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July 2020

Death Anniversary of FM David Edward Rumens (23-ix-1939 08-VII-2017)

July 8
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FM Dave Rumens enjoys being introduced as "The late Dave Rumens" at the 2013 Terafinal by Mike Basman, Loughborough Grammar School. Courtesy of John Upham Photography BCN remembers FM David Edward Rumens who passed away on July 8th, 2017 David was born in Hendon, London (his mother's maiden name was Little). In his latter years he lived in Olney and then Wavendon both in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. He became a FIDE Master in 1980 at the age of 41. According…

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Birthday of FM David Friedgood (11-vii-1946)

July 11
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FM David Friedgood at the 2019 British Championships in Torquay. Birthday of FM David Friedgood (11-vii-1946) David was born in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa. He gained his FM title in 1982. His peak rating of 2335 in January, 1980. David Friedgood (far right) and a victorious Wood Green team. Trophy presented by Magnus Magnusson David Friedgood at a Lloyds Bank problem solving event with Sir Jeremy Morse, Jonathan Mestel and ? FM David Friedgood at the 2014 Winton…

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Birthday of FM Desmond TN Tan (13-vii-1983)

July 13
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FM Desmond Tan Birthday of FM Desmond TN Tan (13-vii-1983) FM Desmond Tan

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Birthday of IM Lawrence H Cooper (16-vii-1970)

July 16
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Birthday of IM Lawrence H Cooper (16-vii-1970) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlehK0SY2I8

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Birthday of FM Michael H Barnes (16-vii-1965)

July 16
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FM Michael H Barnes Birthday of FM Michael H Barnes (16-vii-1965)

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Birthday of IM Nigel Edward Povah (17-vii-1952)

July 17
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Birthday of IM Nigel Edward Povah (17-vii-1952)

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Birthday of John Michael Rice (19-vii-1937)

July 19
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Birthday of John Michael Rice (19-vii-1937)

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Birthday of GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (19-vii-1968)

July 19
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GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant Birthday of GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (19-vii-1968) From Wikipedia : In 1985, when she won the World Junior Chess Championship for Girls, held in Dobrna (and taking silver in Adelaide three years later). Very soon thereafter, she fulfilled the criteria for the Woman International Master title and this was awarded in 1986. Encouraged by these early successes, she quickly developed aspirations to become a Women's World Championship contender and in the course of the qualification cycles of the…

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Death Anniversary of Sir George Alan Thomas (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972)

July 23
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Sir George Thomas, President of the Anglo-Soviet Chess Circle. Captain of the British Team Death Anniversary of Sir George Alan Thomas (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972) Signature of GA Thomas from a Brian Reilly "after dinner" postcard from Hastings Christmas Congress, 1945-1946 From The Encyclopedia of Chess (BT Batsford, 1977) by Harry Golombek : "British international master, born in Constantinople (previously Byzantium and currently Istanbul : Ed.) His mother (Lady Edith Margaret Thomas : Ed) was one of the strongest English women players,…

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Death Anniversary of Godfrey Heathcote (20-vii-1870 24-iv-1952)

July 24
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Godfrey Heathcote (20-vii-1870 24-iv-1952) BCN remembers Godfrey Heathcote (20-vii-1870 24-iv-1952) From The Encyclopedia of Chess(Robert Hale, 1970 and 1976) by Anne Sunnucks : "Problem composer, and deemed to be on of the great masters of the art. Heathcote was born on 20th July 1870 in Manchester, and died on 24th April 1952. whilst in office as the President of the British Chess Problem Society. An advocate of the model mate, Heathcote was one of few composers with the power to…

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