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ccmcacollister 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Jimmy Adams; Are ye out there? I have a book, 1978 "Polugaevsky Variation" by Jimmy Adams. Publisher is an England address. Can anyone tell me anything re this author? Especially Chess credentials? Any relation to Michael Adams? etc. Book tells nothing of the author!
Copyright & publisher is "The Chess Player Ltd". Thanks if so.
sugarandspice 38 ( +1 | -1 )
ccm Possibly an editor here in the UK of a chess magazine 'Chess Monthly', as well as obviously being a chess author/translator...dont quote me on it though. Apart from that my literary/chess sources are drawing a blank. Curious, you can normally find an authors bio fairly easily.
Hope this helps....more than willing to stand corrected.
honololou 0 ( +1 | -1 )
try Google…
sugarandspice 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Google Would imagine that he's been googled already
furryfunbundle 116 ( +1 | -1 )
Not much either As stated by SugarandSpice, there appears to not be much on Jimmy Adams (reflection of a pre-internet age!).

He was indeed editor of the Chess Monthly magazine and, by evidence of the numerous chess articles/Russian translations he has accredited to him over the years, one assumes he was a proficient Russian linguist.

Digging around in my archives, I unearthed a reference to Jimmy and a "car load" of London compatriots buzzing around Europe on a chess tour in the mid 70's.

Some games mentioned from the tour include this one from Jimmy.

Fruestal (White) Adams (Black)
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 c5 6.d4 Nc6 7.Nc3 d6 8.h3 Bf5 9.d5 Na5 10.g4 Bd7 11.Qd3 a6 12.b3 b5 13.Bb2 Rb8 14.Rab1 bxc4 15.bxc4 Rb4 16.Nd2 Qc7 17.a3 Rb6 18.f4 Rfb8 19.Ba1 Nb3 20.Nxb3 Rxb3 21.Nb5 Rxd3 22.Nxc7 Rdb3 23.Rxb3 Rxb3 24.Nxa6 Ne8 25.Bxg7 Kxg7 26.e4 Rb6 27.Nxc5 dxc5 28.Rf3 Nd6 29.Rc3 Nb7 30.e5 Na5 31.Re3 Ba4 32.Bf1 Rb3 33.Kf2 Kf8 34.f5 Rxe3 35.Kxe3 Bb3 36.fxg6 fxg6 37.d6 exd6 38.exd6 Bxc4 39.Bg2 Kf7 40.Kf4 Ke6 41.Kg5 Kxd6 42.Kh6 Bd3 43.Kxh7 c4 44.Bf3 c3 45.Bd1 Ke5 0-1

Looking through the game, one assumes that Jimmy had espied the trapping of the knight before entering into 19...Nb3 and sprung subsequently by 24...Ne8.

Having spent a little while on a restful Easter Day (away from work) and come up with very little... I would be keen to read what gragments others can discover on Adams.

Good question CCM :-)
ccmcacollister 104 ( +1 | -1 )
Everyone & Furryfunbundle .... Thanks for all the info here. I'm anxioius to see the game, hopefully tomorrow. And I did receive some Google info from Mlazar. (Sugarandspice, sorry you overestimated me there. I did search his name thru GK Forums, then "forgot" to go web it. Sometimes my disc is blank I believe 8-(

The additional from Google follow; re his three additional books:

Art-Nr.:LXADABAD1925, ISBN 0-939433-13-3
BADEN-BADEN 1925
382 pgs., 1991

Art-Nr:LXADAMSOS 1935, ISBN 0-939433-52-4
MOSCOW 1935
Int'l Chess Tmt
356 pgs, 1998

Art-Nr:LOADASDNPP, ISBN 0-9-6-42-30-5
SICILIAN DEFENSE- Najdorf Poisoned Pawn
120 pg's.

While mine mentioned up above is very plan White Paperback with some Chess Pieces on front, and in English. These are a bit different. They are all in English as well, but all are bound in Gold Embossed Cloth.

Sounds like he had some success there, from my shorter paperback of the 70's to his Gold Embossed longer texts of the 90's. Intrigues me even more. And such paucity of info on him for 20+ years, it seems ! (MI-6? Chessmaster 007 ?! Man of Mystery?)

Must go MOVE now quickly! Bye now.

ccmcacollister 46 ( +1 | -1 )
oooh, forgot to mention: Besides wondering if related to English GM Michael Adams !? A real long shot occurs to me; if related to American(I think)Master of some level, Weaver Adams ??! Who did author some books or manuscripts involveing the Vienna or Bishop's Opening, and once a little theoretical print-tussle with GM Larry Evans over the strength of the opening. Probably was Chess Life & Review, before Chess Life.(?), as to the Evans Articles.