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September 2021

Death Anniversary of WIM Eileen Tranmer (05-v-1910 26-ix-1983)

September 26
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WIM Eileen Tranmer (05-v-1910 26-ix-1983). Source : The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match

We remember WIM Eileen Betsy Tranmer who passed away on September 26th, 1983. She was the first English woman to be awarded by FIDE the Woman's International Master title in 1950. "From The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match by Klein and Winter : Miss E. Tranmer was born in Scarborough in 1910, and learned chess at the age of six. She did not take it up seriously, however, until 1936. Under the tuition of W. Winter she has made notable progress,…

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Birthday of IM Tom Rendle (29-ix-1986)

September 29
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IM Tom Rendle

Best wishes to IM Tom Rendle on his birthday. Thomas Edward Rendle was born on Monday, September 29th 1986. "Stuck with You" by Huey Lewis and the News was the UK's number one single. Tom was born in Hastings, East Sussex and his mother's maiden name is Jefferies. Tom resides in Hastings. Tom attended Bede's School, Sussex and then St. Leonard's College. Tom Rendle aged 11 by David Crump Tom studied physics at The University of Warwick and has two…

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October 2021

Birthday of GM Jonathan Speelman (02-xi-1956)

October 2
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GM Jonathan Speelman at 4NCL in 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

We wish GM Jonathan Speelman all the best on his birthday. Jonathan Simon Speelman was born on Tuesday, October 2nd, 1956 in Marylebone, London. His mother's maiden name was Freeman. In March 2002 Jon and Lindsey Thomas were married in Camden, Greater London. They have a non-chess playing son, Lawrence who studied Ancient Languages at The University of Chicago. Jonathan attended St. Paul's School, London and then Worcester College, Oxford and read mathematics. He became an International Master in 1978…

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Happy Birthday Susan Caldwell (02-x-1958)

October 2
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Susan Caldwell

Happy Birthday Susan Linda Caldwell (02-x-1958) Susan is / was a director of the Hallas Foundation Ltd. and Larkham Printers and Publishers Ltd. and is married to former Scottish international Les SF Blackstock. Susan Caldwell playing board two in the London - Belgrade Telex Match on April 3rd, 1976 from the St. James Hotel, Buckingham Gate. Sourced from BCM, Volume XCVI (96), Number 5, page 192. Photographer probably Freddy Reilly. A few (11) of her games may be found on…

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Birthday of GM David Norwood (03-x-1968)

October 3
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IM David Norwood at the 1988 Oakham Young Masters. Photo by Steven Stepak

We wish David Norwood all the best on his birthday, David Robert Norwood was born in Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester on October 3rd 1968 to an electrician. His mother's maiden name was Mellor. Mary Hopkin was still UK number one with "Those were the days" and would remain at number one for six weeks in total. David Norwood David read history at Keeble College, Oxford before pursuing a successful business career (see below). David became an International Master in 1985…

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Birthday of IM Andrew Greet (05-x-1979)

October 5
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IM Andrew Greet

IM Andrew Greet BCN wishes IM Andrew Greet best wishes on his birthday. Andrew Nicholas Greet was born on Friday, October 5th, 1979 in the cathedral city of Truro, Cornwall and has resided in St. Austell, Cornwall. "Message in a Bottle" by The Police held the number one spot in the UK singles chart (three weeks in total). Andrew attended Truro School leaving in 1998. Andrew became a FIDE Master in 2004 and an International Master in 2005. His peak…

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Birthday of IM Michael Hennigan (08-x-1970)

October 8
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IM Michael Hennigan

We send best wishes to IM Michael Hennigan. Michael Thomas Hennigan was born on October 8th, 1970 in Hammersmith, London. His mother's name was Donnelly. Michael attended the City of London School. Michael became World Under-18 Youth Champion in 1988 in Aguadilla (Puerto Rico). He became a FIDE Master in 1990 and an International Master title in 1991 and in the same year was British Under-21 Champion at Eastbourne and was British Champion in 1993 in Dundee beating Dharshan Kumaran…

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Birthday of IM Simon Knott (19-X-1958)

October 19
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IM Simon Knott

We offer best wishes to IM Simon John Bradley Knott on his birthday Simon was born on Sunday, October 19th 1958 in Lambeth, London to Simon Harold John Arthur Knott and Josephine Whowell. Simon attended Trinity College, Cambridge. He became a FIDE Master in 1990 and an International Master in 2001. According to Felice and Megabase 2020 his peak FIDE rating was 2401 in October 2002 at the age of 43. Simon was Southern Counties (SCCU) champion in the 1995-96…

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Birthday of IM Adam Hunt (21-x-1980)

October 21
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IM Adam Hunt

We offer IM Adam Hunt best wishes on his birthday. Adam Ceiriog Hunt was born on Tuesday, October 21st, 1980 in Oxford and his mother's maiden name was Williams. The UK Number one single was "Woman in Love" by Barbara Streisand. Adam shares his birthday with Kim Kardashian. (Ceiriog was the bardic name of John Ceiriog Hughes (1832–87) Adam attended The Cherwell School and The University of Sussex to study general biology. Jeremy Morse, Adam Hunt (12), Nick Pert (11)…

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Birthday of IM Susan Lalic (28-x-1965)

October 28
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IM Susan Lalic

BCN wishes IM Susan Lalic Happy Birthday Susan Kathryn Walker was born on Thursday, October 28th, 1965 in Chatham, Kent. Her mother's maiden is / was Bacon. She has a brother, Stephen. She attended Nonsuch High School for Girls from 1977 to 1984. Susan married Keith Arkell in 1986 and then Bogdan Lalic in Lewes, East Sussex in 1994 and finally Graeme Buckley in Sutton in 2001. With Bogdan she had a son, Peter D, who is a strong player…

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