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Alan McGowan
Member since Oct-24-06 · Last seen Dec-01-18
From Glasgow, Scotland, but residing in Canada. Historian for Chess Scotland. Area of interest and research: Kurt Richter (1900-1969).

   Alan McGowan has kibitzed 39 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-01-18 Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter (replies)
Alan McGowan: You should tread more carefully, MissScarlett, especially when you talk about people you don't know. You seem to suggest that the quoted comment was only forthcoming because of a free copy. Your tone is cynical, and accusatory, and I don't appreciate it. Also, you should have ...
   Jun-05-18 Nicholas Anthony Perkins (replies)
Alan McGowan: Like Alexander, Milner-Barry, Golombek and J.M. Aitken - though not as well known as them - Perkins also worked at Bletchley Park during WWII. From December 1941 to October 1942 he was in Hut 8, which decrypted German Navy Enigma signals. From October 1942 to March 1945 he ...
   Apr-17-18 Eliskases - Fairhurst (1933)
Alan McGowan: A report on the visit to Scotland by Eliskases can also be seen at
   Apr-15-18 Peter B Anderson
Alan McGowan: There is a detailed biography of Peter Anderson on the Chess Scotland web site at He was Scottish champion in 1950 and 1954.
   Apr-04-18 Maroczy vs O Tenner, 1926 (replies)
Alan McGowan: From the May 1929 British Chess Magazine, p. 189: 'Oscar Tenner, in a note in The American Chess Bulletin for March, takes exception to a variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined given in E.D. Bogoljuboff's recent work Die Moderne Eröffnung, and called by him the "Manhattan ...
   Feb-09-18 Alexander Munroe Davie (replies)
Alan McGowan: Amended link at Chess Scotland is
   Feb-09-18 Gerald Bonner
Alan McGowan: Further information about Gerald Bonner can be seen at
   Feb-09-18 Andrew Bonar Law / Richard Barnett / William Rutherford (replies)
Alan McGowan: A biography for him can be found on the Chess Scotland site at
   Feb-01-18 Herbert Jennings Rose
Alan McGowan: Additional information can be seen at
   Feb-01-18 Neptali Ponce Miranda
Alan McGowan: Mr Ponce Miranda had a distinguished diplomatic career, which included a period as Consul for Ecuador in Scotland. A detailed biography can be seen at
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