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May 2021

Birthday of GM Jonathan Parker (19-v-1976)

May 19
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GM Jonathan Francis Parker, courtesy of John Upham Photography Birthday of GM Jonathan Francis Parker (19-v-1976) Jonathan Parker

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Birthday of FM Kenneth Shovel (21-v-1965)

May 21
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Birthday of FM Kenneth Shovel (21-v-1965)

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Birthday of IM John Cox (22-v-1962)

May 22
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IM John Cox, courtesy of John Upham Photography

IM John Cox BCN sends best wishes to IM John Cox on his birthday, this day, in 1962. John was born in Altrincham, Trafford, Greater Manchester and attended Eton College playing top board in the Sunday Times National Schools Competition. He became a FIDE Master in 1982, an International Master in 2002 and obtained a peak rating of 2423 in January of 2006. He is an expert bridge player and an amateur rock climber / mountaineer. John plays for Cavendish…

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Death Anniversary of Guy Wills Chandler (21-viii-1889 25-v-1980)

May 25
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Guy Wills Chandler (21-viii-1889 25-v-1980), scanned from Chess Pie 1922 by Michael McDowell

Death Anniversary of Guy Wills Chandler (21-viii-1889 25-v-1980) From The Encyclopedia of Chess by Anne Sunnucks : "International Judge of FIDE for Chess Compositions, Chandler, who was born on 21st August 1889, has composed about 125 two and three-move problems, all in traditional style. Some 30 have gained tourney honours. He was the chess editor of the Hampshire Telegraph and Post from 1911-1921 and he was a founder member of the British Chess Problem Society, Its Hon. Secretary from 1919…

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Death Anniversary of FM Neil Carr (10-iii-1968 25-v-2015)

May 25
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FM Neil Carr, British Championships 2013, Torquay, courtesu pf John Upham Photography

Death Anniversary of FM Neil Leslie Carr (10-iii-1968 25-v-2015) Here is his obituary from Stewart Reuben Here is an article from Kingpin Magazine by Jon Manley Here is an article from EssexChess The Neil Carr Scholarship Prize Here is a game courtesy of Kingpin & the Ilford Recorder {[%evp 0,76,19,29,72,72,70,69,100,89,74,73,65,64,61,61,52,47,59,52,44,43,133, 74,117,87,152,151,136,101,88,79,96,114,112,117,147,132,143,148,243,185,228,217, 251,140,149,-94,0,0,0,0,0,-82,-59,-98,-116,-109,-116,-118,-60,-149,-148,-169, -140,-150,-115,-273,-332,-332,-208,-649,-708,-772,-878,-1036,-994,-29995, -29996]} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O Bg4 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2 e5 9. d5…

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Death Anniversary of Henry Buckle (24-xi-1821 29-v-1862)

May 29
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Henry Thomas Buckle aged 24

Death Anniversary of Henry Thomas Buckle (24-xi-1821 29-v-1862) His Wikipedia article is here An interesting article by Ray Keene "One of the leading British players of his day and an eminent historian. Buckle was born in Lee, Kent on 11th November 1821., the son of a shipowner. From birth he was extremely delicate and his health prevented him from having a normal education. He was taken away from school at the age of 14 and three years later went into…

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Birthday of IM Chris Baker (29-v-1958)

May 29
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IM Chris Baker

Birthday of IM Christopher Wallace Baker (29-v-1958) Chris was born in Coventry, West Midlands and played in the Staffordshire Open in 1975 (the earliest games held in MegaBase 2020). Chris has played for Guildford in Four Nations Chess League (4NCL). He has been the trainer of the Welsh junior team and is a fully-qualified arbiter. He has taught chess in many schools in the Farnham area of Surrey. IM Chris Baker {[%evp 0,77,29,40,46,-1,13,17,-8,5,-16,-17,12,-16,5,5,-10,-87,-83,-36,-40,-80, -58,-83,-61,-87,40,35,171,63,165,183,162,162,165,123,99,99,126,101,118,129,117, 117,172,184,184,187,390,184,168,55,17,13,24,0,0,0,0,0,49,45,35,52,47,52,47,34, 45,13,54,0,0,0,337,327,342,333,359,397]} 1. e4 c5 2.…

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June 2021

Birthday of GM Tamas Fodor (02-vi-1991)

June 2
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GM Tamas Fodor

Birthday of GM Tamas Fodor Jr. (02-vi-1991) Tamas was born in Kalocsa, in Bács-Kiskun county, Hungary. He became a FIDE Master in 2003 and a GM in 2013. He reached a peak rating of 2533 in June 2019 at the age of 28. In the FIDE rating list we have also Tamas Fodor and Tamas Fodor Sr. According to Chessgsames.com : "Grandmaster (2012). Won a double GM norm during the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) where he scored 6/11 and…

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Birthday of GM Jonathan Levitt (03-vi-1963)

June 3
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GM Jonathan Levitt

From Wikipedia (Dutch version) : Jonathan Levitt , Jon, (born in 1963) is a British chess player . In 1984 he became a FIDE International Master and in 1994 a FIDE Grand Master. GM Jonathan Levitt, photograph by Cathy Rogers Levitt wrote chess anecdotes on the (no longer existing) chess portal kasparovchess.com . He also has a chess column in "Oxford Today". Levitt is also known for his talent tests and he is also a chess teacher. Moreover, he is…

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Birthday of FM Philip Giulian (06-vi-1951)

June 6
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Birthday of FM Philip Maurice Giulian (06-vi-1951)

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