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11 thoughts on “Happy Birthday IM George Botterill (08-I-1949)”
George Botterill is missed. I heard a whisper that his wife left him because of chess. True or false it is a sorry tale. Less cheerless, if that’s a double negative or no, is that that is not GSB next to Stephen Fry in the TV Quiz ‘University Challenge’ clip. He never was on good terms with his clock, maybe he just liked calculation above all else. I met him twice and he was an old fashioned gent, well mannered as once we all might have been but, I suppose, never quite were. He wrote a good column in ‘The New Statesman’.