Re: Champions' Names
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:36 pm
'Jack' here is presumably the name he was known by, as opposed to his baptismal/birth certificate name of John?John Saunders wrote:I stumbled on some more information about John Edward Richardson (1940 Boys' Champion) in CHESS magazine today...
CHESS, May 1944, p 113 wrote:A/B J. E. Richardson snatched four days in Johannesburg recently, scoring 1Â½-1Â½ in three games against the new Jo'burg champion Dr. Blieden.CHESS, September 1944, p189 wrote:It is difficult to realise it is five [sic] years since Stowe schoolboy Jack Richardson won the last British Boys' Championship. In 1941, he confirmed this early promise by defeating Imre Konig, the Hungarian-born Yugoslav expert, in a six-game match. Now, A/B Richardson is serving on a destroyer in foreign waters. Post-war chess should find well to the fore.