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April 2021

Happy Birthday Malcolm Barker (21-iv-1934)

April 21
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Happy Birthday Malcolm Barker (21-iv-1934)

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Birthday of FM Gary Kenworthy (22-iv-1957)

April 22
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Gary Kenworthy, inaugurator of the new M25 Congress series, on his way to victory in the Spalding Quickplay. Earlier in the summer he defeated Grandmaster Michael Adams

Gary Kenworthy at the 2012 UKCC Terafinal Birthday of FM Gary Kenworthy (22-iv-1957) Gary Kenworthy (holding board) at a BCF National Club Final (1992) Gary Kenworthy at the 2012 UKCC Terafinal

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Birthday of IM Lawrence Trent (28-iv-1986)

April 28
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IM Lawrence Trent

Birthday of IM Lawrence Adam Trent (28-iv-1986) IM Lawrence Trent

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May 2021

Birthday of GM Nigel David Short (01-vi-1965)

May 1
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GM Nigel David Short

BCN wishes Nigel Short a happy birthday on this day (June 1st) in 1965. In the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours List Nigel was awarded the MBE. The citation read simply : "For services to Chess". Here is his extensive Wikipedia entry. For the 1979 Spassky vs the BCF Junior Squad simultaneous display this was written : "Rating 213. World No.1, 13 year old. First Evening Standard under-10s, 1975. First under-14s, 1976. First under-21s, 1978. British Men’s Lightning (10 seconds per…

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Birthday of GM Jonathan Hawkins (01-v-1983)

May 1
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GM Jonathan Hawkins

Birthday of GM Jonathan Hawkins (01-v-1983)

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Birthday of FM Richard York-Weaving (01-v-1994)

May 1
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FM Richard Weaving at the 2014 Varsity Match, The RAC Club, Pal Mall

Birthday of FM Richard York-Weaving (01-v-1994) Richard weaving at the 2012 UKCC Terafinal, Loughborough Grammar School

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Birthday of FM David Ledger (03-v-1967)

May 3
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Birthday of FM David J Ledger (03-v-1967) David was Southern Counties (SCCU) champion for the 2004-05 season sharing the title with Tim Hebbes, his brother Steve Ledger and the late Peter Poobalasingam.

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Birthday of WIM Dr. Ruth Sheldon (03-v-1980)

May 3
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WIM Dr. Ruth Sheldon

Happy Birthday WIM Dr. Ruth Sheldon (03-v-1980). Ruth was born in Manchester and became a WFM in 1993 and WIM in 1996. Her peak rating was 2310 in July 1999. She was World U12 Vice Champion in 1992, World U14 Champion in 1993 and World U18 Champion in 1998. She is a lecturer in Religion and Social Science at King's College, London WIM Dr. Ruth Sheldon Here is her rather brief Wikipedia entry. Ruths's partial Chessbase record WIM Dr. Ruth…

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Birthday of GM Joe Gallagher (04-v-1964)

May 4
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GM Joe Gallagher

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to GM Joseph Gerald Gallagher (04-v-1964) 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 GM Joseph Gerald Gallagher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHMvFIWTEJA GM Joe Gallagher {[%evp 0,82,38,35,41,41,56,10,30,17,17,13,23,5,8,13,2,-7,0,9,8,-51,-27,-57,-45, -64,-47,-20,-19,-12,-10,-10,10,-88,-50,-45,-36,-35,-35,-35,-41,-41,-25,-10,-33, -28,-29,-19,-21,-21,-30,-48,-25,-38,-36,-59,-56,-122,-124,-124,-142,-156,-169, -169,-177,-161,-266,-308,-199,-204,-213,-373,-394,-434,-397,-397,-393,-524, -616,-639,-394,-404,-408,-425,-459] "BEATING THE ANTI-SICILIAN!" (Blockadespringer plus 2. Reihe, vorbildliche Technik)} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4.…

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Birthday of GM Danny Gormally (04-v-1976)

May 4
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GM Danny Gormally

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to GM Daniel William Gormally (04-v-1976) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSHCJcw7Bs Danny won the Southern Counties (SCCU) championship in the 2002-03 and 2010-11 (sharing with David Howell) seasons. Here is a ChessBase interview with Danny Danny Gormally Caption Competition and another interview from Chessbase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsBqp3E8S3o GM Danny Gormally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36XS9cDaSc Danny Gormally with the ? Trophy Insanity, Passion and Addiction {[%evp 0,60,31,31,41,33,82,67,67,27,24,28,78,59,62,25,25,11,31,31,28,14,29,24, 29,29,25,-39,12,17,35,13,69,70,70,60,56,73,65,50,56,61,61,47,47,45,48,48,48,48, 60,61,61,61,39,41,66,-262,-262,-235,-272,-472,-495]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5…

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