Saturday, July 24, 2010

RIP Ted Frost 1927-2010

Ted Frost 1927-2010 passed away peacefully 15th July, aged 83

A nice article can be found at the wellington chess club web site.

I remember Ted from my first tournament, the 2005 New Zealand Congress. Ted was a guest speaker and among other things described playing Murray Chandler in the Major Open, back a few years ago now. Sadly he stopped playing over the board chess a while ago but he became a New Zealand Correspondence championship player. One event I remember clearly (or not so clearly as the result may be) was his victory over Gordon Hoskyn at the Wanganui Club Presidents verse Club Captain's team match. If anyone has the score of this game it would be great to see it published.
The following game is a nice win for Ted against David Lynch who in 3/4 years was to become NZ Champion.

Frost,Edward GA- Lynch,David [D53]Napier v Hastings, 1947
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 h6 7.Bf4 c6 8.Rc1 0-0 9.Qc2 Re8 10.a3 Nb6 11.c5 Nbd7 12.Bd3 Nh5 13.Ne2 f5 14.h3 g5 15.Bh2 Nhf6 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.Bxe5 Rf8 18.g4 Qe8 19.Kd2 Ne4+ 20.Ke1 fxg4 21.hxg4 Qf7 22.Bxe4! Qxf2+ 23.Kd2 dxe4 24.Qxe4 Rf3 25.Rcf1 [25.Qg6+ Kf8 26.Bg7+ Kg8 27.Bxh6+ Kh8 28.Qg7#]