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June 2021

Death Anniversary of Alan Phillips (28-x-1923 24-vi-2009)

June 24
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Alan Phillips (riight) receives his prize from television celebrity and magician David Nixon for his equal second placing at the 1973 Islington Open, photographer unknown BCN remembers Alan Phillips (28-x-1923 24-vi-2009) Here is his far too brief Wikipedia entry From Chessgames.com : "Alan Phillips, joint British Champion in 1954, was born in England in 1923. He was the author of Chess: 60 Years on with Caissa and Friends (Caissa Editions, 2003) and The Chess Teacher (Cadogan, 1995)." Here is an…

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Death Anniversary for Vera Frantsevna Menchik (16-ii-1906 27-vi-1944)

June 27
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Miss Vera Menchik BCN remembers that in the early morning of Tuesday, June 27th, 1944 (i.e. 76 years ago) Vera Menchik, her sister Olga, and their mother were killed in a V-1 flying bomb attack which destroyed their home at 47 Gauden Road in the Clapham area of South London. 47, Gauden Road, Clapham, SW4 6LW in more modern times. All three were cremated at the Streatham Park Crematorium on 4 July 1944. Vera was 38 years old. Signature of…

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Birthday of IM Robert Bellin (30-vi-1952)

June 30
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IM Robert Bellin, courtesy of John Upham Photography BCN sends IM Robert Bellin best wishes on his birthday, this day (the 30th of June) in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Robert was awarded the IM title in 1977. He was outright British Champion in 1979 in Chester having tied first equal (with six others) in 1974 in Clacton. The play-off was won by George Botterill. His best international success was in 1981 in Shanghai coming clear first overall. Robert Bellin with Leonard…

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July 2021

Birthday of IM Arthur Howard Williams (11-viii-1950)

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Birthday of IM Arthur Howard Williams (11-viii-1950)

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Birthday of IM Lawrence H Cooper (16-vii-1970)

July 16
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IM Lawrence Hugh Cooper, photograph from Cathy Rogers BCN wishes Happy Birthday to IM Lawrence Cooper (16-vii-1970) Lawrence was born in Stone, Staffordshire and attend Walton High School, Stafford. Lawrence Cooper, Demis Hassabis, Cathy Hasslinger and Dharshan Kumaran in around 1986. Possibly at a Lloyds Bank event. He became a FIDE Master in 1989 and then an International Master in 2001. Lawrence was awarded the FIDE International Organiser title in 2011 and the FIDE Arbiter title in 2016. Tim Dickinson…

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British Chess Championships 2021

July 17 - July 31
Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Ave
Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LZ United Kingdom
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£100

British Chess Championships 2021

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Death Anniversary of Dr. Julian Farrand QC (Hon) (13-viii-1935 17-vii-2020)

July 17
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Prof. Julian Farrand at the King's Place Rapidplay, 2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography BCN mourns the passing of Dr. Julian Farrand (13-viii-1935 17-vii-2020). He was 84 years of age. Julian Thomas Farrand was born August 13th, 1935 in Doncaster in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Dr. Farrand QC(Hon), formerly the Insurance Ombudsman, became the Pensions Ombudsman, and he had been a Law Commissioner and a University Professor of Law at the University of Manchester where he was Dean of…

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Birthday of FM Marcus Ross Harvey (24-vii-1996)

July 24
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Marcus Harvey at the 2013 Hastings International Congress, Courtesy of John Upham Photography BCN wishes Happy Birthday to FM Marcus Ross Harvey born on this day (Wednesday, July 24th) in 1996. Marcus was born in Oxford and attended The Marlborough School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire and then (in 2014) at The University of Southampton he studied mathematics. Originally playing for Bicester Marcus now represents Witney Chess Club in local leagues. Marcus first played in the British Championship in 2011 (Sheffield). Marcus Harvey…

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Birthday of GM Anthony Kosten (24-vii-1958)

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Tony Kosten Birthday of GM Anthony Cornelis Kosten (24-vii-1958) Tony was born in North Eastern Surrey, and eventually relocated to France where he now resides. Tony is married to Gyongyver Kosten-Forintos, the daughter of Hungarian Grandmaster Győző Forintos. Streatham & Brixton becoming BCF National Club Champions in 1989. The team was Tony Kosten, Mark Hedben, Daniel King, Nigel Povah (Captain), Joe Gallagher and Julian Hodgson : quite a strong team Here is his Wikipedia entry Tony played for Lower Earley…

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Birthday of GM Julian Hodgson (25-vii-1963)

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GM Julian Michael Hodgson Birthday of GM Julian Michael Hodgson on his birthday, this day July 25th) in 1963. Julian Hodgson Streatham & Brixton becoming BCF National Club Champions in 1989. The team was Tony Kosten, Mark Hedben, Daniel King, Nigel Povah (Captain), Joe Gallagher and Julian Hodgson : quite a strong team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvPoW-cmBk4 This is what was written about Julian prior to the 1979 Spassky vs the BCF Junior Squad simultaneous display : "St Paul’s and Shepherds Bush. Rating…

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