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June 2021

Death Anniversary of Robin Matthews (16-vi-1927 19-vi-1983)

June 19
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RCO Matthews

Death Anniversary of Robin CO Matthews (16-vi-1927 19-vi-1983) From Wikipedia : "Robert (Robin) Charles Oliver Matthews (16 June 1927 – 19 June 2010) was an economist and chess problemist. RCO Matthews Matthews was born in Edinburgh. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was the Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford from 1965 to 1975 and the Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge from 1980…

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Birthday of FM Terry Chapman (19-vi-1956)

June 19
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FM Terence PD Chapman (19-vi-1956)

Birthday of FM Terence PD Chapman (19-vi-1956) Terry became a FIDE Master in 2013. His peak rating was 2331 in October 2013. The ever youthful Terry represents Barbican Youth in 4NCL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCYXV_dG2GA {[%evp 0,81,19,27,62,20,19,-13,-10,-25,-23,-23,13,12,24,23,23,-11,31,35,39,9, 28,23,19,-16,68,-23,60,41,26,70,52,52,52,31,32,36,46,-25,28,15,15,2,25,55,109, 32,37,-2,91,178,190,312,231,258,258,301,366,354,713,723,807,908,898,688,1598, 2270,28933,29982,29983,29980,29981,29982,29983,29984,29985,29986,29987,29988, 29989,29988,29989,29990]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 (3. Nc3 Nd4) 3... cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. a3 (6. Ndb5) (6. g3 Qb6 7. Nb3 Ne5 8. e4 Bb4 9. Qe2 d6 10. f4 Nc6 11. Be3 Bxc3+ 12.…

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Death Anniversary of Johannes Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888)

June 20
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Johannes Herman Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888)

BCN Remembers Johannes Hermann Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888) Johannes Hermann Zukertort (07-ix-1842 20-vi-1888), from the Illustrated London News From the July 2012 editorial in British Chess Magazine we had this report : "Johann Hermann Zukertort’s (1842-1888) grave was rededicated last month in London’s crowded Brompton Cemetery, largely thanks to an initiative led by Stuart Conquest. The resting place of one of the leading players of the nineteenth century was recorded but the grave had fallen into terrible dis-repair. See BCM 1888,…

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Death Anniversary of Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke KCB OBE (13-viii-1910 21-vi-1975)

June 21
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Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke (13-xiii-1910 21-vi-1975), National Portrait Gallery, Walter Bird

BCN Remembers Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke KCB OBE (13-viii-1910 21-vi-1975) According to chess-poster.com : "He was commonly known as Otto Clarke” Here is his Wikipedia entry Here is a small article from chess-poster.com Here is detail about the Clarke Grading System and more about chess ratings systems in general From The Oxford Companion to Chess by Hooper & Whyld : Creator of the British system of grading. He gave up active chess after leaving Cambridge University where he played…

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Death Anniversary of Howard Staunton (01-iv-1810 22-vi-1874)

June 22
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Howard Staunton

Here is his Wikipedia entry BCN remembers Howard Staunton (01-iv-1810 22-vi-1874) A curious article about Staunton From The Oxford Companion to Chess by Hooper and Whyld : The world's leading player in the 1840s, founder of a school of chess, promoter of the world’s first international chess tournament, chess columnist and author, Shakespearian scholar. Nothing is known for certain about Staunton's life before 1836, when his name appears as a subscriber to Greenwood Walkers Selection of Games at Chess ,…

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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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Death Anniversary of Marmaduke Wyvill (22-xii-1815 25-vi-1896)

June 25
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Marmaduke Wyvill Remembering Marmaduke Wyvill (22-xii-1815 25-vi-1896) Here is his Wikipedia entry Here is an excellent article from the Yorkshire Chess History web site. From The Oxford Companion to Chess by Hooper & Whyld : He was winner of second prize in the first international tournament, London 1851. He developed his chess skill in the 1840s, meeting Dubois in Rome, Kieseritzky in Paris, and many players, including Buckle, in London, His style was that of the English school, and he…

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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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Birthday of IM Matthew J Wadsworth (27-vi-2000)

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Birthday of IM Matthew J Wadsworth (27-vi-2000)

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Death Anniversary for Vera Frantsevna Menchik (16-ii-1906 27-vi-1944)

June 27
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Miss Vera Menchik BCN remembers that in the early morning of Tuesday, June 27th, 1944 (i.e. 76 years ago) Vera Menchik, her sister Olga, and their mother were killed in a V-1 flying bomb attack which destroyed their home at 47 Gauden Road in the Clapham area of South London. 47, Gauden Road, Clapham, SW4 6LW in more modern times. All three were cremated at the Streatham Park Crematorium on 4 July 1944. Vera was 38 years old. Signature of…

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