Remembering IM Simon Webb (10-vi-1949 14-iii-2005)

IM Simon Webb
IM Simon Webb

We remember IM Simon Webb (10-vi-1949 14-iii-2005)

David Nixon and Simon Webb at the London Evening Standard Congress
David Nixon and Simon Webb at the London Evening Standard Congress

Simon became England’s fourth Correspondence Grandmaster in 1983 following Keith Richardson, Adrian Hollis and Peter Clarke.

IM Jonathan Speelman vs IM Simon Webb at the 1978 British Championships in Ayr, Courtesy of John Upham
IM Jonathan Speelman vs IM Simon Webb at the 1978 British Championships in Ayr, Courtesy of John Upham

Simon Webb (above Stewart Reuben at the Lloyds Bank Masters
Simon Webb (above Stewart Reuben at the Lloyds Bank Masters
Joint winners of the 1973 Strasbourg Open : N. Karaklaic and Simon Webb. Photography by Mike Rose. CHESS, Volume 88, June, page 283
Joint winners of the 1973 Strasbourg Open : N. Karaklaic and Simon Webb. Photography by Mike Rose. CHESS, Volume 88, June, page 283
Chess for Tigers
Chess for Tigers
Chess for Tigers
Chess for Tigers
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5 thoughts on “Remembering IM Simon Webb (10-vi-1949 14-iii-2005)”

  1. He played regularly in the London League for Islington. He was a hard nosed grinder much in the style of Keith Arkell. He and his brother, Roger, were also demons at Bridge, playing, or so I read, to an impressive standard! Simon emigrated. I think his wife was Polish though they set sail for Scandinavia. His book, first published in 1978 by OUP, ‘Chess For Tigers’ wandered across to Pergamon, went to three editions. And it still reads well today ..
    At his untimely death Ray Keene wrote that everybody liked Simon. “Only so” as the French say and I add my tribute here.

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