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City of London
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1834 to 2007

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London, England. Occasionally, other London games have turned up in London, Ontario, Canada.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Paris vs London 1-0391834Correspondence gameC53 Giuoco Piano
2. London vs Athens 0-1101897City corrC20 King's Pawn Game
3. Moscow vs London ½-½372007Moscow-London Ice ChessC57 Two Knights
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Aug-17-05  acirce: <The documents, including witness statements, also suggest Mr de Menezes did not hurdle the barrier at Stockwell tube station, as first reports previously suggested, and was not wearing a padded jacket that could have concealed a bomb.


The latest documents suggest Mr de Menezes had walked into Stockwell Tube station, picked up a free newspaper, walked through ticket barriers, had started to run when he saw a train arriving and was sitting down in a train when he was shot.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, police said Mr de Menezes had been acting suspiciously and suggested he had vaulted the ticket barriers.

Police also said the Brazilian electrician had worn a large winter-style coat - but the leaked version suggested he had in fact worn a denim jacket.>

Aug-17-05  pantlko: thats a new twist in the story!!!!!!!!
Aug-17-05  TheSlid: It would appear there may have been a case of "mistaken identity". <acirce>'s link has a clear picture of the deceased, together with the latest er developments.

Here is a link featuring a picture of the man he was allegedly confused with.

Aug-17-05  WMD: <In the immediate aftermath of the incident, police said Mr de Menezes had been acting suspiciously and suggested he had vaulted the ticket barriers.

Police also said the Brazilian electrician had worn a large winter-style coat - but the leaked version suggested he had in fact worn a denim jacket.>

I'm not sure the police were the source of these claims. More likely they were eye-witness accounts picked up by the media and rapidly assumed the nature of facts.

Aug-17-05  ughaibu: In either case the supposed justifications for killing him look even shakier now.
Aug-17-05  alexandrovm: So the story still goes on over Menezes. Tragic way to be killed like that.
Dec-12-05  Akavall:

This I think is close to London.

That looks like A LOT of smoke! Would that be really dark, like at night there? I hope that everybody from London or near by (I assume we have someone here) is alright.

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  cu8sfan: The cloud could even be seen from space!
Dec-12-05  WMD: Must have been what Dresden looked like c. Feb 1945.
Dec-12-05  Akavall: <cu8sfan> Yes, that was the original picture in my article, I am surprised that changed it. That cloud looks huge!
Feb-02-07  sfm: Great to see the solid progress of City of London.
A terrible start, beaten 2-0 by Paris in rapid succession. Then after a short pause came the 10-move defeat by Athens. Probably the trainer said: "No more official games before enough time has been devoted to studying!" And voila - on first encounter after the training they draw with mighty Moscow. They clearly move towards the stars (which should be reached around year 2250)
Mar-13-07  acirce: Don't worry, Big Brother is watching you.

May-04-08  mack: If I find out that any of you London-based kibitzers voted for Boris Johnson, I shall get violent. Here's to four years of gut-wrenching misery!
May-04-08  hrvyklly: <mack> Luckily my girlfriend and I are planning on leaving London soon anyway. Wonder if the buffoon will last four years...
May-04-08  MichAdams: I voted for BoJo. But I won't tell you which other party I voted for.
May-04-08  mack: The BNP, I assume.
May-04-08  MichAdams: Who'd you vote for as Mayor?
May-04-08  mack: Why Ken, of course. Better someone who gives a tangerine toss about London than a lunatic suburb goon. In the end it's all Paddick's fault, seeing how he is a homosexual man who failed to make the choice between a veteran voice of gay rights and a raving homophobe.
May-04-08  MichAdams: London's so full of foreigners now, that's it quite fitting that the American-born BJ should assume the mantle.

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  Ron: I can across some quotes allegedly due to the Boris Johnson:

"Yes, cannabis is dangerous, but no more than other perfectly legal drugs. It's time for a rethink, and the Tory party - the funkiest, most jiving party on Earth - is where it's happening."

"Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3."

May-02-09  Dredge Rivers:!
Jun-06-09  myschkin: . . .

"Strangers who take an interest in the game of chess may like to know that, besides the public houses where chess is played (amongst which the following are perhaps the best, Gatti's, Adelaide Street, Strand; the Divan, 101 Strand; and Purssell's Restaurant, Cornhill), there are three chess clubs in the metropolis - viz., the St. George's, meeting at 20 King Street, St. James's; the City of London, which meets at Moufflet's Hotel, Newgate Street; and the Ladies' College Chess Club, Little Queen Street, Holborn. For information about them, application should be made to the secretaries."

(Black's Guide to London and Its Environs, 1882 )


Feb-10-12  AlphaMale: Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner, I love London Town, diddley, diddley, bom...
Jun-24-13  Feldgrau: <I am delighted to announce that the 5th London Chess Classic will take place at Olympia from Saturday December 7th to Sunday December 15th.

The 5th Classic will not feature top level Classical Chess, but it will be headlined by a world class Rapid tournament as well some celebrity contests if I can find some celebs that are brave enough.

The switch to Rapid is because Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen will doubtless be very tired so soon after the conclusion of their world title match at Chennai which is scheduled to end on November 26th.>

Sep-22-13  RedShield: Interesting format for this year's rapidplay event; a 16-player field split into four qualifying groups, the top two from each advancing to the knockout stages. There'll be separately ticketed afternoon and evening sessions. Carlsen's appearance is unconfirmed, but, presumably, a place is being held open for him, depending on the outcome of the title match.

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