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April 2021

Death Anniversary of Joseph Peckover (15-xi-1896 16-iv-1982)

April 16
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Death Anniversary of Joseph Edmund Peckover (15-xi-1896  16-iv-1982) From The Encyclopedia of Chess by Anne Sunnucks : Born in Hampstead, London to Henry Joseph Peckover and Louisa Jane Micklewright on the 15th November 1896, Peckover has lived in New York since 1921. He has composed about 70 endgame studies : 2K5/2P5/1r6/8/7B/8/b3k3/8 w - - 0 1 JE Peckover , 1st Prize, Problem 1958 - 59 Award July 1960. Here is his Wikipedia entry Here is his entry on chesscomposers.com

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Death Anniversary of Tim Whitworth (31-vii-1932 17-iv-2019)

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Timothy George Whitworth

Death Anniversary of Timothy George Whitworth (31-vii-1932 17-iv-2019) Endgame Magic Here is an excellent article from Brian Stephenson Endgame Magic Here is an obituary from The Guardian Leonid Kubbel's Chess Endgame Studies Mattison's Chess Endgame Studies The Platov Brothers : Their Chess Endgame Studies Timothy George Whitworth

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Death Anniversary of Theophilus Willcocks (19-iv-1912 19-v-2014)

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Theophilus Harding Willcocks

Death Anniversary of Theophilus Harding Willcocks (19-iv-1912 19-v-2014) Here is an excellent article on squaring.net

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

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Godfrey Heathcote (20-vii-1870 24-iv-1952) [Source: Chess Pie, 1922; scanned by M.McDowell]

From The Encyclopaedia 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 combine model mates with strategy. In 1918 a collection of…

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May 2021

Death Anniversary of John Barrow (12-xi-1890 14-v-1943)

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Death Anniversary of John Hugh Barrow (12-xi-1890 14-v-1943) From chesscomposers.com : "John Barrow composed direct mates and helpmates."

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Death Anniversary of Guy Wills Chandler (21-viii-1889 25-v-1980)

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Guy Wills Chandler (21-viii-1889 25-v-1980), scanned from Chess Pie 1922 by Michael McDowell

Death Anniversary of Guy Wills Chandler (21-viii-1889 25-v-1980) From The Encyclopedia of Chess by Anne Sunnucks : "International Judge of FIDE for Chess Compositions, Chandler, who was born on 21st August 1889, has composed about 125 two and three-move problems, all in traditional style. Some 30 have gained tourney honours. He was the chess editor of the Hampshire Telegraph and Post from 1911-1921 and he was a founder member of the British Chess Problem Society, Its Hon. Secretary from 1919…

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June 2021

Death Anniversary of Robin CO Matthews (16-vi-1927 19-vi-1983)

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Robin Charles Oliver Matthews Death Anniversary of Robin CO Matthews (16-vi-1927 19-vi-1983) From Wikipedia : "Robert (Robin) Charles Oliver Matthews (16 June 1927 – 19 June 2010) was an economist and chess problemist. RCO Matthews Matthews was born in Edinburgh. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was the Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford from 1965 to 1975 and the Professor of Political Economy…

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July 2021

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

July 19
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John Michael Rice BCN sends best wishes to John Michael Rice on his birthday, July 19th in 1937. John was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, North Riding, his mother's maiden name was Blake. John lives in Surbiton, Surrey and teaches Modern Languages at Tiffin School, Kingston-Upon-Thames. An ABC of Chess Problems From An ABC of Chess Problems : "The author is one of the country's most prolific foremost composers and problem critics. He has gained mainly tourney honours, both at home…

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Birthday of (Arthur) John Roycroft (25-vii-1929)

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(Arthur) John Roycroft We are delighted to offer (Arthur) John Roycroft best wishes on his birthday, this day (July 25th) in 1929. John was born in Hendon, London and his mother's maiden name was Banks. AJR aged 9, courtesy of the BCPS web site. John moved to Brighton and then evacuated to Calcot, North Wales and returned to Brighton when the threat had subsided. He married Betty in 1961 and they had a son and a daughter and now have…

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August 2021

Birthday of Barry Peter Barnes (01-viii-1937)

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Barry Peter Barnes by Jean Barnes BCN wishes happy birthday to Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937) Barry Peter Barnes was born in Brighton and his mother's maiden name was Simpole. (Barry is a cousin of Julian Ivan Peter Simpole, who was a Brighton school teacher and who taught Edward Gerard Winter to play chess). Barry now lives in Halling, Rochester, Kent with his wife Jean. From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Robert Hale, 1970 & 1976) by Anne Sunnucks : "International Master of…

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