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July 2022

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

July 11
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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 J. Gilchrist he wrote…

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Birthday of IM A Howard Williams (11-viii-1950)

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IM A Howard Williams

Birthday of IM A Howard Williams (11-viii-1950)

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Birthday of IM Nigel Povah (17-vii-1952)

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IM Nigel Povah

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 Penrose, Dr. Jonathan ENG GM 1983 210178 Webb,…

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

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Prof. Julian T 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 the faculty. Most recently he lived in Morpeth, London, SW1. Dr JULIAN FARRAND Pensions…

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Birthday of John 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 and abroad, and…

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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 and played…

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Birthday of GM Julian Hodgson (25-vii-1963)

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GM Julian Michael Hodgson

We send best wishes to GM Julian Hodgson on his birthday, this day July 25th in 1963. Julian Michael Hodgson was born in Hammersmith, West London son of (Ronald) George Hodgson and Johanna Hodgson (née Birch). Julian has claimed to be a descendent of George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys and we are looking to establish this claim following further research. Julian attended St. Paul's School (See below) and then attended The University of Leicester for one year. Julian married Lizette…

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Birthday of GM Nigel Davies (31-vii-1960)

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Nigel Davies

We send best wishes to GM Nigel Davies on his birthday, this day (July 31st) in 1960. Nigel Rodney Davies was born in Southport, Merseyside. He lived in the Wirral, Merseyside, moved to Sidcup and then to St. Helen's, Merseyside where he resides with his chess playing son, Sam who is ECF 1928A currently. In July 2020 Nigel graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computing from Edge Hill University. Nigel Davies (centre) at a Lloyds Bank event He became an…

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

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GM Jacob Aagaard

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 4. Nc3 c6 $6 5. Qc2…

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August 2022

Birthday of Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937)

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Barry Peter Barnes by Jean Barnes

BCN wishes happy birthday to Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937) Barry Peter Barnes was born in Brighton and his mother's maiden name was Simpole. (Barry is a cousin of Julian Ivan Peter Simpole, who was a Brighton school teacher and who taught Edward Gerard Winter to play chess). Barry now lives in Halling, Rochester, Kent with his wife Jean. From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Robert Hale, 1970 & 1976) by Anne Sunnucks : "International Master of FIDE for Chess Compositions (1967) and…

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