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July 2022

Birthday of GM Nigel Davies (31-vii-1960)

July 31
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Nigel Davies

We send best wishes to GM Nigel Davies on his birthday, this day (July 31st) in 1960. Nigel Rodney Davies was born in Southport, Merseyside. He lived in the Wirral, Merseyside, moved to Sidcup and then to St. Helen's, Merseyside where he resides with his chess playing son, Sam who is ECF 1928A currently. In July 2020 Nigel graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computing from Edge Hill University. Nigel Davies (centre) at a Lloyds Bank event He became an…

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August 2022

Birthday of Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937)

August 1
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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 FIDE for Chess Compositions (1967) and…

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Birthday of FM Rawle Allicock (01-viii-1970)

August 1
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Birthday of FM Rawle Anthony Allicock (01-viii-1970)

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Birthday of FM Sam Franklin (03-viii-1994)

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FM Sam GA Franklin from the Big Slick International, 25th June 2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography

Birthday of FM Samuel Gideon A Franklin (03-viii-1994) FM Samuel GA Franklin from the Varsity Match, 9th March 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography FM Samuel GA Franklin from the London Chess Classic, 29th December 2013.

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Birthday of FM Laurence Webb (04-viii-1970)

August 4
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FM Laurence Webb at Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival courtesy of Lennart Ootes

Birthday of FM Laurence E Webb (04-viii-1970)

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Birthday of FM Mike Waddington (07-viii-1966)

August 7
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Birthday of FM Michael P Waddington (07-viii-1966)

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Birthday of IM Angus Dunnington (09-viii-1967)

August 9
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IM Angus Dunnington

Birthday of IM Angus Dunnington (09-viii-1967) Angus James Dunnington was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, his mother's maiden name was Townend. He has lived in Castleford, West Yorkshire and most recently in Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. Angus became a FIDE Master in 1990 and an International Master in 1991. Angus has been a recipient of a Chess Journalists of America award and was chess correspondent for The Yorkshire Post. He has been an Olympiad trainer. Angus has played for 4NCL White Rose…

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Birthday of IM Michael Rahal (10-viii-1970)

August 10
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IM Michael Rahal

Birthday of IM Michael A Rahal (10-viii-1970) Michael Anthony Rahal was born in Aldershot, Hampshire to Spanish parents. His mother's maiden name is Vives Escoda. Michael attended Salesian College in Farnborough. Previously the strongest player from Aldershot may have been Michael Antony Pagden. He became a FIDE Master in 1994 and an International Master in 1999. His peak FIDE rating was 2431 in January 2005. He is a Spanish resident. Here is his YouTube Channel His handle on the Internet…

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Birthday of IM Bill Hartston (12-viii-1947)

August 12
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IM William Hartston, FIDE Candidates, 2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography On the "glorious twelfth" of August we celebrate the birthday of one of England's most popular chess players and writers, IM Bill Hartston. William Roland Hartston was born in Willesden, Middlesex on Tuesday, August 12th, 1947. His father was William Hartston, a significant member of the Royal College of Physicians who was married to Mary Rowland. Bill has a sister. Bill Hartston He studied at the City of London…

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Birthday of IM Malcolm Pein (14-viii-1960)

August 14
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IM Malcolm Pein at the 2019 British Championships in Torquay, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN sends IM Malcolm Pein best wishes on his 61st birthday. IM Malcolm Pein at the King's Place Rapidplay 2013, photograph courtesy of John Upham Malcolm Bernard Pein was born in Liverpool (South). South Lancashire and his mother's maiden name is Max. (Gaige, Felice and chessgames.com all incorrectly have Malcolm L. Pein). Malcolm Pein This was written about Malcolm aged 19 just prior to the 1979 Spassky vs the BCF Junior Squad simultaneous display : " London University and Liverpool,…

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