Monday, October 30, 2006

October 2006 Posts

Streatham & Brixton Chess Club's blog was started in November 2006.

Posts back-dated to the October archive are house-keeping posts only.

For instance, there is an index of the puzzles. Also, I will save stuff here for future use on the blog, so as not to forget them. And experiment with things to see how they look, before dating them correctly. There might the odd draft too.

Anyhow - you should basically ignore the October posts, unless you have come here for a particular reason.

You can see the 7 most recent posts on the blog by clicking here.

Or click on one of the archive links to your left, to see a whole month's worth of posts.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Uploaded for future use, as other wise I would forget about it. It's very nice.


Same goes for:


At the other end of the spectrum, via

And via Imperial Chess Club:


!!! DELME !!!

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Puzzle Index

If you're just here to try some puzzles, this is the post for you. Each time I add a puzzle, this post will be edited with the new link, and for all our Sunday puzzles on one page click here. Here are the current links to all puzzles on the blog:

Al-Adli's Ninth Century Firework (easy)
All Too Accurate... (hard)
Anderssen-Anonymous (hard)
An Old Pair (one easy, one moderate)
As simple as can be? (simple, but moderate)
Attacking the Marshall Attack back (moderate)
Beauty & the Bulldozer (moderate)
Beauty, sans Truth? (moderate)
Better than a Pole Dance? (hard)
Bishops and Pawns Endgame (easy)
Bronstein Memorial (fairly easy)
Christmas Tree (moderate/fun)
Comedy or Competition? (moderate)
Cutely Round The Rink (easy/moderate)
David Howell's Win in One (easy)
Double Escape for Double FF (one easy, one moderate)
Easy for Jonathan (moderate)
Fifteen Minutes . . . Twice! (moderate)
Four Thought (hard/fun)
Find a future chess - or not? (hard)
From Blue Skies, Thunderbolts (moderate)
From the Bargain Basement (moderate)
Here Comes The Sun! (hard)
Intrigue & Improvement (hard)
Lasker's Ideal (very, very hard)
Ljubo's Missed Win (very hard)
Nissl's Little Dance (hard)
Ooops... (easy)
Puzzle Extraordinairé (very hard)
Rooks and Pawns Endgame (hard)
Sam Loyd, 1858 (moderate)
Scenic Railway (easy/fun)
Théodore Herlin 1860 Ice Skating (moderate/fun)
Unscenic Railyway (moderate/fun)
What the Audience knew... (hard)
You Can't Fail (trivial/fun)

If that doesn't satisfy you, the followings posts also contain positions to chew over, but they are not really purely about the puzzle.

Capablanca Blindfold Brilliancy (very hard)
Game fragment - blitz tactic (easy)
Game fragment - blunder, but why? (easy)
Game fragment - break-through versus blockade (moderate)
Game fragment - missed win (hard)

Still not had enough? Really?? In that case, try out chess blogger Steve Goldberg's Puzzles as well!

Or - if studies are more your thing, Chessvibes give you a week to solve theirs.

Friday, October 27, 2006


This is a test to see how a playable game interface looks.

The link for the generator site is here:

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Sorry feed readers, just playing around with something :)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Your Name Here

Those interested in writing for the blog should email us.

This used to be the text for those wishing to write on the blog, before March 17th 2009, and it still contains some useful information.

If you are a member of Streatham & Brixton Chess Club, and would like to post articles on our blog - great.

Just email me, and I'll invite you to post. All the stuff you need to know will take around 20 minutes to learn, maybe a bit more.

There are a few other things anyone would need to know though, so I'll list those points here.

- For the diagrams, I use a programme called 'DiagTransfer'. You can download it via the sidebar, under 'Chess Downloads'. When posting diagrams, post them 'large' size - ironically, this makes the file-size smallest.

- For playable games, you can also try this: . However, it is unreliable, so be careful we have moved to using this: (version 2).

- The blog's primary focus is Streatham & Brixton Chess Club.

- The blog's primary readers are Streatham & Brixton Chess Club.

- But, it's not as if there is chess club news every day - plus, it's nice to be generally interesting too. And we have many readers from outside the chess club.

- We aim to have a post on this blog once a day, and once only. We should not have any more than occassionally two per day or exceptionally three per day in total, between us all, ever. If we did more than that, it will be too much for people to read and keep up with, and people will lose track of what's happening.

- Avoid anything offensive or potentially offensive. If you're unsure where the boundaries lie, email a few of us others from the club for an opinion.

- But as Justin puts it: "this does not mean that opinions cannot be expressed, but this is neither a forum for pursuing grudges nor for the expression of political opinion. Please [in particular] do not embroil the club in rows about the conduct of opposing teams - problems in this area can be pursued through other channels."

- Avoid anything that will be useful to future opponents if they try to use the blog to research our players (eg opening weaknesses of certain players.) Unless, that is, the player concerned is happy for whatever statements to be made. (I don't mind posting my games, for instance, since I make it up on the night each time anyhow - but some more consistent players might.)

- Use the October archives as a 'sandbox', for this reason.

- I am the editor and have overall control!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

World Championship Quality Blunders Index

A post to keep track of all the blog entries in this series.

In Ultimate Blunder Rating order...

19/20 CHIGORIN - Steinitz 1892
12/20 ALEKHINE - EUWE 1937
11.5/20 Spassky - FISCHER 1972
9/20 KASPAROV - SHORT 1993
8/20 Kramnik - TOPALOV 2006

if you want to go through the series in order they were written start here. This might be a good idea if you've no clue what an Ultimate Blunder Rating is.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Fans of the successful Superman spin-off TV series Smallville will wonder why their favourite show is being blogged about on a chess site. Chess fans, meanwhile, think of Smallville as the on-line user-name, nickname and playing handle of Hikaru Nakamura: a 19 year old American chess prodigy, Grand Master, and already one of the world's top 100 players.

Whilst it's not uncommon for chess players to like science fiction - there is typically a Star Trek t-shirt or ten seen at any old chess tournament - liking science fiction with good looking heroes (as opposed to emotionally stunted nerds) is somewhat rarer. But perhaps Smallville's attraction to Smallville is not to hard to explain - in terms of the way he plays chess. Uh?!? I hear chess players and TV fans alike respond. Well, Smallville's style is famous for three reasons - and each seems to correspond to a certain character from Smallville . . .

Firstly, Smallville thrives on complexity, difficulty, a refusal to make life simple. He rarely resigns until it's completely over, and is always on the look out for resources to trap his opponent with. In other words, the obsessive, secretive, hording strategist who never gives up: his play throws a dark, Lex Luthor-shaped shadow over the board at all times.

Secondly, and in complete contrast to his Lex-esque murky, messy chess, Smallville definitely has a Lois Lane side. He displays that in the opening stages of the game - where typically he rushes headlong up the board with the most stupid and obvious attempts to win, that even beginner-level players could repel. Naive, bolshy, fun, confident, blind and oblivious to danger - like Lois sticking her foot in it. Of course, Lois then needs to be rescued . . .

. . . and this is where Smallville's third distinctive ability comes in. Because, at times, make no mistake about it. Smallville is Clark Kent. He penetrates the problems on the board with x-ray vision, then executes apparently-impossible winning manouvers at lightening speed, that seem to come right out of nowhere. This is what clarifies the dark complexities of the Lex-like strategy; the sun after the storm. This, too, is what resuces him from the difficulties caused by his Lois-like idiot adventures.
Well, hopefully now fans of Smallville know a bit more Smallville, and vice versa.

But why I am telling you this?

Well, earlier this year I got to play Smallville in an Internet Chess Club Simultaneous Game. I hear that Uh?!? againt from TV-viewers. Well, the Internet Chess Club (ICC) club is a way to play games on-line through a computer programme. Many of the world's top players do this, as well as hundreds of thousands of amateurs like myself. Now, one way for the pro's to make money on the ICC is to play Simultaneous Games. A Simultaneous Game is where one strong player takes on a number of weaker players at the same time. Each weaker player only has their board to worry about - whilst the stronger player must make a move in turn on each of them, during a set time-limit. And I got to play Smallville in one of these Simultaneous Games - where he had 59 other opponents beside me.

Would I manage to Kryptonite his Clark side? Or would his Lois side make an idiot out of me on move 1? And what traps would his Lex-side cunningly lay for me? Well, here's what happened . . .

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. Nbd2 O-O

I have the black pieces. Nothing scary so far, or so I thought. Lois-mode is evidently switched to off, I told myself; this is all rather dull and worthy of him, in fact - just like Clark's parents.

7. e4 Bg4 8. Qe1 dxe4 9. dxe4

But, uh oh. What's this. Out of nowhere he suddenly has a nasty threat; e4-e5-e6, like journalist Lois asking a question you can't think how to answer.

9. ... Qa5 10. e5 Nfd7 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 Qxe1 13. Rxe1 Nc5

But answer I did. e5-e6 is now impossible, and white's space advantage less important because the queens have come off. If I knew more about the show, I'd make a metaphorical references to it here.

14. b3 Ne6 15. Bb2 Rd8 16. Ba3 Kf8 17. Rad1 Nd7 18. Rd3 Nb6 19. Rxd8+ Rxd8 20. Bf1 a5 21. Bc1 a4 22. Be3 Nd5 23. Bd2 axb3 24. axb3 Ra8 25. Bd3 h6 26. Bc4 Ra2 27. Rc1 b5 28. Bxd5 cxd5 29. Kf1 Ke8 30. Ke2 Kd7 31. Bc3 h5 32. b4 Bh6 33. Bd2 Bxd2 34. Kxd2 Ra3 35. c3 Ra2+ 36. Rc2 Ra1 37. Rc1 Ra2+ 38. Rc2 Ra1 39. Ne1

39. Ne1 is a definite Lex move - a draw by repetition and thus peace was available by 39. Rc1 instead, but he pushes his position to breaking point for the win.

39. ... Kc6 40. h4 d4 41. cxd4+ Kd5 42. Nf3.

Now at this point, it's clear the Lex-like uncompromising aggression has lead him into difficulties, since 42. ... Ra4 would probably win for black. But with a Lois-like innocent sweetness, Smallville proposed a draw. And since it was 3am and I was blind-drunk (probably the best way to watch the TV series too) I agreed. Game Drawn. Superman just didn't show up, and so the point was split between Smallville and me, his opponent, Jurchessic Park.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Quote for the Week

It might be nice to do a 'quote for the week' slot - quotes that are about or relevant to chess, or otherwise of definite interest to our club.

So, I will accrue quotes in this post, with that in mind for the future. Please feel free to suggest your own.

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." - Yogi Berra

The format I would have in mind would be two lines of brief pre-amble; quote; paragraph (plus position if required) of chat.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Thematic Strategic Pawn Structures

(1) The following position is a typical pawn structure arising from the Queen's Gambit Declined. Assume there are several pieces left on the board - enough to do something with - but that none of them are in particularly aggressive positions. What would your plan be as white, focusing on pawn moves?

Clue for the above: the plan is called a 'minority attack' and involves creating a weakness in the black queenside.

(2) The following position features a typical pawn structure that might arise from the King's Indian Attack. Assume both sides have all or nearly all their pieces left on the board, but again in relatively normal positions. (Eg, no knight on d4 for black& nothing on e6 for white, etc.) What plan with the pawns do you think white should pursue? What plan do you think black should pursue?

(3) White's pawn structure in the following position is typical of the Stonewall Attack - so called because his position is very hard to breach. Assume that both players have ALL their pieces left on the board. Assume that black has ALL his pawns on the board too - not just the two pictured.

(3a) Now, where would you like to place the white pieces to attack the black king? In answering this question, you are not allowed to place any white pieces beyond the fifth rank - ie no white pieces on horizontal lines 6-8. Also please note that Be5 is impossible (how could it have got there?)

(3b) Where would you like to place the black pawns and pieces to best defend his king against the attack in 3a?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

London Moscow Ice Chess

This post includes all photos I have of the London-Moscow Ice Chess Match, which took place on 11th January 2007. If you click them, you will get the full-size version. The photos were sent to me by R J Christie. Full report here.

This post includes all photos I have of the London-Moscow Ice Chess Match, which took place on 11th January 2007. If you click them, you will get the full-size version. The photos were sent to me by R J Christie. Full report here.

NB, they are predated in the October 2006 archive because this archive is especially for house-keeping posts, and those that aren't to be bumped to the top of the front-page.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Chess in Art Index

Chess in Art I (Gallegos y Arnosa)
Chess in Art II (Creifelds)
Chess in Art III (Tischbein)
Chess in Art IV (Oppenheimer)
Chess in Art V (McKee)
Chess in Art VI (Bargue)
Chess in Art VII (Foster)
Chess in Art VIII (Anon, Iran c.1500)
Chess in Art IX (Man)
Chess in Art X (Muelich/Anguissola)
Chess in Art XI (Boileau)
Chess in Art XII (de Carrion/de Tyr [attr.])
Chess in Art XIII (Ernst)
Chess in Art XIV (Klee)
Chess in Art XV (Delacroix/Deutsch)
Chess in Art XVI (Van Mander [attr.])
Chess in Art XVII (Shvarts)
Chess in Art XVIII (Tenniel)
Chess in Art XIX (Lucas)
Chess in Art XX (Eakins/Sorbi/Clark/Lavery/Evans/Schwartz/Daumier)

Chess in Art resources

Chess in Art Postscript : Evans' Gambit
Chess in Art Postscript : Naughty Boys
Chess in Art Postscript : Game On
Chess in Art Postscript : Games Go On
Chess in Art Postscript : My Fair Ladies
Chess in Art Postscript : Slow Triangulation
Chess in Art Postscript : Here Come Du Champ
Chess in Art Postscript : Gone Luco
Chess in Art Postscript : Exhibitionism
Chess in Art Postscript : Just An Expressionism
Chess in Art Postscript : Staring Into The Abyss
Chess in Art Postscript : No Play Today
Chess in Art Postscript : The Significance Of Seeing Ernst
Chess in Art Postscript : Raglafart In Retrospect
Chess in Art Postscript : That's Still Life
Chess in Art Postscript : Chess-in-Artists Do For Christmas
Chess in Art Postscript : Mirror Writing
Chess in Art Postscript : Mirror Images
Chess in Art Postscript : Two's Company
Chess in Art Postscript : Keeping Two's Company
Chess in Art Postscript : Keeping Two's Company Postscript
Chess in Art Postscript : ITMA
Chess in Art Postscript : Possibly...Definitely...
Chess in Art Postscript : Possibly...Definitely...Continuingly...
Chess in Art Postscript : Possibly...Definitely...Finally
Chess in Art Postscript : A Game at Chesse
Chess in Art Postscript : A Game at Chesse - Seconde Parte
Chess in Art Postscript : A Game at Chesse - Thirde Parte
Chess in Art Postscript : A Game at Chesse - Fourthe and Finale Parte
Chess in Art Postscript : Canterbury Tail Piece
Chess in Art Postscript : Happy Birthday
Chess in Art Postscript : Looking Bakwards
Chess in Art Postscript : Staring Into The Abyss Postscript
Chess in Art Postscript : Seriously Seeking Eakins
Chess in Art Postscript : Seeking Eakins While Gérôme Burns
Chess in Art Postscript : There's Nothing Like Gérôme Cooking
Chess in Art Postscript : It's The Thought That Counts
Chess in Art Postscript : Now and Here.
Chess in Art Postscript : Themes Like Only Yesterday
Chess in Art Postscript : Themes Like Today Already
Chess in Art Postscript : Themes Likely
Chess in Art Postscript : Now You See It, Now You
Chess in Art Postscript : Don't
Chess in Art Postscript : Flirty Glancing
Chess in Art Postscript : Flirty Glancing, Another Peep
Chess in Art Postscript : Game, Senet and Match
Chess in Art Postscript Supplemental : Shemzatic Thinking

Style Wars
Nothing is wasted, only reproduced
They Have Designs On Us
Stop Press: Historic Chess Picture In Town
Chess Art In Our Time
Dzama Queen
And Here's To You, Mrs Robinson
Chess Art en Guerre
Hackney in Clerkenwell
Hackney Seen in Clerkenwell
Hackney Seen Again in Clerkenwell
Chess in Art Post of the Year
Nette and Tom (and Diana Makes Three)
Chess Art en Guerre 2
Matisse Plays Chess
Chess set for sale
What Marcel Might Teach You
What Did Duchamp Ever Do For Us?
Will There Be A White One?
The Royal Game At The Royal Academy
The Royal Game Not At The Royal Academy

And, other talents:
The Other Talent of Philip Poyser
The Other Talent of Bill Hook
The Other Talent of Bill Hook's Friend
The Other Talent of Léonardus Nardus
The Other Talent of Bill Hook: Another Look
The Other Talent of Samuel Boden

This, too:
We are not amused
We are not amused II
We are not amused III
We are not amused IV
We are not amused V
We are not amused VI
We are not amused VII
We are not amused VIII
He Might Not Have Been Amused IX
We are not amused X

And yet more:
Every Picture Tells A Story Index
Asylum Index

And see a series on Anthony Rosenbaum's chess painting of 1880 (in the National Portrait Gallery) via the blog's History Index


Our History Posts and Series
(listed in roughly alphabetical order) 

Asylum Index
Please see the separate index to 13 posts relating to chessers in Bethlem/Broadmoor Asylum from Victorian times onwards - especially Richard Dadd.

Brasen Nose Chess Club 1810-11
Revelations by Richard Tillett about a short lived chess club in Oxford - one of the first.
1. Those delightful symposiasts
2. Gentlemen only
3. Every man has his piece
4. Oysters at nine
5. The last hurrah
6. The beginnings of organised chess

Brixton Byways
Round the back passages of chess in our locality with Martin Smith (See also Streatham Strolls, below)
1. Earnest Endeavours
2. Peyers You Go
3. Onwards And Upwards 
4. Regular Bricks
5. Sargent Majors
6. Men Of Might
7. Streatham News!
8. Uncommon People
9. Fast Forward and Backtrack
10. Howzat
11. War Game 7 etc.

Les Chesseurs Britanniques de Paris
A short series (by Martin Smith) on the British Chess Club of Paris 1926-c.1938
Part 1 The Club
Part 2 The Opposition
Part 3 The Match
Part 4 The Beast
Part 5 The Robot
Part 6 The Addendum

County Counting
A series, by Martin Smith, mining the archive of the two volumes of the Surrey County Chess Association Match Books 1884 to 1967.
1. Preface
2. More Isidor
3. Striking Matches
4. Well, Well, Well
5. In the Jellie Mould
6. Local Derbys
7. Local Derbys - They Also Ran
8. Service, Please
9. War Game 7 etc

Please see the separate index to 23 posts on the ground-breaking trail beaten (by Richard Tillett and Martin Smith) investigating Thomas Leeming's painting of the Gentlemen of the Hereford Chess Club of 1815.

Knightmare! Scenarios
A series revealing all about the three issues of Knightmare! S&BCC's shortlived chess mag in 1977-9.
1. Chess in a Time of Letraset
2. Alice in Blunderland
3. Village Folk
4. Just Rooks, Pawns and Kings
5. Pelikan Crossing
6. The End is High

History Boy
History Boy 2
Morphyc Resonance
History Boy 3

Mr Rosenbaum's Chess Picture
A detailed exploration by Martin Smith of Anthony Rosenbaum's painting of 47 Victorian chess players unveiled in 1880.
1. The Tableau
2. Who's Who
4. Flog It
5. Pass
6. Close Up
7. Adonis
8. Mr Rosenbaum
9. Mr R Again...
10. And Now Mr S
And for a continuation of the series on a different blog see:
1. Waltzing Matilda, and the further six episodes on the chess, life and politics of Louisa Matilda Fagan, the strongest female player in late Victorian England.

Played on Squares
A short series by Martin Smith on chess as played by the Bloomsbury Group
1. Keynes
2. Fry
3. Fry, part 2 
4. Woolf
5. Strachey
6. Empire Days
7. Miss Strachey's Feeling For Snow
And two more episodes on a different blog:
8. Forster
9. Forster Part 2

Streatham Strolls 
Chess in and around Streatham (and beyond) in days of yore (in the company of MS).
Streatham Strolls 1 
Streatham Strolls 2
Streatham Strolls 3
Streatham Strolls In The Country
Streatham Strolls In The Country Continued
Streatham Strolls East
Streatham Strolls to Canada
Streatham and Brixton Allstars
Not the Wimbledon Variation

War Game
A series by Martin Smith on chess played in the depths of the First World War...
War Game
War Game 2
War Game 3
...and the Second...
War Game 4
War Game 5
War Game 6
War Game 7
War Game 8
War Game 9
...and the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War:
Chess Art en Guerre
Chess Art en Guerre 2

When we were Kings Index
Please see the separate index to a series of posts, by Jonathan B, about international chess in the 1970s.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Plagiarised by Ray Keene index

[This index lists the various persons and publications which have been shown to have been plagiarised by Ray Keene. As ever, it includes only those examples which have so far been published online, which presently is but a small proportion of the whole. Please also see the Ray Keene Plagiarism Index.]


Periodicals, Publications and Websites:


[This index created on 10 October 2013 - please ignore posting date. Last updated 25 February 2016.]

[Ray Keene index]

Improve Your Chess: The Index

In the 2007-8 chess season I managed to substantially improve my chess, as detailed here. Then over summer 2008 I wrote a series of posts detailing what I'd done, and what ideas I had about chess improvement in general. This post indexes all that:

I: Why Coach Others?

II: Vice and Advice
III: Simulation, not Computerisation
IV: Read Rowson
V: Annotations versus Statistics?
VI: Join a Club!
VII: The Habits of Talent
VIII: Improve Your Chess!?
IX: Earplugs

The original 27 December puzzle

White to play and mate in two moves

Miss Easy Tactics! index

Miss Easy Tactics! I
Miss Easy Tactics! II
Miss Easy Tactics! III
Miss Easy Tactics! IV
Miss Easy Tactics! V
Miss Easy Tactics! VI
Miss Easy Tactics! VII
Miss Easy Tactics! VIII
Miss Easy Tactics! IX
Miss Easy Tactics! X
Miss Easy Tactics! XI
Miss Easy Tactics! XII
Miss Easy Tactics! XIII
Miss Easy Tactics! XIV
Miss Easy Tactics! XV
Miss Easy Tactics! XVI
Miss Easy Tactics! XVII
Miss Easy Tactics! XVIII

Monday, October 02, 2006

What a Crockett index

Postings relating to the curious case of Stephen Crockett, suspected sandbagger

What a Crockett I
What a Crockett II
What a Crockett III
What a Crockett IV
What a Crockett V
What a Crockett VI
What a Crockett VII

Ray copies Ray index

This index lists game notes by Ray Keene that have been found to be reproduced in different places, substantially or entirely, without acknowledgement.

As with the Ray Keene Plagiarism Index it lists only those examples which have been documented online, which is only a very small proportion of those uncovered*.

UPDATE: I largely suspended work on this index after discovering more than eighty examples in The Times Little Book Of Chess Secrets (Harper Collins, 2013) alone, on the grounds that the work of documentation was too extensive to be a practical proposition. More than four hundred examples of recycling have so far been detected.

Adams-Carlsen, Olympiad 2010. Times 29 September 2010, 12 April 2011, 30 July 2011, 2 December 2011 and 13 March 2012. Spectator 9 October 2010.
Alekhine-Bogolyubow,  match, 1929 (5). Times 5 June 2013 and The Times Little Book Of Chess Secrets (Harper Collins, 2013). (The notes were plagiarised in both cases.)
Anand-Kasparov, New York 1995 (13). Spectator 22 September 2001, 13 December 1997, and 7 October 1995. World Chess Champonship: Kasparov v Anand (Batsford 1995).
Benko-Petrosian, Los Angeles 1963. Times 28 August 2013. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Botvinnik-Petrosian, match, Moscow 1963 (14). Times 20 August 2011 and 6 June 2013. Times Little Book Of Chess Secrets (Harper Collins 2013). (The notes were plagiarised in all cases.)
Carlsen-Nakamura, Medias 2011. Spectator 25 June 2011. Times January 11 2012. Sunday Times 17 March 2013.
Corden-Williams, Varsity Match 1970. Spectator 8 May 2004. Times 5 March 2011 and 4 March 2000.
Gelfand-Beliavsky, Linares 1990. Spectator 10 March 1990 and 22 December 1990.
Hartston-Bellon. Spectator 31 October 1988. Times 23 July 2013.
Hartston-Westerinen, Alicante 1973. Spectator 11 December 2004 and 14 April 2012. (The column was repeated: the notes were plagiarised in both cases.)
Howell-Gordon, Torquay 2009. Times 1 August 2013 and 29 September 2011. Spectator 15 August 2009 and 22 August 2009.
Howell-Pert, Sheffield 2011. Times 2 August 2013 and 5 August 2011.
Ivanchuk-Kramnik, Las Palmas 1996. Spectator 4 January 1997 and 20 July 2013.
Ivanchuk-Shirov, Wijk aan Zee 1996. Spectator 20 March 1996 and 29 September 2000. Times 18 December 1999, 27 January 2012 and 20 July 2013.
Jones-Rendle, Sheffield 2011. Times 31 July 2013 and 4 August 2011.
Jones-Short, Bunratty 2011. Times 18 April 2011, 5 July 2012 and 30 July 2013.
Jones-Turner, North Shields 2012. Times 29 July 2013 and 15 August 2012.
Karpov-Miles, Bath 1983. Spectator, 21 June 2003 and 10 August 2013. Times 15 November 2011. Spectator Book Of Chess (Hardinge Simpole 2004). Tony Miles: England's Chess Gladiator (Hardinge Simpole 2006).
Kasparov-Ivanchuk, Horgen 1995. Spectator 11 November 1995. Sunday Times 21 July 2013.
Kasparov-Karpov, match, Moscow 1984/5, games 9, 13, 16 and 32. Spectator, 13 October 1984, 27 October 1984, 3 November 1984, 22 December 1984. The Moscow Challenge (Batsford, 1985).
Keres-Petrosian, Candidates 1959. Sunday Times 25 August 2013. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006). Learn from the Grandmasters (Batsford 1975).
Kramnik-Leko, match, Dortmund 2004 (8). Spectator 16 October 2004. Times 2 December 2010, 24 August 2012 and 23 April 2013.
Kramnik-Leko, match, Dortmund 2004 (14). Spectator 23 October 2004. Times 20 August 2010.
Kramnik-Leko, Mexico 2007. Times 22 October 2010 and 21 September 2011. Spectator 13 October 2007.
Lasker-Chigorin, Hastings 1895. Times 3 January 2012 and 24 December 2012. (The notes were plagiarised in both cases.)
Nakamura-Adams, London 2011. 21 December 2011 and 11 December 2014. Sunday Times 25 November 2012.
Nakamura-Gelfand, London 2013. Times 23 December 2013 and 9 December 2014.
Olafsson-Wade, Reykjavik 1964. Spectator 6 December 2008 and 10 May 2003. Times 22 July 2013.
Panno-Petrosian, Candidates 1956 (fragment). Spectator 8 June 2002. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Parker-Rowson, Swansea 2006. Times 20 July 2012 and 26 July 2010.
Penrose-Goldenberg, world correspondence championship 1989-91. Times 24 July 2013 and 19 October 1996.
Penrose-Keene, Blackpool 1971. Times 26 July 2013, 23 July 2011, 17 April 2012 and 24 July 2012. Becoming A Grandmaster (Batsford 1977). British Chess Magazine October 1971.
Petrosian-Benko, Los Angeles 1963. Times 29 August 2013. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Petrosian-Bronstein, Candidates 1956 (fragment). Spectator 8 June 2002. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Petrosian-Botvinnik, Moscow 1963. Times 24 August 2013. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Petrosian-Gligoric, Los Angeles, 1963. Times 27 August 2013. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Petrosian-Keres, Candidates 1956 (fragment). Spectator 8 June 2002. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Petrosian-Psakhis, Las Palmas 1982. Times 30 August 2013. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Petrosian-Spassky, Candidates 1956 (fragment). Spectator 8 June 2002. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Petrosian-Tal, Moscow 1963. Times 29 August 2013. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Short-Kramnik, London 2010. Times 15 December 2010, 29 November 2011, 16 March 2013 and 12 December 2014.
Smyslov-Petrosian, Candidates 1956 (fragment). Spectator 8 June 2002. Petrosian vs the Elite (Batsford 2006).
Topalov-Kramnik, match, Elista 2006 (2). Times 6 December 2010 and 13 June 2013.

Also see:

Ivanchuk v Anand, Linares 1998. Spectator 21 March 1998, 5 May 2012, 22 June 2013. (Scroll to Chess Note 8100.)

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