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September 2021

Birthday of FM Richard Britton (01-ix-1957)

September 1
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FM Richard Britton (see photo below for caption)

Caption for above photograph Birthday of FM Richard L Britton (01-ix-1957) FM Richard Britton, 4NCL, 2016. Photograph courtesy of John Saunders

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Birthday of FM Alexander Longson (01-x-1982)

September 1
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FM Alex Longson, London Chess Classic 2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography

Birthday of FM Alexander Longson (01-x-1982)

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Birthday of GM Jonathan Simon Speelman (02-xi-1956)

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GM Jonathan Speelman at 4NCL in 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

We wish GM Jonathan Speelman all the best on his birthday. Jonathan Simon Speelman was born on Tuesday, October 2nd, 1956 in Marylebone, London. His mother's maiden name was Freeman. In March 2002 Jon and Lindsey Thomas were married in Camden, Greater London. They have a non-chess playing son, Lawrence who studied Ancient Languages at The University of Chicago. Jonathan attended St. Paul's School, London and then Worcester College, Oxford and read mathematics. He became an International Master in 1978…

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Birthday of WFM Sarah Longson (née Hegarty) (02-x-1988)

September 2
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WFM Sarah Longson

We send best wishes to WFM Sarah Longson (née Hegarty) on her birthday this day, (October 2nd) From Sarah's web site : "I have played competitive chess since the age of 7 when I became UK U7 Girls Chess Champion and appeared on Blue Peter where I met the then world champion Garry Kasparov. Since then I have represented England in many international competitions and in 2013 won the British Ladies Championship." WFM Sarah Longson

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Birthday of IM Ezra G 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 is currently a Data Product Consultant at the Kubrick Group. He edits chess books written by non-English speaking authors Ezra became a FIDE Master in 2013 and an International Master in 2018 His…

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Birthday of FM Anthony J Stebbings (03-ix-1951)

September 3
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Birthday of FM Anthony J Stebbings (03-ix-1951)

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Birthday of GM Michael Stean (04-ix-1953)

September 4
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Michael Stean at the 1977 Lord John Cup

We send best wishes to GM Michael Stean on his birthday, Michael Francis Stean was born Michael Francis Stein on Friday, September 4th, 1953 in Pancras, London. His mother's maiden name was Feldman. Michael has a brother, Howard. Michael Stean He attended Latymer Upper School and Cambridge University. His early chess days were spent at Richmond Junior Chess Club. He became an International Master in 1975 and England's third (OTB) Grandmaster in 1977 winning £2,500 from the Jim Slater Foundation.…

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Birthday of GM Stephen Gordon (04-ix-1986)

September 4
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GM Stephen Gordon

We wish Stephen Gordon all the best on his birthday, this day (September 4th) in 1986. Stephen John Gordon was born on Thursday, September 4th 1986 in Oldham, Lancashire where he has lived since. He attended The Blue Coat School in Oldham He became a FIDE Master in 2004, an International Master in 2006 and a Grandmaster in 2009. In 2012 he shared first place with Gawain Jones in the British Championships in North Shields. 2012 British Championships part crosstable…

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Birthday of IM Joseph McPhillips (04-ix-1997)

September 4
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IM Joseph McPhillips, UKCC Terafinal 2016, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN says Happy Birthday to IM Joseph McPhillips (04-ix-1997) Joe became a FIDE Master in 2015 and an International Master in 2018. His peak FIDE rating is 2434 as at August 2019 and we predict it will increase. FIDE rating profile of IM Joseph McPhillips In Joseph won outright the Kecskemet IM Tournament : Kecskemet 2015 IM Tournament In 2016 Joseph won the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Terafinal to become a "Strat"* for the first time. *Only Mike Basman knows…

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Birthday of IM Sam Collins (05-ix-1982)

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IM Sam Collins

Birthday of IM Sam Collins (05-ix-1982) Samuel E Collins was born on Sunday, September 5th, 1982 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He attended Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin (founded in 1950) and famously very active at chess. Sam became a FIDE Master in 2003 and an International Master in 2004 and holds two GM norms. His peak FIDE rating was 2495 in August 2014 at the age of 32. According to chessgames.com : "Collins won the Irish Championship twice, in 2002…

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