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   jnpope has kibitzed 679 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-12-18 Rudolf Rezso Charousek (replies)
jnpope: Found this game while doing some 1902 clean-up of my Chess Archaeology games database: Charousek,R - Exner,G (Prof) [C50] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 Bxd4 6.Nxd4 Nxd4 7.f4 d6 8.fxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5 Be6 10.Na3 Bxc4 11.Nxc4 Nc6 12.Qxd8+ Rxd8 13.Ne3 Ne7 14.Nf5 Nxf5 15.Rxf5 ...
   Sep-18-18 jnpope chessforum
jnpope: <Tabanus>, thanks. Hopefully it will hold up to further scrutiny; I'd hate to think I overlooked something obvious!
   Sep-17-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
jnpope: I found a US government currency report for 1985: $1 = 3.755 guilders (as of March 31, 1985). 86,500/3.755 ~= $23,035.95 (1985 value) $23,035.95 in 1985 → $53,981.62 in 2018 According to:
   Sep-09-18 Monte Carlo (1903)
jnpope: Re: Alapin and Monte Carlo. New York Tribune, 26 Jan 1902, Part II, p9: <Of the last named, Alapin, though he took a minor prize, will not be permitted to play again, so it is said, because he sued the management for 10,000 francs on account of a change in the amounts of the ...
   Sep-09-18 Cambridge Springs (1904) (replies)
jnpope: <<WorstPlayerEver>: And the guy in the background in the middle may be Pillsbury (you see a part of his face).> Negative on that. Pillsbury was not in New York at the time. Pillsbury left San Francisco on April 14, with a scheduled stop in Denver, before arriving in ...
   Sep-07-18 London (1899) (replies)
jnpope: Does anyone know why Steinitz was denied consolation prize money? The tournament book, p(xxiii), indicates Cohn got £8, Lee £5, Bird £5 and Tinsley £4. This £22 is confirmed as being the total in consolation prize payouts on p(xxxi). Teichmann withdrew and got nothing, per the rule ...
   Sep-06-18 Vienna (1903)
jnpope: From the <New York Tribune>, 13 Dec 1903, p12, and <Washington Evening Star>, 19 Dec 1903, p20, we learn that there were three brilliancy prizes awarded: 1st, 200 kronen to Maroczy for Maroczy-Chigorin; 2nd, 200 kronen to Marco for Mieses-Marco; and 3rd, 200 kronen split ...
   Sep-06-18 13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902)
jnpope: According to the <Pittsburgh Daily Post>, 15 Feb 1903, Page 12, Tarrasch awarded the two brilliancy prizes: 1st, 300 Mark (courtesy Rothschild) to Napier for Bardeleben-Napier; 2nd, Silver Cup worth 100 Mark (courtesy Lameyer) to Olland for Olland-Wolf.
   Sep-06-18 Monte Carlo (1902)
jnpope: Ok, I think I may have solved the missing money donated by de Armas. When the tournament concluded it was reported by the <Journal de Monaco>, 18 Mar 1902, p1, that there would be seven prizes in the following amounts: 5000 francs, 3000, 2000, 1500, 1000, 750 and 500 (13750 ...
   Sep-03-18 Morphy vs NN, 1859 (replies)
jnpope: From George Walker we get this answer: <In giving the odds of the Rook, it is legal to Castle on the side of the board from which the Rook is taken-presuming that all the other essentials and proprieties are preserved; for, when you give the Rook, you do not undertake to give up ...
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  zanzibar: Hi, <jnpope>...

Let's try dropping the suggestion here to start -

I believe there's a problem with the <American Chess Bulletin (ACB) (1914) v11> linked at <chess archeology>:

It's the version from Princeton, but much, if not all, seems corrupt to me.

Luckily, Haithi also has the Harvard version of the issue, which seems OK.

If you could be so kind as to doublecheck me on this, and perhaps update your links, I would be obliged.

OK, thanks.

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  zanzibar: Quick followup:

Compare doing a search on <Jasnogrodsky> for the two different versions.


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  jnpope: I have updated the ACB entries on the CA library page. Thanks for info <Z>.
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  zanzibar: Hi ya,

Just wondering about your WSZ (1909) link over at CA:

This doesn't look like a viewable copy. Is one available?


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  zanzibar: Maybe you meant this link?

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  jnpope: Nope. I didn't mean that link because it didn't exist at the time I created the page. Hathi and Google continually add things. At the time I created the updated library page all Google had was that placeholder link.

I'm glad to see Hathi finally got around to adding the book (which will bubble up into Google soon).

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  zanzibar: <jnpope> then there's lots of other gaps with non-viewables books aren't there?

Anyways, I think you should mark off the non-public domain (or, rather, the non-viewable) links somehow - to save me a trip.


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  jnpope: The original entry was in a box with a grey background to denote its placeholder status (which I just removed when I updated the link). If you notice any new additions feel free to mention them here and I'll add them to the library.
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  jnpope: Baltische Schachblätter, 1910 v12, appears to be the only other placeholder entry.
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  zanzibar: Right-o <jn> - will pipe up as the occasion merits.

We both know it's tough keeping up with these moving targets.

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  zanzibar: Hi, I've sent you email with some additional articles for the O'Keefe Timeline.

(Four days of Chicago Tribune coverage of <Vienna (1899)>).

Hope you can get them in as updates.


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  MissScarlett: Uploaded a couple of Pillsbury games from the same simul:

Pillsbury vs J F Ramos, 1903

Pillsbury vs S Mlotkowski, 1903

Do you have the full date?

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  jnpope: I do not have a date for that exhibition and those games. I do have the game that Daniel P. Sailer won in the same exhibition. I assume you got the Ramos and Mlotkowki games from the Washington Evening Star. I found all three games in the JGW collection scrapbook for the Philadelphia Times and North American chess columns (a sloppy collection containing a mix of columns not just from those two papers but also additional Philadelphia papers). The games came from the North American columns (distinct column style), but sadly the North American columns were undated making it rather difficult to even place a ballpark date on those games. The best I have is as you have... October 1903.

Sorry for the tardiness of the reply. I was MIA for about a year and I'm slowly easing back into my chess duties... and before you ask, the Pillsbury books (two vols) are nearing completion, however, as late as yesterday (8/30) I recovered all the games from a Midwest blindfold simultaneous and was busy adding those to the 1899 section in vol 1 last night. When things like that fall into your lap it makes it difficult to halt the research and publish!

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  jnpope: I'm not sure whom to thank for renewing my membership. I noticed it yesterday when I was checking info on Budapest 1896, in particular the claim that Tarrasch won a brilliancy prize for Popiel-Tarrasch. I have found ZERO evidence of such a prize being offered during the tournament. It doesn't show up in the Deutsche Schachzeitung, British Chess Magazine or any newspaper source I have access to for 1896. Nor could I find it being belatedly awarded in 1897. And it is not mentioned in Maroczy's book of the tournament

But I digress.

I thank the individual who did that mystery renewal on my behalf.

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  zanzibar: <JN> do you have this Pillsbury loss found by <paderamo>:


[Event "Lincoln NE simul, 12b"]
[Site "Lincoln NE"]
[Date "1901.03.13"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Pillsbury, Harry N."]
[Black "Whited, Ray / Day, E. W."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C26h"]
[EventDate "1901.03.13"]
[Source "Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln NE, 1901-03-15, p8"] [Source_url ""]

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.d3 h6 6.Nge2 d6 7.Na4 Bb6 8. Nxb6 axb6 9.O-O Bd7 10.h3 Qc8 11.Kh2 Nh7 12.f4 f5 13.exf5 Bxf5 14.g4 Bd7 15.Be4 O-O 16.Ng3 Nf6 17.Bxc6 Bxc6 18.fxe5 dxe5 19.Qe2 Qd8 20. Qxe5 Nxg4+ 21.hxg4 Rxf1 22.Nxf1 Qh4+ 23.Kg1 Qh1+ 24.Kf2 Qg2+ 25.Ke1 Re8 26.Qxe8+ Bxe8 27.Be3 Qxc2 0-1



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  jnpope: <z>: Yes, I already have that game, but thanks for checking.
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  zanzibar: Seeing that <paderamo> only did the clipping 18 hours ago I thought I had a chance.

Not much of one, but a chance nonetheless!


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  paderamo: I have not even updated my web page with that link. occasionally re-scans their newspapers. In the process they delete anything that has been clipped. A number of links for the Nebraska State Journal do not work. Hundreds of links for the Chicago Daily Tribune need to be re-clipped. The Nebraska State Journal has had more years added in and I am in the process of clipping them. Maybe I can find more Pillsbury games.
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  paderamo: Also, great to have this forum back!
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  paderamo: The Pillsbury simul may have been on 24 October 1903. From the 23 October 1903 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

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  jnpope: <paderamo>, negative on that. The games with Mlotkowski, et. al., are from an earlier exhibition:

<Pillsbury opened the season at the Franklin with a nineteen board seance. He lost two—J. F. Ramos and D. P. Sailer. Drew one with Hugh Roberts. Won sixteen from J. W. Young, R. H. Ramsey, G. H. Stout, T. Zook, W. F. Reed, F. B. Driver, A. Goldberg, S. Mlotkowski, J. P. Fahey, S. W. Bampton, S. R. Jacob, W. K. Barclay, W. P. Thomas, S. T. Sharp, R. Lloyd, and J. H. Rhoads. Of the games the champion won the one with Stasch Mlotkowski was the best played, and it looked at one time as if the local matador had the better partie.

<source: White Collection scrapbook of Philadelphia Times and North American, v5, W q789.4 P53, p127 (North American column undated)>>

I suspect it was closer to the top of October based upon:

<Pillsbury will go to Philadelphia in a few days and give his next exhibition at the Franklin Chess Club of that City.

<source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1903.09.28, p8>>

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  jnpope: I guess it's about time to make this public...

I have just released a Chess Archaeology treatment of the 1834 Bourdonnais-McDonnell matches, including what is probably the first original research into these matches in over 150 years (at least since 1864 as far as I know).

Sep-03-18  Boomie: <jnpope: I guess it's about time to make this public...

I have just released a Chess Archaeology treatment of the 1834 Bourdonnais-McDonnell matches>

That is super cool. A study of their matches is a must for any serious student.

To jazz up the commentary, you might credit Morphy who wrote the analysis for the Ledger.

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  Tabanus: <jnpope> Amazing job.
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  jnpope: <Tabanus>, thanks. Hopefully it will hold up to further scrutiny; I'd hate to think I overlooked something obvious!
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