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John Saunders
Member since Nov-19-04 · Last seen May-04-22
Associate Editor, CHESS Magazine
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   John Saunders has kibitzed 104 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-08-22 J Penrose vs W E Baker Pryer, 1952
John Saunders: This game was played no later than April 1952. It can be found in the Staffordshire Advertiser for Friday 11 April 1952, page 4, where the header text reads "A curious brevity played at second board in a recent county match between Essex and Herts. White, J. Penrose Black W. ...
   Mar-28-22 R Walter Moberly
John Saunders: His full name is Robert Walter Lambert Moberly. His grandfather Robert Hamilton Moberly (1884-1978) was the Bishop of Stepney (1936-52) and his great-great-grandfather George Moberly (1803-85) was the Bishop of Salisbury (1869-85). What you might call the advantage of the two ...
   Mar-22-22 Benjamin William Hamilton
John Saunders: Benjamin William Hamilton, born 6 April 1867 (Bermondsey), died Nov/Dec 1957 (Newquay, Cornwall). Played county chess for Kent and in retirement for Cornwall. Obituary, Cornish Guardian - Thursday 05 December 1957, page 7: "Nonagenarian Who Played Chess Six Days Before Death ...
   Mar-20-22 Frank Scuse Smith
John Saunders: Richard James established some years ago that Frank Scuse Smith died on 26 March 1943. (Richard's post on the English Chess Forum, 25 August 2015: )
   Mar-18-22 John Arthur James Drewitt
John Saunders: The d.o.b. of 17 October 1873 given here (as at 18 March 2022) is incorrect. It is the date given in Alumni Oxonienses, however statutory records show the birth as registered in the 2nd quarter of 1873 and there is a baptismal record for 13 April 1873. A bit more digging and I
   Mar-10-22 Hastings (1947/48) (replies)
John Saunders: Thanks to <Tabanus> and to the Dutch magazine links provided by <Chessist> I've now produced a page on this tournament at BritBase with a number of additions - Incidentally, there are still 30 games to find as the ...
   Feb-19-22 J M Aitken vs J Penrose, 1951
John Saunders: I just happened upon some information about this whilst looking for something else. As mentioned above, Ludgate Circus and Spread Eagle were two separate London-based chess clubs. Ludgate Circus CC was founded in 1878. There are quite a lot of references to both clubs in ...
   Jan-17-22 Terance William Hart (replies)
John Saunders: The Hart-Bozic game given in the previous post was actually played in round 4 of the 1968 Bognor Regis competition, date 23 April 1968. The score was given in both BCM and CHESS. (Refs. BCM, June 1968, p176; "Chess", May 20th 1968, Vol.33, No.555-6, p275)
   Jan-12-22 Vera Menchik (replies)
John Saunders: At BritBase I have posted the scores of two <Vera Menchik> games which don't appear in the Robert Tanner book or Mega/Big Database 2022 or here: (1) V.Menchik 1-0 W.Winter, April 1930 Hastings Five-Player Tournament, rd 2, date 15.04.30; (2) W.Winter 1-0 V.Menchik, rd 8,
   Jan-06-22 Grace Ellis (replies)
John Saunders: As Grace Curling she won the 1908 British Ladies' Chess Championship. I wrote a blog post about her some years ago:
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