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  Susan Freeman: Hello everyone

Re the email it has not yet been fixed. I have not had access since October 20.

Sargon insists he replies to each and every email. sigh

I was up half the night attempting to get on under his direction to no avail. I entered all the passwords and ports correctly.

Good help is hard to find, as they say.

here is one of my personal emails, for the time being
go ahead and use that, until I set up a company email without Lee.

I apologize for this needless inconvenience.


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  Tabanus: chessforum (kibitz #21841)

<20/20 Technologies is one of the first web development companies, founded in 1995 by Daniel Freeman and Lee Cummings. In 2001 we were commissioned by Albert Artidiello to create a chess site. Albert had limited-funding but big dreams, so in the early years (2002, 2003) 20/20 agreed to do extensive work on Chessgames in exchange for a stake in the website's business (which at the time was zero, as there wasn't even such a thing as a premium membership, and the advertising didn't even cover the hosting fees.)

For a while it seemed like a really fun side-project but not a business per se. But then, around 2004-2005, the site launched its premium membership and turned profitable. At that stage, Chessgames was capable of actually paying for its development work, hiring GM commentators, etc. Chessgames could have gone to any web development company in the world at that point, but obviously it was in everybody's best interest to keep working with 20/20 Technologies.

In gratitude for all they've done, Chessgames continues to put a link to 20/20 Technologies at the bottom of every page.>

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  Jean Defuse: ...

J Zabludowski <needs a helping hand!>

J Zabludowsky / Zabludovsky / Bernstein / T Zabludowsky


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  Tabanus: <Jean Defuse> I merged the 1899 player with J Zabludowski (now 10 games). Zabludovsky is probably him as well - I can merge if someone transfers the kibitzing, which else will be lost.
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  Tabanus: Never mind, I did it. J Zabludowski has now 11 games. It's tempting to put <Isidor> as first name.

Not to be confused with Aron Zabludowski, or the massage "Dr. Zabludowski" in Berlin.

The T. Zabludowsky in Bernstein / T Zabludowsky could be Isidor, a handwritten J can look like a T, who knows.

Dec-14-20  Z4all: Have you guys thought all this out?

If you invalidate a player willy-nilly, aren't you just asking for confusion?

No breadcrumb trail to follow, no audit trail, just an "Player record 104805 is not valid."

So, if Telemus actually got his <CG> PGN download, how is he supposed to know where this now invalid PID has gone?

(And now just editors should be able to answer such a question)


Dec-14-20  Z4all: Here's another case:

I'm fairly certain this player:

E Norwood

is really this player:

Charles E Norwood

So, <E. Norwood> should be folded into <Charles E. Norwood>.

I'd like to keep the <E. Norwood> page on <CG>, with a notice that it's defunct but allowing a breadcrumb trail to the correct <Charles E. Norwood>.

(I'd even keep the old games, again, as breadcrumbs).

A message on the new pager's page (e.g. even a notice in the kibitzing stream) would provide an audit trail for how games were added.

* * * * *

<Tab>, could you perhaps investigate this player?

(I'm lacking library access in these Covid-19 times)

There was a <C. E. Norwood> in Boston, just a bit earlier. There's also notices in the Baltimore Sun, that a <Charles E. Norwood>, Maryland ch, relocated to NYC.

OK, thanks (if you can, or can't)

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  Jean Defuse: ...

<Tabanus> Thanks! You are completely right this is <Isidore> Zabludowski, b. 29 Aug 1876 in Bialystok, was sent from <Paris> to Auschwitz in 1943.

Ossip Bernstein published this game Bernstein / T Zabludowsky vs Alekhine / J Budowsky, 1940 in 'Chess 1945, vol. 11, p. 29' with the following words:

'Played in <Paris>, May 10th 1940: T. Tabludowski (typo) was deported by the Nazis and died in concentration camp.'

See: (Alekhine's Last Years and Nazi Collaboration - Chess Magazine 1944-46)


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  Tabanus: <just an "Player record 104805 is not valid."> I think we can't stop merging players but I agree it should be more specific, say "Player record 104805 J Zabludowsky is not valid."

To be exact, <T. Tabludowski was deported by the Nzais and died in a concentration camp.> There is one other case from 1916 where the massage doctor is called "Tabludowski",

I'll fill in 1876-1943 as well. Errors can always be edited away ..

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  MissScarlett: <(Alekhine's Last Years and Nazi Collaboration - Chess Magazine 1944-46)>

Good stuff. This particularly caught my eye:


Embezzlement, bigamy, indecency have been the charges respectively against three leading chess players recently, two of the three cases going to the assizes and the third gaining wide notoriety because of court (?) irregularities.> (CHESS, September 1945, p.204)

Hmmm. The embezzlement case will be William Ritson-Morry (kibitz #14), but of the other two, nothing comes to mind. Any ideas?

Dec-14-20  Z4all: Can someone explain the email situation to me?

Does <Sargon> get all the email addressed to currently?

If so, that means email to <> is, in some measure, largely working,

Then, why doesn't he simply set it up to automatically forward everything to Susan's private email?

Dec-14-20  realdumptrump: <Missy> RE: bigamy

<Early rules in some countries did not allow a promotion of a pawn to a second queen on the board because that was thought of as promoting bigamy and not allowed.>

Dec-14-20  realdumptrump: <Missy> Might this hint provide some direction?

<Anonymous said... [back in 2015]

Stammwitz was jailed for bigamy and Ritson Morry for fraud/ misuse of client money. These are known facts, but that they were BCF officials at the time of their imprisonment may well be an exaggeration.



Also this:

Looks like Keene might be involved.

Dec-14-20  Z4all: Damn it, why does that rdt-guy always show up when there's evidence of criminal behavior? Get 'em out of here!

OTOH - I have a more serious request to ask...

I have a 1920 newspaper game whose score, or rather, movelist, is seriously challenging due to errors.

Anyone else interested in having a crack at it?

<Meyer--Norwood (1920)>

BTW- any idea which Meyer is playing for Manhattan CC? I believer there are two brothers as possibilities.

Dec-14-20  Z4all: Cancel that last request - there's a readable score after all...

You can trust the Wash Post... and a tip of the hat to <paderamo> once again!

Oh, and it's A.S. Meyer

Dec-14-20  Z4all: Been awhile since I've flood the forum, here's one last one (for old time's sake):

A.S. Meyer = Arthur S. Meyer

Played for Columbia University, his picture can be found here:

Dec-14-20  Z4all: File under: WhatTF?!

I was going to add that <CG> doesn't have a page for A.S. Meyer, but it does:

Arthur S Meyer

But then, WhyTF doesn't Arthur show up here?!?!

Harold's there, and he's a Phillips!

(Gotta love <CG> quirks and quips - both Arthur and w.t.f seem to be banned)

PS- WTF?! Just how did I get w.t.f pass the <CG> censors?


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  Telemus: <Z4all: So, if Telemus actually got his <CG> PGN download [..]>

The zip archive hasn't been updated, has it?

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  Stonehenge: What's this all about?

Exhibition Game (1937)

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  Tabanus: <Stonehenge> After the 25th game (when Alekhine had regained the World Ch title) they continued playing some games according to the contract.
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  Stonehenge: Strange that there is nowhere a note to be found about it.
Dec-15-20  Z4all: <Telemus> RE: <CG> zipfile archive

I don't have access anymore, but I doubt it.

I'm completely in agreement that it should be updated - and probably on some kind of regular basis.

Not everyone would agree, but I consider it a fundamental <CG> work product.

(And I also think <CG> should be more responsive in replying to inquiries about its status)

Dec-16-20  Larryfyffe: Point of interest - the three move mate problem in The Queen's Gambit movie series is taken from 'Canadian Chess Problems' by Charles Stubbs, problem 15 by William Atkinson of Montreal.
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  Jean Defuse: ...

<Two questions about the Budowskis>

1. From Wikipedia: Gerardo Budowski (<10 June 1925> – 8 October 2014) was a German–Venezuelan chess master.

'Héritage des échecs français' says that Gert born on <May 10th> 1925

2. Wikipedia: He was born in Berlin into a family loving chess. <His mother drew a game with José Raúl Capablanca in his simultaneous exhibition on 30 October 1925 in Berlin>.

At that time, Capablanca was playing an exhibition in Warsaw. On October 26th (+19, = 10, -1) and on the 28th (+22, = 8) in 1925 he gave two simultaneous exhibitions in Berlin...


The game score is well known, but when was this game played exactly?

[Event "30-board simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Berlin"]
[Date "1925.10.??"]
[White "Capablanca, Jose Raul"]
[Black "Budowski, Issar"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C65"]
[EventDate "1925.10.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Be7 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Re1 Bg4 7. Nc3 Qd6 8. d3 h6 9. h3 Bh5 10. Qe2 O-O-O 11. Nd1 Rde8 12. Ne3 Rhg8 13. Nf5 Qe6 14. g4 Nxg4 15. hxg4 Bxg4 16. Qe3 Bxf5 17. exf5 Qxf5 18. Nh2 Bd6 19. Qf3 Qd7 20. Kh1 g5 21. Be3 Kb8 22. Rg1 c5 23. Ng4 Rg6 24. Nh2 f5 25. Qh5 Qe6 26. c4 Reg8 27. Rae1 Qf6 28. Bd2 b6 29. Nf1 g4 30. Ng3 Rf8 31. Re2 Rf7 32. Rge1 f4 33. Ne4 Qf5 34. Qxf5 Rxf5 35. f3 g3 36. Kg2 h5 37. Rh1 Rh6 38. Kh3 Rh7 39. Kg2 1/2-1/2


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  Tabanus: says 28 October simul in Berlin vs 30 players. says planned 27 October in Berlin. says Capa simul in Budapest 29 October.

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