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July 2021

Birthday of GM Nigel Davies (31-vii-1960)

July 31
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Nigel Davies

We send best wishes to GM Nigel Davies on his birthday, this day (July 31st) in 1960. Nigel Rodney Davies was born in Southport, Merseyside. He lived in the Wirral, Merseyside, moved to Sidcup and then to Kidderminster, Worcestershire where he resides with his chess playing son, Sam who is 165A currently. Nigel Davies (centre) at a Lloyds Bank event He became an FIDE Master in 1980, an International Master in 1982 and a Grandmaster in 1993. Nigel Davies He…

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Birthday of GM Jacob Aagaard (31-vii-1973)

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GM Jacob Aagaard

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to GM Jacob Aagaard (31-vii-1973) Jacob was born in Hørsholm in Denmark. He became an International Master in 1997 and a Grandmaster in 2007. His peak FIDE rating was 2542 in May 2010 aged 36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcsB9PrXXAk Jacob is the owner of publishing house, Quality Chess and works with IM Andrew Greet. GM Jacob Aagaard takes on all-comers! {[%evp 0,50,25,29,44,4,39,53,55,36,77,49,56,29,83,83,83,71,79,20,83,48,121,88, 93,11,87,41,62,57,55,84,60,-37,10,122,158,141,141,142,135,154,225,219,309,296, 296,314,336,319,499,427,528]} 1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 $6 5. Qc2…

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August 2021

Birthday of Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937)

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Barry Peter Barnes by Jean Barnes

BCN wishes happy birthday to Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937) Barry Peter Barnes was born in Brighton and his mother's maiden name was Simpole. (Barry is a cousin of Julian Ivan Peter Simpole, who was a Brighton school teacher and who taught Edward Gerard Winter to play chess). Barry now lives in Halling, Rochester, Kent with his wife Jean. From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Robert Hale, 1970 & 1976) by Anne Sunnucks : "International Master of FIDE for Chess Compositions (1967) and…

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Death Anniversary of John Driver (21-vii-1928 01-viii-1979)

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Death Anniversary of John Edward Driver (21-vii-1928 01-viii-1979) See Sunnucks From The Encyclopaedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977), Harry Golombek OBE, John Rice writes: "British problemist. Output consists of two-movers, helpmates and fairy problems. Inventor of the Edgehog, a fairy piece which moves along Q-lines but always either to or from a square at the board-edge."

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Birthday of FM Rawle Anthony Allicock (01-viii-1970)

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Birthday of FM Rawle Anthony Allicock (01-viii-1970)

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Birthday of CM David William Anderton OBE (02-viii-1941)

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David Anderton OBE from the final 4NCL weekend of 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography BCN sends Best Wishes to CM David Anderton OBE on his birthday (02-viii-1941) David William Anderton was born in the district of Walsall, West Midlands. His mother's maiden name was Coltart and David continues to reside in Walsall. David Anderton (rhs) congratulates Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry for winning the "Board of Honour " game versus Edward Lasker at the 1976 Lloyds Bank Match by Telex,…

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Death Anniversary of Captain William Davies Evans (27-i-1790 03-viii-1872)

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Captain William Davies Evans (27-i-1790 03-viii-1872) BCN Remembers Captain William Davies Evans (27-i-1790 03-viii-1872) Captain William Davies Evans (27-i-1790 03-viii-1872) From The Oxford Companion to Chess (OUP, 1984) by Hooper & Whyld : "Inventor of the Evans gambit, for about half a century one of the most popular attacking weapons. He was born in (Musland Farm in the parish of Saint Dogwells,) Pembroke, Wales, went to sea at the age of 14, was employed by the Postal Department from about…

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Birthday of FM Samuel GA Franklin (03-viii-1994)

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FM Sam GA Franklin from the Big Slick International, 25th June 2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography Birthday of FM Samuel GA Franklin (03-viii-1994) FM Samuel GA Franklin from the Varsity Match, 9th March 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography FM Samuel GA Franklin from the London Chess Classic, 29th December 2013.

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Birthday of FM Laurence E Webb (04-viii-1970)

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Birthday of FM Laurence E Webb (04-viii-1970)

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Birthday of FM Michael P Waddingham (07-viii-1966)

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Birthday of FM Michael P Waddingham (07-viii-1966)

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