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July 2022

Birthday of FM Marcus Harvey (24-vii-1996)

July 24
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Marcus Harvey at the 2013 Hastings International Congress, Courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to FM Marcus Ross Harvey born on this day (Wednesday, July 24th) in 1996. Killing Me Softly by the Fugees was top of the hit parade. Marcus was born in Oxford and attended The Marlborough School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire and then (in 2014) at The University of Southampton he studied mathematics. Originally playing for Bicester Marcus now represents Witney Chess Club in local leagues. Marcus first played in the British Championship in 2011 (Sheffield). Marcus Harvey at…

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Birthday of GM Anthony Kosten (24-vii-1958)

July 24
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Tony Kosten

Birthday of GM Anthony Cornelis Kosten (24-vii-1958) Tony was born in North Eastern Surrey, and eventually relocated to France where he now resides. Tony is married to Gyongyver Kosten-Forintos, the daughter of Hungarian Grandmaster Győző Forintos. Streatham & Brixton becoming BCF National Club Champions in 1989. The team was Tony Kosten, Mark Hedben, Daniel King, Nigel Povah (Captain), Joe Gallagher and Julian Hodgson : quite a strong team Here is his Wikipedia entry Tony played for Lower Earley and played…

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Birthday of GM Nigel Davies (31-vii-1960)

July 31
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Nigel Davies

We send best wishes to GM Nigel Davies on his birthday, this day (July 31st) in 1960. Nigel Rodney Davies was born in Southport, Merseyside. He lived in the Wirral, Merseyside, moved to Sidcup and then to St. Helen's, Merseyside where he resides with his chess playing son, Sam who is ECF 1928A currently. In July 2020 Nigel graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computing from Edge Hill University. Nigel Davies (centre) at a Lloyds Bank event He became an…

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August 2022

Death Anniversary of CM David Anderton OBE (02-viii-1941 01-iv-2022)

August 1
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David Anderton OBE from the final 4NCL weekend of 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN remembers CM David Anderton OBE who passed away on Friday, April 1st, 2022 aged 80. In the 1977 New Years Honours List, Civil Division, David was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” David William Anderton was born in the district of Walsall, Staffordshire, West Midlands. His mother's maiden name was Coltart and David resided in Walsall. David was married to Doreen in 2005. David Anderton (rhs) congratulates Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry for winning…

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Birthday of FM Sam Franklin (03-viii-1994)

August 3
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FM Sam GA Franklin from the Big Slick International, 25th June 2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography

Birthday of FM Samuel Gideon A Franklin (03-viii-1994) FM Samuel GA Franklin from the Varsity Match, 9th March 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography FM Samuel GA Franklin from the London Chess Classic, 29th December 2013.

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Birthday of IM Angus Dunnington (09-viii-1967)

August 9
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IM Angus Dunnington

Birthday of IM Angus Dunnington (09-viii-1967) Angus James Dunnington was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, his mother's maiden name was Townend. He has lived in Castleford, West Yorkshire and most recently in Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. Angus became a FIDE Master in 1990 and an International Master in 1991. Angus has been a recipient of a Chess Journalists of America award and was chess correspondent for The Yorkshire Post. He has been an Olympiad trainer. Angus has played for 4NCL White Rose…

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Birthday of FM Andrew Smith (15-viii-1959)

August 15
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FM Andrew Smith at the 2019 British Championships in Torquay, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to FM Andrew Smith (15-viii-1959) Andrew became a FIDE Master in 1994 and is registered with the Irish Chess Union. His highest FIDE rating was 2310 in July 1994 at the age of 35. FM Andrew Smith, photographer unknown He plays for Bourne End Chess Club in the Buckinghamshire League and in the Berkshire League. Andrew also plays for 4NCL Barnet Knights (he has played for Atticus), Buckinghamshire CCA in the Chiltern League and Hon Members…

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Birthday of FM Alan Hanreck (23-viii-1954)

August 23
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Birthday of FM Alan Emile Hanreck (23-viii-1954)

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Birthday of GM Daniel King (28-viii-1963)

August 28
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GM Daniel King, courtesy of John Upham Photography

We offer best wishes to GM Daniel King on his birthday Daniel John King was born on Wednesday, August 28th 1963 (the same day as the Martin Luther King "I have a dream" speech) in Beckenham, Kent. He attended Langley Park School whose motto is "Mores et Studia" meaning "good character and learning" or "morals and study". Daniel has a brother Andrew (AJ King) who is also a strong player. Daniel became an International Master in 1982 and a Grandmaster…

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September 2022

Birthday of IM Ezra Kirk (02-ix-1996)

September 2
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IM Ezra Kirk, Hastings 2012-2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to IM Ezra Kirk (02-ix-1996) Ezra G Kirk was born on Monday, September 2nd 1996 in France. Ezra Kirk, Sautron, 2007, Courtesy of Dominique Primel / Chessbase Ezra attended Varndean College, Brighton and then the University of Bath to read Natural Sciences and was an intern at AIR INDUSTRIE THERMIQUE and is currently a Data Product Consultant at the Kubrick Group. He edits chess books written by non-English speaking authors and is an accomplished musician publishing…

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