|Jul-13-05|| ||sneaky pete: Mathematician, Westminster, London, b. October 1745, d. July 11, 1807. More info see http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/....|
|Jul-13-05|| ||Benzol: <sneaky pete> You should've put yourself forward as a biographer to <chessgames.com>.|
|Jul-27-06|| ||nescio: <An Englishman: We owe this guy a lot for saving some of Philidor's games.>|
But also for his imaginative play. See for instance the game G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1798
in which we see a very early example of a positional sacrifice (8.Ngxe4), evident as it may seem nowadays.
|Mar-26-09|| ||TheTamale: Not everyone can claim a win over bad chessgames.com link--impressive!|
|Mar-26-09|| ||Open Defence: <Benzol> I think the link to Wilson in this bio needs to be corrected|
|Mar-26-09|| ||Benzol: <Open Defence> Thanks for pointing out this error. Hopefully it works now.|
|Mar-26-09|| ||WhiteRook48: very good AtWood-chopping|
|Mar-27-09|| ||Open Defence: glad to be of help <Benzol>|
|Nov-30-09|| ||sigi: George Walker's Book of 1835 is accessible through Google books. If Walker is right, Wilson's forename was Joseph not Jonathan.|
|Jul-27-10|| ||BIDMONFA: George Atwood|
|Jul-28-10|| ||Bent75: George Atwood play Chess I like to do;
If Atwood don't find the way to his oponent's King, he construct a way!
Mikhail Tal dit it the same way!
|Nov-06-11|| ||grasser: I feel some type of retro-active ratings should be issued to these fine players of old.|
|May-03-17|| ||bobmeadley: Very good bio of George Atwood in Fiske's American Chess Monthly 1859.
It is interesting to read a profile of one of Philidor's strongest opponents.
Is it time for a modern e-book on Philidor and his chess and music friends or has it been done already?|
|May-03-17|| ||althus: The only decent newish book on Philidor I know of is Susanna Poldauf's one, in German, which really puts his musical activity in context. No e- or English, unfortunately.|
|May-04-17|| ||bobmeadley: Thanks Althus for your prompt reply. I have put together some Philidor research from Australian and American chess sources.About 85 pages so far. Mostly about his 1749 games which are 'manufactured' according to von der Lasa.This all started when a friend asked me to help him with his proposed Philidor novel. Now on hold. I can see what stopped him.It is Philidor's music side.
Anyway I would like to place this material on a website for sharing. How would you do that Althus? I am old school.|
|May-04-17|| ||althus: Hi Bob. I've a soft spot for Philidor. He deserves a book, a good one, akin to Michael's Lasker tome. What exists about him is so scattered, yet he's as well-rounded as Lasker. There's the music, and most chessplayers are unaware of his games of draughts. Then there was the fellow a few years back who tracked down his final resting place -- that was interesting.|
Anyhow, we can take it to e-mail. I think I recognize your name from the KWA. Are you on their member's contact list?
|May-04-17|| ||bobmeadley: Althus, Am in contact with Gordon Cadden who found Philidor's resting place. I have asked him if a book is intended but he has not replied as yet. He's a busy man.
Yes let's take it to email. I am friendly with Bert Corneth who is a member of KWA.I know Bert is a great collector and he has our email as does Tony Peterson the UK book dealer. I am not a member of KWA. I don't know Michael's Lasker tome. Am a bit behind there.|