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Alan McGowan
Member since Oct-24-06 · Last seen Dec-04-21
From Glasgow, Scotland, but residing in Canada. Historian for Chess Scotland. Area of interest and research: Kurt Richter (1900-1969).

   Alan McGowan has kibitzed 157 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-26-21 Anatol Gerschenkron
Alan McGowan: Anatol Gerschenkron was born 28 January 1911 in Odessa. He died 9 November 1938 in Paris. En route from Vienna he caught a chill which developed into pleurisy. His name first appears in the Wiener Schachzeitung in 1928; he took part in the chess problem solving competition. In ...
   Nov-25-21 David Hamburger
Alan McGowan: I have checked my source again (Horizont 5/1948) and 12.Bc2 is given. I have no other against which to compare the score.
   Nov-24-21 Walter Holowach
Alan McGowan: The Edmonton Journal of 23 October 1939, reporting on the experience of Holowach at the Buenos Aires Olympiad, said that 'While studying music in Vienna for six years in the early 1930s he was also a pupil of Anatol Gerschenkron .
   Nov-24-21 E Canal vs S Tatai, 1967 (replies)
Alan McGowan: The crosstables I have seen for Venice 1967 (DSz and Schach) show that Canal defeated Tatai. Interestingly, though, there are a few examples in CG of Canal using Bird's Opening, which might have had a bearing on the earlier error.
   Nov-20-21 Pal Rethy
Alan McGowan: Gaige, in his Chess Personalia (1987), gives his full name as Gálfalvy Réthy, Pál, but indexes him under Réthy, Pál. Magyar Saaktörténet, Vol. 4, chose to index him under 'G' as G. Réthy, Pál.
   Nov-18-21 Sylvain Burstein
Alan McGowan: The programme for the Munich 1954 Zonal gives his date of birth as 10 October 1931 in Paris. It also mentions that he was associated with the Cercle des Vincennes club, was 2nd in the 1952 Paris championship, and played at Hastings 1953-54 in the Premier Reserves. The 1954 BCM ...
   Nov-16-21 Trebitsch Memorial (1936)
Alan McGowan: A interesting tournament, particularly because of the success of the three visitors: Friedmann of Poland, Opocensky of Czechoslovakia and Paul Michel, Germany. The local player Karl Weinstock (who later moved to the USA and became Karl Vine ) had a stunning start to the event ...
   Oct-26-21 Hans Keller
Alan McGowan: Hans Keller was a former wrestler: ‘Keller war früher auch ein gewandter Ringer!’ (Deutsche Schachblaetter 1940, p150). He was Vienna City Champion 1940 and 1942 and played in the 1940 German championship. It was reported that he died in a car accident on 2 October 1966: ...
   Oct-26-21 Karl Weinstock (replies)
Alan McGowan: Further, I have just noticed that the Lachaga book on the Trebitsch tournaments, referring to the 19th event in 1936, states re Karl Weinstock that under the name Vine he was involved in chess in NY (der spater unter dem Namen Vine in New York schachlich auftrat).
   Oct-26-21 L Steiner vs K Weinstock, 1937
Alan McGowan: I believe that 'N. Weinstock' is a typo; Black was most likely Karl Weinstock There is a references to Karl Weinstock in the Wiener Schachzeitung 1933, p187. All later references in that publication show 'K. Weinstock.' The 1968 Lachaga publication about the history of the ...
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