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October 2020

Death Anniversary of Philip Walsingham Sergeant (27-i-1872 20-x-1952)

October 20
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Philip Walsingham Sergeant

BCN remembers Philip Walsingham Sergeant who passed away on Monday, October 20th 1952. PWS was born in Kensington on Saturday, January 27th, 1872 to Lewis Sergeant and Emma Louisa Sergeant and was baptised at All Saints Church, Notting Hill. According to PWS's baptism record Lewis was an author. According to the 1881 census PWS (aged 9) lived with his parents and numerous siblings : Dorothy (aged 7), Winifred (6), Hilda (5), Bernard (2), John (his grandfather aged 76) and Mary…

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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 Ceiriog Hunt best wishes on his birthday, this day (October 21st) in 1980. Adam is an International Master and became a FIDE Trainer in 2016. He is Director of Chess at Woodbridge School in Suffolk and is the brother of IM Harriet Vaughan Hunt. {[%evp 0,81,19,31,72,69,43,27,31,44,44,25,87,93,61,49,57,39,71,45,40,21,28,28, 35,41,34,30,41,1,59,12,27,60,49,49,97,53,102,101,100,127,91,95,20,-104,-70,0, 53,38,111,22,217,43,234,169,234,177,322,471,471,555,555,306,310,311,311,330, 335,275,272,313,323,341,372,372,372,373,407,411,472,475,853,855]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Be7 7. Be2 a6 8. Qd2 Qc7 9. a3 b5…

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Death Anniversary of Sir Theodore Tylor (13-v-1900 23-X-1968)

October 23
Sir Theodore Henry Tylor

We remember Sir Theodore Henry Tylor who passed away on October 23rd 1968. From Wikipedia : "Sir Theodore Henry Tylor (13 May 1900 – 23 October 1968) was a lawyer and international level chess player, despite being nearly blind. In 1965, he was knighted for his service to organisations for the blind. He was Fellow and Tutor in Jurisprudence at Balliol College, Oxford for almost forty years. Born in Bournville, Tylor learned to play chess at age seven. His chess…

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Birthday of IM James Sherwin (25-x-1933)

October 25
IM James Terry Sherwin, image by John Upham Photography

We send best wishes to IM James Terry Sherwin, a welcome visitor from "over the pond" From Wikipedia : "James Terry Sherwin (born October 25, 1933) is an American corporate executive and International Master in chess. Born in New York City in 1933, Sherwin attended Stuyvesant High School, Columbia College (Phi Beta Kappa) and Columbia Law School. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Officer Candidate School in 1956 and later became a Lieutenant Commander. He is an attorney…

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

October 28
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IM Susan Lalic

Happy Birthday IM Susan Lalic Susan Walker From Wikipedia : "Susan Kathryn Lalic (née Walker; born 28 October 1965) is an English chess player, holding both International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM) titles. She is five-time British Women's Chess Champion: 1986, 1990–1992, and 1998. Lalic has played for England nine times in Chess Olympiads, from 1984 to 2000, inclusive. From 1986 to 1998, she played on the top board. Lalic was educated at Nonsuch High School for Girls from…

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Birthday of IM Chris Beaumont (28-X-1952)

October 28
IM Christopher R Beaumont

We send best wishes to IM Christopher R Beaumont on his birthday, 28th October 1952. {[%evp 0,69,19,29,23,-13,4,4,43,17,29,25,27,11,11,11,14,28,35,25,25,19,19,19, 25,19,19,23,54,54,67,36,42,58,35,42,60,70,70,70,197,122,122,124,138,138,156, 156,187,202,272,223,241,247,331,328,355,365,406,357,364,441,512,521,519,569, 610,614,605,633,29999,-30000]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. d4 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. a3 Bxd2 9. Bxd2 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nbd7 11. Qe2 c5 12. Rfd1 Ne4 13. Be1 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Qe7 15. f3 Nd6 16. Ba2 e5 17. Nb5 Ba6 18. Qd2 Bxb5 19. Qxd6 Qg5 20. Rd5 a6…

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Death Anniversary of Reginald Joseph Broadbent (29-x-1988)

October 29
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In simultaneous play at the central cafe, Mr. RJ Broadbent pauses at the board of Mr. J. Nowell

We remember Reginald Joseph Broadbent who passed away on October 29th 1988 Here is his obituary from the 1989 - 1990 BCF Yearbook, page 14 : BCF Yearbook, 1989-1990, page 14 A detailed biography may be found here {[%evp 0,61,19,38,41,14,14,9,9,7,7,7,25,-5,24,-2,18,22,27,-18,0,0,0,0,11,2,1,8, 6,3,-1,-13,-21,-13,0,0,62,13,107,100,103,82,100,100,167,87,83,115,171,212,169, 241,205,214,437,29988,29989,29990,29991,905,29987,1375,29993,29994]} 1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. Re1 Bd7 7. c3 Be7 8. d4 O-O 9. Nbd2 exd4 10. cxd4 Re8 11. Bb3 Bg4 12. Nf1 $146 (12. h3)…

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Birthday of IM Eddie Dearing (30-x-1980)

October 30
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GM David Howell vs IM Eddie Dearing, Drunken Knights vs Wood Green, June 20114, Courtesy of John Upham Photography

Birthday of IM Eddie Dearing (30-x-1980)

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November 2020

Birthday of FM Gerald Howard Bennett (?-xi-1949)

November 1

Birthday of FM Gerald Howard Bennett (?-xi-1949)

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Birthday of IM Gary Lane (04-xi-1964)

November 4
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IM Gary Lane

We send birthday wishes "down under" to IM Gary William Lane, born this day (November 4th) in 1964. This was written about Gary aged 14 prior to the 1979 Spassky vs the BCF Junior Squad simultaneous display : "Churston Grammar and Paignton. Rating 173. BCF Junior squad U-14 co-champion, 1978." From Wikipedia : "Gary William Lane (born 4 November 1964) is a professional chess player and author. He became an International Master in 1987 and won the Commonwealth Chess Championship…

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