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January 2021

Birthday of GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

January 29
Raymond Dennis Keene

We send birthday wishes to GM Raymond Dennis Keene OBE born on this day (January 29th) in 1948. In 1985 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, Civil Division, Ray was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” Raymond Denis Keene From The Oxford Companion to Chess by David Hooper and Ken Whyld : English player and author, British champion 1971, From 1966 he played in several Olympiads and his performance in two of them, Nice…

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Birthday of FM Stephen William Giddins (29-01-1961)

January 29
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FM Steve Giddins Birthday of FM Stephen William Giddins (29-01-1961) Here are his games from chessgames.com We reviewed his most recent book, co-authored with IM Gerard Welling : Side-Stepping Mainline Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6403hEafJI Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

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February 2021

Birthday of WIM Cathy Forbes (06-ii-1968)

February 6

WIM Cathy Warwick (née Forbes) Birthday of WIM Cathy Forbes (06-ii-1968) WIM Cathy Warwick (née Forbes) The Polgar Sisters : Training or Genius ?

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Birthday of FM James Bernard Adams (07-ii-1947)

February 7
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Jimmy Adams and Stewart Reuben Birthday of FM James Bernard Adams (07-ii-1947) Jimmy gained his FM title in 2014 and was a staunch member of London Central YMCA (CentYMCA) chess club. Jimmy giving a simultaneous display Jimmy records a game between David Howell and Andrew Whiteley The Complete Games of World Champion Anatoly Karpov The Complete Games of World Champion Anatoly Karpov

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Birthday of John Saunders (22-ii-1953)

February 22
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John Saunders at the 2013 FIDE Candidates event, London, Courtesy of John Upham Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4phbZ3YwtM Birthday of John Cameron Saunders (22-ii-1953) Here is John's Wikipedia entry Here is his excellent blog Here is the superb BritBase Murray Chandler and John Saunders

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Birthday of FM Graham K Burgess (24-ii-1968)

February 24
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FM Graham Burgess Birthday of FM Graham K Burgess (24-ii-1968) FIDE Master Graham Burgess needs no introduction to readers of English language chess books ! Minnesota, USA based, Graham has authored more than twenty five books and edited at least 250 and is editorial director of Gambit Publications Ltd. In 1994 Graham set a world record for marathon blitz playing and has been champion of the Danish region of Funen !

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Birthday of FM Jonathan W Rogers (24-ii-1972)

February 24
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March 2021

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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Birthday of GM John M Emms (14-iii-1967)

March 14

Birthday of GM John M Emms (14-iii-1967)

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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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