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Hello my name is Charles Irvine

Won Alabama State Championship 4 times and was briefly a chess master in my salad days

Earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas Edison State College specializing in electronics engineering - March 2003

Worked as a production/electronic engineering technician over 15 one-half years for Motorola and then as a TV technician for a short time (20 months) before retiring

Warzone member:

Numerous favorite songs:

Marty Robbins "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation" 1957

Phil Phillips "Sea of Love" 1959

Ron Holden "Love You So" 1959

Sam Cooke "Wonderful World" 1960

The Beatles - "While my guitar gently weeps" (1968)

The Beatles - "Here comes the sun" (1969)

The Beatles - Instrumental

Jethro Tull - Living In The Past 1969

Jethro Tull - Bouree 1969

Ten Years After - "I'm Going Home" 1969

B.B. King - "Thrill is Gone" 1969

Blind Faith - "Can't find my way home" 1969

Simon and Garfunkel "Bridge over troubled water" with lyrics (1970)

George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord" (1970)

James Taylor - "Fire and Rain" (1970)

George Harrison - "What is Life" (1970)

Jethro Tull - "Aqualung" was the title track from their Aqualung (1971) album.

The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)

America - "A horse with no name" (1971)

Ringo Starr: It Don't Come Easy (Starr, 1971)

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - From The Beginning (Trippy Space Video)

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It was released on their 1972 album Trilogy.

Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do" 1973

Pink Floyd - "Time" was fourth track on The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) - Wiki

"The Great Gig in the Sky" was the fifth track on The Dark Side of the Moon - Wiki The song features music by Richard Wright and non-lexical vocals by Clare Torry.

Eddie Kendricks "Keep on Truckin" 1973

Stevie Wonder - AS
In album: "Songs in the Key of Life" (1976)

AL Stewart "Year of the Cat" 1976

AL Stewart "Time Passages" 1978

Issac Hayes - "Don't Let Go" (1979)

The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Although recorded in 1981, Sting wrote the song as early as 1976 - Wiki

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) - 1981

Stars on 45 - Medley - 1981

Duran Duran - "Rio" - 1982

Modern English "I Melt With You" - 1983

A-ha "Take On Me" recorded 1984

Talk Talk "It's My Life" 1984

The Cars "Tonight She Comes" (1985)

The Cure - Just Like Heaven
"Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" album (1987)

MARRS - Pump up the Volume 1987

Jerry Garcia Band "Tangled Up in Blue" recorded 9/1/1990

"Air" from Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3

Beethoven Symphony no 7 in A major (Herbert von Karajan)

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (Sonata al chiaro di luna)

Franz Schubert - Impromptu In G Flat Major D899 No.3 - Vladimir Horowitz

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   g15713 has kibitzed 208 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-07-21 g15713 chessforum
g15713: Sorry but I won’t be able to do much as my Intel NUC computer died on me.
   Oct-05-21 ChessBookForum chessforum (replies)
g15713: Hi Peter! Understanding Chess Endings by John Nunn, my favorite chess writer, is a great place to start. It covers 100 key endgame concepts and shows how they are used to win games or save difficult positions; then his Nunn's Chess Endings Volumes I and II - my two cents on great ...
   Sep-27-21 stevemcd87 chessforum (replies)
g15713: I am very frustrated with how testing is done... Game collections cannot be updated with chess symbols while changes in the title work One can use html entries in either decimal or hex but only temporary One makes a change and then one goes back to make another change and everything ...
   Jul-09-21 woldsmandriffield chessforum
g15713: <"Kibitzing diagrams seem to have disappeared following the last maintenance. Has anyone else noticed this? Will they return!?!?!?"> ' stevemcd87 chessforum (kibitz #446) They newly created fen images are black and white for now. If you happen to get one in ...
   Jul-07-21 chessforum (replies)
g15713: Missing FEN diagrams - thanks to <stevemcd87> for work around solution
   Jun-13-21 Lautier vs Piket, 1995
g15713: Part II 49. Qg8+ Kh6 50. Qf8+ Kg6 51. Qc5 Qd3 52. Qc6+ Kf5 53. Qc8+ Kg5 54. Qc1+ Kh5 55. Qc3 Qb5 56. Qb3 Qc6 57. Qd1+ Kg5 58. Qd2+ Kf5 59. Qa5+ Ke4 60. Kb3 Qe6+ 61. Ka4 Qd7+ 62. Qb5 Qc7 63. Qe2+ Kd4 64. Qd2+ Ke4 65. Qc3 Qd7+ 66 Kb3 Qd8 67. Kc2 Qb6 68. Qc4+ Ke5 69. Kc3 F. 1.5 Black
   Jun-06-21 Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954
g15713: E. 1.0 White to move at 41 [DIAGRAM] White played 41. Kf2 but after 41. Rxa7 White is winning according to FinalGen E. 1.1 Black to move at 41 [DIAGRAM] A few sample lines: Line 1: 41...Rc1+ 42. Kf2 Rc2+ 43. Kf3 Rxb2 E. 1.2 [DIAGRAM] Syzygy says White is winning ' ...
   May-21-21 Nisipeanu vs N Grandelius, 2017
g15713: Part II F. 1.4 Black to move at 50 [DIAGRAM] Stockfish gives the following analysis after 60-minute evaluation 1) +1.12 (45 ply) 50...Qa1 51.Qd8+ Kf7 52.Qd7+ Kf8 53.Kg2 Qe5 54.g6 Qe4+ 55.Kh2 Qh4+ 56.Kg1 Qg5+ 57.Kf1 Qxg6 58.Qd8+ Kf7 59.Qxa5 <Tablebase draw> Game continued: ...
   May-19-21 S Bogner vs E Zanan, 2018
g15713: Queen and five pawns versus a Queen and four pawns F. 1.0 Black to move at 38 [DIAGRAM] 38...Qxb2 39. Qe8+ Kh7 40. Qe4+ Kh8 41. Qxa4 Queen and four pawns versus a Queen and three pawns F. 1.1 Black to move at 41 [DIAGRAM] 41...Qc1+ 42. Kg2 c5 43. Qe8+ Kh7 44. Qe4+ Kh8 45. a4 ...
   May-19-21 N Chkhaidze vs Z Medvegy, 2016
g15713: Knight with an extra pawn versus Bishop ending should be a draw here. E. 1.0 White to move at 57 [DIAGRAM] Stockfish gives the following analysis after 25-minute evaluation 1) +0.03 (56 ply) 56.Ne5 Kb7 57.Ng6 Ka6 58.Ke2 Kxa5 59.Nh4 Bf8 60.Nxf5 Kb5 61.Nh4 Kc5 62.Kd2 Kd5 63.Ng6 Bg7 ...
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Aug-16-21  MatrixV: Hello; I am the editor of the Alabama Chess Antics. Seeing what you said in your bio, I have an Alabama chess history question for you! We are trying to verify our state champions list. Could you confirm which years you became a state champion? According to the sources I have, it was in 1967, 1969, 1973, and 1974. (Also, in 1969, were you co-champion with Momic?)
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  g15713: Hi MatrixV!

I kept no records but I say the years were 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974

I believe Marty Appleberry won 1967

1970 I won the Alabama state championship see below photo

I played in 1970 US Junior Championship up in New York city

I thought I won outright 4 times but I cannot back this claim up.

Both Marty and Milan were strong players...
It was sad to hear the passing of Milan in 1997; who lost his chess skill because of a work accident

Milan Momic
'Milan Momic

Marty Appleberry
'Martin Appleberry

Charles Irvine


Aug-20-21  MatrixV: Thank you so much for responding. I was the one who wrote that Spring 2020 Antics article you linked to! As you can see, although I did the best I could in creating the revised list, there were still some entries I wasn't sure of.

The reason I thought you were the champion in 1967 was because of the report on p. 325 of this Chess Review (found in's online digital archive):


Although this report came out in 1968 (not 1967), Alabama tournament reports often got printed only after a very long delay. (A little bit later, the report on Charles Cleveland winning the '68 tournament did appear.)

I have not found anything on 1969 except for what Bobby Edwards' original list said.

Do you know which newspaper had that article about you and the 1970 edition? I would definitely like to track that down!

If you won in 1970, then I am going to have to try again to see where Don Whaley should be.

Because of Antics reports, we know 100% for sure that you won in '73 and '74. (And in '74, you got a perfect 7-0 score!)

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  g15713: Hi Matrix!!

Sorry, I do not know which newspaper had that article. I only found that photo on the Internet tonight!

An old Antic issue had two of my games from 1970 - one game score showing that won me Alabama state championship; the other from US Junior championship my winning over John Watson. Unfortunately I lost the issue.

Marty and I had a few chess battles, he lives in France now.

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  g15713: "The reason I thought you were the champion in 1967 was because of the report on p. 325 of this Chess Review (found in's online digital archive):" This was the first time I won against Milan, I got an upset chess trophy for beating him. However, this was not a state championship that I am aware of.

Sponsored by the Birmingham Chess Club, the Alabama Open was run in two sections, the Open and the Reserve. C. Irvine 11'011, the first-named group with 4 and 1/2 - 2 and 1/2 ahead of runnerup M. Momic, 3 and 1/2 - 3 and 1/2.

Aug-20-21  MatrixV: I have only seen one Antics that had your 1970 game with Watson in it, and that was September 1973. It had two other games of yours, but both were from 1973, not 1970. I wonder if this is what you were thinking of? Or if there was a different one?

If you email me at the editor's address shown on the last page of the Spring 2020 Antics, I can email you back with a pdf of September '73. We have been working hard to digitize as many old Antics as possible!

That is interesting about the 1967 tournament; I thought that, sometimes, instead of the championship being called "The Alabama State Championship," it would be called "The Alabama Open," so I thought this was it. Especially since it was 7 rounds (based on the point totals), and there were two sections. But the final scores looked very strange, so I wondered what was going on. 4.5 points looks like a very low winning score for a 7-round event.

Oct-03-21  MatrixV: I did some more digging and I think I’ve found the actual tournament where you first defeated Momic. It seems to have been Huntsville’s 1968 Midsummer Open. Does this sound correct? See Chess Life, March 1969, page 89:


Additional details are in the September 1968 edition of Tennessee Chess News, p. 26:


Perhaps the earlier report from Chess Review that I cited was mistaken from the start.

By the way, your game at the U.S. Junior Championship with Watson was also in the September 1970 Chess Life, p. 485. See:


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  g15713: Sorry but I won’t be able to do much as my Intel NUC computer died on me.

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