Tag Archives: British

Best Wishes Andrew Greet

IM Andrew N Greet
IM Andrew N Greet

We wish IM Andrew Greet best wishes on his birthday, this day (October 5th) in 1979.

From britishchess.co.uk :

Andrew is a very strong chess player who recently played on Board 1 for the Scottish Olympiad team.

He writes and edits chess books professionally for Quality Chess where he resides in Glasgow.

He has a very friendly personality which works well when coaching, and he has coached England juniors on foreign trips.

IM Andrew N Greet
IM Andrew N Greet

Happy Birthday David Norwood

GM David Robert Norwood
GM David Robert Norwood

We wish David Robert Norwood all the best on his birthday, this day (October 3rd) in 1968.

From Wikipedia :

David Robert Norwood (born 3 October 1968) is an English businessman who runs an investment fund that finances spin-off companies from Oxford University science departments. He is also a chess grandmaster, chess writer, former captain of the English chess team and now represents Andorra at chess.

GM David Robert Norwood
GM David Robert Norwood

The son of an electrician, Norwood graduated with a history degree from Keble College, Oxford University in 1988 before joining city investment bank Banker’s Trust in 1991.

Wells, Lane, Emms and Norwood
Wells, Lane, Emms and Norwood

Norwood cofounded Oxford Sciences Innovation, a £600m investment company dedicated to funding deep science from Oxford University, and was its CEO from 2015 to 2019. Formerly he was founder of IP Group plc, a fund that invested in spinoffs from Oxford University’s Chemistry department, in exchange for 50% of the revenues from the licensing of the department’s intellectual property.[1]

In 2017, Norwood donated £1.9M to Keble College’s future hub for innovation at Oxford University.[2]

GM David Robert Norwood
GM David Robert Norwood

Happy Birthday Sarah

WFM Sarah Longson
WFM Sarah Longson

We send best wishes to WFM Sarah Longson (née Hegarty) on her birthday this day, (October 2nd)

From Sarah’s web site :

I have played competitive chess since the age of 7 when I became UK U7 Girls Chess Champion and appeared on Blue Peter where I met the then world champion Garry Kasparov. Since then I have represented England in many international competitions and in 2013 won the British Ladies Championship.

WFM Sarah Longson
WFM Sarah Longson

Best Wishes Richard Kenneth Guy

Richard Kenneth Guy
Richard Kenneth Guy

We send best wishes to Richard Kenneth Guy on his 102nd birthday, this day (September 30th) in 1916

From Wikipedia :

Richard Kenneth Guy (born 30 September 1916) is a British mathematician and professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Calgary.[1] He is known for his work in number theory, geometry, recreational mathematics, combinatorics, and graph theory.[2][3] He is best known for co-authorship (with John Conway and Elwyn Berlekamp) of Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays and authorship of Unsolved Problems in Number Theory.[4] He has also published over 300 papers.[5] Guy proposed the partially tongue-in-cheek “Strong Law of Small Numbers,” which says there are not enough small integers available for the many tasks assigned to them – thus explaining many coincidences and patterns found among numerous cultures.[6] For this paper he received the MAA Lester R. Ford Award.[7]

From 1947 to 1951 Guy was the endings editor for the British Chess Magazine.[40] He is known for almost 200 endgame studies. Along with Hugh Blandford and John Roycroft, he is one of the inventors of the GBR code (Guy–Blandford–Roycroft code), a system of representing the position of chess pieces on a chessboard. Publications such as EG magazine use it to classify endgame types and to index endgame studies.[41]

Richard Kenneth Guy
Richard Kenneth Guy

Happy Birthday Tom Rendle

IM Tom Rendle
IM Tom Rendle

Best wishes to IM Tom Rendle in his birthday, this day (September 29th) in 1986.

From Wikipedia :

Thomas Edward Rendle (born 29 September 1986) is a British FIDE International Master chess player and coach. Rendle became an International Master in June 2006 and is part way towards becoming a Grandmaster, with one GM Norm.

He gained an interest in chess at an early age, and soon entered chess tournaments, gaining success in his age categories (such as becoming Mini Squad Under 7s Champion, England Under 11 Champion).[citation needed] He was put on top board for the England under 11 team and won the Sussex Under 18 Championships, whilst still under 12.

In 1998 Rendle played Garry Kasparov in the BT Wireplay Challenge 1998. In 2005 he was a coach for England’s team at the 1st FIDE World Schools Championship in Halkidiki, Greece and in 2006 he coached with the England Team at the European Youth Chess Championships in Montenegro.

Rendle currently works as a chess coach, both online and face-to-face. He is a regular coach of England Juniors.

IM Tom Rendle
IM Tom Rendle