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March 2021

Death Anniversary of Nancy Elder MBE (25-v-1915 04-iii-1981)

March 4
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Remembering Nancy Elder MBE (25-v-1915 04-iii-1981) See https://www.chessscotland.com/documents/history/biographies/elder.htm

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Death Anniversary of GM Daniel Yanofsky OC QC (25-iii-1925 05-iii-2000)

March 5
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Death Anniversary of GM Daniel Abraham Yanofsky OC QC (25-iii-1925 05-iii-2000)

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Death Anniversary of Richard Kenneth Guy (30-ix-1916 09-iii-2020)

March 9

Richard Kenneth Guy We remember Richard Kenneth Guy, born 30-ix-1916) who passed away on March 9th 2020 in Calgary From Wikipedia : Richard Kenneth Guy (born 30 September 1916) was a British mathematician and professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Calgary. He was known for his work in number theory, geometry, recreational mathematics, combinatorics, and graph theory. He was best known for co-authorship (with John Conway and Elwyn Berlekamp) of Winning Ways for your Mathematical…

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Death Anniversary of William Norwood Potter, (27-viii-1840 13-iii-1895)

March 13

William Norwood Potter Death Anniversary of William Norwood Potter, (27-viii-1840 13-iii-1895) William Norwood Potter

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Death Anniversary of IM William Fairhurst CBE (21-viii-1903 13-iii-1982)

March 13

IM William Albert Fairhurst CBE Death Anniversary of IM William Albert Fairhurst CBE (21-viii-1903 13-iii-1982) From The Encyclopedia of Chess by Anne Sunnucks : "International chess master, British Champion in 1937 and Scottish Champion in 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1962. Born in Alderney Edge in Cheshire on 21st August 1903, Fairhurst taught himself to play chess from books on the game, when he was 13, when he was 18 he won the Cheshire…

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Death Anniversary of IM Simon Webb (10-vi-1949 14-iii-2005)

March 14

Death Anniversary of IM Simon Webb (10-vi-1949 14-iii-2005)

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Death Anniversary of Gerald Abrahams (15-iv-1907 15-iii-1980)

March 15
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Gerald Abrahams (15-iv-1907 15-iii-1980). Source : The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match Remembering Gerald Abrahams (15-iv-1907 15-iii-1980) From The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match by Klein and Winter : "G. Abrahams was born in Liverpool in 1907. He learned chess at the age of ten, and showed an early aptitude for tactical complications. He has played with varying success, his best performances being third and fourth with Rossolimo, behind Klein and Najdorf, but head of List at Margate, 1938, and fourth, fifth…

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Death Anniversary of Reginald Bonham MBE MA (31-i-1906 16-iii-1984)

March 16
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Blind Competitor RW Bonham in play in the British Championship. He is using a Braille set. Courtesy of Michael Clapham from https://chessbookchats.blogspot.com/2020/03/british-championships-felixstowe-1949.html

BCN remembers Reginald Bonham (known as "Bon") who passed away, this day, March 16th in 1984 in Worcester, Worcestershire. In 19?? he was awarded the MBE for "Services to the blind". Interestingly, in 1992 his sister Mary also received an MBE for "Services to the blind" Reginald Walter Bonham was born on Wednesday, January 31st 1906 : the same day as the Ecuador–Colombia earthquake which measured 8.8 on the Richter Scale. He was born in St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire. In…

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Death Anniversary of FM Stephen H Berry (18-iii-1951 04-i-2019)

March 18
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FM Stephen H Berry (18-iii-1951 04-i-2019)

Death Anniversary of FM Stephen H Berry (18-iii-1951) Obituary from Andrew Stone

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Death Anniversary of Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry OBE (25-iii-1995)

March 25

Sir P Stuart Milner-Barry Remembering Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry OBE (20-ix-1906 25-iii-1995) Somewhat surprisingly there is no entry in either Hooper & Whyld or Sunnucks but (as you might expect) Harry Golombek OBE does not let us down : "British master whose chess career was limited by his amateur status but whose abilities as a player and original theorist rendered him worthy of the title of international master. Born at Mill Hill in London, he showed early promise and in…

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