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    Quote Originally Posted by jammo View Post
    I think your first priority should be to do a bit of work on your spelling....
    sure thing pal but only if you do a bit of work in improving your gardening technique first!

    BTW could you please indicate my spelling mistake (s) so I can do better next time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    To keep everyone happy could we describe Ian as "Australia's first home-grown GM"?
    excellent suggestion. My signature is adjusted accordingly!
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    We should send Jammo to the World Senior Championship that happens to be taking place right now. This way he can put his energy and efforts to good use .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammo View Post
    Browne was a GM and registered by FIDE as Australian.
    Do you have evidence for this? If he was indeed registered as Australia and not USA, I will concede the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax View Post
    Do you have evidence for this? If he was indeed registered as Australia and not USA, I will concede the point.
    I'll answer my own question in that Elo's list in 1970 shows Browne registered as Australian as an IM (he is not in the 1969 list), and then he is listed as an Australian GM in 1971. So it's pretty clear that he was Australian registered when he achieved his title, albeit that it didn't last very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax View Post
    I'll answer my own question in that Elo's list in 1970 shows Browne registered as Australian as an IM (he is not in the 1969 list), and then he is listed as an Australian GM in 1971. So it's pretty clear that he was Australian registered when he achieved his title, albeit that it didn't last very long.
    Browne's FIDE card dates his GM title as 1970. He played for Australia in the 1972 Olympiad so must have been Australian-registered when he both earned and was awarded the title.

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    Browne qualified for his IM title in 1969 and around 80 days later he qualified for the GM title in late October 1969. FIDE however did not officially award the GM title until the FIDE congress at the Siegen Olympiad in September 1970.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    We should send Jammo to the World Senior Championship that happens to be taking place right now. This way he can put his energy and efforts to good use .
    But Mischa, I don't have the time as I'm so busy correcting all your mistakes ... particularly about tennis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Renzies View Post
    sure thing pal but only if you do a bit of work in improving your gardening technique first!

    BTW could you please indicate my spelling mistake (s) so I can do better next time?

    I thought that my gardening technique was pretty good. I'm willing to compare tomatoes at 10 paces if you wish. Meanwhile let me give you a hint as to your spelling mistake .... perhaps you would make fewer mistakes if you simply called me Jammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pax View Post
    Do you have evidence for this? If he was indeed registered as Australia and not USA, I will concede the point.
    So will I. Winning the Aussie Champs counts for a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammo View Post
    I thought that my gardening technique was pretty good. I'm willing to compare tomatoes at 10 paces if you wish. Meanwhile let me give you a hint as to your spelling mistake .... perhaps you would make fewer mistakes if you simply called me Jammo.
    Hardly a spelling mistake only a simple typo. Proof I have referred to your person numerous times always using the correct surname spelling. BTW your tomatoes stand no chance against my pineapples. You keep your 10 paces as a start. I will use the whole 22 yards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammo View Post
    But Mischa, I don't have the time as I'm so busy correcting all your mistakes ... particularly about tennis.
    I think your first priority should be to do a bit of work on your spelling and stop butchering Michael's nick-name in Russian repeatedly using Mischa instead of the correct Misha! (Миша)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Renzies View Post
    I think your first priority should be to do a bit of work on your spelling and stop butchering Michael's nick-name in Russian repeatedly using Mischa instead of the correct Misha! (Миша)
    Luckily, Mr Browne is still alive and well - why not just email him and ask whether he was an Australian grandmaster or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Luckily, Mr Browne is still alive and well - why not just email him and ask whether he was an Australian grandmaster or not
    What a brilliant idea. And while you are at it why not email Malcolm Fraser and ask him if he was Australian Prime Minister or not or email Leonid Sandler and ask him if he is CV President or not. Clearly the only way to establish a well-known fact is to ask the person concerned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Renzies View Post
    I think your first priority should be to do a bit of work on your spelling and stop butchering Michael's nick-name in Russian repeatedly using Mischa instead of the correct Misha! (Миша)
    Your spelling is noted. My first priority however is to go through my student's games at the Hjorth Open where I understand he had a few unimpressive victories. You may know him, his name is Sam Trewin.
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