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Birthday of FM Erik Teichmann (11-iv-1961)

FM Erik Oskar Michael Charles Teichmann Birthday of FM Erik Oskar Michael Charles Teichmann (11-iv-1961) Erik was born in Westminster, London, his mother (n√©e Jorgensen) being Danish and his father was Max Teichmann. They lived in London for two years and then emigrated to Melbourne, Australia until Erik was six when Erik and his mother … Continue reading Birthday of FM Erik Teichmann (11-iv-1961)

Death Anniversary of Rev. Charles Ranken (05-i-1828 12-iv-1905)

Death Anniversary of Rev. Charles Edward Ranken (05-i-1828 12-iv-1905)From The Encyclopaedia¬†of Chess by Harry Golombek : A leading member of the formidable band of reverends who played such a strong role in early Victorian English chess, he is described as 'one of the writing rather than the fighting clergy in chess' in P. W. Sergeant's … Continue reading Death Anniversary of Rev. Charles Ranken (05-i-1828 12-iv-1905)

Birthday of FM Peter Markland (13-iv-1951)

BCN wishes a happy birthday to Peter Markland born on Friday, April 13th, 1951 From the rear cover of "Sicilian:...e5 : "P.R. Markland is a British Master, and a member of many English international teams, including those at the 1972 and 1974 Olympiads, and is also a British correspondence international" Peter first qualified to the … Continue reading Birthday of FM Peter Markland (13-iv-1951)