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Richard Hilary Newman
Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1946 to 1957
Overall record: +18 -21 =13 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A15 English (4 games)
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A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4 (2 games)
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(born Sep-22-1908, died 1992, 83 years old) United Kingdom

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 52  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H H Cole vs R H Newman 1-0551946Nottingham-B1D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. R H Newman vs A W W Tulip  1-0371946Nottingham-B1E60 King's Indian Defense
3. R H Newman vs H Courtney  ½-½271946Nottingham-B1D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. R H Newman vs H Lieske  1-0221946Nottingham-B1A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. L Richenberg vs R H Newman 0-1251946Nottingham-B1E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. R H Newman vs P N Wallis  1-0541946Nottingham-B1E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. R H Newman vs G Wood  1-0301946London BE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. I Koenig vs R H Newman  ½-½431946London BA12 English with b3
9. R H Newman vs W Winter  1-0431946London BD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
10. Denker vs R H Newman  ½-½361946London BA47 Queen's Indian
11. R H Newman vs M Christoffel  0-1451946London BC13 French
12. Euwe vs R H Newman 1-0581946London BD69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,
13. R H Newman vs G Abrahams  0-1521946London BD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. G A Thomas vs R H Newman  1-0271946London BA07 King's Indian Attack
15. R H Newman vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½331946London BD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
16. P Devos vs R H Newman  1-0271946London BB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
17. R H Newman vs F Lupi  1-0351946London BD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
18. R H Newman vs Tolush  1-0521947GBR-URSE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
19. G Karoly vs R H Newman ½-½341947AUS - GB radio matchB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. R H Newman vs C B van den Berg  1-0351948ENG-NEDD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. C B van den Berg vs R H Newman  1-0361948ENG-NEDE72 King's Indian
22. E Spanjaard vs R H Newman  1-0441949NED-ENGE72 King's Indian
23. R H Newman vs E Spanjaard  0-1571949NED-ENGE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
24. Tartakower vs R H Newman  ½-½251950SouthseaB50 Sicilian
25. J Penrose vs R H Newman  1-0361950SouthseaC78 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-03-06  e4Newman: with a name like that...
too bad he played 1.d4 so much - lol
Sep-27-08  Augalv: Paul Newmann, one of the all-time greats, died at 83.

He was so good in "Cool Hand Luke" and in "The Hustler", my two favorite movies starring Paul Newmann.

R.I.P Paul

Sep-27-08  Jim Bartle: "Who are those guys?"
Sep-28-08  Augalv: Luke and Eddie Felson :)

Btw, I miswrote Paul's last name.
Sorry Paul.

Sep-28-08  Jim Bartle: Butch Cassidy: Then you jump first.
Sundance Kid: No, I said.
Butch Cassidy: What's the matter with you?

(long pause)

Sundance Kid: I can't swim.
Butch Cassidy (dying of laughter): Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you.

Sep-28-08  Augalv: Paul Newman trivia:

Said that he burned his tuxedo on his 75th birthday because he is through with formality.

Before he became an actor, Newman ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.

Finished second in the 1979 Le Mans 24-hour race in a Porsche 935.

Was training to be a pilot while in the Navy, but was discovered to be color-blind, ending his flying aspirations.

Early in his acting career, he was often mistaken for Marlon Brando. He claims to have signed around 500 autographs reading, "Best wishes, Marlon Brando."

His performance as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) is ranked #64 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

Prior to filming The Hustler (1961) , Newman lacked talent at playing pool. But after brushing up on it for the role, he felt very confident in his ability. So he bet co-star Jackie Gleason $50 on a game of pool. Being the excellent pool player he was, Gleason beat Newman. Instead of paying him in dollar bills, Newman dumped $50 worth of pennies on the table for Gleason to take.

Sep-28-08  Jim Bartle: I believe Newman's career took off when he got several parts that had been intended for James Dean, in particular Southern dramas like "The Long Hot Summer" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Sep-28-08  Augalv: That's right.

The role of Rocky Graziano in "Somebody Up There Likes Me" was also intended fo James Dean, who died before filming began. Due to Dean's death, Newman was cast in the role. Dean also was signed to play Billy the Kid in "The Left Handed Gun", but that role was also given to Newman after Dean's death. Dean and Newman had shot their last screen tests for "East of Eden" together; Dean got the part and Newman went on to star in "The Silver Chalice."

This is what Newman said about his big screen debut:

"That I survived the first film I did [The Silver Chalice (1954)] was extraordinarily good fortune. I mean, I had dogs chasing me down the street. I was wearing this tiny little Greek cocktail dress - with *my* legs! Good Lord, it was really bad. In fact, it was the worst film made in the 1950s. My first review said that 'Mr. Newman delivers his lines with the emotional fervor of a Putnam stop conductor announcing local stop'."

Btw, Newmann was so ashamed of his debut in the failed costume drama "The Silver Chalice", that he took out an ad in Variety apologizing for his performance.

Sep-28-08  Augalv: "I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried - who tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out."

Paul Newman

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  GrahamClayton: Newman won the inaugral British Army chess championship organised by the British Chess Federation in 1943, which attracted 320 competitors from all across Britain.

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