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October 2020

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 2014, Courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN send best wishes to IM Eddie Dearing on his birthday. Edward J Dearing was born on Sunday, November 30th, 1980 in Scotland. Eddie Dearing publicity photograph, from EDs Facebook page. In 2002 Eddie shared first place (with Karl Mah) in the Smith and Williamson Young Masters with 6/9 with a TPR of 2458 : Cross table for the 2012 Smith and Williamson Young Masters He became an International Master in 2002 and, according to Felice and Megabase 2020 achieved…

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November 2020

Birthday of FM Richard Geoffrey Eales (08-xi-1949)

November 8

FM Richard Eales talks about Malik Mir Sultan Khan Birthday of FM Richard Geoffrey Eales (08-xi-1949)

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December 2020

Death Anniversary of David Brine Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005)

December 12
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David Brine Pritchard (rhs) Death Anniversary of David Brine Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005) Remembering David Brine Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005) David was Southern Counties (SCCU) champion for the 1958-59 and 1965-66 seasons. He was a leading member of Godalming Chess Club and played in the Surrey Border League. He was a keen student and advocate of chess variants and wrote many books on the subject. He married Elaine Saunders in 1952 and they had a daughter, Wanda. At the time of his…

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Death Anniversary of David Brine Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005)

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David Brine Pritchard (rhs) Death Anniversary of David Brine Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005) Remembering David Brine Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005) David was Southern Counties (SCCU) champion for the 1958-59 and 1965-66 seasons. He was a leading member of Godalming Chess Club and played in the Surrey Border League. He was a keen student and advocate of chess variants and wrote many books on the subject. He married Elaine Saunders in 1952 and they had a daughter, Wanda. At the time of his…

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Birthday for IM Vaidyanathan Ravikumar (26-xii-1959)

December 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Birthday for IM Vaidyanathan Ravikumar (26-xii-1959)

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January 2021

Birthday of GM Alexander Sergeevich Cherniaev (26-viii-1969)

January 26, 2021
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GM Alexander Cherniaev, London Chess Classic 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

Birthday of GM Alexander Sergeevich Cherniaev (26-viii-1969) Alexander Sergeevich Cherniaev was born on Tuesday, August 26th 1969 in Arkhangelsk, Western Russia. He became an International Master in 1993 and a Grandmaster in 2004. He became a FIDE Senior Trainer in 2016. His peak FIDE rating (according to Megabase 2020 and Felice) was 2509 in July 2002, aged 33. (Gaige is silent on Alexander). Alex is registered with the Russian Federation and plays for Hackney, Wood Green, Russia (unsurprisingly!) and 4NCL…

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Birthday of GM Raymond Dennis Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

January 29, 2021
Raymond Dennis Keene

We send birthday wishes to GM Raymond Dennis Keene OBE born on this day (January 29th) in 1948. In 1985 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, Civil Division, Ray was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” Raymond Denis Keene From The Oxford Companion to Chess by David Hooper and Ken Whyld : English player and author, British champion 1971, From 1966 he played in several Olympiads and his performance in two of them, Nice…

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Birthday of FM Stephen William Giddins (29-01-1961)

January 29, 2021
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FM Steve Giddins Birthday of FM Stephen William Giddins (29-01-1961) Here are his games from chessgames.com We reviewed his most recent book, co-authored with IM Gerard Welling : Side-Stepping Mainline Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6403hEafJI Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

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February 2021

Birthday of WIM Cathy Forbes (06-ii-1968)

February 6, 2021

WIM Cathy Warwick (née Forbes) Birthday of WIM Cathy Forbes (06-ii-1968) WIM Cathy Warwick (née Forbes) The Polgar Sisters : Training or Genius ?

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Birthday of FM James Bernard Adams (07-ii-1947)

February 7, 2021
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Jimmy Adams and Stewart Reuben Birthday of FM James Bernard Adams (07-ii-1947) Jimmy gained his FM title in 2014 and was a staunch member of London Central YMCA (CentYMCA) chess club. Jimmy giving a simultaneous display Jimmy records a game between David Howell and Andrew Whiteley The Complete Games of World Champion Anatoly Karpov The Complete Games of World Champion Anatoly Karpov

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