Games for downloading page
Games from famous players I have encountered across the board, or gotten to know personally or who have had a large impact on my play (or all three!).
. Mikhail Botvinnik one of the few greatest players ever.
Tony Miles the first British GM.
Vic Knox one of the outstanding North of England players.
Hugh Alexander brilliant player, chess journalist and chess problem supporter.
John Jordan one of England's strongest postal players.
Joe Soesan. brilliancy prize games of the twice British Veterans Champion.
Ludek Pachman Czech GM an excellent author especially on opening theory and no mean player with many excellent wins against world class players.
Tigran Petrosian World champion with a much misunderstood style. Great master of tactics and possibly one of the greatest players ever in closed positions.
Andy Baruch all the games played by Andy in the Joe Soesan Memorial Cup (formerly named the Whoberley Summer Cup). Eleven tournament victories and just two loses from 1986 to 2004.
Edgard Colle famous Belgian player from the 1920s and 1930s with a great opening named after him.
Trevor Thomas most or all correspondence games of the former England Team Selector and ICCF Senior International Master.
A fitting tribute to Trevor is paid in the Northumberland Chess Association Bulletin for July 2019. A zipped copy in pdf format may be downloaded here.
The picture (below left) is an old photograph supplied by Trevor as his first ever i-pad scan as a 95 year old and features the MPNI Northumberland League Winners of ca 1953.
The trophy furthest to the right is the very famous and valuable Zollner Trophy (in Viking Warrior style). This over-the board trophy, for the winner of the Individual Championship of Northumberland was won by Trevor in 1951/52 before turning to International Correspondence play. Ruth Conway (Trevor's daughter) has now informed me that it is in fact Trevor himself sat with the Zollner Trophy at his feet (although the names of the other people in the photograph remain unknown).
The picture (above right) shows Ruth Conway holding one of the silver salvers that will be a prize for the winner and two runner-ups of one of the Trevor Thomas Memorial Correspondence Events arranged by the EFCC. Also shown is Senior International Master Ian Pheby, who is one of the titled players in the initial memorial tournament, and who is President of the EFCC.
Norman Stephenson over 1700 games by the many times Teesside and twice British Seniors Champion, and very successful English Junior Trainer.
Charles.W.Warburton a fine correspondence player and earlier otb player. His book "My Chess Adventures" inspired me to take up correspondence chess more seriously. Just under 50 of Warburton's games are available to download on this page. Two of these are annotated in great detail available in the Archive section of this web site for May-June 2020.