Tag Archives: Birthday

Happy Birthday Jonathan

Happy Birthday Jonathan

Posted on 7th October 2013

Many happy returns of the day to England’s senior Grandmaster – both otb and correspondence – ten-times British Champion, Jonathan Penrose, who is eighty today. See this month’s Q&Q.

Happy Birthday: Matthew Sadler

Happy Birthday: Matthew Sadler

Posted on 16th May 2012

International Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, joint British Champion, 1997, is thirty-eight today. Sadler was bronze medallist in the 1989 World Under 16s and at Senior level played in many English teams with impressive results. His powers …

Lajos Portisch: 75 not out!

Lajos Portisch: 75 not out!

Posted on 11th April 2012

Hungary. Budapest, 3rd-4th April. A double round all-play-all rapidplay in honour of Lajos Portisch. 1st L Portisch (HUN) 4/6; 2nd = L Ljubojevic (SRB) & V Hort (GER) both 3.5; 4th I Csom (HUN) 1. …

Happy Birthday: Rainer Knaak

Happy Birthday: Rainer Knaak

Posted on 16th March 2012

Today is the birthday of Rainer Fritz Albert Knaak. International Grandmaster Knaak is fifty-nine, having been born at Pasewalk, north of Berlin. As a player RK has never challenged for top honours, as have, for …

Happy Birthday: Alexandre Louis Honore Lebreton Deschapelles

Happy Birthday: Alexandre Louis Honore Lebreton Deschapelles

Posted on 7th March 2012

This day in 1780, Alexandre Louis Honore Lebreton Deschapelles, one of the strongest players of the nineteenth century, was born. His life was almost as colourful as Napoleon’s. He lost his hand, was scarred, fought …