep-26-09|| ||whiteshark: Malcolm Pein on the sad news of the death of John Littlewood:
|Mar-05-11|| ||Phony Benoni: Probably his most famous game is this loss: J Littlewood vs Botvinnik, 1962|
Littlewood unleashed one of his brilliant attacks, and seemingly had the win in his grasp. But Botvinnik saved himself by a tiny finesse, later admitting he was only 50% sure at the time that he would survive.
|Mar-05-11|| ||Lennonfan: Just been through some of this mans games,excellent tactical nous,apparently a gentleman also,and very sad to hear he's passed on..i hadn't even heard of him till today,but may he rest in peace....|
|Nov-02-14|| ||domradave: He wrote a great book, HOW TO PLAY THE MIDDLE GAME IN CHESS. I am reading it right now and finding the games in it on Chessgames.com.
I think the book is part of a series, which includes a book on how to play the opening, and a book on how to play the endgame, written by other authors.
Littlewood, just for this book alone, should be remembered.|