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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Mar '10 19:41
    Here is a game in which he defeated Tal, the only Brit to beat a world champ since 1899. I have the game posted but would like to do it up right in the player people are using here. How do you do that from here?:

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Bd3 Bg7 8.Nge2 O-O 9.O-O a6 10.a4 Qc7 11.h3 Nbd7 12.f4 Re8 13.Ng3 c4 14.Bc2 Nc5 15.Qf3 Nfd7 16.Be3 b5 17.axb5 Rb8 18.Qf2 axb5 19.e5 dxe5 20.f5 Bb7 21.Rad1 Ba8 22.Nce4 Na4 23.Bxa4 bxa4 24.fxg6 fxg6 25.Qf7+ Kh8 26.Nc5 Qa7 27.Qxd7 Qxd7 28.Nxd7 Rxb2 29.Nb6 Rb3 30.Nxc4 Rd8 31.d6 Rc3 32.Rc1 Rxc1 33.Rxc1 Bd5 34.Nb6 Bb3 35.Ne4 h6 36.d7 Bf8 37.Rc8 Be7 38.Bc5 Bh4 39.g3 (1-0)

    This game was played in 1960. Jonathan is brother to the mathematician genius Roger Penrose.
  2. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    10 Mar '10 19:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here is a game in which he defeated Tal, the only Brit to beat a world champ since 1899. I have the game posted but would like to do it up right in the player people are using here. How do you do that from here?:

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Bd3 Bg7 8.Nge2 O-O 9.O-O a6 10.a4 Qc7 11.h3 Nbd7 12.f4 Re8 13.Ng3 c4 14.Bc2 Nc5 15.Qf3 ...[text shortened]...

    This game was played in 1960. Jonathan is brother to the mathematician genius Roger Penrose.
    Just place the [ pgn] tag before the game and the [/ pgn] (without the spaces) after the game.

  3. 10 Mar '10 20:11 / 2 edits
    Hi

    A famous and really quite brilliant game.

    Everytime someone in the following two decades played a brilliant sac win.
    The British press always seem to add '....shades of Penrose-Tal.'

    I recall writing something about is 1980 and quoted at least 3 examples.
    Of course it then rained dog's abuse and I received some pretty festy letters.

    "This is good fun." I thought and I've been writing and winding up ever since.

    Jonathan's younger brother, Oliver, still plays in the Edinburgh chess league.
    Here is a pic from last month.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=392
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Mar '10 20:33
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi

    A famous and really quite brilliant game.

    Everytime someone in the following two decades played a brilliant sac win.
    The British press always seem to add '....shades of Penrose-Tal.'

    I recall writing something about is 1980 and quoted at least 3 examples.
    Of course it then rained dog's abuse and I received some pretty festy letters.

    "Thi ...[text shortened]... a pic from last month.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=392
    How strong is Ollie?
  5. 10 Mar '10 21:18
    I'd say he is still over 2100. Very solid, never blunders.
    Over reach (or set him an opening trap) 🙁 and you lose.

    He is 81 now and in that game where I took the picture he
    did beat Andrew Green who I think scored 5½ at last years Britsh Ch.

    He won the Lothain Championship in 2009. And a few good players
    go in for that.

    A bit shy and modest at first but when you get him talking he has a sharp
    sense of humour and loves talking chess.

    His memory is not too bad either.

    After that game v Green we were talking and I mentioned he beat
    Leonard Barden in 1951 (the year I was born).

    I then asked him what the opening was......5-6 secs....".Alpin Counter"....correct!
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Mar '10 22:01
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'd say he is still over 2100. Very solid, never blunders.
    Over reach (or set him an opening trap) 🙁 and you lose.

    He is 81 now and in that game where I took the picture he
    did beat Andrew Green who I think scored 5½ at last years Britsh Ch.

    He won the Lothain Championship in 2009. And a few good players
    go in for that.

    A bit shy and modest ...[text shortened]... born).

    I then asked him what the opening was......5-6 secs....".Alpin Counter"....correct!
    Dynamic family for sure! Like the Polgar's, eh. So what was he rated at his peak? Did Roger do OTB chess? I would think he would be more of a club player due to his extraordinary career, would not have left much time for tournaments.

    What was Jonathan's rating at peak?
  7. 10 Mar '10 23:26
    Sorry, I've now idea what JP's rating was or if his other brother was a good player.