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May 2021

Birthday of FM David Ledger (03-v-1967)

May 3
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Birthday of FM David J Ledger (03-v-1967) David was Southern Counties (SCCU) champion for the 2004-05 season sharing the title with Tim Hebbes, his brother Steve Ledger and the late Peter Poobalasingam.

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Birthday of WIM Dr. Ruth Sheldon (03-v-1980)

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WIM Dr. Ruth Sheldon

Happy Birthday WIM Dr. Ruth Sheldon (03-v-1980). Ruth was born in Manchester and became a WFM in 1993 and WIM in 1996. Her peak rating was 2310 in July 1999. She was World U12 Vice Champion in 1992, World U14 Champion in 1993 and World U18 Champion in 1998. She is a lecturer in Religion and Social Science at King's College, London WIM Dr. Ruth Sheldon Here is her rather brief Wikipedia entry. Ruths's partial Chessbase record WIM Dr. Ruth…

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Birthday of GM Joe Gallagher (04-v-1964)

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GM Joe Gallagher

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to GM Joseph Gerald Gallagher (04-v-1964) 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 GM Joseph Gerald Gallagher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHMvFIWTEJA GM Joe Gallagher {[%evp 0,82,38,35,41,41,56,10,30,17,17,13,23,5,8,13,2,-7,0,9,8,-51,-27,-57,-45, -64,-47,-20,-19,-12,-10,-10,10,-88,-50,-45,-36,-35,-35,-35,-41,-41,-25,-10,-33, -28,-29,-19,-21,-21,-30,-48,-25,-38,-36,-59,-56,-122,-124,-124,-142,-156,-169, -169,-177,-161,-266,-308,-199,-204,-213,-373,-394,-434,-397,-397,-393,-524, -616,-639,-394,-404,-408,-425,-459] "BEATING THE ANTI-SICILIAN!" (Blockadespringer plus 2. Reihe, vorbildliche Technik)} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4.…

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Birthday of GM Danny Gormally (04-v-1976)

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GM Danny Gormally

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to GM Daniel William Gormally (04-v-1976) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSHCJcw7Bs Danny won the Southern Counties (SCCU) championship in the 2002-03 and 2010-11 (sharing with David Howell) seasons. Here is a ChessBase interview with Danny Danny Gormally Caption Competition and another interview from Chessbase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsBqp3E8S3o GM Danny Gormally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36XS9cDaSc Danny Gormally with the ? Trophy Insanity, Passion and Addiction {[%evp 0,60,31,31,41,33,82,67,67,27,24,28,78,59,62,25,25,11,31,31,28,14,29,24, 29,29,25,-39,12,17,35,13,69,70,70,60,56,73,65,50,56,61,61,47,47,45,48,48,48,48, 60,61,61,61,39,41,66,-262,-262,-235,-272,-472,-495]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5…

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Death Anniversary of Alfred Crosskill (05-v-1904)

May 5
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Death Anniversary of Alfred Crosskill (05-v-1904) Here is excellent article from Yorkshire Chess History An interesting article within British Endgame Study News (BESN) by John Beasley 8/3R1K1k/2r5/8/8/4B3/8/8 w - - 0 1 "White to play cannot win; Black to play loses, but it takes White 45 moves to capture the rook"

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Birthday of FM Koby Kalavannan (05-v-2002)

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FM Koby Kalavannan

Birthday of FM Koby Kalavannan (05-v-2002)

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Birthday of IM Max Devereaux (05-v-1976)

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IM Max Devereaux

IM Maxim Leo Devereaux is now known as IM Maxim Barth Stanford and is registered with the Norwegian Federation

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Birthday of Dr. Tim Harding (06-v-1948)

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Timothy D. Harding

From chessgames.com :"Timothy David Harding was born in London. He has been playing both over-the-board and correspondence chess since the 1960s. Harding played on the Irish team at the 1984 FIDE Olympiad in Thessaloniki, scoring 50%. In 2002 he achieved the title of Senior International Master of Correspondence Chess. He is also a Candidate Master (2015). As a chess historian, Harding has authored dozens of books on chess since 1973. He is also the author of the "The Kibitzer", a…

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Birthday of FM Tyson Mordue (07-v-1961)

May 7
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FM Tyson Mordue

Birthday of FM Tyson A Mordue (07-v-1961)

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Birthday of FM Stuart Hutchings (08-v-1951)

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Birthday of FM Stuart James Hutchings (08-v-1951)

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