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Death Anniversary of Rev. Charles Ranken (05-i-1828 12-iv-1905)

Death Anniversary of Rev. Charles Edward Ranken (05-i-1828 12-iv-1905)From The Encyclopaedia¬†of Chess by Harry Golombek : A leading member of the formidable band of reverends who played such a strong role in early Victorian English chess, he is described as 'one of the writing rather than the fighting clergy in chess' in P. W. Sergeant's … Continue reading Death Anniversary of Rev. Charles Ranken (05-i-1828 12-iv-1905)

Death Anniversary of George Walker (13-iii-1803 23-iv-1879)

Death Anniversary of George Walker (13-iii-1803 23-iv-1879) From The Encyclopaedia of Chess by Anne Sunnucks : "Leading organiser and chess columnist in the last century. Born on 13th March 1803. Founded the Westminster Chess Club in 1831. Published New Treatise on Chess in 1832 and Chess and Chess Players in 1850. Edited the chess column … Continue reading Death Anniversary of George Walker (13-iii-1803 23-iv-1879)

Death Anniversary of Godfrey Heathcote (20-vii-1870 24-iv-1952)

From The Encyclopaedia of Chess(Robert Hale, 1970 and 1976) by Anne Sunnucks : "Problem composer, and deemed to be on of the great masters of the art. Heathcote was born on 20th July 1870 in Manchester, and died on 24th April 1952. whilst in office as the President of the British Chess Problem Society. An … Continue reading Death Anniversary of Godfrey Heathcote (20-vii-1870 24-iv-1952)