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   Apr-22-14 A E Blackmar vs Lasker, 1892
 
thomastonk: <An Englischman: Blackmar didn't play his own gambit vs. the great Lasker?!> Lasker played the wrong Blackmar, see Armand Edward Blackmar .
 
   Apr-19-14 Akiba Rubinstein (replies)
 
thomastonk: <Karpova> Thank you for the update! I wasn't completely sure (-> Editorial in "Karl", 3/2013), and so I left it to the expert.
 
   Apr-19-14 Ignatz Von Kolisch (replies)
 
thomastonk: <zanzibar: To change the subject for a moment... > Feels like the same subject to me. You found a source and drew already a conclusion, but I cannot see any verification. Academical historians use many categories of sources to avoid mistakes. Here is an example from chess ...
 
   Apr-17-14 Rubel vs B Sorensen, 1876 (replies)
 
thomastonk: Correction slip submitted. Based on the source above, I suggested to replace White by H Ruben , and Black by Soren Anton Sorensen .
 
   Apr-16-14 Aaron Alexandre
 
thomastonk: Some action here: that's nice! Well, if I remember things correctly, I submitted the game against Deacon last autumn and then I wrote the brief biography (most probably with language support by <OhioChessFan> and <jessicafischerqueen>). So, I feel some responsibility
 
   Apr-16-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
thomastonk: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Thank you very much! Your explanation is what I conjectured (including the 42). Players, who get an asterisk in the list, are shown always first, and the others seem to be sorted by rating. Preferring family names would help in case of my friend Aaron ...
 
   Apr-16-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
thomastonk: <Phony Benoni: I would strongly prefer the human overrid.> I support this, because it is the most flexible solution. Moreover, several of the exceptional tournaments cannot be solved by 1) and 2), because the different numbers of games per player resulted from rules like ...
 
   Apr-15-14 Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 (replies)
 
thomastonk: <Karpova: Dr. Emanuel Lasker writes that the game was adjourned after 50.Bb5> Okay, this coincides, and hence there are no doubts. (Tarrasch mentions that this was already the second adjournment.) <But it doesn't seem too likely to me that Tarrasch needed that extra time
 
   Apr-14-14 Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878
 
thomastonk: The end of this game has deserved some attention. The position after 31.Qf5 appears in a book by Neistadt on queen's sacs, which is currently my bedside book. Usually I study one or two examples and then I fall into ...
 
   Apr-13-14 Flohr vs R Pitschak, 1930
 
thomastonk: <backrank> Hard to believe, but this game was indeed played by Salo Flohr.
 
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Jan-27-14
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  thomastonk: I quote myself from the Biographers's Bistro, where the following posting got no replies.

<Well, I really don't know where I should ask the following question. Maybe someone here has a hint.

What has happened to Neil Brennen? He was quite active about 10 years ago, but after 2008 I haven't found much of him.>

Here I can add a few of his activities:

http://www.pscfchess.org/pennswoodp...

http://correspondencechess.com/camp...

http://correspondencechess.com/camp...

http://www.chessdryad.com/articles/...

Moreover, he contributed several times to the QCH.

Feb-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thomastonk: The "Wiener Morgenzeitung" (see http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt....) published according to Ehn & Strouhal the chess column of the Hakoah. I searched a little bit, but without success. If someone else knows where to find it, I would very much appreciate a hint.

The successor of "Wiener Morgenzeitung" was "Die Neue Welt" (see http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt....).

Feb-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thomastonk: <Pester Lloyd> Emanuel Lasker led a chess column in the Pester Lloyd from January 29, 1911 until the end of 1913. The column usually appeared on Sunday, and the newspaper is availble at ANNO. The column is easy to detect, if you look at the whole issue and watch out for the charactaristic chess layout, say here on page 10 in the rightmost column: http://content.onb.ac.at/cgi-conten.... Diagrams appear only sporadically, when studies are presented.

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