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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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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 86th 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…

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July 2021

Death Anniversary of Ken Whyld (06-iii-1926 11-vii-2003)

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Ken Whyld (06-iii-1926 11-vii-2003) BCN remembers much loved Ken Whyld who passed away on July 11th 2003 in Lincolnshire. Ken Whyld from CHESS magazine, January 1950. courtesy of the Ken Whyld Association From Chess : The Records : "Ken Whyld was the editor of Chess Students Quarterly in the early 1950s and from 1955-63, Chess Reader, in which he reviewed more than 500 chess books. He has written seven tournament books and one match book. Ken Whyld (06-iii-1926 11-vii-2003) With…

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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 Nigel Edward Povah (17-vii-1952)

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IM Nigel Povah, courtesy of John Upham Photography BCN wishes IM Nigel Edward Povah all the best on his birthday, July 17th in 1952. Nigel Povah, from Knightmare, Volume 2 (1976-77) drawn by Chris Jones. Nigel was born in Wandsworth, London. He became a FIDE Master in 1980, an International Master in 1983 and an International Correspondence Master in 1983. He became England's 7th ICCF GM in 1989. His predecessors were : 210048 Markland, Peter Richard ENG GM 1984 210060…

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

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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 John Michael Rice (19-vii-1937)

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John Michael Rice BCN sends best wishes to John Michael Rice on his birthday, July 19th in 1937. John was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, North Riding, his mother's maiden name was Blake. John lives in Surbiton, Surrey and teaches Modern Languages at Tiffin School, Kingston-Upon-Thames. An ABC of Chess Problems From An ABC of Chess Problems : "The author is one of the country's most prolific foremost composers and problem critics. He has gained mainly tourney honours, both at home…

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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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Birthday of GM Jacob Aagaard (31-vii-1973)

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GM Jacob Aagaard takes on all-comers! BCN wishes Happy Birthday to GM Jacob Aagaard (31-vii-1973) Jacob was born in Hørsholm in Denmark. He became an International Master in 1997 and a Grandmaster in 2007. His peak FIDE rating was 2542 in May 2010 aged 36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcsB9PrXXAk Jacob is the owner of publishing house, Quality Chess and works with IM Andrew Greet. GM Jacob Aagaard takes on all-comers! {[%evp 0,50,25,29,44,4,39,53,55,36,77,49,56,29,83,83,83,71,79,20,83,48,121,88, 93,11,87,41,62,57,55,84,60,-37,10,122,158,141,141,142,135,154,225,219,309,296, 296,314,336,319,499,427,528]} 1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nf3 Nf6…

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