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John Saunders
Member since Nov-19-04 · Last seen Feb-13-20
Associate Editor, CHESS Magazine
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   John Saunders has kibitzed 43 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-18-19 LaVieve Mae Hines
John Saunders: A report from <The Times (London), 12 September 1932> on the 1932 Pasadena tournament won by Alekhine included this para: "The Women’s Tournament was won by Miss La Vieve Hines, of Pasadena, with a score of 7 points, and the Team Tournament was won by the Mexican ...
   May-27-19 Neil Leslie Freeman
John Saunders: Nice work, <Tabanus>. Looks like you've found our man.
   May-26-19 Edgar George R Cordingley (replies)
John Saunders: His second middle name was Reginald (source: Surrey Church of England Banns & Marriages, His wedding lines - he wed in 1930 - referred to him as a 'tourist agent'. I've not been able to trace his birth through the statutory registers, suggesting that he either ...
   May-21-19 Michael Janata
John Saunders: GM Ian Rogers, writing on the English Forum reports that "Michael Janata died in the late 1980s. He returned to Czechoslovakia with an unidentified illness and died three months later. He was a polyglot, specialising in Arabic, who traveled widely." < ...
   Apr-21-19 James Mason (replies)
John Saunders: Some of us at the English Chess Forum have been conducting further research into James Mason recently - < > Still nothing regarding his real name but we now know he was married to Annie (born around 1855 in Swanage, Dorset, England)
   Apr-14-19 Tim Wheatcroft
John Saunders: His full name was Timothy Martin Wheatcroft, born 25 January 1934 (London), died 13 July 1987 (London). He was the son of George Shorrock Ashcombe Wheatcroft ( George Shorrock Ashcombe Wheatcroft )
   Apr-11-19 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
John Saunders: Someone was asking up-thread about the Dvoretsky book in which this game was discussed. It was 'Training for the Tournament Player' by Mark Dvoretsky & Artur Yusupov (Batsford 1993) and the article appears on pps 144-153. Dvoretsky was addressing an article by V.Goldin from ...
   Mar-14-19 Otto Friedmann (replies)
John Saunders: Info published in the London & Midland Chess Bulletin, Vol.1 no.12, 11 June 1949)... DR. O. FRIEDMAN Mr. Otto Friedman is a University Lecturer in Social Psychology. He is a Doctor of Law of Prague and a M.Sc. of London University. He is a writer on social and psychological ...
   Mar-04-19 Anne Sunnucks (replies)
John Saunders: I think she should be referred to as Anne Sunnucks since that was the name she went by during her active playing career and which she used when publishing her Encyclopaedia of Chess. She married late in life (not far short of 60) around the time she stopped playing in ...
   Apr-09-18 Joe Stone
John Saunders: Some biographical info - Joe Stone was born as Joseph Strachstein on 16 March 1906 in London. BCM has some games for him in 1933 as J.Strachstein. He died in 1972 in London - obit appears in BCM, July 1972, page 246. One assumes his name change was made shortly before or ...
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