At Last! The 1948 Show!

 at that spot used to last a TV comedy present inwards the  At Last! The 1948 Show!
If yous were wondering virtually the title, at that spot used to last a TV comedy present inwards the 1960s called "At Last! The 1948 Show" amongst to a greater extent than or less of the comedians who afterwards gained fame equally Pythons together with Goodies taking part. We are currently running the chess equivalent hither at the BCM Blog, where Bernard Cafferty follows upwards Leonard Barden's contribution of yesterday on the 1948 British Championship. We haven't taken our eyes off the 2007 version, past times the way, together with I depository fiscal establishment complaint that Jacob Aagaard has merely reached 6½/7 after beating Simon Williams. He is yet inwards parallel amongst BH Wood since BH likewise had that marker inwards 1948. Or did he? Actually it was a tad to a greater extent than complicated than that, equally Bernard Cafferty explains...

"Reference inwards the Hastings CC to the austerity-sized Oct together with Nov issues of BCM together with CHESS of 1948 yell for that the province of affairs was non equally clear-cut equally indicated past times a retrospective line of piece of job organization human relationship of the round-by-round scores. Games needing 2 adjourned sessions to constitute a number look non to take away hold been played off equally speedily equally i would expect. I assume from the narrative that at that spot were no morning time adjourned sessions. Perhaps Bishopsgate Institute was non opened upwards inwards the morning? Or could it take away hold been that at that spot was morning time play, but no even out adjourned sessions?" (note - Bernard was non acquaint at the 1948 entitle but mayhap Leonard Barden or Bob Wade could comment? - ed)

"In the Oct 1948 CHESS, page 1, BHW states that Alexander together with Sir George Thomas were spoken of equally leaders inwards the starting fourth dimension calendar week - though inwards retrospect it was truly Barry Wood, who started amongst 6½ points from his starting fourth dimension vii games! There had been a 'partial clearance of outstanding games on the Sunday'".

"When Broadbent together with Wood faced upwards to each other inwards the terminal round, each had a marker of 7/9. The onetime yet had to play the instant session of his 7th(!) circular game amongst Ritson Morry, BHW had produce likewise amongst his tenth game amongst Milner-Barry."

Bernard goes on to depict what happened inwards thw 2 adjournments, but let's starting fourth dimension take away hold a human face at the telephone substitution circular xi game betwixt Broadbent together with Wood.

BH must take away hold idea he'd spotted a mate together with played 28...Qh4. There followed 29 Rxf8+ Kxf8 thirty a7 Qh2+ 31 Kf1 together with Black must past times right away take away hold realised that 31...Qh1 is non mate because White has the uncomplicated bishop retreat 32 Bg1. Black had to resign a brace of moves later. What he had missed was 28...Bh2+ 29 Kxh2 Rxf1 winning the substitution together with the game. After thirty Bf2 Qe7 keeps the a-pawn at bay. That would likely take away hold sewn upwards the entitle without reference to the adjourned game from circular 10. Now, dorsum to Bernard...

"The Broadbent-Morry game was idea to last a draw, equally it turned out to last inwards fact after 74 moves; the Milner-Barry-Wood game depended on Wood’s sealed 57th move, after M-B had sacrificed a knight merely earlier adjournment, equally both sides went for a win. As Wood commented inwards his journal '…an unsatisfactory situation, which truly should non last allowed'".

"Milner-Barry had White, inwards a French, together with the pose was equally shown above. According to Bob Wade’s account, analysis past times others established that Black could win past times 57…Kb5 58 e8Q Bxe8 59 Kxd5 Bc6+ sixty Ke6 h4! 61 gxh4 Bf3 together with …Bh5. BHW chose 57…Kb3 together with lost after 58 Kc5 Ba4 59 Kxd5 Kxb2 62 Ke6 Be8 53 Kf6 Kd4 54 Kf8 ….1-0 inwards 72 moves."

"BHW gave a burst of his duodenal ulcer trouble, starting fourth dimension incurred during the war, equally his argue for falling dorsum equally the trial progressed. Doubtless the fact that he knew he had sealed a losing motion weighed heavily on him, adding to the tension of the terminal round."

If you'd similar to play through these games, I've right away uploaded a file of all extant 1948 British Championship games to BritBase. There are solely fifteen consummate games out of 66 but at that spot are likewise a few fragments of games culled from BCM. Click hither to play through the games.
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