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    Search File Updated

    The search file below consists of a selection of the 74 or so threads in Australian Chess History together with a rough guide as to
    where you might find what you are looking for.

    One way of using the Search File is to down load it once to, say, your desktop and save it there. You can start Chess Chat by clicking on any of the 26 threads in the Search File. That will take you directly to the thread that you are interested in. To return to the Search File you can minimise Chess Chat, click on another link within the Search File and then return to Chess Chat


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    Updated Search


    Search Chess History


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    Updated Search File


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    Updated Search

    The search file below consists of a selection of the 80 or so threads in Australian Chess History together with a rough guide as to
    where you might find what you are looking for.

    One way of using the Search File is to down load it once to, say, your desktop and save it there. You can start Chess Chat by clicking on any of the 30 threads in the Search File. That will take you directly to the thread that you are interested in. To return to the Search File you can minimize Chess Chat, click on another link within the Search File and then return to Chess Chat

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    Updated Search Chess History


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    The Search File has been updated to include the Radio Matches with France, Canada and the UK. A further reference to Paul Dunn’s excellent Australian Chess Games Archive has been made. The archive includes all the games from the three radio matches.

    There is a short piece about the little known Dr Max Gellis who played for Australia in the radio matches. Little known, presumably because he was only in Australia for a few years.

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    The Chess History Search File has been updated with information about Maurice Goldstein, Cecil Purdy, Lajos Steiner and the 1937 Australian Chess Championships conducted by the Perth Chess club.

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    Update for Chess History Search File



    The chess history on Chess Chat search file has, yet again, been updated.

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    Chess History Search file Update.

    The Chess History search file has been updated with the early history of the Melbourne Chess Club.


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    Searchable file of Trove chess links from 1933 to 1953


    Downloading this pdf file (0.6 megabytes) will allow you to use your pdf viewer to search for players, games, problems, examples of chess openings, events etc that graced the years 1933 to 1953.

    All the TROVE links are on the file, not on Chess Chat, so once downloaded the searches are independent of Chess Chat. Key words have been added to the links to make the links searchable. Clicking on any link will retrieve the desired chess column from Trove.



    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xvazpbl4ki...o1953.pdf?dl=0

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    Australian Chess Champions

    Another chess history thing is almost finished listing all the Australian Chess Champions with links to online information about them and the national championships that they won going back to Esling in 1885.

    Posting has been delayed because of the problem of what to do with the large amount of information available for the early years.

    Fewer newspapers, one remaining chess column that I know of, not a lot of archiving of association newsletters and the practice of chalking up today’s news then erasing it when tomorrow comes along, means that this was not a problem for the more recent years.

    While the file has not yet been posted, this has not stopped some of the prominent Chess Chatterers from offering some constructive criticism.


    Critical Comments Received

    From Caissa: “I expected to find some information about my children. All I got was some years, names and the rest was gibberish. Don’t shake my branches again! I’m taking up Bridge.”

    From Rivers Murray: “How is this relevant to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict?”

    From Machomortician: “I was gravely mortified by this undertaking.”

    From Wammo: “Do you play tennis? If not, you should give it some thought.”

    From Tasmania: “More errors for me to correct. Not enough Tasmania.”

    From New South Wales: “This brings to mind one of those Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons strung up by wires in a museum. When just a few links break, the whole thing will come crashing down killing all below.”

    From Ender Right: “I endorse all of the comments above”

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    From the Australian Champion's File. Adelaide 1887

    The First Australian Chess Congress. The Adelaide Jubilee Intercolonial Chess Congress, 1887

    The Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition of 1887 celebrated 50 years of settlement in South Australia, and showcased produce and manufactured goods from Australian colonies and selected overseas countries. This exhibition also celebrated the jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign.

    August 1887 Adelaide. The Tournament

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess Organising the Chess Congress

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess R 1

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess Esling V Hookham R4

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess Charlick V Gossip R4

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess Esling V Charlick R6

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess Heiman V Gossip. R8

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess Final R9

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess Prize Giving


    About Henry Charlick

    https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Henry_Charlick

    https://www.chessgames.com/player/henry_charlick.html

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/108155283

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...nry%20Charlick

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    "Lost" Australian title defence


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    [SIZE=3]The challenge match for the Australian Chess Championship between the title holder Julius Jacobsen and the challenger, W H Jonas in 1898 is not recorded in the ACF or the Wikipedia lists of Australian Championship tournaments and matches.
    I wonder what the story is here concerning the reason for this match's omission; if it simply is an oversight or there is more to it than that. Concerning the match with Wallace mentioned in the final item, an article by Tony Wright says the following:

    In turn, he was challenged by William
    Jonas who had a moderate record both
    in Sydney and in his original city of
    Glasgow. Wallace now challenged.
    Jonas however insisted on his right to
    play his match and was defeated 1-7=5.
    Then negotiations for the Wallace
    match began. The cordiality from the
    Wallace - Crane match had become a
    rivalry between Wallace of the Sydney
    Club and Jacobsen of the SSACC. This
    degenerated into dislike as the terms of
    the match were being argued. Wallace,
    fearing adverse publicity wanted the
    press excluded from the match and the
    games owned by the players.
    Ultimately JJ had had enough. He resigned the title. Wallace immediately
    responded by dropping all preconditions
    but it was too late. JJ did not relent. The
    split between the two clubs soured chess
    in Sydney for many years.
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