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August 2022

Death Anniversary of CM David Anderton OBE (02-viii-1941 01-iv-2022)

August 1
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David Anderton OBE from the final 4NCL weekend of 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN remembers CM David Anderton OBE who passed away on Friday, April 1st, 2022 aged 80. In the 1977 New Years Honours List, Civil Division, David was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” David William Anderton was born in the district of Walsall, Staffordshire, West Midlands. His mother's maiden name was Coltart and David resided in Walsall. David was married to Doreen in 2005. David Anderton (rhs) congratulates Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry for winning…

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September 2022

Death Anniversary of Dr. Paul List (09-ix-1887 09-ix-1954)

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Dr. Paul M List, winner of the British Lightning Championship in Ilford, May, 1953

Remembering Paul List (09-ix-1887 09-ix-1954) From The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match by Klein and Winter : "Paul M List was born in Memel, Lithuania in 1887. After living in Berlin for many years, where he was manager of the bridge and chess rooms in a well-known café-restaurant, he came to this country in 1936. Paul M List He has competed in many tournaments, local and international. He, too, failed to get into the prize list in the recent London International…

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January 2023

Birthday of FM Shreyas Royal (09-i-2009)

January 9, 2023
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FM Shreyas Royal at the London Chess Classic, 2021 courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN sends birthday wishes to FM Shreyas (known as "Shrey" by his friends) Royal born on Friday, January 9th, 2009. "Hallelujah" by Alexandra Burke was number one in the UK hit parade. Shreyas attended The Pointer School in Blackheath, London, SE3 whose motto is "The Lord is my Shepherd". In October 2021 BCN secured an interview with Shreyas via his father Jitendra and below is mostly from that interview: BCN: What caused his initial interest in chess and at what…

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Death Anniversary of Roland Scott (25-iii-1888 10-i-1953)

January 10, 2023
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Roland Henry Vaughan Scott, 1920 British Champion, British Chess Magazine, Volume XLI (1920), Number 10 (October), page 304

BCN remembers Roland Scott who passed away in Monte Carlo on Saturday, January 10th, 1953. Roland Henry Vaughan Scott was born in either Barnes or Holloway depending which Census record is correct. His parents were Walter Frederick Scott, a GP who was born in April 1960 and died in 1891 when Roland was three years of age. His mother was Lucie Vaughan was born in 1855 and died in October 1933. Roland had two sisters, Nina Vaughan Scott and Lucie…

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Birthday of IM Andrew Horton (15-i-1998)

January 15, 2023
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Andrew Horton at the 2014 Team Chess Challenge at Imperial College. Courtesy of John Upham Photography

Birthday of FM Andrew P Horton (15-i-1998) Andrew became a FIDE Master in 2015 and an International Master in 2018.

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February 2023

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

February 6, 2023
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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 GM Ravi Haria (07-ii-1999)

February 7, 2023
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IM Ravi Haria, 2019 British Championships, Torquay

BCN sends birthday wishes to GM Ravi Haria. Ravi Haria was born Sunday, February 7th, 1999  in Elstree, Hertfordshire. "Maria" by Blondie was top of the hit parade. Ravi currently resides in London. Ravi attended Lonsdale School in Barnet and then The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and now reads History at University College, London. ECF grading profiles for Ravi Haria Ravi learnt at the age of 6 and joined Barnet Knights Chess Club in 2005. Ravi's first recorded tournament was the 35th…

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Birthday of IM Mark Condie (12-ii-1965)

February 12, 2023
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IM Mark Condie

Birthday of IM Mark Lockwood Condie (12-ii-1965)

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Death Anniversary of Robert Combe (16-viii-1912 12-ii-1952)

February 12, 2023
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RF Combe, CHESS, Volume 12 (1946), Number 133 (October), page 2 from the Nottingham Congress of 1946

Robert Forbes Combe (16 August 1912 – 12 February 1952) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Forbes_Combe

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Death Anniversary of IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996)

February 14, 2023
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IM Čeněk Kottnauer

BCN remembers IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996) Čeněk Kottnauer was born in Prague on Thursday, February 24th, 1910. Čeněk was employed in the Ministry of Education in Prague. Whilst playing in the Lucerne International tournament (28-xii-1952 03-i-1953) he sought political asylum : From the Milwaukee Journal, January 3, 1953 we have "Czech Chess Star Asks for Asylum Lucerne, Switzerland - Cenek Kottnauer, 42, Czecho-Slovakian chess champion and an employee of the ministry of education in Prague, announced Saturday that he…

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