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John Saunders
Member since Nov-19-04 · Last seen Jun-06-23
Associate Editor, CHESS Magazine
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   John Saunders has kibitzed 129 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-06-23 Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 (replies)
John Saunders: Yes, you're right about the final position not being winning for White but the article constitutes a primary source. That said, Holmes refers to himself as a "rabbit" so that also needs to be taken into account. It's best to read the whole article in order to make a judgment. ...
   May-25-23 Rudolf Loman
John Saunders: Apologies for date errors. The 'London Evening Standard' thing is mainly the fault of the British Newspaper Archive but somebody recently made me aware it was a good idea to double-check the name of the paper rather than simply copy what BNA gives in the header. I shall try to
   May-25-23 Nigel Short
John Saunders: I've started a collection of Nigel Short's games at BritBase: - initially it has 269 games from the period 1974 to 1981; this will be added to in due course.
   May-07-23 Gibbins vs Franklin, 1961
John Saunders: Are we really expected to believe that a player as strong as Michael Franklin played Black in this game? I don't believe it for a moment. Until such time as someone can furnish proof that he did, I suggest that Black's name be edited to "Franklin" and the forenames be removed.
   Apr-10-23 Charles Stanley Hunter
John Saunders: I researched Charles Stanley Hunter some time ago and discovered that his birth name was Carl Sigmund Hirschmann and that he was born in Nuremberg, Germany. Further details may be found at BritBase - < >
   Feb-20-23 David Lawson
John Saunders: There's a comprehensive biography of David Lawson/Charles Whipple who wrote the Morphy book at Chess Scotland: The full name of David Lawson (born 1965) is David Douglas Alexander Lawson. He represented Cambridge University in the Varsity
   Feb-13-23 Alekhine vs Yates, 1926
John Saunders: A small point, but the primary source, BCM, February 1926, page 103, shows that the opening moves were 1 d4 e6 2 e4... etc.
   Feb-08-23 Menchik vs G Norman, 1930
John Saunders: The primary source for this game is the Cheltenham Chronicle, 22 February 1930. It was played in the Hastings Club Championship, not the Christmas Congress.
   Feb-08-23 Edith Mary Ann Michell
John Saunders: I have tracked down her exact date of birth. It was 26 July 1872, in Croydon, Surrey. Her maiden name was Tapsell.
   Jan-29-23 Koltanowski vs J Silverman, 1937
John Saunders: I've just posted a collection of games from this event at BritBase - - which shows a different ending to this game. Though I've given a reference - CHESS, Vol.2 page 203 - I don't personally have access to this volume at present. Could ...
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