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News Bot
21-03-2005, 03:01 PM
Chess Today reports the sad death of Simon Webb (1949-2005), a chess IM and author of the famous book Chess for Tigers.{br}{br}View the Entire Article (index.cfm?p=news&id=#date_today#&d=yes){br}

JGB
21-03-2005, 03:09 PM
Chess Today reports the sad death of Simon Webb (1949-2005), a chess IM and author of the famous book Chess for Tigers.<br /><br />View the Entire Article (index.cfm?p=news&id=#date_today#&d=yes)<br />

This link is a dud.

auriga
21-03-2005, 03:24 PM
the link should be

http://www.iccf.com/cgi-local/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1111343901,46138,

auriga
21-03-2005, 03:42 PM
btw. the book chess for tigers by webb is one the best
chess book i've ever read.

the chapter 'how to trap heffalumps' is a classic.
in fact, the example game in that chapter is
browne-taha, 1972 skopje olympiad, where browne (australia) is the haffalump. :D

Garvinator
23-03-2005, 01:21 AM
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2277 reports that Simon Webb was murdered by his son in the kitchen of his apartment.

JGB
23-03-2005, 12:56 PM
Story is pretty full on!

Rhubarb
23-03-2005, 02:15 PM
Story is pretty full on!ABC is tonight repeating a 4 Corners special at 11:05pm. It's all about fear and loathing and young people taking drugs (and why some people should not go near drugs).

Edit: Of course, in the Webb case, the one could have nothing to do with the other. It is terrible form of me to automatically assume that it did.

JGB
23-03-2005, 02:22 PM
ABC is tonight repeating a 4 Corners special at 11:05pm. It's all about fear and loathing and young people taking drugs (and why some people should not go near drugs).

some people...?! ;) Ill be watching that tonight, sounds good.

Rhubarb
23-03-2005, 03:01 PM
some people...?! ;) Okay, most people. Certainly most people who read this.

JGB
23-03-2005, 04:12 PM
Thinking about Simon Webb made me dig up a game played by him back in 1991.

Meister,Y (2430) - Webb,S (2415) [E20]
EUCup Poliot-Wasa URS (1), 1991

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 c5 5.d5 d6 6.e4 exd5 7.cxd5 Nh5 8.Be3 f5 9.exf5 0-0 10.Qd2 Qh4+ 11.Bf2 Qe7+ 12.Nge2 Nd7 13.g4 Ne5 14.Qe3 Bxc3+ 15.bxc3 Qf7 16.gxh5 Qxd5 17.Bg2 Nd3+ 18.Kf1 Bxf5 19.Ng3 Nf4 20.Nxf5 Qc4+ 21.Kg1 Ne2+ 22.Kf1 Nxc3+ 23.Kg1 Ne2+ 24.Kf1 Nd4+ 25.Kg1 Rxf5 26.Re1 Re5 27.Qd2 Rxe1+ 28.Bxe1 Re8 29.h4 Re2 30.Qd1 Qe6 31.Bf2 Qxa2 32.Qf1 Rb2 33.Be1 Ne2+ 34.Kh2 Nf4 35.Rg1 b5 36.Bg3 Rxg2+ 37.Rxg2 Nxg2 38.Qxg2 Qxg2+ 39.Kxg2 d5 40.Kf2 Kf7 41.Ke3 Ke6 42.Kd3 a5 43.Bf2 d4 44.Be1 a4 0-1