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|Aug-20-09|| ||kramputz: <Aug-20-09
parisattack: There are a few listed on ABE for around $60.00 - which is still a tad pricey but it beats $186! >
Always be carefull with the sellers on eBay, they are looking for suckers. There is a jerk there who list high prices. Beware !! Abe Books sucks too.
|Aug-20-09|| ||parisattack: I've had problems on eBay but in 7-8 years never with ABE. I've purchased dozens of books off ABE.|
|Aug-20-09|| ||TheGadge: <parisattack> <kramputz> Thanks for the help and tips. I will keep them in mind...
I've also tried my supplier in NZ who has come up with some gems in the past, at very reasonable prices. I may have some luck there.|
|Aug-20-09|| ||parisattack: There used to be a chess book seller in Aussieland - Clive Lane - but I think he's retired. Ditto a dealer on Tassie who had some wonderful old volumes. |
Good luck! Half the fun can be the hunt...
|Aug-20-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Happy birthday|
|May-08-10|| ||laskereshevsky: ATKINS, POTTER, KOLISCH, DUBOIS, TAKACS GUNSBERG
Here the first positions in the all time most understimated players list
|May-08-10|| ||HeMateMe: Learn chess the Chet Atkins way (available via the amazon link.)|
|Feb-26-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Each year in his home town of Leicester the HE Atkins Memorial Congress is held in his memory:|
|Aug-09-11|| ||Antiochus: 177 games of Henry Atkins are here:
|Jul-14-12|| ||FSR: I am largely responsible for the Wikipedia article on Atkins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_... A remarkable player, who could have gone very far had he devoted himself to the game.|
|Jul-15-12|| ||Karpova: Shrewsbury, August 1906, 3rd British Chess Congress
1. H. E. Atkins 8.5
2. R. P. Michell 7.5
3-6. Lee 7.0
3-6. W. C. Palmer 7.0
3-6. Shoosmith 7.0
3-6. G. E. Wainwright 7.0
7. Blackburne 6.5
8. V. Wahltuch 4.5
9. E. Mercer 4.0
10. F. E. Hammond 3.5
11. J. E. Perry 2.0
12. Frank Brown 1.5
Atkins received 60 pounds, Michell 30 pounds.
'(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung', June 1906, pages 323-324
|Aug-20-12|| ||brankat: No doubt, a very talented player!
R.I.P. master Atkins.
|Aug-20-12|| ||Nosnibor: Here is one of the last serious games played by Atkins just before WW2;-White: H E Atkins Black; P Rowland Played 22/04/1939 in a match between Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire at board 1 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bg5 a6 4Ba4 Nc6 5Nc3 Bb4 6Nd5 Be7 7d3 0-0 8h3 d6 9c4 Nxd5 10c4xd5 Nd4 11Nxd4 exd4 12g4 Bh4 13Bd2 Qe7 14Qe2 b5 15Bb3 Bd7 16Rc1 Ra-c8 17Kd1 Rfe8 18Qf3 c5 19dxc6 Bxc6 20Rc2 Kh8 21Rg1 Qf6 22Qxf6 Bxf6 23Bxf7 Re7 24Bd5 Rec7 25Ba5 Bxd5 26Rxc7 Rxc7 27Bxc7 Bxa2 28Bxd6 Black Resigns 1-0 Happy 140th Mr Atkins|
|Aug-22-12|| ||Karpova: Scarborough, 1909.08.09 to 1909.08.21, 6th British Chess Congress|
1-2. H. E. Atkins 8.5
1-2. J. H. Blake 8.5
3. W. Ward 7.5
4-5. J. H. Blackburne 7.0
4-5. F. D. Yates 7.0
6-7. R. P. Michell 6.0
6-7. G. E. Wainwright 6.0
8. F. J. Lee 5.0
9. Dr. H. Holmes 4.0
10. Herbert Jacobs 3.0
11. A. J. Mackenzie 2.5
12. E. G. Sergeant 1.5
From pages 372-373 of the 1909 'wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-22-12|| ||Nosnibor: Tunbridge Wells,August 1908.Here Atkins outdistanced the field by one and a half points
1 H E Atkins 8.0
2 W Ward 6.5
3-6 J H Blackburne 6.0
3-6 I Gunsberg 6.0
3-6 F J Lee 6.0
3-6 Rev.W C Palmer 6.0
7-8 R P Michell 5.5
7-8 E G Sergeant 5.5
9 A Shoosmith 5.0
10-11 J H Blake 4.0
10-11 A J Mackenzie 4.0
12 Lean 3.0
From minutes of the Leicestershire Chess Club 1908
|Aug-25-12|| ||Karpova: Regarding my post from Aug-22, the 1910 'Wiener Schachzeitung' reports on page 254 the play-off between Atkins and Blake:|
4 games should have been played overall but Atkins won game 1 (in 55 moves), game 2 (in 16 moves) and drew game 3 in 45 moves clinching his 5th title.
|Aug-25-12|| ||Karpova: Oxford, British Chess Congress started on August 15, 1910 (?). Final Result:|
1. Atkins 8.5
2-3. Blackburne 7.5
2-3. Yates 7.5
4-5. Blake 6.5
4-5. Wainwright 6.5
6-7. Colman 5.0
6-7. Hughes 5.0
8-9. Gibson 4.5
8-9. Lewis 4.5
10-11. F. S. Smith 4.0
10-11. Dr. S. F. Smith 4.0
12. Brown 2.5
From page 40 of the 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-06-12|| ||Nosnibor: <FSR> Apropos your bio on wikipedia you might be interested to know that Atkins in playing for both his club and county in Leicester played 76 games between 1887 and 1939 without losing one.This constituted 36 wins and 40 draws ! His obituary in "The Wyggestonian" said that "As a man Mr.Atkins was of simple habits,very shy and reticent,yet possessing a personality commanding respect and lending an air of distinction to any gathering where he was present".source:Chess in Leicester 1860 -1960|
|Sep-06-12|| ||Nosnibor: <FSR> With reference to my last post I should have stated the years 1887 to 1941. Atkins played his last county match in September 1941.|
|Sep-06-12|| ||FSR: <Nosnibor: <FSR> Apropos your bio on wikipedia you might be interested to know that Atkins in playing for both his club and county in Leicester played 76 games between 1887 and 1939 without losing one.This constituted 36 wins and 40 draws !>|
Not <that> surprising, IMO. There probably was a wide gap between Atkins (who would surely be a GM by modern standards) and most of his local opponents.
|Sep-27-12|| ||Nosnibor: Since my last post on Sept.6 I have discovered that H.E.Atkins did play one more match for his county and this was after WW2 on the 8th December 1945 on board one against Warwickshire when he beat H.C. Lewis.B.H.Wood on board 2 lost to Alfred Lenton in the same match.|
|Nov-07-12|| ||Conrad93: He won the British Chess Championship seven times in a row!|
|Mar-20-13|| ||Nosnibor: Apparently Atkins has a boy of 17 beat Blackburne in a blindfold game where the latter was playing 8 games without sight of the board.This took place on the 19th March 1890 and Atkins was the only player to win out of all the contestants.(source"Daily Post" 20 March 1890)Unfortunatly I am unable to trace a record of this game.However I can supply the record of a game played November 1892 by Atkins in his game at board 2 for Cambridge University against the British Chess Club.This was played at the Carlton Club,H.Q. of the University Chess Club.White: H.W.Trenchard,Black:H.E.Atkins,Centre Game.1e4,e5,2d4,exd4,3Qxd4,Nc6,4Qe3.Nf6,5e5.Ng4,-
29f3,Bc4,30Kf2,Rxf1+White resigns 1-0
|Aug-20-13|| ||FSR: Atkins was strong like bull. Had he devoted himself to chess, he would undoubtedly have been a world-class player.|
|Aug-20-13|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fcu...
IM Andrew Martin looks at him in the link above.
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