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William Cook vs A E Wilson
Birmingham (1881) (unorthodox), Birmingham ENG
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Sep-15-14  Karpova: 8...Nh5<?> 8...Ne4 looks interesting.



Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', July-August 1906, p. 258

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  tpstar: 9. Qxh5!! gxh5? 10. Bxh7# is a Blackburne Mate.

White to Play and Win after 9 ... Bxg5.

Interesting odds game.

Aug-10-17  whiteshark: My friends tell me that Cook ♔ is easy, but it’s not easier tha NN ot Cook ♔.
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  Sally Simpson: The small heading on this clipping advises readers to send their games, problems, news, results to either the 'the Linlithgow Gazette or 'The Falkirk Herald' a date was pencilled in. 31/10/06

Not too sure who the clipping is but looks like the Herald. (is that not online?)

In a nutshell it reads:

A Mr Buckley who ran the Birmingham Weekly Mercury column informs the Linlithgow Gazette and Falkirk Herald on the 31st Oct 1906 (who published this game - they appear to have got it from an Australian column.) Black was A.E. Wilson and the game was played in a Birmingham minor handicap event in 1881 or 1882.

William Cook is confirmed in the piece as being the author of 'Chess Synopsis.'

To add to my confusion the title of this book is 'clippings from 'The Saturday Stirling Observer and the 'Perthshire Herald' a lot of the news is from the Stirling area but some items are headed the 'Falkirk Herald.' (Stirling and Falkirk are about 15 miles apart so they will share the news. )

Correction slip sent.

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  MissScarlett: <the Linlithgow Gazette or 'The Falkirk Herald' a date was pencilled in. 31/10/06 >

You understand, I take it, that the columns in the Herald and Gazette were one and the same. The Herald came out on a Wednesday and the Gazette on the Friday. I don't know if this exact arrangement spanned all 40 years of Neilson's career.

In this case, October 31st 1906 was a Wednesday.

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  Sally Simpson: I thought they were possibly the same.

A lot of the time I just have a clipping with the header cut off. I'm going by the area news as to what paper it was.

I'm having to bracket in between dates I have and count forward from the first known date to the last known date. (thankfully some are pencilled in.)

Tip for people thinking of doing a chess column scrapbook, add the dates. (I think I mentioned when I cut out columns from the newspaper in the 70's I did not date them either. )

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  MissScarlett: <We want information, information, information.>

Claude Shannon would approve.

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  Sally Simpson: What every the Youtube link is I never follow them, you have sit to sit through two minutes of adverts before you get the joke. and even then....
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  MissScarlett: Did your family always watch BBC as a kid? Commercial TV was for the peasants.
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  Sally Simpson: No TV till about 1960 we were poor. My nappies were old newspapers. Mum did know not about the coronation till she saw in reverse print on my ass.

And I loved the old adverts.

'You wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent'

And remember that one where people backed away from you and shunned you for having Body Odour (BO) and the only way to cure it was a bar of Lifebuoy soap.

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