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

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LIONEL SHARPLES PENROSE
(born Jun-11-1898, died May-12-1972) 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) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/... , (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

Kibitzer's Corner
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.>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexan...

http://www.thepeerage.com/p24048.ht...

<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 @#$%: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courte...

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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