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July 2022

Birthday of GM Jacob Aagaard (31-vii-1973)

July 31
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GM Jacob Aagaard

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to GM Jacob Aagaard (31-vii-1973) Jacob was born in Hørsholm in Denmark. He became an International Master in 1997 and a Grandmaster in 2007. His peak FIDE rating was 2542 in May 2010 aged 36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcsB9PrXXAk Jacob is the owner of publishing house, Quality Chess and works with IM Andrew Greet. GM Jacob Aagaard takes on all-comers! {[%evp 0,50,25,29,44,4,39,53,55,36,77,49,56,29,83,83,83,71,79,20,83,48,121,88, 93,11,87,41,62,57,55,84,60,-37,10,122,158,141,141,142,135,154,225,219,309,296, 296,314,336,319,499,427,528]} 1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 $6 5. Qc2…

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

August 3
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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 Andrew Webster (10-viii-1973)

August 10
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Birthday of IM Andrew A Webster (10-viii-1973) Andrew became a FIDE Master in 1991 and an International Master in 1993

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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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