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February 2022

Death Anniversary for Edith Baird (née Winter-Wood) (22-ii-1859 01-ii-1924)

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Edith Elina Helen Baird

We remember Edith Baird (née Winter-Wood) Edith Elina Helen Winter-Wood was born on Tuesday, 22nd February, 1859 to Thomas Winter-Wood, a writer and poet, and Eliza Ann (Sole) Winter-Wood in Boulogne, France. Many secondary and tertiary sources incorrectly give the Winter-Woods family home of Hareston Manor (now a venue for weddings) near Brixton, Plymouth, Devon as her birthplace. Hareston Manor near Plymouth The family was resident in Boulogne in at least 1858 (as discussed below) and a UK birth certificate…

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

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

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Birthday of Michael Lipton (13-ii-1937)

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Michael Lipton

Birthday of Michael Lipton (13-ii-1937) The Two Move Chess Problem : Tradition and Development Chess Problems : Introduction to an Art

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Death Anniversary of Cyril Kipping (10-x-1891 17-ii-1964)

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Cyril Kipping

BCN remembers Cyril Kipping who passed away in Walsall on February 17th 1964 at the age of 72. Cyril Henry Stanley Kipping was born on Saturday, October 10th, 1891 in 7 Milborne Grove, South Kensington, London, SW10 9SN. 7 Milborne Grove, South Kensington, London, SW10 9SN. His parents were Frederick Stanley Kipping (28) and Lillian Kipping (24, née Holland) : they married in 1888. Cyril was baptised on May 8th, 1892 in West Brompton, London. Frederick died on 30 April…

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Death Anniversary of John Keeble (27-viii-1855 19-ii-1939)

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John Frederick Keeble

Death Anniversary of John Frederick Keeble (27-viii-1855 19-ii-1939)From The Oxford Companion to Chess by Hooper & Whyld : Problemist and chronicler who lived in Norwich all his life. He edited the chess column of the Norwich Mercury from 1902 lo 1912, contributed many significant articles elsewhere, investigated a number of chess questions, and established the burial place of several great players and arranged the tending of their graves. He lived at only two addresses for 73 years, worked for the…

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March 2022

Death Anniversary of Dr. Richard Guy (30-ix-1916 09-iii-2020)

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Richard Guy

BCN remembers Richard Guy who passed away in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at the splendid age of 103. Early Life Richard Kenneth Guy was born on Saturday, 30th September 1916. On this day construction on the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City was completed. He was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire to William Alexander Charles Guy and  Augusta Adeline Guy (née Tanner). RKGs parents had married in the final quarter of 1915 in Solihull. William was…

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Birthday of Christopher Feather (24-iii-1947)

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Christopher John Feather Birthday of Christopher John Feather (24-iii-1947)

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Death Anniversary of Percy Blake (6-xii-1873 26-iii-1936)

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Percy Francis Blake

Remembering Percy Francis Blake (6-xii-1873 26-iii-1936) From his Italian Wikipedia entry : "Percy Francis Blake ( Manchester , December 6, 1873 - Grappenhall , March 20, 1936 ) was a British chess player and chess composer , among the best English problem players of the period 1900 - 1936 . He composed over 500 problems, most in two and three moves, of which around 160 were awarded (45 first prizes and 40 second prizes). He was famous for "quiet" keys…

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Death Anniversary of Comins Mansfield MBE (28-iii-1984)

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Comins Mansfield

Death Anniversary of Comins Mansfield MBE (28-iii-1984) Comins Mansfield OBE

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April 2022

Death Anniversary of Frederick Forrest Lawrie Alexander (13-XI-1879, 01-IV-1965)

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Death Anniversary of Frederick Forrest Lawrie Alexander (13-XI-1879, 01-IV-1965) Interesting article from Woodseats Library Here is an article from the Chess Composers Blog He was seven times champion of Battersea Chess Club {[%evp 0,55,16,13,30,-10,-10,1,4,-23,0,8,8,13,16,-14,5,-39,15,8,28,10,49,38,67, 26,51,61,40,-25,76,77,73,44,39,43,31,31,94,55,58,31,44,2,144,126,332,314,798, 741,724,718,740,724,915,599,783,606]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 d5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. a3 Qe7 10. O-O a5 11. Bd2 Bd6 12. Rfe1 Ne5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. h3 Bb8 15. cxd5…

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