|Mar-11-08|| ||MichAdams: As good a night as any to start up the <cg.com> branch of the LFC fan club.|
|Apr-08-08|| ||MichAdams: Another great night.|
|Apr-08-08|| ||Jim Bartle: You mean four goals vs. Arsenal?|
|Apr-30-08|| ||MichAdams: I'm closing this chapter for the season. Back in August.|
|Apr-13-14|| ||RedShield: <Most prominent among them was Pope John Paul II, who was said to be following Dudek's career at Liverpool and hence, became a fan himself.|
Even Angelina Jolie is rumored to be a fan, primarily because her son Maddox is a die-hard Liverpool supporter.
Other rumored fans include Leonardo de Caprio, Cherie Blair and Col. Gadaffi's son Saadi.>
|May-05-14|| ||RedShield: I'm closing this chapter for the season. Back in August.|
|May-23-16|| ||offramp: I've just arrived in Liverpool. The area around Lime Street looks really good.|
|May-23-16|| ||MissScarlett: Liverpool's never been what you'd call a hotbed of chess. Capa played a couple of simuls there, in 1919; as did Alekhine, who visited in 1923 and 1938. I think Lasker toured there, as well. And Tal famously passed through Knotty Ash in 1974. |
After more than a century of neglect, the ECF finally took pity and awarded the British championships to the city in 2008. If any famous players were born there, I've forgotten them. In fact, their best known player was a tenth-rate hack, W.H. Wallace: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
|May-23-16|| ||offramp: I am a shivering bowl of jelly tapping out this message while hiding in a doorway on Lord Nelson Street.|
Please send help!
|May-24-16|| ||zanzibar: Have to admit that <offramp>'s travelogues are on the hilarious side of the dial.|
He's like the <CG> traveling gnome, sending postcards of his travels back home!
|May-24-16|| ||Sally Simpson: There are a couple of Liverpool players that spring to mind.|
Gerald Abrahams and Gordon Thomas Crown
Gordon is perhaps not too well known but there is no doubt we were denied an exceptional talent at the game when he passed away aged 18.
There is a current English GM. who hails from Liverpool though for the life of me I cannot recall his name.
The first newspaper chess column is often attributed to The Liverpool Mercury 1813/1814. (the first chess column was I think in the Lancet magazine.)
The Beatles of course were heavily into chess. ('When I'm 64')
This position comes from a McCartney - Lennon game. (Paul was White.)
click for larger view
(1) What were the pieces made of?
(2) When was it played?
(3) What song did John sing after the game?
(1) 'Norwegian Wood'
(3) 'I'm a Loser.'
|May-25-16|| ||zanzibar: Ouch... <Sally> that hurt.|
There's another Liverpool gent I've come across recently:
Robinson Kay Leather
Had a bit of a hard time in <Amsterdam (1889)>
|May-25-16|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Zanzibar,
The current English GM I was thinking of is probably this lad.
He was born on Merseyside...close enough.
|May-26-16|| ||offramp: It is nearly 1pm and I am soon to leave Liverpool. That reminds me of a song my Dad used to sing with his brothers, "The Leving of Liverpool".|
I really enjoyed it. The Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Liverpool was enlightening. At least one of his chimpanzee paintings has worrying craquelure. I did a few quick drawings because photos were not allowed for 🄫 reasons. The whole Albert Docks area was beautiful.
Unlike London Liverpool still has lots of pubs. I didn't visit many but they look wonderful and I am glad they are not being closed rapidly, as in London, and turned into flats.
|Jun-02-16|| ||patzerkiller: I think you'll find than Amos Burn was a member of Liverpool Chess Club.|