Owen Hindle

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Jacques Parry
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Owen Hindle

Post by Jacques Parry » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:21 pm

I believe today is FM Owen Hindle's 80th birthday. A real gent, and an inspiration to those of us who played in Norfolk when he was active. I think I'm right in saying that he was Norfolk champion in six different decades.

Leonard Barden
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Re: Owen Hindle

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:44 pm

Congratulations to my old friend, one of the very best English players and writers of his generation and a truly friendly and genuine person of whom I have only pleasant memories.

MSoszynski
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Re: Owen Hindle

Post by MSoszynski » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:02 pm

Owen Hindle was once a Member of Sutton Coldfield Chess Club, so three years ago I wrote (with his help on a couple of details) a micro-biog for the Club's website http://www.suttonchess.org.uk/

Owen Hindle (b. 1940), author of Further Steps in Chess (1968), and co-author of The English Morphy? (2001), worked on CHESS magazine for the three years between March 1960 and May 1963 throughout which time he was a Club member and sometime Club Champion. Thereafter possibly his best result was when he beat the strong Yugoslav GM, Svetozar Gligoric, at Hastings 1964-65 having drawn with him the year previously. At the British Championships in 1975 at Morecambe he scored 6½/11. He holds the FM title, and his last FIDE rating was 2355, equivalent to an ECF grade nowadays of 221.

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