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May 2022

Death Anniversary of Henry Buckle (24-xi-1821 29-v-1862)

May 29
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Henry Thomas Buckle aged 24

Death Anniversary of Henry Thomas Buckle (24-xi-1821 29-v-1862) His Wikipedia article is here An interesting article by Ray Keene "One of the leading British players of his day and an eminent historian. Buckle was born in Lee, Kent on 11th November 1821., the son of a shipowner. From birth he was extremely delicate and his health prevented him from having a normal education. He was taken away from school at the age of 14 and three years later went into…

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Birthday of IM Chris Baker (29-v-1958)

May 29
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IM Chris Baker

Birthday of IM Christopher Wallace Baker (29-v-1958) Chris was born in Coventry, West Midlands and played in the Staffordshire Open in 1975 (the earliest games held in MegaBase 2020). Chris has played for Guildford in Four Nations Chess League (4NCL). He has been the trainer of the Welsh junior team and is a fully-qualified arbiter. He has taught chess in many schools in the Farnham area of Surrey. IM Chris Baker {[%evp 0,77,29,40,46,-1,13,17,-8,5,-16,-17,12,-16,5,5,-10,-87,-83,-36,-40,-80, -58,-83,-61,-87,40,35,171,63,165,183,162,162,165,123,99,99,126,101,118,129,117, 117,172,184,184,187,390,184,168,55,17,13,24,0,0,0,0,0,49,45,35,52,47,52,47,34, 45,13,54,0,0,0,337,327,342,333,359,397]} 1. e4 c5 2.…

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June 2022

Birthday of GM Nigel Short (01-vi-1965)

June 1
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GM Nigel David Short

BCN wishes Nigel Short a happy birthday on this day (June 1st) in 1965. In the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours List Nigel was awarded the MBE. The citation read simply : "For services to Chess". Here is his extensive Wikipedia entry. For the 1979 Spassky vs the BCF Junior Squad simultaneous display this was written : "Rating 213. World No.1, 13 year old. First Evening Standard under-10s, 1975. First under-14s, 1976. First under-21s, 1978. British Men’s Lightning (10 seconds per…

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Birthday of GM Tamas Fodor (02-vi-1991)

June 2
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GM Tamas Fodor

Birthday of GM Tamas Fodor Jr. (02-vi-1991) Tamas was born in Kalocsa, in Bács-Kiskun county, Hungary. He became a FIDE Master in 2003 and a GM in 2013. He reached a peak rating of 2533 in June 2019 at the age of 28. In the FIDE rating list we have also Tamas Fodor and Tamas Fodor Sr. According to Chessgsames.com : "Grandmaster (2012). Won a double GM norm during the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) where he scored 6/11 and…

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Birthday of GM Jonathan Levitt (03-vi-1963)

June 3
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GM Jonathan Levitt

From Wikipedia (Dutch version) : Jonathan Levitt , Jon, (born in 1963) is a British chess player . In 1984 he became a FIDE International Master and in 1994 a FIDE Grand Master. GM Jonathan Levitt, photograph by Cathy Rogers Levitt wrote chess anecdotes on the (no longer existing) chess portal kasparovchess.com . He also has a chess column in "Oxford Today". Levitt is also known for his talent tests and he is also a chess teacher. Moreover, he is…

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Birthday of FM Philip Giulian (06-vi-1951)

June 6
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Birthday of FM Philip Maurice Giulian (06-vi-1951)

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Birthday of WIM Ingrid Lauterbach (06-vi-1960)

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WIM Ingrid Lauterbach, 4NCL 2012, courtesy of John Upham Photography

Here is Ingrid's German Wikipedia entry Birthday of WIM Ingrid Lauterbach (06-vi-1960) Ingrid became a WIM in 1987 and her peak rating was 2205 in July of 2000. Ingrid plays for 4NCL Barbican. WIM Ingrid Lauterbach, 4NCL 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography {[%evp 0,83,19,-12,34,32,26,-2,2,-14,-6,-25,-47,-12,-5,-8,-6,-13,8,-12,-15,-8, 45,23,18,-14,14,2,8,-7,4,-14,-3,3,-32,-42,-30,-53,-26,-88,-69,-86,-69,-69,-45, -47,-33,-40,-24,-21,-21,-14,-19,-33,-39,-39,-39,-61,-59,-60,-51,-61,-49,-41, -15,-40,0,0,30,21,52,36,79,120,129,57,90,95,69,81,105,110,309,81,82,96]} 1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. b3 Nf6 4. Bb2 Bf5 5. g3 e6 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 h6 {} 9. a3 $146 (9. Nbd2 Nbd7 10.…

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Birthday of GM Dharshan Kumaran (07-vi-1975)

June 7
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GM Dharshan Kumaran

From Wikipedia : Dharshan Kumaran (born 7 June 1975) is an English chess grandmaster. He won the World Under-12 Championship in 1986, the World Under-16 Championship in 1991, and finished 3rd equal in the World Under-20 Championship in 1994. He currently works as a neuroscience research scientist at DeepMind. GM Dharshan Kumaran

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Birthday of IM Jovanka Houska (10-vi-1980)

June 10
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IM Jovanka Houska, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes many Happy Returns to IM Jovanka Houska ! (10-vi-1980) From Wikipedia : Jovanka Houska is an English chess player with the titles International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is an eight-time winner of the British Women's Chess Championship. Jovanka Houska, photographer unknown Jovanka was born in London and became a Women's International Master in 1999, a Woman's Grandmaster in 2000 and an International Master in 2005. Her peak rating was 2443 in July 2010 at the…

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Birthday for FM Emmanuel Rayner (11-vi-1958)

June 11
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FM Manny Rayner

Birthday for FM Emmanuel Rayner (11-vi-1958)

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