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John Saunders
Member since Nov-19-04 · Last seen Apr-19-21
Associate Editor, CHESS Magazine
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   John Saunders has kibitzed 68 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-08-21 A H Owen / C B Winterton
 
John Saunders: Alfred Henry Owen, born 26 February 1853, died 8 April 1940. There is an obituary for him in the Birmingham Daily Post - Monday 15 April 1940: "Mr. A. H Owen, the oldest member of Birmingham Chess Club, has died at the age of eighty-seven. Though not quite first-class. Mr Owen
 
   Feb-23-21 S D Brown vs Nunn, 1980
 
John Saunders: This game is wrongly attributed (as it is on Mega/Big Database 2020 and in various other places). It should be Simon D Brown 0-1 J Nunn, National Bank of Dubai Open, London, 25/26/27 July 1980. The round number and precise date are not known. The source for the game is BCM, ...
 
   Dec-17-20 R Walter Moberly
 
John Saunders: After Oxford, Walter Moberly did some post-grad study at Ridley Hall, Cambridge at a time when I was at Selwyn College, Cambridge. When I discovered he was in Cambridge, I managed to exploit a link between his college and mine, and recruited him to represent Selwyn in college ...
 
   Oct-29-20 Arthur Ellis
 
John Saunders: <Ellis had helped in the compilation of the 1913 "Yearbook of Chess", edited by Edith Michell, wife of Reginald Pryce Michell.> The series of chess yearbooks published before WW1 were not edited by Edith Michell (as I too had thought until today) but by Edward Algernon ...
 
   Oct-28-20 James Mahood
 
John Saunders: The date of death given for James Mahood's wife in the biographical details at the top of the page (Last updated: 2017-07-03 05:27:00) is wrong. Her death was reported in the Times, Wednesday, May 25, 1949, page 1. Violet Maud, née Daintry, died 22 May 1949 at Mapledor, Regent
 
   Oct-13-20 Shirov vs Lanka, 1988
 
John Saunders: <Why did he inform you? Are you branching into Latbase?>It arose from a Facebook conversation.
 
   Oct-11-20 Shirov vs Ozolinsh, 1985
 
John Saunders: I've just been told by Alexei Shirov that Black in this game was Vidvuds Ozolins. Big/Mega Database currently has erroneously recorded Black's name as Aris Ozolins.
 
   Sep-30-20 Stuart James Hutchings
 
John Saunders: Stuart has two brothers who also played in chess competitions: Christopher J Hutchings (born 1948) and Graham J Hutchings (born 1953). All three were born in Barnstaple, Devon.
 
   Sep-28-20 Menchik vs Yates, 1928
 
John Saunders: White's move 44 is wrong - the game ended 44. Rf3 Rh4 45. Rf4 Rh3+ 46. Kd4 Kg7 47. Bd3 Rh1 48. Rf1 Rh4+ 49. Be4 Rh2 50. Rc1 Rd2+ 51. Bd3 Kf8 52. Rxc7 Ke8 53. Rc2 Rd1 54. Rh2 Rg1 55. Rxh6 Kd7 56. Rh7+ Kc8 57. Bf5+ Kb8 58. Rd7 Rf1 59. Be4 Rf6 60. Re7 Rf4 61. b5 Kc8 62. b6 Rh4 ...
 
   Sep-10-20 Alan P Ashby (replies)
 
John Saunders: <MissScarlett> I don't know the answer to your question. There's a substantial collection of Alan Ashby's games available on this page: http://www.chessit.co.uk/Databases/...
 
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