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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)

Death Anniversary of Joseph Peckover (15-xi-1896 16-iv-1982)

Death Anniversary of Joseph Edmund Peckover (15-xi-1896¬† 16-iv-1982) From The Encyclopedia of Chess by Anne Sunnucks : Born in Hampstead, London to Henry Joseph Peckover and Louisa Jane Micklewright on the 15th November 1896, Peckover has lived in New York since 1921. He has composed about 70 endgame studies : 2K5/2P5/1r6/8/7B/8/b3k3/8 w - - 0 … Continue reading Death Anniversary of Joseph Peckover (15-xi-1896 16-iv-1982)