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January 2021

Birthday of GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

January 29
Raymond Dennis Keene

We send birthday wishes to GM Raymond Dennis Keene OBE born on this day (January 29th) in 1948. In 1985 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, Civil Division, Ray was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” Raymond Denis Keene From The Oxford Companion to Chess by David Hooper and Ken Whyld : English player and author, British champion 1971, From 1966 he played in several Olympiads and his performance in two of them, Nice…

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Birthday of FM Steve Giddins (29-01-1961)

January 29
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 29 of January, repeating indefinitely

FM Steve Giddins

Birthday of FM Stephen William Giddins (29-01-1961) Here are his games from chessgames.com We reviewed his most recent book, co-authored with IM Gerard Welling : Side-Stepping Mainline Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6403hEafJI Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

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Death Anniversary of Henry Atkins (20-viii-1872 31-i-1955)

January 31
HE Atkins from Westminster Budget (18/09/1896) from the Yorkshire Chess History web site

We remember Henry Atkins who passed away, Monday, January 31st, 1955. Henry Ernest Atkins was born in Leicester on Tuesday, August 20th, 1872 to Edward (a schoolteacher) and Jane Atkins (née Threapland). He was baptised on August 6th, 1872 in the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. Martin, Leicester. At the time of the baptism the Atkins family was living at 57, King Richard's Road, Leicester. The address in 2021 appears to be occupied by an industrial premise for Sunco Knitwear…

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February 2021

Death Anniversary for Edith Elina Helen Baird (22-ii-1859, 01-ii-1924)

February 1

Edith Elina Helen Baird Death Anniversary for Edith Elina Helen Baird (22-ii-1859, 01-ii-1924)

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Birthday of FM Michael John Franklin (02-ii-1931)

February 2

Michael John Franklin We send best wishes to Michael Franklin on his birthday, Monday, February 2nd, 1931 A report of Mike Franklin's success at the 1963 Ilford Whitsun Congress by Peter Clarke. Source : British Chess Magazine, Volume LXXXIII, Number 7 (July), page 193 {[%evp 0,59,19,38,40,41,87,26,15,1,54,32,47,27,19,26,31,-3,-12,-10,3,-10,-14, -27,22,29,58,-22,-2,-15,-2,-11,1,19,9,-3,54,26,-15,40,140,135,161,149,173,170, 170,181,193,190,190,204,212,100,140,145,421,502,535,563,563,563]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. g3 Nc6 4. d3 e6 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nbd2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. e5 Nd7 9. Re1 Qc7 10. Qe2 b5 11. Nf1…

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Death Anniversary of John Cochrane, (04-ii-1798 02-iii-1878)

February 3

John Cochrane Death Anniversary of John Cochrane, (04-ii-1798 02-iii-1878) Here is his Wikipedia entry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHk229rnvY8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQX8qsD6iS0

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Birthday of FM Oliver A Jackson (03-ii-1946)

February 3

Birthday of FM Oliver A Jackson (03-ii-1946)

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Birthday of GM Colin Anderson McNab (03-ii-1961)

February 3

Birthday of GM Colin Anderson McNab (03-ii-1961)

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Death Anniversary of Sir Jeremy Morse, (10-xii-1928 04-ii-2016)

February 4

Death Anniversary of Sir Jeremy Morse, (10-xii-1928 04-ii-2016)

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Birthday of IM Harriet Hunt (04-ii-1978)

February 4

IM Harriet Vaughan Hunt Birthday of IM Harriet Hunt (04-ii-1978)

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