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.
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.