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|Feb-14-05|| ||nikolaas: It's Vere's birthday today. Is it possible that Valentine's day is named after him? |
|Feb-14-05|| ||cu8sfan: The feast of Saint Valentine is very old. For reference read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_.... I don't think it's an incredible coincidence that a boy born in 1845 is named after the saint of his birthday. |
|Feb-14-05|| ||Open Defence: <chessgames> As someone posted earlier, that knight looks very lonely, get him/her a Valentine :-) |
|Feb-14-06|| ||refutor: lesiege is a poker player not a chess player nowadays ;)|
|Feb-14-07|| ||Hafen Slawkenbergius: Such a pity... it's interesting, BTW, a lot of extremely talented players of this generation stopped playing early; not only Morphy, but de Vere, Kolisch, Neuman, Suhle... Just think, what a hell of a time would Steinitz have had, if Vienna 1873 included all of the best living players, and not just all of the best active ones.|
|Feb-14-07|| ||kellmano: Looks like a really cool dude. I might copy his hairstyle.|
|Feb-14-07|| ||setebos: <kellmano> Buy a cow and have it lick your hair in the morning:)|
|Feb-14-07|| ||DennistheMenace: <He worked at Lloyds Bank...>|
No, Lloyd's the insurance market. A different beast altogether.
Trying to think who the picture of de Vere reminds me of. Yes, it's a youthful Christopher Hichens.
|Feb-14-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Cecil Valentine De Vere|
DE VERE, Cecil Valentine
|Feb-14-08|| ||brankat: Seems to have been such a great talent, young Mr.De Vere.|
And yet such a short, unhappy and tragic life.
Happy Birthday Cecil Valentine, wherever You may be!
|Feb-14-08|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
At least it gives an explanation why he is sometimes called <The English Morphy>
and it has the beautiful link: http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/eve...
|Feb-14-08|| ||Open Defence: <At about the time that he won the national championship his mother died, a loss he felt deeply, 'the only person who ever cared for me'> that indeed is tragic... maybe he had to open up and give a little to receive.. how lucky we are though|
|Feb-14-08|| ||pawnofdoom: Born on Valentine's Day!|
|Feb-14-08|| ||Sneaky: Born on Valentine's Day? What a coincidence! ;-)|
|Feb-14-08|| ||MichAdams: If born on May 1st, he'd really have been in trouble.|
|Feb-15-08|| ||Calli: De Vere's shining moment was a thrashing of Steinitz at the odds of a pawn and two, 7W-3L-2D. CG just put these games in the DB, so enjoy:|
|Feb-15-08|| ||Open Defence: <Calli> the link states|
<Overall record: Wilhelm Steinitz beat Cecil Valentine De Vere 11 to 8, with 2 draws.*>
|Feb-15-08|| ||Calli: Yes, that is the correct overall record. De Vere won the odds match 7-3-2.|
|Feb-15-08|| ||Open Defence: Oh sorry I thought that the statement reflected the Odds Match|
|Feb-15-08|| ||Calli: Hmm, well I can do it a different way
|Aug-16-09|| ||YoungEd: Does anyone know why he used the pseudonym he did? What's wrong with Valentine Brown? (Yes, I know, normally Valentine red, but seriously).|
|Feb-14-10|| ||Doc Valentine: Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day, too!|
|Feb-14-11|| ||Penguincw: This person only lived up to age 29.|
|Feb-14-12|| ||brankat: Born on Valentine's Day :-) |
A very talented young chess player.
From the Bio: <..becoming the first official British Chess Champion. He remained the youngest titleholder for over a century (until Nigel Short)..>
|Feb-14-12|| ||Penguincw: On second of thought, he might be a another candidate. He was POTD last year, I believe.|
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