Happy Birthday Peter Richard Markland (13-iv-1951)

Peter Richard Markland
Peter Richard Markland

BCN wishes a happy birthday to Peter Richard Markland (13-iv-1951)

Here is his brief Wikipedia entry :

“Peter Markland (born 13 April 1951 in Bolton, Lancashire) is a British chess player. He was a member of the British team at the Chess Olympiads in 1972 and 1974.[1]

Peter Markland is since 1984 an ICCF Grandmaster.[citation needed]” See here becoming England’s sixth CGM following Keith Richardson, Adrian Hollis, Peter Clarke, Simon Webb and Jonathan Penrose.

Peter Markland was the highest ranked British chess player in the first official FIDE Elo list in 1971. This was published in July 1971.

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 the British Championship in 1967 (Oxford) and obtained an IM norm at Hastings 1979.

Peter became a banker and lives in Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13.

The Best of Karpov
The Best of Karpov

Sicilian:...e5 by TD Harding & PR Markland
Sicilian:…e5 by TD Harding & PR Markland
Sicilian Richter-Rauzer
Sicilian Richter-Rauzer