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August 2022

Birthday of GM Daniel King (28-viii-1963)

August 28
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GM Daniel King, courtesy of John Upham Photography

We offer best wishes to GM Daniel King on his birthday Daniel John King was born on Wednesday, August 28th 1963 (the same day as the Martin Luther King "I have a dream" speech) in Beckenham, Kent. He attended Langley Park School whose motto is "Mores et Studia" meaning "good character and learning" or "morals and study". Daniel has a brother Andrew (AJ King) who is also a strong player. Daniel became an International Master in 1982 and a Grandmaster…

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Birthday of FM Kevin O’Connell (28-viii-1949)

August 28
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Kevin O'Connell at the London Chess Conference, 2016, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes happy birthday to FM Kevin O'Connell (28-viii-1949) Kevin J O'Connell Kevin John O'Connell was born on Sunday, August 28th 1949 in London. Kevin attended Ilford County High School and The University of Essex following by an MSc in Sports Sciences at The University of Essex. The Batsford Chess Yearbook According to The Games of Robert J. Fischer : "Kevin is an Essex county player and bulletin editor". Kevin J O'Connell According to How to Play the Sicilian Defence…

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September 2022

Birthday of GM Michael Stean (04-ix-1953)

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Michael Stean at the 1977 Lord John Cup

We send best wishes to GM Michael Stean on his birthday, Michael Francis Stean was born Michael Francis Stein on Friday, September 4th, 1953 in Pancras, London. His mother's maiden name was Feldman. Michael has a brother, Howard. Michael Stean He attended Latymer Upper School and Cambridge University. His early chess days were spent at Richmond Junior Chess Club. He became an International Master in 1975 and England's third (OTB) Grandmaster in 1977 winning £2,500 from the Jim Slater Foundation.…

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Birthday of IM Sam Collins (05-ix-1982)

September 5
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IM Sam Collins

Birthday of IM Sam Collins (05-ix-1982) Samuel E Collins was born on Sunday, September 5th, 1982 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He attended Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin (founded in 1950) and famously very active at chess. Sam became a FIDE Master in 2003 and an International Master in 2004 and holds two GM norms. His peak FIDE rating was 2495 in August 2014 at the age of 32. According to chessgames.com : "Collins won the Irish Championship twice, in 2002…

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Birthday of Frank Boyd (16-ix-1935)

September 16
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King's Indian I by Frank Boyd, Chess Praxis, 1981

He was British Correspondence Champion in 1972 and awarded the IMC title in 1981. According to Kings Indian I Attacking Systems : "British Correspondence Champions 1971/72. Placed second in an ICCF master tourney 1973/76. A member of the British team in the 9th Olympiad 1977/80. Gained the IMC title in the European Team Championship 1978/81." According to Chessbase Correspondence Database 2020 Frank achieved his highest (ICCF) rating in January 1991 of 2410. Incomplete crosstable from the European Championship, 1973. As…

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Birthday of IM Richard Palliser (18-ix-1981)

September 18
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IM Richard Palliser

We wish IM Richard Palliser all the very best on his birthday Richard Julian David Palliser was born September 18th in 1981 in Birmingham, West Midlands. His mother's maiden name was Hyde. He became a FIDE Master in 2000 and an International Master in 2001. Richard Palliser His peak FIDE rating (according to Felice and Megabase 2020) was 2482 in July 2012 at the age of 31. In 1995 Richard was joint British U13 Champion together with David Hodge and…

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Death Anniversary of Hugh Blandford (24-i-1917 20-ix-1981)

September 20
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Hugh Francis Blandford

BCN remembers Hugh Blandford who was a British composer. Hugh Francis Blandford was born on Wednesday, January 24th in 1917 in South Stoneham, Hampshire, England. On this day Ernest Borgnine was born and an earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude struck Anhui Province, China, causing 101 deaths. Hugh's father was the Rev Albert Francis Blandford and his mother was Alice Rhoda Crumpton Evans. Hugh had two younger brothers, Philip Thomas. and Evan Arthur. The family moved to Jamaica and he spent…

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October 2022

Happy Birthday Susan Caldwell (02-x-1958)

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Susan Caldwell

Happy Birthday Susan Linda Caldwell (02-x-1958) Susan is / was a director of the Hallas Foundation Ltd. and Larkham Printers and Publishers Ltd. and is married to former Scottish international Les SF Blackstock. Susan Caldwell playing board two in the London - Belgrade Telex Match on April 3rd, 1976 from the St. James Hotel, Buckingham Gate. Sourced from BCM, Volume XCVI (96), Number 5, page 192. Photographer probably Freddy Reilly. A few (11) of her games may be found on…

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Birthday of GM David Norwood (03-x-1968)

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IM David Norwood at the 1988 Oakham Young Masters. Photo by Steven Stepak

We wish David Norwood all the best on his birthday, David Robert Norwood was born in Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester on October 3rd 1968 to an electrician. His mother's maiden name was Mellor. Mary Hopkin was still UK number one with "Those were the days" and would remain at number one for six weeks in total. David Norwood David read history at Keeble College, Oxford before pursuing a successful business career (see below). David became an International Master in 1985…

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Birthday of IM Andrew Greet (05-x-1979)

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IM Andrew Greet

IM Andrew Greet BCN wishes IM Andrew Greet best wishes on his birthday. Andrew Nicholas Greet was born on Friday, October 5th, 1979 in the cathedral city of Truro, Cornwall and has resided in St. Austell, Cornwall. "Message in a Bottle" by The Police held the number one spot in the UK singles chart (three weeks in total). Andrew attended Truro School leaving in 1998. Andrew became a FIDE Master in 2004 and an International Master in 2005. His peak…

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