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|Apr-10-10|| ||parisattack: <wordfunph: maybe a good book on Bob Wade..
Bob Wade - Tribute to a Chess Master by Ray Cannon
check it out guys..>
Thank You! I will definately pick up a copy. One of my fav books is Wade's The World Chess Championship 1963.
|Jun-30-10|| ||James Demery: Bob Wade had a series of I believe 5 questions he would ask himself before he made a move. Does anyone know what the questions were? They may help a patzer like me.|
|Jun-30-10|| ||Benzol: <James Demery> <Bob Wade had a series of I believe 5 questions he would ask himself before he made a move. Does anyone know what the questions were? They may help a patzer like me.>|
<James> In "The Batsford Book of Chess" by Bob Wade he had a section devoted to Humam factors and indicated what a player should ask himself at critical points.
The basic summary of this was:
1.First question: What is my oppenent trying to do?
2.Second question : How does his possible reply affect my plan?
3.Third question: What should I do next?
4.Fourth question: Have I a better move?
5.Fifth question: Is the intended move safe? Am I being stupid?
For the exact transcript see the book but I hope this gives you the general ideas.
|Jun-30-10|| ||James Demery: Thanks Benzol !|
|Nov-28-10|| ||Dredge Rivers: Did he ever play Roe?|
|Jan-05-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: To add to <Karpova's> post:|
<IM Robert Wade> was indeed invited to Paris in 1949 to play a Match against <Nicolas Rossolimo>, the reigning French champion.
The FIDE-associated French chess federation, however, banned <Rossolimo> from playing.
They banned him because they did not want their official national champion playing a Match organized by a communist chess association, against a player (Wade) who was openly socialist and a Soviet sympathizer.
This was the beginning of the Cold War era, and the French chess authorities caved under such "perceived political pressure" in particularly gutless fashion.
The French Chess Federation sent a letter to <Rossolimo> informing him that he was barred from the match because FIDE demanded the action, and they had to follow orders. The letter concludes by warning <Rossolimo> that he would face sanction if he didn't obey.
Here is the actual letter (in French)- it's at the bottom right hand corner of the page:
However, the affable <Rossolimo> attended the event, along with other notable guests such as <Ossip Bernstein>. He did not play a Match with <Wade>, but he did join in on the analysis and the general festivities.
<Wade> played a two game mini-match against French master <François Molnar>.
In short, a good time was had by all and the world was cheated out of an historic Match- <Rossolimo> was just hitting his peak playing strength at this time, and <Wade> was an up and comer.
|Jul-01-11|| ||Phony Benoni: We have games from Wade playing in the championship tournaments of New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, and Canada. He never played in the US Championship, but did make it to the US Open at Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1947. I'll make sure we get a few games from that one as well.|
|Sep-02-11|| ||BobCrisp: Was <Wade> a Communist or merely a Soviet bootlicker? I understand that his book on Soviet chess omitted any mention of <Bogolyubov>.|
|Sep-02-11|| ||perfidious: <Bob> That is odd indeed, though Bogo only spent a few years there after WWI following his repatriation. It would be understandable if that had been a Soviet work, as they would have no wish to mention a 'renegade'.|
|Sep-04-11|| ||sneaky pete: Bogolyubov isn't mentioned in <Soviet Chess> (1968), but Bogoljubow is (on pages 29 and 30).|
"(He) was twice Soviet champion (...) and twice challenger for Alekhine's world title."
"Though Bogoljubow's robust style of play conforms to the style favoured in the Soviet Union, his influence is not officially recognized and he has been castigated as a traitor. (...) In 1926 Bogoljubow went to play in Berlin and instead of returning to the Soviet Union afterwards, he resumed his residence at Triberg. The Soviet organisers were very bitter. They have not yet thought fit to rehabilitate his life in a more liberal perspective."
|Sep-04-11|| ||BobCrisp: Maybe it was the Russian edition, then. I won't let go that easily. <Wade>, you stinker!|
|Sep-05-11|| ||BobCrisp: This is what I was looking for:
<ColonelMortimer> seems to have taken up <Wade>'s mantle.
|Dec-01-11|| ||Penguincw: Well congratz for beating Viktor Korchnoi.|
|Apr-10-13|| ||juan31: Quizás Mr. Taylor jugo contra el Maestro Wade|
|Dec-28-14|| ||Gottschalk: [Event "Eersel"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 c5 4. Bxf6 gxf6 5. e4
e5 6. dxe5 d4 7. Bc4 Nc6 8. Qh5 Nxe5 9. Bb5+
Nc6 10. Nd5 Bg7 11. Ne2 O-O 12. O-O f5 13. Ng3
fxe4 14. Nxe4 Ne5 15. f4 Qxd5 16. Bd3 f5 17. Ng5
h6 18. fxe5 hxg5 19. b3 Be6 20. g4 Bf7 21. Qh3
Qxe5 22. Rae1 Qd6 23. Rxf5 Rfe8 24. Ref1 Re3
25. R5f3 Rxf3 26. Qh7+ Kf8 27. Rxf3 Bf6 28. Bg6
Qe6 29. h4 Qe1+ 30. Kg2 Qe2+ 31. Kg1 Qe1+
32. Kg2 Bd5 33. Qh8+ 1-0
|Nov-22-15|| ||zydeco: According to CG database, Wade had a career record of +6=9-40 against Soviet players. |
He got a few bites in there but that must be about as many losses, and about as low a percentage, as any foreign player suffered against the Russians.
|Nov-29-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Robert Wade.|
|Nov-29-16|| ||zanzibar: From archived version of <wordfunph>'s link:|
<Bob Wade OBE was the doyen of British chess. Arriving from New Zealand, Wade swiftly made his mark on British chess, shining against the home grown contingent both by virtue of the sharp attacks and astute endgame skills.
Wade went on to earn the FIDE International Master title, the Commonwealth Grandmaster title, compete in the World Championship Interzonal, twice win the British Championships, take first prize in numerous touraments and inflict defeat on such luminaries of the game as Korchnoi, Olafsson, Benko, Portisch, Uhlmann, Penrose, Speelman and Ray Keene.
Sadly Bob passed away in November 2008>
Pretty much entire content - with the exception of the book cover's graphic.
|Dec-11-16|| ||Domdaniel: The line about < a number of long forgotten opening books > in Wade's bio is a bit unfair, as virtually all opening books become outdated.|
Why not a mention for the Wade Variation (French Advance) or the Wade Defence (...d6 and ...Bg4)?
|Dec-11-16|| ||perfidious: <Dom: The line about < a number of long forgotten opening books > in Wade's bio is a bit unfair, as virtually all opening books become outdated....>|
Indeed they do; that portion of that passage is no more.
|Jan-04-19|| ||Ironmanth: Always enjoyed your books, sir. RIP, Robert Wade.|
|May-13-19|| ||HeMateMe: if you are a citizen of a UK commonwealth nation (England, Scotland, Australia, Canada...) are you eligible to play in any of those country's closed national championships, if you are a strong enough player to merit an invite? In other words, could John Nunn have competed for the Canadian championship in the 1980s?|
|May-13-19|| ||beatgiant: <HeMateMe>
Under the current FIDE rules, I think the player would have to establish residence in the new location and change chess federations. I'm not sure about the 1980s.
|May-13-19|| ||HeMateMe: reading Wades auto bio it seemed he played in several national championships, a number of different countries...?|
|May-13-19|| ||beatgiant: <HeMateMe>
According to the bio, he moved from New Zealand to the UK in 1949, played for New Zealand before then, and played for England after.
The only exception is his appearance on the New Zealand Olympiad team in 1970. Maybe he had dual citizenship. I don't think FIDE currently allows dual chess federation membership, but it may have been less strict in 1970.
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