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July 2020

Death Anniversary of IM Andrew Whiteley (09-vi-1947 07-vii-2014)

July 7, 2020
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Andrew Whiteley circa 1965 ?, photographer is Colin Davey of Camera Press

BCN remembers IM Andrew Jonathan Whiteley (09-vi-1947 07-vii-2014) Andrew Whiteley Andrew was born on Monday, June 9th, 1947 in Birmingham, West Midlands to Denys Edward Hugh Whiteley (1914 - 1987) and Muriel Sutton (1919 - 1967). Andrew had two siblings, Robert N (Birmingham, 1944) and Angela M (Oxford 1952). Denys Edward Hugh Whiteley (1914 - 1987, from Ancestry.co.uk Andrew completed his education at Magdalen College School, Oxford and then in law at Pembroke College, Oxford. Andrew and friends at the…

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August 2020

Death Anniversary of FM Max Fuller (28-i-1945 27-viii-2013)

August 27, 2020
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FM Max Fuller (28-i-1945 27-viii-2013). See full caption in photograph below.

Caption for above photograph. BCN Remembers FM Max Fuller (28-i-1945 27-viii-2013) Tonight two Sydney ***** the N.S.W. Chess Championship at the Chess centre Liverpool St., City. They are Fred E Flatow, 28 of Belmore (left.) and Max Fuller, 21, of Kingsgrove (right). They have been playing for about 10 Hrs up till 6.15 p.m. and had move 121. The match will go on till move 144 at which stage a draw will be declared or until either man wins before…

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September 2020

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

September 2, 2020
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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 is currently a Data Product Consultant at the Kubrick Group. He edits chess books written by non-English speaking authors Ezra became a FIDE Master in 2013 and an International Master in 2018 His…

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January 2021

Death Anniversary of William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)

January 8
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William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)

We remember William Ritson Morry who passed away on Saturday, January 8th, 1994. (A point of detail : It is incorrect, but many do, to write WRM hyphenated. His first name was William, his middle name was Ritson and his surname was Morry. He chose to use his middle name and was known by his friends as Ritson. Maybe this was because he father was also William Morry?) WRM was born in the Wirral on Monday, September 5th 1910 and…

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March 2021

Death Anniversary of GM Daniel Yanofsky OC QC (25-iii-1925 05-iii-2000)

March 5
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GM Daniel Yanofsky OC QC

Death Anniversary of GM Daniel Abraham Yanofsky OC QC (25-iii-1925 05-iii-2000)

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Birthday of GM Chris Ward (26-iii-1968)

March 26
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GM Chris Ward

Birthday of GM Christopher Geoffrey Ward (26-iii-1968)Here is his Wikipedia entry GM Chris Ward From Chessgames.com : "Grandmaster and British Chess Champion in 1996. He is the author of several chess books, among them Winning With the Sicilian Dragon 2 (2001), Winning with the Dragon (2003) and The Controversial Samisch King's Indian (2004)." Chris plays Jiang Chuan Ye at the 1997 England - China match Here are his games Chris Ward commentating during the Hastings Congress Chris earned his IM…

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April 2021

Death Anniversary of Julius du Mont (15-xii-1881 07-iv-1956)

April 7
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Gordon Crown with BCM Editor Julius Du Mont observing

Signature of J du Mont from a Brian Reilly "after dinner" postcard from Southsea 1951. BCN Remembers Julius du Mont (15-xii-1881 07-iv-1956) Here is his Wikipedia entry From British Chess Magazine, Volume LXXXVI, Number 5, 1956 we have this obituary written by DJ Morgan : In our February issue we wrote an appreciation of one of the distinguished past editors of this magazine, R. C. Griffith. He had been followed in the chair in 1938 by our present Games' Editor,…

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Birthday of Peter Markland (13-iv-1951)

April 13
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Peter Markland. Source: British Chess, Pergamon Press, 1983

BCN wishes a happy birthday to Peter Markland born on Friday, April 13th, 1951 From the rear cover of "Sicilian:...e5 : "P.R. Markland is a British Master, and a member of many English international teams, including those at the 1972 and 1974 Olympiads, and is also a British correspondence international" Peter first qualified to the British Championship in 1967 (Oxford) and obtained an IM and GM norm at Hastings 1971. In 1984 he became a Grandmaster for correspondence chess (GMC).…

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June 2021

Birthday of FM Bernard Cafferty (27-vi-1934)

June 27
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FM Bernard Cafferty, Hastings Congress 2013-14, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes FIDE Master Bernard Cafferty best wishes on his 87th birthday, June 27th in 1934. Bernard Cafferty, location, date and photographer unknown On 14th December, 1968, Bernard gave a simultaneous exhibition held at Anglesey School, Burton. He played 17, won 16 and lost 1 to Trevor Bould who was already Burton Champion, photograph from http://www.derbyshirechess.btck.co.uk/History/Exhibitions, photographer unknown Bernard was born in Blackburn, Lancashire (his mother's maiden name was Croft) migrating to Birmingham and now resides in Hastings, East Sussex…

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July 2021

Death Anniversary of IM Andrew Whiteley (09-vi-1947 07-vii-2014)

July 7
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Andrew Whiteley circa 1965 ?, photographer is Colin Davey of Camera Press

BCN remembers IM Andrew Jonathan Whiteley (09-vi-1947 07-vii-2014) Andrew Whiteley Andrew was born on Monday, June 9th, 1947 in Birmingham, West Midlands to Denys Edward Hugh Whiteley (1914 - 1987) and Muriel Sutton (1919 - 1967). Andrew had two siblings, Robert N (Birmingham, 1944) and Angela M (Oxford 1952). Denys Edward Hugh Whiteley (1914 - 1987, from Ancestry.co.uk Andrew completed his education at Magdalen College School, Oxford and then in law at Pembroke College, Oxford. Andrew and friends at the…

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