Leonard is Ninety-One today !

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Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by John Upham » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:41 am

Leonard Barden is ninety-one today.

BCN has produced a modest tribute :

https://britishchessnews.com/2020/08/20 ... rd-barden/
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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:11 am

Happy Birthday!

Nice tribute - (I got distracted trying to identify people in the photos.)

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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by John Upham » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:18 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:11 am
Happy Birthday!

Nice tribute - (I got distracted trying to identify people in the photos.)
Thanks Kevin !
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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:43 am

Happy Birthday then Leonard.
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Post by Tim Harding » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:52 am

Many Happy Returns, Leonard!
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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by John Moore » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:01 pm

Happy Birthday, Leonard - and thanks to John for the tribute.

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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:58 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard.
The 1987 Revised Edition of Play Better Chess is one of my most treasured chess books. It was my second chess book that my parents bought for me when I was a junior.
Excellent tribute John.

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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by Richard James » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:09 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard - and thanks for all you've done for chess.

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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:22 pm

Happy Birthday Mr Barden!

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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:18 pm

Happy Birthday from me too.
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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:59 pm

Happy birthday Leonard

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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by Joey Stewart » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:02 pm

91!! Wow, he must have seen pretty much the whole of 20th century chess (at least from the point where it got serious). I didn't know leonard had been around so long, guess there's always something new to find out about everbody
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Re: Leonard is Ninety-One today !

Post by Richard Bates » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:01 pm

Joey Stewart wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:02 pm
91!! Wow, he must have seen pretty much the whole of 20th century chess (at least from the point where it got serious). I didn't know leonard had been around so long, guess there's always something new to find out about everbody
I had assumed that the first thing that most people knew about Leonard these days was that he had been around for quite a long time... Perhaps not! :D

Anyway, happy (belated) birthday.

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