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February 2023

Death Anniversary of Cecil De Vere (14-ii-1846 09-ii-1875)

February 9, 2023
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Cecil Valentine De Vere (14-ii-1846 09-ii-1875)

We remember Cecil Valentine De Vere (14-ii-1846 09-ii-1875) From The Oxford Companion to Chess by Hooper & Whyld : Cecil Valentine De Vere, pseudonym of Valentine Brown, winner of the first official British Championship tournament organized by the British Chess Association in 1866. He learned the game in London before 1858 and practised with Boden and the Irish player Francis Burden (1830-82). De Vere played with unusual ease and rapidity, never bothering to study the books. His features were handsome…

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February 2024

Death Anniversary of Cecil De Vere (14-ii-1846 09-ii-1875)

February 9, 2024
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 9 of February, repeating indefinitely

Cecil Valentine De Vere (14-ii-1846 09-ii-1875)

We remember Cecil Valentine De Vere (14-ii-1846 09-ii-1875) From The Oxford Companion to Chess by Hooper & Whyld : Cecil Valentine De Vere, pseudonym of Valentine Brown, winner of the first official British Championship tournament organized by the British Chess Association in 1866. He learned the game in London before 1858 and practised with Boden and the Irish player Francis Burden (1830-82). De Vere played with unusual ease and rapidity, never bothering to study the books. His features were handsome…

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