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September 2022

Birthday of FM Richard Britton (01-ix-1957)

September 1
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FM Richard Britton (see photo below for caption)

Caption for above photograph Birthday of FM Richard L Britton (01-ix-1957) FM Richard Britton, 4NCL, 2016. Photograph courtesy of John Saunders

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Birthday of IM Ezra Kirk (02-ix-1996)

September 2
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IM Ezra Kirk, Hastings 2012-2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to IM Ezra Kirk (02-ix-1996) Ezra G Kirk was born on Monday, September 2nd 1996 in France. Ezra Kirk, Sautron, 2007, Courtesy of Dominique Primel / Chessbase Ezra attended Varndean College, Brighton and then the University of Bath to read Natural Sciences and was an intern at AIR INDUSTRIE THERMIQUE and is currently a Data Product Consultant at the Kubrick Group. He edits chess books written by non-English speaking authors and is an accomplished musician publishing…

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Birthday of FM Anthony J Stebbings (03-ix-1951)

September 3
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Birthday of FM Anthony J Stebbings (03-ix-1951)

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Birthday of GM Michael Stean (04-ix-1953)

September 4
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Michael Stean at the 1977 Lord John Cup

We send best wishes to GM Michael Stean on his birthday, Michael Francis Stean was born Michael Francis Stein on Friday, September 4th, 1953 in Pancras, London. His mother's maiden name was Feldman. Michael has a brother, Howard. Michael Stean He attended Latymer Upper School and Cambridge University. His early chess days were spent at Richmond Junior Chess Club. He became an International Master in 1975 and England's third (OTB) Grandmaster in 1977 winning £2,500 from the Jim Slater Foundation.…

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Birthday of GM Stephen Gordon (04-ix-1986)

September 4
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GM Stephen Gordon

We wish Stephen Gordon all the best on his birthday, this day (September 4th) in 1986. Stephen John Gordon was born on Thursday, September 4th 1986 in Oldham, Lancashire where he has lived since. He attended The Blue Coat School in Oldham He became a FIDE Master in 2004, an International Master in 2006 and a Grandmaster in 2009. In 2012 he shared first place with Gawain Jones in the British Championships in North Shields. 2012 British Championships part crosstable…

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Birthday of IM Joseph McPhillips (04-ix-1997)

September 4
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IM Joseph McPhillips, UKCC Terafinal 2016, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN says Happy Birthday to IM Joseph McPhillips (04-ix-1997) Joe became a FIDE Master in 2015 and an International Master in 2018. His peak FIDE rating is 2434 as at August 2019 and we predict it will increase. FIDE rating profile of IM Joseph McPhillips In Joseph won outright the Kecskemet IM Tournament : Kecskemet 2015 IM Tournament In 2016 Joseph won the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Terafinal to become a "Strat"* for the first time. *Only Mike Basman knows…

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Birthday of IM Sam Collins (05-ix-1982)

September 5
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IM Sam Collins

Birthday of IM Sam Collins (05-ix-1982) Samuel E Collins was born on Sunday, September 5th, 1982 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He attended Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin (founded in 1950) and famously very active at chess. Sam became a FIDE Master in 2003 and an International Master in 2004 and holds two GM norms. His peak FIDE rating was 2495 in August 2014 at the age of 32. According to chessgames.com : "Collins won the Irish Championship twice, in 2002…

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Birthday of IM Lorin D’Costa (05-ix-1984)

September 5
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IM Lorin D'Costa. London Chess Classic 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

Birthday of IM Lorin D'Costa (05-ix-1984) Lorin Alexander P D'Costa was born on Wednesday, September 5th 1984. "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner was number one in the UK singles chart. His mother's maiden name was Antheunis. According to Wikipedia : "Lorin is a masculine given name. The meaning of Lorin derives from a bay or laurel plant; of Laurentum (wreathed/crowned with laurel). Laurentum, in turn is from laurus (laurel), from the place of laurel trees,…

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Birthday of IM Yang-Fan Zhou (08-ix-1994)

September 8
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IM Yang-Fan Zhou

We send best wishes to IM Yang-Fan Zhou on his birthday. Yang-Fan George Zhou was born on Thursday, September 8th, 1994 in Wandsworth, London. His mother's maiden name was Yang. "Parklife" by Blur was number one in the UK Singles chart. He attended Whitgift School, Croydon (founded by John Whitgift in 1596) and then Churchill College, The University of Cambridge. Here is an article from the Guardian which included "The Whitgift 13-year-old recently won the Coulsdon Premier with 8.5/9, gaining…

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Birthday of FM William Claridge-Hansen (11-ix-1999)

September 11
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FM William Claridge-Hansen

We wish FM William Claridge-Hansen all the best on his birthday. William Joseph Claridge-Hansen was born on Saturday, September 11th in 1999 in Chesham in the registration district of Chiltern, Buckinghamshire. "Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit of ...)" by Lou Bega was top of the UK singles chart. William learnt chess at the age of 5 and his father Hans-Peter, is a strong county player having been over 200ECF for a number of years. William is a keen table-tennis…

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