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Alan McGowan
Member since Oct-24-06 · Last seen Feb-02-23
From Glasgow, Scotland, but residing in Canada. Historian for Chess Scotland. Area of interest and research: Kurt Richter (1900-1969).

   Alan McGowan has kibitzed 225 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-05-22 Nicholas Young (replies)
Alan McGowan: This player's name is actually Nicholas J. Young. Sources: University of Glasgow Calendar 1969, p49: Nicholas J. Young (Google Books) Scottish Chess Nr 28, June 1970:- An article 'The University Scene' by D.A. Watt has:- In the preliminary tournament David Watt and Nick ...
   Jul-03-22 Hubert Knott (replies)
Alan McGowan: Readers (and editors) are invited to review photographs of the players at New York 1857. Edward Winter, in CN 3828, invited readers to help identify those in a group photograph. Some confusion is unavoidable, because two 'extras' were ...
   Jun-19-22 Robert Macdonald Ross (replies)
Alan McGowan: This is Robert Macdonald Ross. The 1923 BCM, p74 says: We also hear with regret of the death early in November of Mr R.M. Ross of Fortrose, who was a well known and very strong player in Calcutta thirty years ago. Scotland's national records show the death of Robert Macdonald ...
   May-09-22 J A Birch (replies)
Alan McGowan: Further research allows me to refute my own statement. There is a references to Jas. A. Birch in a report on the Chess Association meeting in Manchester in 1857, so this was not James Birch (1841-1911), who later moved to Glasgow. Hans Renette, in his book about Paulsen, gives ...
   May-09-22 James Birch Jr.
Alan McGowan: The Zukertort game was played by James Birch, snr (1841-1911). The Capablanca game was played by his son, also James Birch (1872-1943). Further details at
   Apr-25-22 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Alan McGowan: Thanks to <Zally Zimpson> for the Frazer Medal images. There is a difference between the 'z' and the 's' in President James Robertson's name. The Edinburgh Directories published by Oliver & Boyd for 1865 and 1866 (published at the end of the previous year) show Dr Fraser.
   Apr-21-22 James Cunningham Fraser (replies)
Alan McGowan: Correction to type: Alfred Horace Fraser born June 1854, died October 1854
   Apr-21-22 Alexander Ross
Alan McGowan: Alexander Ross was a member of Glasgow CC. The 1879 list of members gave his address as Crossknowe, Rutherglen, which allowed a search of national records. He died 6 August 1881 at Crossknowe, Rutherglen - the address is on his death record and Probate. Parental information on ...
   Apr-12-22 Robert M Grant
Alan McGowan: His death record shows Robert Grant (33), died 16 December 1878 at 206 Hope St., Glasgow. His mother's maiden surname is shown as Moir.
   Apr-11-22 J Steegmann vs Zukertort, 1873 (replies)
Alan McGowan: White would have been Julius Steegmann. He is shown in an 1879 list of members of Glasgow Chess Club. Born ca. 1834 (47 years of age in the 1881 census for Scotland). Died 1 May 1889, Rouen, France.
   Apr-09-22 J Fyfe vs Zukertort, 1873
   Apr-06-22 M Condie vs P Cramling, 1984
   Mar-21-22 Max Janowski
   Mar-18-22 Carl Ahues (replies)
   Mar-17-22 Neil McKelvie
   Mar-04-22 Werner Buchholz (replies)
   Mar-03-22 Willi Kretzschmar
   Mar-03-22 Willi Kretzschmar vs K Richter, 1920
   Feb-28-22 John Crittenden Thompson
   Feb-20-22 Carl Philipp Schultz (replies)
   Feb-20-22 Gyorgy Mayer
   Feb-09-22 Timman vs Speelman, 1989
   Feb-04-22 Roy Batchelor
   Feb-03-22 Jeannot Schotz
   Jan-26-22 Bernhard Richter (replies)
   Jan-19-22 Charousek vs B Richter, 1897 (replies)
   Jan-19-22 E Schorn vs E O Freienhagen, 1924
   Jan-18-22 K B McAlpine vs J Lumsden, 1974 (replies)
   Jan-08-22 Gerald Katz
   Jan-08-22 Kurt Meyer
   Jan-05-22 Rupert Cross
   Jan-05-22 Stanislaw Kohn (replies)
   Jan-01-22 Ewald Habermann (replies)
   Dec-28-21 M Romi vs K Richter, 1936
   Dec-24-21 Zoltan Kovacs
   Dec-24-21 Kovacs (replies)
   Dec-23-21 B H Wood vs L D H, 1948
   Dec-23-21 Wolfgang Schmidt (replies)
   Dec-22-21 Wolfgang Schmidt (replies)
   Dec-22-21 M G Kovacs
   Dec-18-21 K Poschauko vs J Penrose, 1952
   Dec-14-21 Martin Blaine (replies)
   Dec-14-21 Marton Blum
   Nov-26-21 Anatol Gerschenkron
   Nov-25-21 David Hamburger
   Nov-24-21 Walter Holowach
   Nov-24-21 E Canal vs S Tatai, 1967 (replies)
   Nov-20-21 Pal Rethy
   Nov-18-21 Sylvain Burstein
   Nov-16-21 Trebitsch Memorial (1936)
   Oct-26-21 Hans Keller
   Oct-26-21 Karl Weinstock (replies)
   Oct-26-21 L Steiner vs K Weinstock, 1937
   Oct-26-21 Siegfried Nadel
   Oct-24-21 Rudolf Bauer (replies)
   Oct-24-21 Kurt Vordank
   Sep-05-21 Walter Jurgschat (replies)
   Aug-26-21 Heinrich Viktor Klein
   Jul-24-21 Nikolay Tereshchenko
   Jul-19-21 W Mueller vs K Junge, 1942 (replies)
   Jul-12-21 Hugo Bodenstein (replies)
   Jul-03-21 P Bodenstein vs G Exner, 1898 (replies)
   Jul-03-21 Julius Kunstmann
   Jun-30-21 Paul Bodenstein (replies)
   Jun-28-21 Bernhard Kagan (replies)
   Jun-26-21 Erwin Kipke
   Jun-23-21 Wolfgang Fleischmann
   Jun-21-21 S Nadel vs Margulies, 1932 (replies)
   Jun-21-21 Rossolimo vs T D van Scheltinga, 1950
   Jun-20-21 D Mueller vs Werra, 1941
   May-22-21 George Brunton Fraser
   Apr-17-21 Walter John (replies)
   Apr-05-21 Nathan Mannheimer
   Apr-05-21 H Steiner vs S Fajarowicz, 1928
   Apr-03-21 K Orienter vs R Toran Albero, 1971
   Apr-03-21 Hermann Thelen
   Mar-27-21 Walter Loose
   Mar-26-21 Hans Georg Lachmann
   Mar-25-21 L Engels vs K Richter, 1935 (replies)
   Mar-23-21 Ernst Szczepaniak
   Oct-26-20 Neil Bernstein
   Oct-26-20 C M Jonas vs Blackburne, 1897
   Oct-25-20 J Szekely vs E Canal, 1933
   Oct-17-20 W Ernst vs Unzicker, 1948
   Oct-14-20 Foltys vs P Michel, 1939 (replies)
   Oct-13-20 Julius Silverman
   Oct-01-20 Simon Rotenstein (replies)
   Sep-30-20 H Nowarra vs K Junge, 1942 (replies)
   Sep-29-20 Georg Kieninger
   Sep-28-20 E Szczepaniak vs P Michel, 1939
   Sep-27-20 Josef Grammatikoff (replies)
   Sep-27-20 Enrique (Heinrich) Reinhardt (replies)
   Sep-27-20 L Engels vs Ernst Badestein, 1937 (replies)
   Sep-08-20 Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 (replies)
   Sep-06-20 Grob vs C Chaude de Silans, 1951
   Sep-04-20 A Taube vs A Brinckmann, 1933
   Aug-29-20 Ludwig Schmitt (replies)
   Aug-29-20 Georg Maier
   Aug-17-20 Joseph Stone
   Jul-25-20 H Heinicke vs P A Seitz, 1934
   Jul-25-20 Kurt Rattmann
   Jul-18-20 B Koch vs Noteboom, 1931
   Jul-17-20 Hans Zollner (replies)
   Jul-16-20 David Podhorzer
   Jul-15-20 Wolfgang Weil
   Jul-15-20 Hans Kranki (replies)
   Jul-14-20 Karl Gilg (replies)
   Jul-14-20 J Benzinger vs H Von Hennig, 1929
   Jul-14-20 Herbert Ullrich
   Jul-14-20 Helmut Lange
   Jul-11-20 Bruno Moritz (replies)
   Jul-11-20 Heinz Ullrich
   Jul-10-20 Keres vs K Richter, 1942 (replies)
   Jul-10-20 Victor Winz
   Jul-09-20 Ernst Schweinburg
   Jul-09-20 Leonhard Westphal
   Jul-05-20 Paul Hallbauer
   Jul-02-20 Charles F Elison
   Jul-02-20 J Mora Corbera vs Suttles, 1964
   Jul-02-20 Jaume Mora Corbera (replies)
   Jul-02-20 J Mora Corbera vs W Lange, 1955
   May-21-20 Vladimir Petrov (replies)
   Dec-01-18 Kurt Richter (replies)
   Jun-05-18 Nicholas Anthony Perkins (replies)
   Apr-17-18 Eliskases - Fairhurst (1933) (replies)
   Apr-15-18 Peter B Anderson
   Apr-04-18 Maroczy vs O Tenner, 1926 (replies)
   Feb-09-18 Alexander Munro Davie (replies)
   Feb-09-18 Gerald Bonner
   Feb-09-18 Andrew Bonar Law / Richard Barnett / William Rutherford (replies)
   Feb-01-18 Herbert Jennings Rose
   Feb-01-18 Neptali Ponce Miranda
   Feb-01-18 John Montgomerie (replies)
   Feb-01-18 James Alexander McKee
   Feb-01-18 Norman Alasdair Macleod
   Feb-01-18 William Gibson (replies)
   Feb-01-18 John Crum
   Feb-01-18 Robert Forbes Combe (replies)
   Feb-01-18 James Macrae Aitken (replies)
   Feb-01-18 William Albert Fairhurst (replies)
   Feb-01-18 Michael Fallone (replies)
   Feb-01-18 Florence Hutchison Stirling
   Feb-01-18 Walter Cook Spens
   Dec-20-09 Leonardas Abramavicius (replies)
   Dec-12-09 K Richter vs Bogoljubov, 1941 (replies)
   Dec-12-09 K Richter vs G Stoltz, 1931
   Dec-12-09 K Richter vs E Kipke, 1934 (replies)
   Dec-12-09 Saemisch vs K Richter, 1941 (replies)
   Dec-12-09 Berndt vs K Richter, 1936
   Dec-12-09 K Richter vs E Reinhardt, 1937
   Dec-07-09 Paul Schmidt (replies)
   Oct-24-06 R P Michell vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 (replies)
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