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Lionel Sharples Penrose
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1919

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(born Jun-11-1898, died May-12-1972, 73 years old) United Kingdom

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He was a British psychiatrist, medical geneticist, mathematician and chess theorist, who carried out pioneering work on the genetics of mental retardation. His wife was Margaret Penrose.

References: (1) , (2) Wikipedia article: Lionel Penrose

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Scott vs L Penrose  0-122 1919 Cambridge simulA02 Bird's Opening

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Feb-08-13  IndigoViolet: His grandfather was <Alexander Peckover, 1st Baron Peckover FRGS, FSA, FLS (16 August 1830 21 October 1919), was a British quaker banker, philanthropist and collector of ancient manuscripts.>

<He had only daughters and is said to have declined the offer a special remainder that would have allowed the title to descend through his daughter to his grandson, stating that "if my grandson want the title he should earn it".>

Pity, because this would have made Lionel, as the eldest grandson, a Baron, so he would have been Lord Lionel. In turn, that would have rendered Dr. Jonathan Penrose as The Honorable (Dr.) Jonathan Penrose.

For non-Brits who don't get this @#$%:

Feb-08-13  JonathanJ: "if my grandson want the title he should earn it" --> good statement. aristocracy should be abolished, there are enough titles left that can be earned through achievements.
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  MissScarlett: How was he a 'chess theorist'?
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  MissScarlett: The <American Chess Bulletin>, July-August 1919, p.197, records a victory on 3rd board by <S. Penrose>, of St. John's college, for Cambridge as they thrashed Oxford 7-0 in their traditional annual match.

Top board saw William Winter vs Theodore Tylor.

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